4th batch MD-PhD scholars with DOST and UP Manila officials

Since 2010, the Department of Science and Technology (DOST) and University of the Philippines Manila (UPM) has been jointly offering the MD-PhD in Molecular Medicine scholarship program, a pioneering degree program that combines MD and PhD courses on biomedical research and development.

Last May 31, 2013, the DOST, represented by Undersecretary Fortunato T. Dela Peña and UP Manila, represented by Vice Chancellor Joselito C. Jamir, officially signed the Memorandum of Understanding at the Hyatt Hotel Manila. DOST has committed to provide financial support to the qualified scholars and monitor the implementation of the program while UP Manila will ensure the availability of faculty and academic load of subjects, and conduct regular assessment of the curriculum.

MANILA, Philippines - As Gardenia’s way of extending gratitude to customers, partners, and stakeholders who grew with them over the last 15 years, the company recently conducted its nutrition assistance program starting with Southville 5A Elementary School in Biñan, Laguna.

The first phase of Gardenia’s feeding program benefited thousands of public school students. The program aims to introduce young students to the importance of proper nutrition and the habit of eating a well-balanced breakfast in order to perform sound in school.

“Gardenia has always been prioritizing helping organizations catering to poor and impoverished school children in an aim to help curb hunger and malnutrition, and educate and mold them to be responsible and productive citizens of the country,” says Jun Umali, president and general manager of Gardenia.

“And of course, while learning, children have to be adequately fed so they can absorb lessons better. They are also more attentive and active in class when they are not hungry,” Umali adds.

This 2013, Gardenia will continue to extend nutritional assistance to help improve the health status of the participating students. It will do this to selected public elementary schools in the Calabarzon region and other areas as well, with the goal of bringing nutrition closer to less fortunate children.

source: Philippine Star


Philippine Council for Health Research and Development(PCHRD)

Purpose: The Department of Science and Technology (DOST), through PCHRD, and the Department of Health (DOH) are bidding to host the 2014 Global Health Research Forum. Hence, the agencies need a logo design that would represent and embody the theme of the 2014 Global Forum, “People at the Center of Health and Health Research.”

during the Lay Forum on Hypertension

“Taking steps to prevent and control diabetes doesn’t mean living in restriction. Making wise food choices and planning ahead of time allows diabetics to enjoy their favorite food and take pleasure from meals without feeling deprived,” emphasized Ms. Sanirose Orbeta, Consulting Clinical and Sports Nutritionist in her presentation titled, “Diabetic Diet: How to Improve Compliance?” during the Lay Forum on Hypertension last February 10, 2013 at the Crowne Plaza Galleria Manila.

“Basically, everyone needs to be healthy in order to be productive,” said Council for Health Research and Development’s (COHRED) Director Dr. Carel Ijsselmuiden in his keynote message during the 6th Philippine National Health Research System (PNHRS) Week held at the Sofitel Philippine Plaza, Pasay City on 9 August 2012.