In its aim to develop the human resources of PCHRD Scholars through creating an enabling environment for a career in research, the PCHRD Scholars Society (PSS) in collaboration with the University of the Philippines College of Nursing (UPCN) conducted a seminar-forum with the theme “Knowledge Generation through Active Engagement in PNHRS and MMHRDC” on October 27, 2014 at the Conference Room of UP College of Nursing.
The 34 attendees were welcomed by the Dean of the UP College of Nursing, Dr. Lourdes Marie S. Tejero and the PSS President, Dr. Josefina A. Tuazon. Dr. Hilton Y. Lam, Program Director of MMHRDC and Director of UP National Institutes of Health Policy and Development Studies, was the keynote speaker. Dr. Lam provided a background about PNHRS, a national framework for health research which aims to promote cooperation and integration of all health research efforts and stakeholders in the country. He also introduced the MMHRDC and shared the consortium’s accomplishments and lined-up activities. Dr. Lam also urged the participants to encourage their respective institutions to be a member of the consortium to avail the free trainings and research funds.
To close the activity, Dr. Rommel Salazar, PSS Vice President, encouraged the scholars to be more active in attending the activities of the Society.