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Legazpi City --- December 1, 2017.  Professional and Student Researcher’s filled the venue at the BU Amphitheater for BICOL REGIONAL HEALTH RESEARCH FORUM 2017 with aims to provide a platform for the different stakeholder in R & D in the region, to interact, share best practices, information and current trends in R&D that shall contribute to the research-based solutions to problems in health.

A total of 19 research entries; 10 for oral presentation and 9 for poster exhibits from schools all over the region. The participating schools are come from Universidad de Sta. Isabel, Bicol University, Catanduanes State University, Camarines Sur Polytechnic Colleges, Partido State University and Bicol Medical Center.

Atty. Christian Rivero delivered a welcome remarks in lieu of BCHRD RICUC Chair, Dr. Ma.Teresa G. De Alban, who was not able to attend the event due to a prior commitment in Manila. Dr. Napoleon Arevalo was introduced as Keynote Speaker.

 

The contest was opened by the presentation of the mechanics of the contest and the introduction of the members of the Panel of Evaluators namely: (Oral Research Presentation-Professional) Atty. Christian Rivero – CHED Education Specialist II, Marilou Tino - University Research Director of USANT and Chairperson of Capacity Building Committee of BCHRD and Ms. Teresita Pambid – Dean of Nursing, University of Nueva Caceres; (Oral Research Presentation-Student and Poster Contest-Both Professional and Student Category)  Joshua B. Arimado - Research Office, BMC, Carmela R. Mirandilla - Assistant Regional Director of UST Legazpi, and Dr. Romeo M. Sumayo - Dean, University of Nueva Caceres School of Graduate Study.

For Professional Category-Oral Presentation Contest, Partido State University topped the contest with the study entitled “Incidence and Economic Valuation of Post-Typhoon and Climate Change- Induced Diseases in the Selected Fishing Communities of Bicol and the Coastal Aquaculture Areas of the Philippines”.  While USI topped the Oral Presentation for Student Category with the study entitled “Development Of Nutritionally Infused Food Product As A Supplement Towards Addressing Malnutrition Among School-Age Children”.

 

 More Photos during the "2017 Regional Health Research Symposium" are available HERE.