Delivering on its mandate to improve and encourage the conduct of health-related researches in Region III, the Central Luzon Health Research and Development Consortium (CLHRDC) recently conducted two activities to achieve this objective.
The first activity entitled, Regional Forum on Inventions and ICT in Health was held last April 29, 2014 at the Nueva Ecija University of Science and Technology (NEUST) in Cabanatuan City. It was aimed at providing the participants with possible research areas in ICT applications in health.
Participants of the Regional Forum
The second activity was the Symposium on Health Research Projects in Region III held last May 30 at the Systems Plus College Foundation (SPCF) in Angeles City. Completed researches from CLHRDC member- institutions were presented and judged in three categories, namely, Oral Research Presentation, Professional and Student Categories and Poster Research Presentation, Student Category. 1st and 2nd placers on both categories of the Oral Research Presentation earned the right to represent the region in the 8th Philippine National Health Research System Week Celebration in August this year.
The following were declared winners in their respective categories.
Oral Research Presentation Professional Category:
Dr. Neil C. Tanquilut, (PAC)
Hypoglycemic Activity of Antidesma bunius L and
Mollugo oppositifolia L Fresh and Alcoholic Extracts
in the db/db Diabetic Mouse Model
Prof. Erwin C. Mina, (TSU)
Risk Evaluation of the Toxicity of Tubang
Amerikano (Jathropa multifida Linn.) Leaf Extract
Dr. Remedios D. San Jose (PAC)
Gross and Histopathological Evaluation of Selected
Internal Organs of Alloxan–Induced Diabetic Rats
(Rattus norvegicus) Treated with White Gourd Melon
(Benincasa hispida Cogn.) Extract
Oral Research Presentation Student Category
Jeuz Koz A. Gelyz, et al. (AUF)
Detection of Potential Anti-Quorum Sensing
Activity in Common Santan (Ixora chinensis Lam.)
Leaf Extracts on Pseudomonas aeruginosa
Mara Louella P. Sangilan, et al. (AUF)
Determinaton of the Anti-Angiogenic Activity
of White Angel (Holorrhena antidysenterica)
Leaf Extract Using Chorioallontoic Membrane Assay
Daniel Ian M. Berber, et al. (BPSU)
Electronic Medical Record Using RFID Technology
Poster Research Presentation (Student Category)
Johnna N. Oliveria, et al. (BPSU)
Blood Glucose Monitoring System with SMS Technology
Lei Vanette Alangui (AUF)
The Efficacy of Basil (Ocimum bacilicum) and
Bay (Laurus nobilis) as Repellent against
Common Houseflies (Musca domestica)
Ms. Jean N. Guillasper, head of the CLHRDC-Research Utilization, Information and Communication Committee and over-all chairperson of the two activities, said that they will continue to implement strategies that will enhance the capacity of its members to conduct R and D projects.
CLHRDC is tasked to improve and encourage more collaborative health research projects in Region 3. The Department of Science and Technology III acts as the consortium secretariat.
Prof. John Micah Gabriel, one of the finalists in the oral research presentation – professional category