Search is on for best mentor in health research
Tacloban City (July 6) -- The Philippine National Health Research System, a collaboration of four government agencies, is now searching for the Best Mentor in Health Research, Dr. Jaime Montoya who is the executive director informed.
Dr. Montoya said that the award which is given once in two years, recognizes and rewards vital contributions of mentors in Health Research, in the development of research capabilities among human resources in health which will propel significant advances in PNHRS' thrusts identified in the National Health Research Agenda.
The Search, Dr. Montoya said, is open to all Filipinos who are actively involved in mentoring researchers or students or colleagues and professionals and are actively involved in health research activity.
In order to qualify for the award, the Health Research Mentor is actively engage in health research as trainer, preceptor, advise, advocate or participant or initiator in health Research and Development implementation, promotion and utilization.
The nominating party maybe the head of the nominee's institution or immediate supervisor; colleagues, trainee or trainees or student or adviser.
All qualified nominees will receive a PNHRS pin and a certificate of recognition. Each regional winner from Luzon, Visayas, Mindanao and National Capital Region, will receive P50,000 plus a plaque of recognition.
On the other hand, the national winner will receive a cash prize of P100,000.00 plus trophy during the PNHRS Week Celebration.
Executive Director Montoya stressed that nomination should reach the Philippine Health Research and Development not later than August 31, 2008.
The Philippine National Health Research System is a collaboration of four government agencies namely the Philippine Council for Health Research and Development, the Department of Health, the Commission on Higher Education and the UP-National Institutes of Health.
PNHRS is a mechanism and venue for cooperation and promotion of research among organizations, networks and professionals aimed to maximize gains from health research and to better respond to the pressing health problems in the country. (PIA 8) [top]