Health Research Awards

PCHRD gives recognition to individuals and groups for their exemplary research efforts and contributions in enhancing health research capabilities.

Alberto Romualdez, Jr. Outstanding Health Research Award (AROHRA)

Every two years, PCHRD, with PNHRS partners, gives the Outstanding Health Research Award (OHRA) to an individual researcher or research group whose research work has been translated to policy and practice. The award is given in two categories: biomedical and health services research.

Best Mentor in Health Research Award

In 2008, the PNHRS Committee on Capacity Building launched this bi-annual search which recognizes and rewards vital contributions of mentors in health research. Awards are given to four cluster winners from Luzon, Visayas, Mindanao, and National Capital Region and one national winner.

DOST-PCHRD-Gruppo Medica Award for Outstanding Undergraduate Thesis in Herbal Medicine

This award is given to undergraduate students engaged in herbal medicine research. It is awarded to studies that have potential for practical or commercial applications. The award provides motivation for students to view undergraduate thesis not merely as an academic exercise, but as an excellent opportunity to contribute to national agenda.