The Philippine Council for Health Research and Development of the Department of Science and Technology (DOST-PCHRD) will celebrate its 33rd anniversary on 17 March 2015 at the Dusit Thani Hotel, Makati City.

With the theme, ‘’ASEAN Integration: Challenges and Opportunities for Health Research and Innovation,'' the event will focus on how integration of Southeast Asian countries could influence the country’s health research and innovation program.

Expected to grace the occasion are champions of health and health research including Department of Health (DOH) Acting Secretary Janette Loreto–Garin and Department of Science and Technology (DOST) Secretary Mario G. Montejo. Mr. Luis T. Cruz, Assistant Secretary of ASEAN Affairs-Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) will be the anniversary keynote speaker.

Event highlights include the signing of the memorandum of understanding for the Philippine Biomedical Device Innovation Consortium and the awarding of the new Tuklas Lunas Centers.

The DOST-PCHRD is the lead national agency responsible for coordination and monitoring of research activities in the country. Through the years, PCHRD has advocated to foster healthier and more productive lives among the Filipinos through health research and development.

For more information about the event, please contact Anthea Maliz V. Cortes at 837-7537| This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..


Keio University Medical Science Fund is now accepting nominations for the Keio Medical Science Prize 2015. Established in 1996, Keio University annually awards the Keio Medical Science Prize to recognize researchers who have made an outstanding contribution to the field of medicine or life sciences.

Keio Medical Science Prize 2015


  • Nominee must have a breakthrough in the fields of medicine and life sciences, and/or related fields.
  • Nominee must have an outstanding contribution to basic and clinical medicine.


13 selection committee members and over 60 specialists from various fields, within and outside Keio University, will select laureates through rigorous review process.


Nominees must be currently active in their field of research, and be expected to make future contributions to the field.


Each laureate receives a certificate of merit, medal and a monetary award of 10 million yen.


  • Individuals are limited to one nomination each.
  • Institutions or organizations may make as many nomination as they can.
  • In case of multiple nominations, nominations are limited to One nominee per research theme.

Note: A nomination should be for one researcher. Keio University does not accept nominations for groups.

Nomination Materials

  • Nomination form (*can be downloaded from
  • Nominee’s curriculum vitae
  • Nominee’s bibliography
  • Copy of major publications (maximum of 5, each major publication must be a separate PDF file.)

Please send all materials listed above in separate PDF format files via email to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., or by post to:

Office of the Keio University Medical Science Fund

35 Shinanomachi, Shinjuku-ku, Tokyo 160-8582, Japan

Online nomination is also available at


Nominations for 2015 must reach the Office of the Keio University Medical Science Fund by March 10, 2015.

For more information, visit

Deadline of submission of entries to Consortia: May 22, 2015
Deadline of submission of entries to DOST-PCHRD: May 29, 2015

Click here to download the DOST-PCHRD-Gruppo Medica Award Nomination Form and Guidelines: Guidelines, Nomination Form

For inquiries, please call Ms. Sabrina Elechosa at (02)837-7535

The Department of Science and Technology – Philippine Council for Health Research and Development (DOST-PCHRD) in partnership with #HealthXPH will hold the First Philippine Summit on Social Media and Healthcare that will be held in Cebu City on February 21, 2015 at the Santa Maria Grand Ballroom, Radisson Blu Hotel.

Anchored with the theme “Synergies in Social Media and Healthcare,” the summit will focus on how social media changes the interaction between healthcare professionals and patients.

One of the event highlights is the release of the Social Media and Medical Professionalism: A manifesto from #HealthXPH. Parallel sessions will include topics on protecting patient privacy and confidentiality in social media, social media and health promotion, profession education and patient stories in social media.

For more details about the summit, please visit

TDR is pleased to announce a call for applications from universities in low- and middle-income countries (LMICs) to host and manage the TDR international post graduate training scheme on implementation research (IR). The long term goal is to strengthen capacity of disease endemic countries for identifying public health needs, develop appropriate solutions and translate them into policy and practice for improved health and wellbeing of their populations.

Specific objectives of the postgraduate training scheme are to:

  • Strengthen the capacity within LMIC universities to select and manage postgraduate trainees in implementation research;
  • Support postgraduate training for nationals of LMICs.

For more details, click to download file here.