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    College of Nursing Dean Lourdes Marie Tejero is being sworn in by Chancellor Manuel Agulto as the 12th dean of UPCN in the presence of family members. She pledged to make UPCN the information hub for nursing and recommend the creation of an Institute of Nursing at the UPM National Institutes of Health.

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    The members of the Chancellor Management Team, led by Chancellor Manuel Agulto, with IPPAO Director Dr. Anthony Leachon, tendered an appreciation lunch for Finance Undersecretary Jeremias Paul for his efforts in ensuring the inclusion of the Philippine General Hospital and other state hospitals in the annual allocation of proceeds from the Sin Tax Law.

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    A new facility called "Learning Commons I" was recently inaugurated at the ground floor of the University Library in the presence of UP Pres. Alfredo Pascual, Chancellor Manuel Agulto, Vice Chancellors Jose Lapeña, Generoso Abes, Marie Josephine De Luna and Charlotte Chiong. Envisioned as a place where students and faculty can interact and collaborate to enhance learning and critical thinking skills, the LCI was provided with 28 iMac computers under the eUP project. It has a media viewing room with LCD projector and scanners and wi-fi services.

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    Science and Technology Sec. Mario Montejo views the exhibits at the 16th anniversary of the National Institutes of Health as Chancellor Manuel Agulto and Vice Chancellor for Research and NIH Executive Director Dr. Vicente Belizario, Jr. brief him on the current researches of the Institute that are aligned with the national health research agenda. Sec. Montejo was the keynote speaker at the NIH anniversary’s opening program.

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    Testimonial for Dr. Quasi. Dr. Alberto "Quasi" Romualdez, former dean of the UP College of Medicine and former health secretary who passed away in October 2013, was honored by the UPCM and the Mu Sigma Phi Fraternity in a testimonial held in March as part of the Women’s Week celebration. Colleagues, co-workers, students, and friends recall Dr. Quasi’s contributions to health reforms, such as Universal Health Care, Reproductive Health, passage of the Sin Tax Bill, and women’s health and gender equality.

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    Dr. Paulo Antonio Sandico Silva, 2013 TOYM awardee and an ophthalmologist at the Beetham Eye Institute, Joshlin Diabetes Center, Boston MA was the keynote speaker during the UPM Scholars Convocation. With the country's problems getting more and more complex, he urged the scholars to not be complacent, to take the first step, engage others to maximize their abilities in taking their own first steps, and be more responsible for leading this nation forward.

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    Officials and faculty members of the Rajabhat University System, Thailand, led by Vice President Dr. Sanor Klinngam, visited UP Manila for exploratory discussions on possible academic collaborative programs and learn more about UP’s academic system. With more than 40 universities now operating across Thailand’s vast territorial expanse, Rajabhat institutes are distinguished for teacher education and regional areas development.

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    Participants from the different colleges and units of UP Manila, composed of faculty members and administrative and research staff, attended a Capacity Building Workshop conducted by the UP Office of the Vice President for Public Affairs and the UP System Information Office. The workshop aimed to strengthen the information offices of each UP constituent university and enhance the skills of Information Officers and other members in communicating UP to the nation and the world.

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    Prof. Dr. Hiroshi Suzuki, Director General, National Research Center for Protozoan Diseases, Obijiro University of Agriculture and Veterinary Medicine in Japan, and Chancellor Manuel Agulto, sign an agreement for the renewal of a previous academic exchange started in 2008 between the two universities. The tie up will provide enriching experiences for the public health faculty of both universities in teaching and research.

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    UPMAS Oath taking. Chancellor Manuel Agulto inducts the 2014 UP Medical Alumni Society Board of Directors, namely Dr. Eva Maria C. Dela Paz, president; Dr. Maria Antonia Habana, vice president; Dr. Glenn Angelo Genuino, secretary; and Dr. Albert Jerome Quintos, treasurer; members Dr. Benito Reverente, Dr. Genara Limson, Dr. Roberta Romero, Dr. Leopoldo Lazatin, Dr. Ester Bitanga, Dr. Ma. Victoria Abesamis; Dr. Mark Richard Kho; Dr. Alvin Valeriano Marcelo; Dr. Gary John Mercado; Dr. Stephanie Fay Cagayan; and Dr. Monica Therese Cabral and ex officio members Dr. Lilibeth Genuino; Dr. Agnes Mejia, Dr. Rafael Bundoc, and Dr. Florencio Pineda.

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    Prof. Mohammed Seedat, professor from the University of South Africa, visited UP Manila and held lectures on varied topics. Prof. Seedat has been fighting for peace and social justice and advocating equality, access to education, and the use of academic excellence in the pursuit of social responsibility. His visit was organized by the College of Arts and Sciences’ Department of Social Sciences and College of Public Health Department of Health Promotion.

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    With the theme “Building a Legacy of Giving Back,” the UPM College of Dentistry celebrated its 99th foundation anniversary on February 3-7, 2014. The celebration was highlighted by the Grand Alumni Homecoming on February 7 attended by the faculty, administrative staff, students, and alumni of the College. During the program, the donors were cited and the topnotchers and passers of the Dec 2013 dental licensure examination were recognized.

