Ethical Research Awareness, raised in Health Students

Over hundred ISU-Cauayan Health Students were benefited and raised their awareness on the forum on "Research Ethics as a Tool in Enhancing Quality of Health Researches" discussed by Vice-Chair,VRH-IRB Dr. Danilo Antonio A. Alejandro at Food Laboratory Function Hall, ISU-Cauayan Campus, Isabela.

Dr. Alejandro highlighted the first things to consider before conducting an experiment or research, like the voluntary consent of the subject, its social relevance, and qualification of the scientists, and adequacy of the facilities to be used.

"All researches should be ethically sound", pressed Dr. Alejandro.

He said that regardless of the social benefits of the research, no human being must be put in harm particularly the vulnerable subjects who are the children, pregnant, prisoners, elders, and the persons with disabilities.

Moreover, in the conduct of the experiment or research "assent and consent" is required beforehand.

Meanwhile, he advised the future health researchers to make their researches and studies circulate in a publication if they want to be known internationally.

Dalawang linggo ka na bang di makatulog? Nawawalan ka ba ng ganang kumain at mabilis ng makalimot?

Ilan ang mga iyan sa mga sintomas ng Depresyon na ibinahagi ni Ms. Maria Jasmin R.Tagudar, RN, Development Management Officer III ng DOH-CVCHD sa kanyang pagtalakay sa usaping, Mental Health: A Growing Public Health Dilemma, kaugnay sa ika-apat na Annual Health Research Conference sa Isabela State University- Cauayan Campus nitong ika-27 ng Nobyembre, 2018.

Iginiit ni Ms. Tagudar na nararapat lamang na pagtuunan ng pansin ang Mental Health dahil ito ang sanhi ng Depresyon at maging ng Suicide.

Kabilang sa mga nabanggit n’yang sintomas nito ay ang labis na kalungkutan at kawalang pag-asa, pagbabago sa pamumuhay, at adiksyon sa alak o droga.

Pinayuhan din niya ang mga dumalo na makatutulong ang pagiging mabuti at aktibong tagapakinig sa mga kakilala nilang nakararanas ng depresyon; subalit higit umanong mainam ang “Self-Help” o ang pagtanggap ng nakakararanas nito sa kanyang pinagdadaanan upang mas epektibong matugunan ng mga eksperto.

Minungkahi niyang balansehin ang buhay at trabaho at magkaroon ng tamang pamamahala sa stress upang di tamaan ng depresyon.



Health Equity, raised among CVHRDC members

“The absence of avoidable or remediable differences among groups of people, whether those groups are defined socially, economically, demographically or geographically.” (World Health Organization) shared First speaker, Dr. Reygene M. Caratiquit to the participants of the 4th Annual Health Research Conference in ISU-Cauayan City, November 27, 2018.

Municipal Health Officer Dr. Caratiquit of Dinapigue, Isabela distinguished the difference between health equality and equity.

“Equity is giving everyone what they need while Equality is treating everyone the same”, quoted Dr. Caratiquit.

Moreover, he encouraged the participants to as well apply equity in their researches by giving more urgency to conduct R&D to the people who are deprived of comfort and health services particularly in the challenged areas.



To promote the advancement of knowledge and encourage the continuing education of researchers/ students/teachers, in research and innovation in health that will empower and transform communities in the region, the Department of Science and Technology Regional office 2 (DOST-02) thru the Cagayan Valley Health Research Development Consortium (CVHRDC) will be having its 4th Annual Health Research Conference with the theme :"Breaking Health Disparities, Bridging Health Equity, and Building Resilient Communities thru Health Research and  Innovation" on November 27-29, 2018 at Isabela State University- Cauayan Campus, Cauayan City, Isabela.

In view of this, the program encourages researchers/ research experts to submit their completed health research proposal for Poster Exhibit and Oral Presentation under the Professional and Student Category at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. / This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. on or before November 13, 2018.

Topic of interests are the ff:

Area 1: Infectious and Communicable Diseases                                                                                                                                

Area 2: Emergency Response, Disaster Risk Reduction Management for Health and Climate Change Adaptation         

Area 3: Maternal and Child Health                                                                                                                                                      

Area 4: Non-communicable Diseases                                                                                                                                                 

Area 5: Drug Discovery and Development

Area 6: Health Governance and Management 

Area 7: Health Financing

Area 8: Sexual and Reproductive Health

Area 9: Health Technology Development and Innovation

Area 10: Traditional, Alternative and Complementary Medicine 

Area 11: Nutraceuticals and Functional Foods                                                                                                                                     





For the Professional Category:

  • Research paper from the CVHRDC member-institution and funded by the PNHRS (PCHRD-DOST; DOH; CHED and UP Manila) or from member-institutions of RHRDCs and/or other local and international funding institutions
  • Completed research project within the last 3 years, but not featured in the previous CVHRDC fora

For the Student Category:

  • Undergraduate thesis done within the last 2 years but not featured in the previous CVHRDC fora
  • Research entries from institutions within or outside the consortium

Documentary Requirements:

  • Research presentation- One (1) hard and electronic copy of the research paper. It should be presented just like a manuscript for journal submission.
  • Poster exhibit- One (1) hard and electronic copy of abstract
  • Applicable research authorization/clearance/permit
  • For studies which involved humans
  • Ethics clearance
  • National Commission on Indigenous People (NCIP) permit
  • Biosafety clearance
    • For studies which used biological materials where genetic manipulation is involved or introduction of exotic or imported plants, microorganisms or animals
  • Bureau of Animal Industry (BAI) authorization

                        For studies conducted on animals

  • Gratuitous Permit
    • For studies which covered the protected areas of the Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR)
  • Deadline for submission of abstracts is on or before November 13, 2018
  • Notice of acceptance will be sent out on or before November 19, 2018

The qualified research projects will be selected based on the following set of criteria:

  • Provides solution to priority health problems identified in the RUHRA
  • Technical soundness
  • Research results provided new ideas/knowledge leading to health policies and action
  • The output, outcome and the impact of the study have a relevant contribution to society and economy



  • There will be a plenary session for the presentation of the qualified research projects during the PNHRS Week celebration
  • The time allotted to present the research project is fifteen (15) minutes only
  • The format of presentation is as follows:
  • In PowerPoint presentation with a maximum of 10 slides which contains the following: (1) Project Description, (2) Objectives of the Project, (3) Methodology, (4) Results, (5) Conclusion, and (6) Recommendation
  • Font Style: Black Arial Font, Font Size-20
  • The principal investigator MUST be the presenter during the contest proper
  • There will be a 10-minute question and answer session after each presentation-- one question each will come from the three (3) judges and one (1) question from the audience
  • The criteria for judging will include the following:



  • The principal investigator MUST be the presenter
  • Content
    • The poster should include the name of researchers and institution
  • It should give a brief description of the research in layman’s language
  • It should cite reasons why such project was developed or why the study was conducted; the study’s potential benefits in terms of its impact on health and quality of life, science or technology contributions or socio-economic benefits
  • The poster may exhibit the highlight of the study in a picture or colored presentation  (not smaller than 16”x 20”)
  • Form
    • One poster panel will be allowed per entry
  • Poster size should be 2ft width by 4ft height
  • Use of tarpaulin is recommended
  • Mounting Materials
  • Participants are expected to bring their own adhesives and other mounting materials to ensure that the posters stay in place during the duration of the exhibit
  • Criteria for Judging:


For the official copy of the guidelines just go to:

For other details, please contact:

Ms. Clyde Beth B. Caraang

Phone: 09214103469/09264990796

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