The Central Luzon Health Research and Development Consortium (CLHRDC) had a fruitful participation in the 8th annual celebration of the Philippine National Health Research System Week held on August 12-14, 2013 at Radisson Blu Hotel in Cebu. Hosted by the Central Visayas Consortium for Health Research and Development (CVCHRD), the 3-day celebration focused on the theme: “Research and Innovation in Health for Disaster and Emergency Management”, and was highlighted by parallel and plenary sessions regarding the vitals of disasters and emergencies – preparations, actions, tools and role of social media.
Aside from the fora, the 8th PNHRS Week Celebration was also an avenue to recognize outstanding achievements of the health research community of students and professionals through the oral research presentation competition and poster exhibits.
CLHRDC submitted entries both in the professional and student research categories and were able to bring home distinguished awards and citations.
Dr. Neil C. Tanquilut from Pampanga Agricultural College won 2nd place in the poster exhibit contest – professional category for his study entitled: “Hypoglycemic Activity of Antidesma bunius L and Mollugo oppositifolia L Fresh and Alcoholic Extracts in the db/db Diabetic Mouse Model”.
Other entries also won runner-up honors, namely, “Risk Evaluation of the Toxicity of Tubang Amerikano (Jathropa multifida Linn.) Leaf Extract” by Prof. Erwin C. Mina of Tarlac State University for the poster exhibit contest - professional category, “Determination of the Anti-Angiogenic Activity of White Angel (Holorrhena antidysenterica) Leaf Extract Using Chorioallontoic Membrane Assay” by Mara Louella P. Sangilan, et. al from Angeles University Foundation presented their study in the oral research competition – student category and “Detection of Potential Anti-Quorum Sensing Activity in Common Santan (Ixora chinensis Lam.) Leaf Extracts on Pseudomonas aeruginosa by Jeuz Koz A. Geluz, et. al for the poster exhibit contest – student category.
With this annual event, CLHRDC once again proved itself to be a potent force in health-related researches as it continues to reap awards and recognition in its efforts to improve and encourage more collaborative health research projects in Region 3. The Department of Science and Technology III is the lead convenor of CLHRDC.
The committee chairs and the finalists during the ingress of the 8th PNHRS Week
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