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    Dr. Domingo as RM Awardee. Dr. Ernesto Domingo (extreme right), National Scientist and University Professor Emeritus and former chancellor of UP Manila was one of the 2013 Ramon Magsaysay awardees on August 31 for embracing the social mission of medicine through his researches on liver diseases, particularly on Hepatitis B that led to the national government’s policy on mandatory immunization of Filipino children to protect them from the effects of this disease.

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    Dr. Destura as Chancellor Herrera lecturer. Dr. Salvador Isidro Destura, dean of the UPM School of Health Sciences and alumnus of the School, receives the medallion from the widow of Justice Ameurfina Herrera and UPM Chancellor Manuel Agulto. Dean Destura was the 5th Chancellor Florentino Herrera Lecturer during UPM's anniversary celebration on October 29 where talked about the innovative strategies of SHS in educating community- oriented health workers.

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    2013 Outstanding Awardees. The UPM 2013 Outstanding Awardees, with Chancellor Manuel Agulto and Dean Imelda Peña (5th and 6th from right): right to left, Dr. Anthony Cordero, Faculty in Extension Work; Mary Ann Sison, REPS; Goodorico Yanzon, Administrative Employee (Supervisory Level); Noel Palmes, Athlete; Prof. Monet Loquias, Teacher; Josefina Claudio, Administrative Employee (Rank and File Level); Dr. Catherine Lynn Silao, Researcher; Maryliz Zubiri, Student; and members of the UP Behavioral Studies Society, Student Organization.

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    2013 Alumni Awardees of UPMAA. The representatives of the college alumni associations in UP Manila after being given plaques of appreciation for their contributions in promoting the alumni's partnership with UP Manila through the Office of Alumni Affairs. With them are UPMAA Vice Pres. Rey Umali, Mr. Apollo David, and Chancellor Manuel Agulto (3rd, 4th and 5th from left).

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    Paint It Light. Chancellor Manuel Agulto, UP Pres. Alfredo Pascual, Climate Change Commission Vice Chairperson Lucille Sering, and Mr. Ramil Mendoza, head of Boysen Paints Philippines Communication Department, during the ceremonial painting at the roofdeck of Sentro Oftalmologico Jose Rizal at the PGH compound. The white roof painting project is part of the UP-CCC projects that aims to protect the environment through application of heat reflective light paint shades for roofs of buildings.

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    Prof. Lydia Manahan as new HRDO Chief. Prof. Lydia Manahan, faculty of the UPM College of Nursing, takes oath of office before Chancellor Manuel Agulto as witnessed by, from left, Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs Marie Josephine De Luna, Vice Chancellor for Administration Joselito Jamir, and Special Asst to the Chancellor Dr. Jubert Benedicto.

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    Testimonial for Dr Domingo. UP Manila held a tribute for Dr. Ernesto Domingo for having won awards, the most prestigious of which is the Ramon Magsaysay Award. In photo with Dr. Domingo holding the Plaque of Recognition and wife Dr. Carmelita Domingo, are, from left Vice Chancellor for Research and NIH Executive Director Dr. Vicente Belizario, Jr; UP Pres. Alfredo Pascual; and Chancellor Manuel Agulto.

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    Visit of CIF students from Sydney Univ. Students of Sydney University School of Public Health’s Classroom-in-the Field (CIF) Program visited the pediatric ward of the Philippine General Hospital accompanied by Community Health Development Program Director Dr. Elizabeth Paterno. The CIF students spent eight weeks in a community in Manila as part of their field exposure.



UPDATE: The judging for the Christmas Facade Decor Contest has been moved to 11 December 2014, from 2:00 pm onward.

(Organized by the UP College of Medicine Class of 1989)
18 December 2014 / 8:30 am - 1:00 pm
Buenafe Auditorium, 3rd floor, UP College of Medicine building, P. Gil St, Manila

-- To register, visit this site.

25 October 2014 / 10 a.m.-12 n.n. / Multipurpose Hall, 3rd Flr, College Public Health
Limited slots: Contact 310-4203 or 523-2997 or email eafaraon@up.edu.ph for reservations/expression of interest to attend. [Poster]

In celebration of 40 years of NIRPROMP, the IHM is offering a short course on herbal medicine drug development. Learn from the experts who gave you Lagundi and Sambong. The discounted fee for UP Faculty is P3,500, and for other participants it is P5,000. The discount shall be offered until October 15, 2014.

[FB link here]

The Medical Observer's article on the NIH RESEARCH FORUM, "Bata, Bata, Paano Ka Magsalita?", held this Sept. 2014. Visit the link here.

Date/Time: 22 September 2014 / 9:30 am
Venue: CPH Auditorium, College of Public Health

For seat reservations, please contact Ms. May B. Bas at 5247102 loc 114 or mbbas@up.edu.ph

Date/Time: 18 September 2014 / 1-3 pm
Venue: SOJR Auditorium, 5th Floor, Sentro Oftalmologico Jose Rizal, PGH

Date/Time: Thursday, August 28, 2014 (1:00 to 3:00 PM)
Venue: SOJR Auditorium, 5th Floor, Sentro Oftalmologico Jose Rizal, PGH

Watch the livestream here.

