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New Study Proposes Individual Poverty Measurement

Posted by: Medical Observer 

A new measure of poverty devised to fully understand the experiences of the poor and how factors such as gender and age can affect the poverty of an individual was discussed at a forum held at the University of the Philippines-Manila last November 20, 2014

"Kwentuhan Tayo, Para Dengue ay Matalo!"

23 October 2014, Thurday

1:00 P.M. to 3:00 P.M.

Centennial Conference Room, G/F National Institutes of Health Building, UP Manila, Pedro Gil St., Ermita Manila



Short Course: Transforming Philippine Plants into Quality Herbal Medicines for a Healthier Nation


In celebration of the 40th year of National Intergrated Research Program on Medicinal Plants (NIRPROMP), we are inviting you to participate in this short course training that will tackle the science behind Herbal Medicine Research. Lectures and workshop will be conducted by resource persons who have accumulated years of practical experience and recognition in the field of herbal medicine research. 

Early bird discounted rate of P5,000 is extended until October 15! Special rate of P3,500 for faculty members of University of the Philippines!

Extension of Deadline for the Call for Proposal or Thesis Proposals for Funding by the UPM-National Institutes of Health, UPM Students Researcher Grant 2014

We are pleased to announce the extension for submission of application for the UPM Student Researcher Grant for CY 2014 which will provide funding support to all undergraduate students, medical students and masteral students without any scholarship who will conduct their thesis/research.


Bata, Bata, Paano Ka Magsalita?: Language Development in Filipino Toddlers

18 September 2014 (Thursday) 1:00 P.M. to 3:00 P.M

5th floor Sentro Oftalmogico Jose Rizal (SOJR) Auditorium, UP-PGH Compound, Taft Avenue, Manila


We are inviting you to participate on this Research Forum of which will feature two studies from College of Allied Medical Professions- University of the Philippines Manila on Speech and Language Development of Filipino Children. 



A Research Forum that will be held on 28 August 2014 (Thursday) 1:00 P.M. to 3:00 P.M. at the 5th floor Sentro Oftalmogico Jose Rizal (SOJR) Auditorium, UP-PGH Compound.

Hosted by the Research Ethics Board. Dr. Jacinto Blas V. Mantaring III will discuss the result of their research review entitled "Breezing through ethics review: Best practices and common mistakes."

Everyone is invited to participate. 

RxBox partakes in the 2014 National Science and Technology Week

Joining the ranks with other innovations in the scientific community, the RxBox was one of the featured interactive exhibits in the Department of Science and Technology’s (DOST) 2014 National Science and Technology Week celebration last July 24 - 28, 2014 at the SMX Convention Center, Mall of Asia Complex in Pasay City with the theme, “Philippines: A Science Nation Meeting Global Challenges.”

"Outcome-based Education: A look at 36 years of experience in the UP Manila School of Health Sciences"

1:00 P.M. to 3:00 P.M. at 5th floor Sentro Oftalmogico Jose Rizal (SOJR) Auditorium UP-PGH Compound, Taft Ave. Manila

This forum aims to disseminate the research findings on the experience of the UP Manila-School of Health Sciences with regards innovations in medical education anf its implications for outcome-based education. The nominees for Chancellorship will be the reactors in the forum. Everyone is invited to participate

New Program Eyed to Tackle Polio

Posted by: Medical Observer

EXTANT world boxing champion Diosdado “Dodie Boy” Peñalosa—he now trains Nonito Donaire, a rising global ring icon– may have prolonged his reign in two weight divisions had he been spared the battle against a disease that has always threatened to bring a man to his knees. He has been suffering from polio since he was born in 1962—one among many children that slipped past the nationwide anti-polio immunization drive.