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The Department of Science and Technology- Philippine Council for Health Research and Development (DOST-PCHRD) is pleased to announce the call for nominations for the DOST-PCHRD- Undergraduate Thesis Grant in Natural Products.

The search is open to all undergraduate students of Colleges of Pharmacy, Chemistry, Nursing and Health and Allied Sciences who have thesis proposals on natural products in the current school year    

A thesis grant amounting to Fifty Thousand Pesos (PhP 50,000.00) will be given to two (2) thesis proposals per region. In addition, an incentive of PhP 10,000.00 will be given to the advisers of the qualified thesis studies which will be given upon completion of the project and submission of the required deliverables.

Deadline for submission of nominations to the consortium is on May 31, 2019, and deadline for submission of endorsed proposals to PCHRD is on June 10, 2019.

Brochure: http://region5.healthresearch.ph/index.php/downloads/category/33-iec-materials

Form: http://region5.healthresearch.ph/index.php/downloads/category/8-call-for-proposals

 

Masagca, Clores and Aguilar attends Training of Trainers in the BRM

LEGAZPI CITY - The Department of Science and Technology-Philippine Council for Health Research and Development (DOST-PCHRD) through the Symmetrix Research Consultancy conducted a 3-day training for the Regional Health Research and Development Consortia (RHRDCs) entitled Training of Trainers in the Basic Research Method held last December 3-6, 2018 at the second floor, Carlota-Paz Function Room, Hotel Jen, Pasay City.

Symmetrix Research Consultancy Co. was contracted by PCHRD to lead in developing a standardized training module for the Basic Research Methods Course. This activity aims to produce the first batch of trainers capacitated to deliver the BRM training using the standardized manual that will be produced.

By the end of the course, the participants would be able to:

  1. Identify the topics under each sub-module which serves as the minimum requirements for the topics to be covered in the Basic Research Methods Course conducted by the RHRDCs;
  1. Discuss the important topics covered in each sub-module; and
  2. Give a lecture on the various topics covered by the sub-modules

A total of 32 participants attended the said training including the trainees from Bicol Region namely, Dr. Jimmy Masagaca (CSU), Dr. Vincent Aguilar (BRTTH), Dr. Michael Clores (AdNU), and Kevin Capoles (BCHRD). (KBC/BCHRD)

BRTTH Receives Back-to-Back Recognition

 

            In a span of just two months, the Bicol Regional health Research BRTTH was consecutively recognized by the Department of Health (DOH) and the Forum for Ethical Review Committees in the Asian and Western Pacific Region (FERCAP). Last September 2018, the DOH released its Department Memorandum No. 2018-0367 re: FY 2017 Performance-Based Bonus (PBB) Office Ranking, indicating that BRTTH ranked second best among the Level III Hospitals nationwide, with a rating of 91.50%. While last November 2018, the hospital sent its Institutional Review Board (IRB) Members and Secretariat Staff, together with the Chief of Medical Professional Staff Dr. Salvacion S. Macinas, to Taoyuan City, Taiwan to receive the international recognition as a FERCAP recognized IRB.

            According to FERCAP, the BRTTH-IRB is the 30th IRB from the Philippines to receive this international recognition. They now join 234 other FERCAP recognized IRBs from countries in the Asia Pacific Region.

            These recognitions are in keeping with the Institution’s quest to exceed customer expectations and continually improve hospital operations.

LEGAZPI CITY-As part of the celebration of the 2018 Regional Health Research Week, the Bicol Consortium for Health Research and Development (BCHRD) conducted a one day seminar on Health Research Ethics for Researchers held last November 28, 2018 at BUCN Amphitheater, Bicol University, Legazpi City.

This activity aims to equip with the basic knowledge, skills and attitude pertaining to ethical/legal standards needed when undertaking a research.

Two speakers were invited namely Dr. Sandy Lasa and Dr. Marlyn Daguno of BCHRD-REC to discuss the following topics:
1. Applying Research Ethics;
2. How to be an Ethical Researcher; and
3. Process in Securing Ethical Clearance from an Accredited Research Ethics Committee

It was attended and participated by representatives from Ateneo de Naga University (AdNU), Central Bicol State University of Agriculture (CBSUA), Bicol Medical Center (BMC), University of Saint Anthony (USANT), and Mabini Colleges. (KBC/BCHRD)

BCHRD CONDUCTS THE 2018 BICOL REGIONAL HEALTH RESEARCH WEEK 

 

As part of the annual activity of the Bicol Consortium for Health Research and Development, the 2018 Bicol Regional Health Research Week was celebrated to provide a venue for the regional health and health-related researchers to showcase and disseminate the results of their completed researches. The said celebration also aimed to increase and encourage more young and budding researchers to write health researchers for the region in the future.