Deadline of Submission: 12 September 2014 [Instagen poster] [Instagen Call for Abstracts]

Date/Time: 20 August 2014 / 1:00-3:00 pm
Venue: SOJR Auditorium, 5th Floor, Sentro Oftalmologico Jose Rizal, PGH

[Forum poster] [Media Briefing Form]

Date/Time: August 14, 2014 / 2:00-4:00 PM
Venue: HRDD Conference Room, PGH

Watch the livestream here!

Finally, the Philippine General Hospital has now been included as one of the annual beneficiaries of the Sin Tax proceeds based on Joint Circular No. 001-2014.

Note: Info dissemination from now on is by a Unit's text brigade system, UPM website, UPM social media, TV, and radio. The Smart Info Board will no longer be used.

Note: Link to the downloadable Memo and "Nomination to the Search Committee" form can be found at the bottom of the page site.

Date/Venue: 11 July 2014, 8:30 am, College of Arts and Sciences Little Theater, UP Manila, Padre Faura Street, Ermita, Manila Organizer: UPM AIDS Study Group

Admission is Free, but please reserve your seat as the venue can accommodate 150 participants only. Send email to upmaids@gmail.com or call the Group at 516-3228 local 120 (please ask for Ms. Onie Florendo).

A public lecture dedicated to the 06th Founding Anniversary of the University of the Philippines and 47th Anniversary of UP Manila as the Health Sciences Center. Lecture description is here.

A free seminar-workshop sponsored by the Office of Student Affairs of UP Manila, in celebration of the 106th foundation anniversary of the University.

To quote: "Pascual told the Inquirer in a recent interview that he feared the UPCAT, which is becoming more competitive as the years pass, would not be able to capture the kind of students the university wants to eventually count among itsalumni... Pascual said the university could inadvertently miss out on high school seniors with great potential to excel in the creative arts, such as creative writing, literature, fine arts and theater arts."

Read the full story here.

The forms are available in this site: http://upcat.up.edu.ph/

This is a certified training course on anti-human trafficking and will be conducted by speakers and experts from the Philippines, Southeast Asia, and international organizations. It is open to participants from the public/government sector, NGO managers, young professionals, community leaders, and academics working or interested in the field.

Watch the livestream here.

--Developing Skills in Data Collection for Qualitative Health Research (May 16-23, 2014)
--Post Graduate Course on Health Promotion and Education (May 19-23, 2014)

September 3-5, 2014 / Diamond Hotel Philippines, Roxas Boulevard cor. Dr. J. Quintos Street, Manila

A very timely article for graduation written by UPM Vice Chancellor for Administration Dr. José Florencio F. Lapeña, Jr., published in Mens Sana Monographs.

The Mens Sana Monographs, according to its website, is a "Monograph Series Devoted to the Understanding of Medicine, Mental Health, Man and their Matrix. It attempts to give in-depth understanding of Psychiatric/ Biomedical/Psychological/Philosophical consequences of social disorders / issues and current events. It does so through Analysis and Opinion articles and Monographs, avoiding technical jargon as far as possible, but based on evidence and research studies. Every monograph is to be followed by enlightened discussion on the issues raised by interested readers/scholars."

Incoming FRESHMEN for AY 2014-15 may submit their applications online starting on APRIL 7, 2014 until APRIL 23, 2014. The schedule of applications for freshmen without admission slips, incoming MDs and JDs, and upperclassmen will be announced at a later date. Please visit http://sts.up.edu.ph for online application and other information.

Date:March 24, 2014 (11:00 AM)
Venue:Ground Floor, University Library Building, UP Manila

The inauguration will be graced by the UP President Pascual and UP Manila Chancellor Agulto. Download the program here.

Date:February 28, (8:30 AM)
Venue:UP Manila Social Hall

Catch the livestream here.

As per announcement of the Office of the Chancellor, classes and offices at UP Manila are suspended on February 25, 2014 in celebration of the 28th Anniversary of the EDSA People Power Revolution.

[Registration Form] [Latest Scientific Program]

The conference will showcase NIH's research and development work in the health sciences and technology for the last five years. It is for stakeholders who scale up their use of innovative technologies in clinical and public health practice, embed it in pre- and in-service education of health professionals, and/or adopt these in local and national policy-making. The confab also aims to stimulate further research, forge collaborative partnerships in developing innovations, and investigate/evaluate more deeply different facets of health and social issues urgently affecting our country.

Targeted to participate: LGUs (beneficiaries and collaborators in research), educators, policy makers, NIH partner-agencies, UPM community.

All UP Manila constituents are encouraged to join the “One Nation in Prayer - Isang bansa, Isang Panalangin” on January 20, 2014 at 5:00 PM, to be led by His Excellency President Benigno S. Aquino III, by tuning in on major television and radio networks.

Philstar.com also publishes a similar story. Read it here.

Offline/saved copy of the article is here.

See venue's location map here.

Event: "Seasons of Life 6: The Science of Wellness Throughout our Lifespan"

Date and Time:December 18, 2013, 10am-3pm
Venue:BSLR-E, BSLR-W, UP College of Medicine Buenafe Hall

This activity is brought to you by the UP College of Medicine Alumni Society, in cooperation with the UP College of Medicine Class 1987 and 1983. View the programme here.

