Dr. Iris Thiele Isip-Tan is H&L Health Exemplar 2017 awardee

Congratulations to Dr. Iris Thiele Isip-Tan for  being one of the recipients of the 3rd H&L Health Exemplar Awards 2017 given by the Health & Lifestyle Magazine. The award was given during the recognition ceremony held on 22 March 2017, One Canvas Events Place, Chino Roces Ave., Makati, Metro Manila.


Dr. Isip-Tan is a HEALTH EXEMPLAR (Health Communications Category). Her citation read:  “A specialist in internal medicine and endocrinology, Dr. Iris Thiele Isip-Tan has given true meaning to the role  of a physician as a health educator and ‘influencer.’ With her expertise in health informatics, she has adeptly harnessed social media to promote health literacy and positive health-seeking behavior in the public. Her health literacy campaigns have contributed significantly in helping patients have a better understanding of their illnesses, empowering to make appropriate health decisions with their attending physicians. As Director of the University of the Philippines (Manila) Interactive Learning Center, she has also advocated for the use of innovative teaching strategies in medical education to help train medical professionals and medical students to become better health communicators.


According to its website (http://www.healthexemplars.com ), the Health Exemplar Awards begun in 2012 to celebrate the magazine’s 10th year. It is a “biennial awards to recognize individuals, institutions, and organizations, who/which have carried out and sustained programs on healthy lifestyle and health promotion benefiting the community or the population at large.”  The judges of the award-giving body are the Medical Advisory Board and Editorial Staff of the magazine.