About NIH

Welcome to the National Institutes of Health

Vision

To be the country's recognized authority in health research and development and the key source of critical health information for national development in the Philippines and Southeast Asia.

Mission

To be a major resource center for health research and capacity-building using the framework "Partnership for Better Health".

The Organization

(As of 2005)

The National Institutes of Health was created on January 26, 1996 by the UP Board of Regents as an institutional home of a network of various research and extension units specializing in health and socio-biomedical concerns. This thrust is consistent with the country's vision of "Health for All".

The NIH Study Groups

1.     Advanced Studies and Research in Orthopedics (ASTRO)

Convenor:  Emmanuel P. Estrella, MD

Objectives:

Research Faculty

MARIA MELANIE LIBERTY B. ALCAUSIN, MD

Newborn Screening Reference Center

Research Areas:   Clinical Genetics

                             Osteogenesis Imperfecta and other Skeletal Dysplasias

                             Newborn Screening

                             Birth Defects

Email address: mbalcausin@up.edu.ph

 

RESEARCH INTEREST:     

Relationships

Relationships within the research organization structure are envisioned to be flexible rather than structured. These will be guided by general premises but which, operationally can have a variety of scenarios.

*A researcher in UP Manila may be initiated through the following:

A.Institute
B.Study Group
C.Program
D.Personal Agenda

Historical Highlights

         The National Institutes of Health (NIH) was created on January 26, 1996 by the UP Board of Regents to strengthen the research facility of UP Manila, and serve as an institutional home of a network of researchers and research institutions.