Research Forum on Environmental Health of Children

Date:October 17, 2013 (1:00-3:00 PM)
Venue:UP Manila Social Hall, 8th Floor, Philippine General Hospital, Taft Ave., Manila

Catch the livestream

October 21-25, 29-30, 2013 / CPH Auditorium
For inquiries, please call Ms. May Bas at 524-7102 or 526-5966.

October 17, 2013 / 8:00 am / 3rd Floor, CPH Annex II bldg.
NO REGISTRATION FEE, just reserve your seats (524-7102 or 526-5966, ask for Ms. May Bas)

Note: The "Approved on Official Time" letter to follow

October 12, 2013 (Saturday) / 8:30pm / Music Museum, Greenhills, San Juan
Ticket Prices: 1.5k for Side Orchestra (numbered) and Balcony (free seating); 2k for Center Orchestra (numbered); 5k for Center Orchestra (numbered prime seats - Patron)
For details: 0917-8456627 / 0908-8990902

"I would like to assure the public that the UP administration is treating this matter very seriously. I share the outrage felt by everyone. Upon my instructions, the UP National College of Public Administration (NCPAG) has formed a Fact- Finding Committee to establish the circumstances and chronology of events as well as the digital footprints related to this issue, and to recommend measures to be undertaken to ensure that justice is served." -- UP President Alfredo Pascual

NIH Forum: Gamot Lang Ba ang Sagot? (A Forum Addressing Killer Lifestyle Diseases)

Date:September 19, 2013 (1:00-3:00 PM)
Venue:Sentro Oftalmologico Jose Rizal Auditorium, UPM-PGH Compound, Taft Avenue, Manila

Catch the livestream | Media Briefing Form | Event Poster | Event Map

Aug. 15, 2013 / 12:45 pm / NTTC-HP Auditorium
National Teacher Training Center for the Health Professions, 3rd Flr, Joaquin Gonzalo bldg.,
UPM campus, cor. Faura and Orosa Sts., Ermita, Manila)
[Download poster] [Download Media Briefing Form]

Professional Regulatory Board of Medicine (PRBOM) official position on the status of and issues related to stem cell therapy [http://www.prc.gov.ph/news/?id=557]

Philippine College of Physicians' Position Statement on Stem Cell Therapy [download]

National scientist and former UP Manila chancellor Ernesto O. Domingo wins the RM award for his steadfast leadership in pursuing 'health for all', most especially his advocacy of hepatitis vaccinations for newborns which saved millions of lives in the Philippines. He is a University professor emeritus of the College of Medicine. He served as chancellor from 1988-1994 and as UP Faculty Regent from 1998-1999.

Links: 2013 Ramon Magsaysay Awardees announced | Afghan woman, Filipino doctor win RM awards

18 July 2013 / 1-3 pm / CAS Little Theater, College of Arts & Sciences, UP Manila,Padre Faura St., Ermita, Manila

For those who are interested in attending, please contact: Prof. Carol Pulumbarit
523-1628 / 09178671726 / carolpulumbarit@gmail.com

July 12, 2013 / 9:00 am –12:00 nn / CPH Auditorium. Limited seats. Reservation is required.

The UPM University Library is pleased to announce that access to Elsevier - Clinical Key is now active. It is the upgraded version of MD Consult Database which contains 500+ Journals, 900+ eBooks, Drugs, Patient Information and more.

Please go to http://www.clinicalkey.com/. It is accessible from within the UP Manila campus. Access is from May 1, 2013 up to April 30, 2014.

A Note from Dr. Chris: "We sometimes adjust our prepared speeches depending on the audience response and the conditions at the venue. We have not been able to incorporate all due to time and memory constraints."

Speech by Dr. Christoper Bernido | Speech by Dr. Ma. Victoria Carpio-Bernido

Date: 19th April 2013
Venue: PICC Plenary Hall
Time: 7:30 AM

Catch the event's livestream here.

The project needs your vote to win much-needed funds. For a brief description of the project and how to make it win, click here for the PDF. The website is here: http://is.gd/b0S7ZZ. Voting ends on May 31, 2013.

To quote from the article: “Suicides, be they committed by children of our friends or neighbors or strangers we read about in the news, always leave us with a hole in our hearts. We ask ourselves why, and, could they have been prevented?”

Visit UP system's website for the content of the statement.

Deadline of Submission: MAY 15, 2013 (5:00 pm)

21 March 2013 / 1:00-3:00 pm / College of Dentistry auditorium, UP Manila campus, cor. Taft Avenue and Pedro Gil St., Manila

The Oral Presentation & Awarding will be on Mar. 15, 2013 / 1:00-5:00 pm / UPM Social Hall, 8th Floor, UP-PGH. Guest Keynote Speaker: Academician Carmencita D. Padilla, MD, MAHPS. See list of finalists here.

The Oral Presentation & Awarding will be on Mar. 15, 2013 / 1:00-5:00 pm / UPM Social Hall, 8th Floor, UP-PGH. Guest Keynote Speaker: Academician Carmencita D. Padilla, MD, MAHPS. See list of finalists here.

