Three research entries from SOCCSKARGEN Region will compete for oral presentation and for poster exhibit contest during  the 7th Philippine National Health Research System (PNHRS) Week celebration on 7-9 August 2013, Plaza del Norte Hotel and Convention Center, Laoag City.

Dr. Zenaida P. HR Laidan, DOST 12 Regional Director said the entries include: Anticoagulant and Antianglogenic Potentials of Clarias gariopinus Burch (African Catfish) by Ralph Angelo R. Abanto et al, Bioactivity of Commonly Used Medicinal Plants by T’bolis of South Cotabato by Jaybee M. Basy et al for the  student category and Health and Lifestyles of Indigenous and Moro Aged People in SOCCSKSARGEN by Dr. Inoray Dindang-Osop from the  professional category.

She said, the latter project was among the researches which was implemented in 2012 through the DOST-PCHRD’s Regional Research Fund (RRF) initiative and was presented and reviewed by the DOST-PCHRD Consultants during their visit in General Santos City last April 2013 for the "Institution Development  Activities in Region 12" project under the SOCCSKSARGEN Health Research and Development Consortium.

Themed “People at the Center of Health and Health Research”, the celebration will be hosted by the Region 1 Health Research and Development Consortium, the PNHRS Week celebration will provide a platform for the different stakeholders in health R&D to interact, to learn from each other, to share information and experiences, to voice their concerns, to contribute research-based solutions to health problems, among other things.

PNHRS Week is held annually every second week of August by virtue of Presidential Proclamation No. 1309 signed in 2007.

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Date Thursday, 08 August 2013 12:40

The Regional Health Research and Development Consortium XI (RHRDC XI) will be conducting its 3rd Health R&D Expo on July 29-30, 2013 at the Grand Regal Hotel Davao, Lanang, Davao City.

This annual activity aims to provide opportunity to researchers and institutions to showcase their health research results and provide the venue for educating the public on the completed health researches, thus increasing their appreciation on the value and impact of health research to the community.

Please submit your entries for the Oral Health Research Competition and the Poster Exhibit Competition. There will be two categories: 1. Undergraduate and 2. Graduate and Creative Research. A maximum of two (2) entries shall be allowed per institution per category.

For the Oral Health Research Competition, participants must submit a research report including the abstract of the study. Deadline for submission of entries will be on July 19, 2013.

For the Poster Exhibit Competition, participants must submit an abstract on or before July 19, 2013. Proponents are requested to prepare a 2 feet (width) by 4 feet (length) tarpaulin plus the model/product.

For queries and submission of entries,  please contact Ms. Leslie Pearl Cancio or Ms. Mayan Jane Inni  at 221-5971/227-1313 or email at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .

You may also download the guidelines and criteria of the competition at this link:

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Aimed to hone the skills of researchers on technical writing and presentation, a two-day Technical Writing Workshop for Scientific Publication was conducted by the ARMM Health Research Consortium (AHRC), in coordination with the Philippine Council for Health Research (PCHRD-DOST), on June 17-18, 2013 in Cagayan de Oro City.

The workshop was intended for researchers of the 2012 Pfizer PEER Health-funded program entitled “Assessment of Maternal and Child Health Care Services Delivery to Internally Displaced Persons in ARMM” namely  Dr. Carmelita G. Hansel, Ms. Husna Dimapalao, and Mr. Camar Ameril of MSU-Marawi, and Ms. Rowena Caro-Benavides of MSU-Maguindanao, in preparation for their impending presentation to the Pfizer Board  as well as a their plans of getting published in a scientific journal. The researchers gained further knowledge on the basic elements of scientific writing and the protocols and procedures of scientific publication as they were closely mentored by Dr. Cecilia C. Santos-Acuin of UP Manila, PCHRD Consultant. Also present during the workshop was RHRDC XII proponent Dr. Andrea V. Campado of MSU-Gensan.

The workshop ended with the proponents and PCHRD representatives coming up with a list of next steps including the Pfizer Board meeting tentatively scheduled on the second week of July 2013.

Dr. Acuin and the proponents in a teleconference with PCHRD Consultant Prof. Marilyn E. Crisostomo.

(See more photos HERE.)

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Date  Friday, 28 June 2013 15:49