About NIH

Welcome to the National Institutes of Health

Vision

A recognized authority in health research and development and the key source of critical health information for national development in the Philippines and Southeast Asia.

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:

The National Institutes of Health

The National Institutes of Health (NIH), University of the Philippines Manila, is the home of research units of the University of the Philippines Manila, the country’s leading health research and development institution and the Health Sciences Center of the UP System. With “Health for All” as its thrust, the NIH develops outputs that serve as vital guideposts in shaping national programs and policies.

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

NIH New Priority Programs

The completion of the 19-story NIH building by 2022 will provide a permanent home to the 14 NIH Institutes and Centers and 17 Study Groups. It will also be home to 4 upcoming new facilities:

1. The NIH-Clinical Research Center (NIH-CRC) envisioned as a center for excellence for the conduct of clinical trials in the Philippines;

2. The Animal Research Center for small-sized laboratory animals, which will promote evidence-based research with animal experiments seeking novel treatments and vaccines for various diseases;

HISTORY OF THE NIH

The National Institutes of Health (NIH), University of the Philippines Manila, is the home of research units of the University of the Philippines Manila, the country’s leading health research and development institution, and the Health Sciences Center of the UP System. With “Health for All” as its thrust, the NIH develops outputs that serve as vital guideposts in shaping national programs and policies.