Organized by: Gender Steering Committee, Center for Gender and Women Studies, UP Manila

NIH 15th Anniversary / 11th University Science & Technology Week / 4th MMHRDC Anniversary: "Science and Health for Social and Economic Development"

Feb. 21 - UNILAB Bayanihan Center, Mandaluyong City
Feb. 22 - Century Park Sheraton Hotel, Vito Cruz St., Manila

[Download the Souvenir Program.]

There are two nominees:

  1. Anna Razel L. Ramirez -- Publication Circulation Officer II, Information and Publications Office, UP Visayas ( Iloilo ); Employed at U.P. June 4, 1996
  2. Ms. Myrna V. Talatala -- Administrative Officer V, College of Economics and Management U.P. Los Baños; Employed at U.P. November 12, 1979

The Staff Regent (StR) represents the 9,000 UP employees to the Board of Regents, the highest policy-making body of the university. S/He has a 2-year term. The first Staff Regent was Mr. Clodualdo “Buboy” Cabrera, a Property Custodian at the University of the Philippines Press (UP Diliman). The current Staff Regent is Mr. Jossel I. Ebesate, Nurse VI (Rotating Chief Nurse) of the PGH Division of Nursing & Research Development.

Deadline of Filing: Feb 15, 12 nn
Campaign Perion: Feb 21 - March 07
Election: March 08

Deadline of sending applications has been extended: MARCH 01, 2013. Download brochure Visit this site: http://www.ua.ac.be/main.aspx?c=.IOB&n=57968

O.S.A. News: Submission of STFAP application forms for SY 2013-2014 will start on 01 February 2013. Application forms may be secured from the Office of Student Affairs, 3F Student Center, Padre Faura corner Ma. Orosa Streets, Ermita, Manila or downloaded from the UP STFAP website: http://stfap.up.edu.ph/

WORKSHOP:“A Mixed Methods Approach to Health Research: Essentials of Qualitative Methods and Questionnaire Design in Health Research”

Date:February 11-13, 2013 (Monday to Wednesday)
Venue:Col. Buenafe Multipurpose Auditorium, 3/F Calderon Hall Bldg., College of Medicine, UP Manila campus, Pedro Gil Street, Manila

A total of 40 slots will be made available to those interested on a limited first-come, first- served basis. For registration and any queries, please call Ms. Girlie Monis or Ms. Justine Marjorie Tiu at telephone number 525-4098 or send an email to updce@post.upm.edu.ph, msclinepi@gmail.com. Download brochure.

The Department of Justice needs your feedback and comments on the Cybercrime Law. Download the primer here. Please send your comments (keep them constructive and courteous) to both:

Secretary LEILA M. DE LIMA
Email Address: lmdelima@doj.gov.ph / lmdelima.doj@gmail.com

Assistant Secretary GERONIMO L. SY
Head, Office of Cybercrime
Email Address: glsy@doj.gov.ph

Date:November 29, 2012 (Thu), at 5pm onwards
Venue:UP Manila CAS Quadrangle

Erratum: ON-SITE Registration Rates are as follows: 2 Days -- P5,700 / 1 Day -- P3,000 / Group of 7 (single receipt) -- P39,000

Date:December 12, 2012 (Wednesday) / 7:00 pm
Venue:Phil-Am Life Auditorium, United Nations Avenue, cor. Ma. Orosa, Ermita, Manila

Discounts await those who make reservations NOW!

Date:Nov. 13, 2012 / 10am -12 nn
Venue:UPCM C.O.M.E. Conference Room (or at Rooms 105-107, Paz Mendoza bldg. (as back-up))
Sponsor:All UP Academic Union of UP Manila

The nominees are (in alphabetical order):

  1. Dr. Lourdes E. Abadingo, former UP and Board of Regents Secretary and professor at the College of Arts and Sciences (CAS)   [CV]   [Plans]
  2. Dr. Generoso Abes, an ENT and director of the National Institutes of Health's Ear Institute   [CV]   [Plans]
  3. Dr. Marilou Nicolas, UP’s Assistant Vice President for Academic Affairs and a CAS professor   [CV]   [Plans]
  4. Prof. Roland Simbulan, former UPM Vice Chancellor for Planning and Development   [CV]   [Plans]

Questions for the FR nominees may be sent by SMS to 09476091654. Please identify your CU.

Watch the livestream via http://livestream.upm.edu.ph.

Download and play the video proceedings of the forum here.

Watch the livestream of Chancellor Manuel B. Agulto's State of the University Address via http://livestream.upm.edu.ph

The honorees will receive their plaques on October 29, 3:00 pm, UPM Social Hall.

Dates:February 21-22, 2013
Venue:Century Park Hotel

Date: October 18, 2012. Time: 2:00 PM. Venue: UPMASA-PGH Science Hall. OPEN TO THE PUBLIC!

