Originally By: Mr. Roel F. Marcial, UZ-University Research Center
Universidad de Zamboanga will be holding a Direction Setting Seminar Workshop for Health Research this coming October 10, 2012 at the Instructional Media Center, UZ, Tetuan, Zamboanga City. Among the participants for the one day direction setting seminar will be the faculty members of the School of Allied Medicine of the University.
As an institution, UZ recognizes its vital role in producing quality health researches for the benefit of all stakeholders in the region. The Seminar Workshop is intended to give direction to the School of Allied Medicine faculty as the premier medical school of Universidad de Zamboanga and in Western Mindanao. The workshop will substantially add the previous understanding of the faculty researchers regarding health research that will be conducted in UZ. Also, the seminar is designed to further enhance the potential of the faculty researchers of the School of Allied Medicine in conducting health researches.
The activity is supported by the Department of Science and Technology (DOST) through UZ-URC to further develop its manpower as a social corporate responsibility.
The University Research Center through the directorship of Dr. Bienvenido L. Gregorio aims at reaching every college of the University in the generation of researches – be it applied or pure. Dr. Gregorio is optimistic that the seminar workshop will benefit much the faculty researchers who have the greatest potential in carrying out studies that will be beneficial to the people in the region. Also, URC aims to produce quality health researches for future gain.
Among the speakers invited for the Direction Setting Seminar – Workshop are Dr. Chona Q. Sarmiento, Dr. Gloria G. Florendo – both from the Western Mindanao State University and Dr. Teresita G. Montaño of the Ateneo de Zamboanga University.
Dr. Chona Q. Sarmiento, Chairman of the Research and Development - ZCHRD will be speaking on the Research Protocol which will further give ideas and supplementary information on Health Researches and Development. Dr. Sarmiento will be presenting the guidelines in conducting research for further utilization.
Meanwhile, Dr. Florendo will tackle on the Guidelines and Principles in the Ethical Conduct of Health Research including identifying ethical concerns in cases using the General Principles in research and to demonstrate ethical competence in doing health researches.
The 2011 Guidelines contains the Ethical Standards for Clinical Trials on Drugs, Devices and Diagnostics, Herbal Research, Complementary and Alternative Medicine Research, Research on Assisted Reproductive Technology, Ethical Guidelines for Emerging Technologies, Ethical Guidelines for Genetic Research with a Section on Stem Cell Research, Ethical Guidelines for Epidemiologic Research, Ethical Guidelines for Social Research, Ethical Guidelines for the Conduct of Research on Specific Population (such as Emergencies and Disasters, IPs, Pediatric Population (Minors/Children) including Guidelines on Assent, Older persons), Ethical Guidelines for HIV and AIDS Research and Ethical Guidelines for International Collaborative Research.
On the other hand, Dr. Montaño, Chairman of the Zamboanga Consortium for Health Research and Development (ZCHRD) will deliver the function of the Consortium and responsibilities as the main body that endeavors to produce quality health researches in the region. The ZCRHD considers the importance of delivering social services through health researches to all stakeholders in Western Mindanao. Dr. Montano is also expected to deliver the vital role of the Consortium in producing and providing information on health research.
The Department of Science and Technology IX (DOST- IX) Representative MR. Ricardo Apolinario III will tackle on the health research funding. Mr. Apolinario will explain the procedures and or guidelines in acquiring health research funding for the faculty researches and other benefit to enjoy in making of health researches.
Supported by the dynamic School of Allied Medicine Director, Dir. Janet Q. Saile, encourages her colleagues to undergo trainings through the workshops especially to the faculty handling research subject to know by heart the importance and relevance of health researches in helping the government in the risks reduction programs.
The objective of the seminar is to provide information among the participants that they could use in order to develop a new study to promote and protect the lives of the people in the future.
The Universidad de Zamboanga is one of the founding members of the Zamboanga Consortium for Health Research and Development (ZCHRD), which was established on 2007.