The Department of Health - Center for Health  (DOH-CHD) Bicol through the Bicol Consortium for Health Research and Development (BCHRD) conducted a one-day Orientation and Pre-selection of applicants for the Bicol Health Research and Training (Bicol HeaRT) Program Batch 2 last October 1, 2019, held at RC Daguinsin Hall, DOH Compound, Bagtang, Daraga. Albay.

This activity aims to select 20 participants and finalize the schedule and contract of the scholars. A total of 30 participants attended the said event from the different member institutions of the consortium including Ateneo de Naga University (AdNU), Camarines Norte State College (CNSC), Department of Health 5 (DOH), Partido State University (PSU), Camarines Sur Polytechnic Colleges (CSPC), Central Bicol State Univerisity of Agriculture (CBSUA), Bicol University (BU), Bicol Medical Center (BMC), Bicol Region General Hospital and Geriatric Medical Center (BRGHGMC), and University of Saint Anthony (USANT).

During the activity, Dir. Montealegre emphasized that the participants should have a long term commitment to research because making and conducting research takes time.