[CD]  [SHS]

Deadline:October 22, 2012 (extended)
Where to Submit:Dr. Vicente Y. Belizario, Jr.
Chair, UPM Committee on Scientific Career System
Office of the Vice Chancellor for Research
G/F, National Institutes of Health building, UPM campus, 623 Pedro Gil Street, Manila
Info: The program will allow productive researchers in the REPS category of UP to be promoted up to salary grade 30, which is equivalent to the rank of full professor of the University. [Memo by the Vice-Chancellor for Research]   [CMBA Memo: Call for Applications]   [Memo OVPAA 2012-64]   [Memo OVPAA 2012-59]   [SCS Form No. 1_04082009]   [SCS Criteria for Application & Admission]   [SCS Merit System for the Scientific Career System]

Watch the livestream here.

This a joint forum organized by the Framework Convention on Tobacco Control Alliance Philippines, Philippine Nurses Association, Philippine Coalition for Prevention and Control of Non-Communicable Diseases, and UP Manila in support of theAmended Excise Tax on Alcohol and Tobacco Products, also known as the Sin Tax Bill, No. 3249.

Memo of Chancellor regarding the Forum

Nomination form here.

EXTENDED: Early Bird Registration (up to Sept. 30, 2012). Registration form here.

Mass at 8:30 am
Tribute at 9:45 am
   Part I: The Many Faces of PSO
   Part II: Book Launching
UP Manila Social Hall, 8/F Central Block Building,
UPM-PGH, Taft Ave., Manila

Catch the livestream here.

WHEN: 26 June 2012
WHERE: UP Diliman

A project of the UPCM Class 87 Silver Jubilarians. Prominent speakers and top medical experts will be delivering lectures and workshops on topics from healthy pregnancy to healthy aging. Registration is FREE. The Fun Walk for Wellness and free tests for osteoporosis, diabetes and cholesterol starts at 6 a.m. in the Quezon Hall grounds. The Wellness lecture series starts at 7:30 am in Ang Bahay ng Alumni, Magsaysay Ave., UP Diliman. Download the Scientific Program.

WHEN: May 4, 2012 / 2:00pm to 5:00 pm
WHERE: Gusaling Atienza, 1st floor, TOP Room, Pamantasan Lungsod ng Maynila

WHEN: 10 May 2012
WHERE: Audio-Visual Room, 2nd Floor, College of Allied Medical Professions (CAMP) bldg., UP Manila campus, Taft Avenue (beside the College of Pharmacy)

The International Journal of Public Health is happy to announce that it can now be found on Twitter and Facebook! We hope you will join us there and forward this message to your students, colleagues, or anyone else that might be interested!

Follow us on Twitter: https://twitter.com/#!/IJPH_official
Like our Facebook page: http://www.facebook.com/IntJPubHealth
And don’t forget to visit our blog: http://ijph.blogs.springer.com/

Please visit http://excell.csc.gov.ph/cscweb/HAP.html for details on how to qualify.

WHEN: 25 April 2012 / 9:30 a.m.
WHERE: Chancellor's Board Room, 8th Floor, Philippine General Hospital

Effective: 1st Semester 2011-2012 / Application Deadline: June 13, 2012

WHEN: 20 April 2012, 07:00 AM
WHERE: PICC Plenary Hall

The event will be broadcast via the Internet. Watch it here.

Novartis Foundation for Sustainable Development (NFSD) is looking for a Leprosy Project Leader. Application deadline: April 25.

  • UP Manila Multidisciplinary Research Grant for P1,000,000 each per year for 3 years
  • UP Manila Young Researcher Grant for P200,000 each per year
  • UP Manila Student Researcher Grant for P40,000 each
  • UP Manila Special Research Grant

To All Deans, Directors and Faculty Members: Pursuant to the University Vice President for Academic Affairs Memorandum No. OVPPA 2012-31, the University of the Philippines Manila Committee on Scientific Productivity System will still be accepting applications to the UP Scientific Productivity System (UP SPS) for CY 2012. The details of the application process (including the application form) are found on this link: http://ovpaa.up.edu.ph/proto2/app/index-static.php?p=9, for your information and dissemination. The deadline for submission to the UP System has been extended to April 30, 2012.

The application documents must be submitted not later than April 18, 2012 to:

Dr. Vicente Y. Belizario, Jr.
Chair of the UPM Committee on Scientific Productivity System
Office of the Vice Chancellor for Research
G/F NIH Building, 623 Pedro Gil. St., Ermita, Manila

For other concerns and inquiries, you may contact JC Remulla at 526-4346.

WHEN: 17 April 2012 / 2:00 p.m.
WHERE: Philamlife Auditorium, U.N. Avenue, Manila

PARTICULARS: Keynote Speaker is Michael L. Tan, PhD (Dean, College of Social Sciences & Philosophy, UP Diliman)

WHEN: 17 April 2012 / 9:00 a.m.
WHERE: UPCD Auditorium

PARTICULARS: Keynote Speaker is Dr. Josette T. Biyo (Executive Director, Philippine Science High School)

WHEN: 18 April 2012 / 7:00 am
WHERE: UP Film Center (beside University Theater), Magsaysay Avenue, UP Diliman, Quezon City

PARTICULARS: Keynote Speaker is Dr. Jaime C. Montoya (Executive Director of the Philippine Council on Health Research & Development, DOST)

WHEN: 19 April 2012 / 9:00 a.m.
WHERE: PGH Science Hall, 3rd Floor, Central Block bldg., Philippine General Hospital

PARTICULARS: Keynote Speaker is Dr. Paulo Ma. N. Pagkatipunan (Director, UPCM Postgraduate Institute of Medicine / PGH Department of Ophthalmology)

WHEN: 23-24 April 2012 / 8:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.