 

To start the week celebration, an opening program was conducted at the Bicol University College of Nursing Amphitheater to welcome the guests and participants. Afterwards, the participants were advised to proceed to their respective sessions and contests. The said sessions were as follows:

 

  1. Oral Paper Presentation (Student Category)
  2. Oral Paper Presentation (Professional Category)
  3. Poster Presentation (Student Category)
  4. Poster presentation (Professional Category)
  5. Research problem Identification on Bicol HeaRT: Public Health

 Students from different member-institutions of BCHRD discussed and presented the results of their researches. The following researches were presented:

 

Oral Paper Presentation (Student Category)

TITLE PROPONENT INSTITUTION
Knowledge and Practices on Primary Mental Health Care of Community Health Workers in Selected Barangays In Legazpi City

Mary Jade E. Gonzalo

Jason Rafael San Andres
Bicol University
Knowledge, Attitude and Practices on Chronic Kidney Disease Among Selected College Students of Bicol University Legazpi And Daraga Campuses

Dianne Mae S. Catampongan

Meg Andrea M. Martinez
Bicol University
Effectiveness of Coco Filter In Reducing the Risk of Microorganisms Causing Waterborne Disease

Casida, Ma. Michaela B.; Briones, Jose Alejandro B.; Callao, Honie Michelle B.;

Canonizado, Sherry Mae M.; Fermindoza, Ma. Dianne G.; Regala, Melissa Marie F.

Universidad de Sta. Isabel
Folk Illness Beliefs and Health-Seeking Behaviors of Families Living In Rural Areas And It’s Implication To Health Care Delivery

Dorias, Verna Grizza N.; Beltran, Norman M.; Guinhawa, John Boy Isaiah H.

Nnadi, Amaka Linda Kimberly; Realino, Nick Lawrence L.; Recientes, Rica P.
Universidad de Sta. Isabel

Effectiveness of Coco Coir as a Reducing Factor Against Vaginal Bacteria

Gabrielle C. Arienda; Joanna May R. Dulong;

Marianne Therese M. Lopo; Carline Angelica L. Luna;

Lea Angela L. Nuñez; Ruffa Mae S. Perido; Rozielle N. Polagñe
Universidad de Sta. Isabel

 

Poster Presentation (Student)

 

TITLE PROPONENT INSTITUTION
 Self-Care Practices of Postpartum Mothers in Barangay Taysan, Legazpi City  

Mariana Jessa V. Ozaeta

Patrisha Loise V. Rinon

 Bicol University
 Assessment of Solid Waste Management Practices of Bicol University Legazpi City  

Terrie Mae C. Copino

Diane U. Frondozo

 Bicol University
 Infant Care Practices of Married Couples in Daraga, Albay  

Maria Krisline Jane M. Jimenez

Ma. Cristina Danica Naño
 Bicol University
 Lived Experiences of Persons with Diabetes Mellitus in Legazpi City

 Ara Joy R. Albaño 

 Dulce Dayne G. Celis

 Bicol University

 Level of Knowledge on Hypertension and Lifestyle Practices of Hypertensive Clients in Sto. Domingo, Albay

 Carmille Marjorie C. Baldoza 

Mie Vi A. Bigueras

 Bicol University

 

 

Oral Paper Presentation (Professional Category)

 

TITLE PROPONENT INSTITUTION
The Development Of A Community-Based Drug Intervention For Filipino Drug Users

Ma. Regina M. Hechanova,1 Arsenio S. Alianan,1 Mendiola T. Calleja,1

Isabel E. Melgar,1 Avegale Acosta,1 Angelique Villasanta,

1 Kay Bunagan,1 Camille Yusay,1 Angelica Ang,1 Jane Flores,

1 Nico Canoy,1 Ervina Espina,2 Gayle A. Gomez,3 Elena Samonte Hinckley,4 Antover P. Tuliao,5 and Miriam P. Cue6

Ateneo de Naga University
 Healthcare Waste Management Practices of Lying-In Clinics and Other Agencies Catering Maternity and Newborn in Rinconada  Marilyn N. Rivera  Camarines Sur Polytechnic Colleges
 The Safety and Effectiveness of Different Herbal Plants as Perceived by Indigenous Healers And Their Patients In Bicol Region  

Alma S. Banua

Cauline Ruth A. Pangan
 Bicol University
 Patients’ Reasons for Seeking Consultation and Their Herbolario’s Treatment Practices in Bicol Region  Mary Joy B. Sande  Bicol University
 Compliance on Mother Baby Friendly Hospital Initiative (Mbfhi) In Rinconada  Liziel B. Malapo   Camarines Sur Polytechnic Colleges

 Four Care Strata – The Unraveled Concept of Care from The Lens of Patients with Hansen’s Disease of Bicol Sanitarium: A Basis For Program Development And Evaluation

 Vincent Vaughn Nicolas D. Navarez  Universidad de Sta. Isabel

Postoperative Pain Management Competency of Nurses: Its Implication to Patients’ Level of Satisfaction

Raymar V. Bron

Universidad de Sta. Isabel

 

Poster Presentation (Professional)

 

TITLE PROPONENT INSTITUTION
Knowledge, Attitude and Practices of Vulnerable Population Towards HIV/AIDS in The Province Of Albay Ryan D. Altavano Camarines Sur Polytechnic Colleges
Institutionalized Mental Health Program in The Municipality of Sto. Domingo, Albay: A Proposal Dayanara G. Dimatulac Camarines Sur Polytechnic Colleges
Profiling and Time Utilization of Barangay Health Workers Roanne T. Morano Bicol University
Performance of Barangay Health Workers as Community Health Care Providers Lucilyn Camba-Ebuenga Bicol University

The Profile and Experiences of Herbolario and their Patients in Bicol Region

Nera A. Galan Bicol University

Performance of Barangay Health Workers of Family Health Tasks

Brigida M. Lobete Bicol University

 

The winners of the said contests were awarded during the closing program in the afternoon. 

 


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