The Department of Science and Technology- Philippine Council for Health Research and Development (DOST-PCHRD) is pleased to announce that the call for nominations for the 2023 Best Mentor in Health Research Award is now open!
The Best Mentor in Health Research Award is offered biennially to recognize and reward mentors in health research who have built the capacities of researchers in the health sector and, in the process, propelled significant advances in the Philippine National Health Research System’s (PNHRS) thrusts as identified in the National Unified Health Research Agenda (NUHRA).
A. WHO CAN NOMINATE?
The nominating party may be any of the following:
Self-nomination is not allowed.
B. WHO CAN BE NOMINATED?
NOTE: Winners are ineligible for subsequent nominations, while non-winners are still eligible for nominations if they submit a new set of documents, but not for consecutive calls of nomination.
C. HOW TO NOMINATE?
The deadline for submission of nominations to the RHRDC/ DOST-PCHRD (if DOST-PCHRD and ASTHRDP scholars only) is on or before January 6, 2023, 4:00 PM.
D. FOR QUALIFIED NOMINEES (to be determined by RHRDC and PCHRD by January 2023)
To submit five (5) hard copies and soft copies (uploaded in Google Drive folder) of the following documents:
E. SELECTION PROCESS
|All nominations, including those from non-members of the consortium, should be submitted to the consortium secretariat; nominations from completed DOST-PCHRD and ASTHRDP scholars, submit to PSS (c/o DOST-PCHRD)|
|The consortium/PSS will check the completeness of the documents and will shortlist the nominees|
|Shortlisted nominees should be endorsed by the chair of the consortium/PSS and must be submitted to DOST-PCHRD|
|The Cluster Selection Committees for Luzon, Visayas, Mindanao and NCR will convene to review, validate and select the Cluster Winners from the nominees|
|The profile of Cluster Winners from Luzon, Visayas, Mindanao and NCR shall be submitted to the National Selection Committee for further evaluation|
|The National Selection Committee shall choose one National Winner from the Cluster Winners|
F. SELECTION CRITERIA
The review of nominations by the Cluster/National Selection Committee will be based on the following criteria:
This may include awards/recognition received by mentees/advisees/students of the nominee or any agreed criteria; impact of R&D in terms of patenting, commercialization, and/or utilization of research results into policies and actions such as training modules developed, teaching manuals, community modules, contribution to national health development/equity and/or relevance of research results in health care delivery; etc.
G. INCENTIVES FOR QUALIFIED NOMINEES AND WINNERS
|Call for nominations||October 14-January 6, 2023|
|Deadline of submission of recommendation form to respective consortium||January 6, 2023|
|Submission of the endorsed recommendation forms to DOST-PCHRD||January 13, 2023|
|Submission of complete nominees’ documents to DOST-PCHRD||January 16- March 15, 2023|
|Screening of nominees’ submitted documents||March – May 2023|
(Cluster and National)
|June – July 2023|
|Awarding of Winners||16th PNHRS Week Celebration
(second week of August 2023)
To highlight the role of health research in national recovery and resiliency, the 15th Philippine National Health Research System (PNHRS) Week celebration will gather stakeholders to share their expertise and experiences in health R&D on August 8-12, 2022 at Clark Marriott Hotel, Pampanga.
Hosted by the Central Luzon Health Research and Development Consortium (CLHRDC) together with the Department of Science and Technology (DOST) Region III, the celebration will be conducted in a hybrid format using both face-to-face and virtual set ups to ensure compliance to health protocols, following the recommendation of the Regional Inter-agency Task Force.
Themed “Health Research: Responding to Challenges to National Recovery and Resiliency,” the PNHRS Week celebration will serve as a platform for the health research community to share their insights, best practices, and experiences in developing innovative solutions to contribute to national recovery towards achieving resilience through health R&D.
Composed of pre-conference sessions such as workshops, meetings, and competitions and main conference events where three plenary sessions are scheduled, the face-to-face setup is expected to be attended by 250 invited participants, while live broadcasts will be available to all registered virtual participants.
“This year, we banner the theme “Health Research: Responding to Challenges towards National Recovery and Resiliency.” Along with our thrust for a strong recovery and a pandemic-resilient healthcare system, we highlight the importance of health research and innovation,” DOST-PCHRD Executive Director Dr. Jaime C. Montoya says. “As with all such conferences, including this year’s PNHRS Week, we want to initiate discourse, and advocate for research-based solutions from across disciplines in healthcare,” he adds.
“Health Research has always been in the forefront of innovation and this year’s conference is another gateway to come together to enhance our health policies, improve our healthcare system and make adaptive, feasible solutions as we recover from the COVID-19 pandemic. May this event celebrate the resiliency we have shown as we respond to our current and future public health concerns,” says CLHRDC Vice Chair Dr. Maria Corazon I. Flores.
The PNHRS Week is celebrated every second week of August in accordance with Presidential Proclamation No. 1309 of June 2007.
Interested participants may register through: https://15thpnhrsweekcelebration.dost3.ph.