PARTICULARS: Annual joint project of the UP College of Medicine and Philippine General Hospital. Office in charge is that of the PGH Deputy Director for Health Operations

WHEN: 27 April 2012 / 9:00 a.m.
WHERE: Archbishop Cipriano V. Urgel Hall, Palo, Leyte

PARTICULARS: The Keynote Speaker is Dr. Salvador Isidro B. Destura (Assistant Professor, Department of Epidemiology & Biostatistics, College of Public Health)

WHEN: 24 April 2012 / 9:00 a.m.
WHERE: BSLR-East, UPCM grounds

PARTICULARS: Sponsored by the Research Implementation & Development Office (RIDO) and the Learning Unit VII (Internship) Committee of the UP College of Medicine and the Philippine General Hospital

Memorandum No. CMBA-2012-053 dated 02 April 2012 from the Office of the Chancellor declares the suspension of office work effective 12 nn, Wednesday, 4 April 2012.

The memorandum also states that the PGH Director will issue separate directive for the guidance of hospital personnel.

Memorandum No. CMBA-2012-053 dated 02 April 2012 from the Office of the Chancellor declares the suspension of office work effective 12 nn, Wednesday, 4 April 2012.

The memorandum also states that the PGH Director will issue separate directive for the guidance of hospital personnel.

Please submit to HRDO by 15 April 2012

Mr. Guinto is a final year medical student at UP Manila and is the regional coordinator for the Asia Pacific of the International Federation of Medical Students’ Associations. Link to PDI article here.

For more information, please visit http://excell.csc.gov.ph/cscweb/mc.html

WHEN: 31 March 2012 / 5:00 PM (DEADLINE for submission of nominations)
WHERE: UPAA office, Ang Bahay ng Alumni (UP Diliman)

For more information, visit www.upalumni.ph OR click here to download UPAA Circular and Awards Guidelines

WHEN: 2-4 April 2012
WHERE: UP Manila National Telehealth Center

For more information, please visit http://one.telehealth.ph/beta/seminarstrainings/eht/

WHEN: 7-9 May 2012
WHERE: NTTC-HP Auditorium

For more information, please contact Ms. Patrozenda E. Del Rosario, NTTC-HP Administrative Officer, 521-0899/526-4259

WHEN: 10-11 May 2012
WHERE: NTTC-HP Auditorium

For more information, please contact Ms. Patrozenda E. Del Rosario, NTTC-HP Administrative Officer, 521-0899/526-4259

WHEN: various

For more information, please contact The Secretariat of UPM‐NIH Research Management and Development Office at +632 2 5264349 or 5284041; via email: nih.animaltraining@gmail.com. Download overview.

WHEN: various
WHERE: various

For more information, please contact Allan D. Corpuz, MD (Chief Resident-09228875566 pgh.im.chiefresident@gmail.com) & Michael D. San Juan, MD (Executive Officer- 09228042699, pgh.im.xo@gmail.com) Download schedule.

WHAT: Lupus Club (Lay lectures for patients with SLE)
WHEN: Every first saturday of the month, 9-11AM
WHERE: Medicine Audio-visual Room (AVR), back of wards 1 and 3
WHAT: Abakada ng Rayuma (Lay lectures for patients with arthritis)
WHEN: Every fourth thursday of the month, 1-130PM
WHERE: Out-Patient Department outside Room 120
WHAT: Rheuma-Ortho-Rehab conferences
WHEN: Every third wednesday of the month, 12nn to 130PM
WHERE: Dept. of Orthopedics Conference Room
WHAT: Basic Rheumatology Lectures
WHEN: Every monday, 9-11AM
WHERE: Section of Rheumatology office, back of ward 1

For more details, please contact Dr. Geraldine Racaza (doctor@racaza.com) Chief Fellow, Section of Rheumatology.

WHEN: 31 March 2012 (8:30-9:30 pm)
WHERE: wherever you are--turn off lights for 1 hour

For more information, please visit www.facebook.com/wwf.philippines, www.twitter.com/wwf_philippines, www.wwf.org.ph/earthhour.

WHEN: --no date--
WHERE: All campuses

DOWNLOADABLE FILES: UP Balik PhD Recruitment Program, UP Balik PhD Flow Chart, OVPAA-BPhD Form 8.0 Application Form (Word). For more information, please contact oc@post.upm.edu.ph (Office of the Chancellor of UP Manila)/ chancellor@post.upm.edu.ph (Chancellor Manuel B. Agulto's email) This is part of the UP Expanded Modernization Program approved in the 1275th BOR meeting on 24 November 2011. This program is one of UP's initiatives to increase and strengthen its faculty by inviting Filipinos with PhDs based abroad to come home to UP and serve the country.

