Gruppo Medica Award for Undergraduate Thesis on Herbal Medicine

Outstanding Health Research Award

The month of September has been declared as the observance of ‘Suicide Prevention Month’ by the World Health Organization. This is in honor of those lives lost as well as to advocate for ‘life giving’ practices as well as policies to save lives of our young people.

The World Health Organization data reveals that almost one million people worldwide die from suicide every year or one death for every 40 seconds. In the Cordillera, suicide has been a silent epidemic specifically in Benguet Farming Communities. Hence, the Cordillera Regional Health Research and Development Consortium (CRHRDC) through the Research Utilization Committee co-sponsored the conduct of a forum on Suicide Prevention.

The forum was conducted last September 10, 2013 at the Gladiola Hall of Benguet State University. Representatives from the different sectors of the society attended the forum. Researches and case studies were also presented during the forum.

The forum was conducted to provide information as well as to serve as avenue for initial sharing as well as planning of various stakeholders for ‘life giving activities.’


WRITESHOP on Proposal Preparation


Last September 24-25, 2012, the consortium, through the leadership of the Research Management Committee and the Capacity Building Committee conducted a two-day writeshop at Ating Tahanan, South Drive, Baguio City. The objectives of the writeshop include:  (1) Package proposal for submission for possible funding; (2) Provide a venue for participants to refine proposals, and (3) Equip participants with knowledge and skills on proposal preparation.

A total of 25 participants from the different member agencies attended the writeshop. They  were required to bring their own proposals which served as their working paper during the activity. Dr. Erlinda Palaganas, Chair of the Capacity Building Committee, lectured on the guidelines or elements  on  research proposal preparation. She also included how to package their research proposals in order for it to qualify for funding. This lecture series during the first day, gave each participant direction on how they would polish their work.

The activity yielded  nine (9) research proposals which are expected to be submitted to the consortium on or before October 15, 2012.


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