This year's Training Awards in Health Research for Region VI Scholars of the Western Visayas Health Research and Development Consortium (WVHRDC) has qualified nine training scholars who attended lectures on Technical Writing, Health Research Methods and Statistical Methods with complimentary research proposal presentations and one-on-one mentoring in every lecture topics. The following are the titles of the the research proposals developed and presented during the training program:

1. “Comparison and Cost-Effectiveness Between Hyaluronic Acid and Platelet-Rich Plasma for Degenerative Knee Osteoarthritis Among Elderly Patients”

Proponent: Dr. Juan Agustin Coruña IV of the Corazon Locsin Montelibano Memorial Regional Hospital

Mentor: Dr. Ma. Victoria c. Villareal

2. “Screening of Selected Microalgae Samples for Potential Angiotensin I – Converting Enzyme (ACE) Inhibitor Activity”

Proponent: Prof. Ann Selma Morata of the University of the Philippines Visayas

Mentor: Dr. Jane S. Geduspan

3. “Antibacterial and Antifungal Activity of Snake Plant (Sansevieria trifasciata) Leaf Extract”

Proponent: Prof. Janice L. Amarante of the Iloilo Doctors' College

Mentor: Dr. Myrna L. Abello

4. “Immobilization of Allantoin and Silver Sulfadiazine onto Poly (N-vinyl-2-pyrrolidone) PVP-Kappa-Carrageenan Hydrogels as Wound Dressing”

Proponent: Prof. Sherwin Escayo of the University of the Philippines Visayas

Mentor: Dr. Jane S. Geduspan

5. “Knowledge, Attitude and Practices on Leprosy Care  and Control among Municipal Health Workers in Iloilo”

Proponent: Dr. Jennifer Farinas of the Western Visayas Sanitarium

Mentor: Dr. Alice Joan G. Ferrer

6. “Cigarette Smoking and Sexual Behaviour Among College Students in lloilo City”

Proponent: Dr. Romeo A. Orcajada, Jr. of the West Visayas State University- Medical Center

Mentor: Dr. Alice Joan G. Ferrer

7. “Involvement in Advocacy Activities for HIV AIDS of Medical Students in Western Visayas”

Proponent: Dr. Gregorio Anastacio Rufon, Jr. of West Visayas State University

Mentor: Prof. Lerma L. Paris

8. “Effects of Functional Training versus Aerobic Exercise in the Functional Status of Elderly Individual in Iloilo City”

Proponent: Mr. Armel James Altillero of the Iloilo Doctors' College

Mentor: Prof. Ma. Pilar Charmaine S. Malata

9. “Modelling Dengue Prevalence in Iloilo Using Hierarchical Generalized Linear Models”

Proponent: Mr. Elfred John Abacan of the University of the Philippines Visayas

Mentor: Dr. Philip Ian P. Padilla

These proposals are yet to be revised before the endorsement to funding agencies.