WHEN: --no date--
WHERE: All campuses

DOWNLOADABLE FILES: UP-OVPAA Visiting Professor Program, UP-OVPAA Application Form (Word). For more information, please contact contact oc@post.upm.edu.ph (Office of the Chancellor of UP Manila)/ chancellor@post.upm.edu.ph (Chancellor Manuel B. Agulto's email). This is part of the UP Expanded Modernization Program approved in the 1275th BOR meeting on 24 November 2011.

WHEN: Every Saturday, 12 NN
WHERE: Pahinungod Manila Office

For more details, kindly contact: UGNAYAN NG PAHINUNGOD MANILA Mezzanine Flr., Philippine General Complex, Taft Ave., Manila 1000 Tel 526.69.51 / Telefax 526.69.50

This is an urgent appeal for donations to enable us to give the much needed support to our brethren in Mindanao who were devastated by typhoon Sendong.

The Scholarships and Financial Assistance Program of the Office of Student Affairs will start accepting STFAP application forms for SY 2012-2013 on February 01, 2012. Application form can be secured from the Office of Student Affairs, 3rd floor Student Center, P. Faura corner Ma. Orosa St., Ermita, Manila or maybe downloaded from the UP STFAP website: http://stfap.up.edu.ph

Starting this Academic Year 2012-2013 until the Academic Year 2015-2016, the Department of Speech Pathology will not be accepting shiftees, transferees, and second degree applicants to the B.S. Speech Pathology program through its lateral entry process.

Thirty-four (34) graduates of the UP College of Pharmacy are among the passers of the recent board exam, with ten landing in the Top 10. About 576 out of 1, 109 passed the January 2012 Pharmacist Licensure Examination given by the PRC Board of Pharmacy in the cities of Manila, Baguio and Cebu.

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This is an urgent appeal for donations to enable us to give the much needed support to our brethren in Mindanao who were devastated by typhoon Sendong.

Dr. Raul Destura, director of the Institute of Biotechnology and Molecular Biology, National Institutes of Health, was chosen as one of seven recipients of the The Outstanding Youngman (TOYM) Award for 2011.

Launched last Nov. 28, 2011, at Rizal Ballroom A, Makati Shangr-La Hotel, the Philippine Genome Center (PGC) was established by the University of the Philippines to lead genome research in the country. The Center will focus on Health; Agriculture; Biodiversity for drug discovery and bio-energy; Forensics and Ethnicity; and, Ethical, Legal, and Social Issues associated with genomics research. To support genomic research within the University and in other academic/government/private industries, the Center will establish core facilities for DNA Sequencing, Bioinformatics, and Biobanking. The Executive Director of the PGC is Dr. Carmencita Padilla. The website is www.pgc.up.edu.ph.

"New UP President Alfredo E. Pascual embodies leadership that UP Manila welcomes like a fresh wind of change in a critical time of our history. His battlecry for a great university translates from our slogan of UP as a research university that is globally competitive as much as it is nationally relevant."

Johna Pauline Mandac, 1st year Intarmed student, is chosen as one of BPI’s annual winners.

Chancellor Manuel B. Agulto regrets the confusion caused by certain statements he made that were published in the UP Manila Newsletter September 2011 issue and the Philippine Collegian October 6, 2011 issue.

Dr.  Manuel  Agulto, director of the Institute of Ophthalmology, was elected by the UP Board of Regents as 8th chancellor of UP Manila at its meeting on 29 September 2011.  He will succeed Chancellor Ramon Arcadio whose term will end on 31 October 2011.





WHEN: May 15-17, 2012
WHERE: UP Manila, Ermita, Manila

FOR MORE INFORMATION, PLEASE CONTACT: Dr. Lydia Leonardo (Chair, Organizing Committee of Fifth ACTMP) at Email: 5thactmp@gmail.com / Tel# (632) 5235929 / Fax# (632) 5255885, 5211394 / web: www.5thactmp.weebly.com

21-22 January 2012 / Bayanihan Center, United Laboratories, Mandaluyong City

May 2-4, 2012 / University of London, UK

Inauguration of the ORTOLL Primary Reproductive Health Care Center -- 13 Dec. 2011 / PGH Compound




More than half of those who took the licensure examination for chemists this month passed the test, the Professional Regulation Commission (PRC) said yesterday.

For the past eight years, most countries in the world have been reporting a steady decrease in HIV/AIDS infection but the Philippines and six other nations have been recording an upward trend, a researcher from the University of the Philippines said.

During the seasons of love and giving, more people try to kill themselves using toxic substances, a poison expert from the University of the Philippines Manila (UPM) College of Medicine said Friday.

After the excellent performance of UPCM and SHS-Palo in the physicians' board exam, the University is proud to announce that both the UP College Nursing and the UP School of Health Sciences-Leyte earned high marks in the July 2011 Nurse Licensure Examination.

Eight graduates from the UP College of Medicine made it to the Top Ten of the August 2011 Physician (Complete, Finals and Finals with Prelims) Licensure Examination given by the Board of Medicine this August 2011.

The Office of the UPM Vice Chancellor for Research (OVCR) and the University Library (UL) are developing a database of published and unpublished completed medical and health researches.


Attention: Incoming Students (2014)

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