Application Requirements:

  1. Letter of application addressed to the WVHRDC Executive Director (free format)
  2. Endorsement/nomination letter from head of WVHRDC member institution (free format)
  3. Curriculum Vitae (max of 4 pages)
  4. Letter of plans and commitment to complete the training and its requirements
  5. Two-page outline of the research proposal. Th proposal should describe a health problem the applicant would like to address. The chosen topic of the applicant should be in line with the 2017-2022 Regional Unified Health Research Agenda (RUHRA) set by the WVHRDC. You can check the RUHA at this link

The requirements must be submitted in a sealed envelope, by registered mail, with delivery confirmation or by private courier service or hand-delivered to:


Executive Director

Western Visayas Health Research and Development Consortium

Department of Science and Technology VI

Magsaysay Village, La Paz, Iloilo City


Or through e-mail at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. with the subject format Training_Awards2018_Institution_Last Name_Date Submitted. The documents must be sent as PDF.

Deadline of Submission for the 3rd Call is 5:00PM on June 11, 2018.

BACOLOD CITY - In support of the  rising number of health technologies being developed and health researches conducted in the region, the Western Visayas Health Research and Development Consortium (WVHRDC) conducted two orientation-seminars on Intellectual Property Rights in Bacolod City in partnership with University of St. La Salle (USLS) and Corazon Locsin Montelibano Memorial Regional Hospital (CLMMRH).  These were held on April 19-20, 2018 at theUSLS and at the Metro Inn, respectively. 

The first orientation-seminar was opened with a welcome message from the USLS’ Vice President for Research, Dr. Romeo G. Teruel. A total of  57 participants composed of researchers, graduate school students and faculty of the USLS, and representatives from other WVHRDC member institutions in Negros Occidental listened to the presentation of the resource speaker,  Ms. Marianne Tajanlangit-Bebit—an IP Field Operations Specialist from the Intellectual Property Satellite Office (IPSO) – Iloilo.  The presentation focused on the importance of IPs, differences between industrial right and copyright,  and the process flow of filing and applying for patents, copyright, trademark and other related rights. The second orientation seminar was attended by 29 staff of CLMMRH, the same topics were shared by Ms. Bebit . The two seminars ended with an open forum, where most questions from the participants centered on the of the importance of  Intellectual Property in the area of health.


Written by: Gladys Mae C. Jimenez

The Philippine Council for Health Research and Development (PCHRD) celebrated its 36th year with the theme “Research on Social Innovations in Health” last March 16, 2018 at the Philippine International Convention Center (PICC), Pasay City. It was attended by an array of individuals coming from the different regions and institutions in the country. The Western Visayas Health Research and Development Consortium (WVHRDC) was represented by Research Utilization Committee (RUC) Chair Prof. Lerma L. Paris and one secretariat, Gladys Mae C. Jimenez.

The program started with welcoming remarks from the PCHRD Executive Director Jaime C. Montoya followed by a message by Department of Science and Technology (DOST) Secretary Fortunato T. De La Peña. The keynote speaker for the event was Dr. Bernadette Ramirez from the World Health Organization-Tropical Disease Research where she discussed the importance of innovations in health regardless the magnitude. These innovations should be disseminated and implemented to the people especially those living in the countryside and remote areas. She highlighted that no matter what the extent of these innovations, it will have a huge impact on the community.

During the morning program, newly accredited Research Ethics Committees were awarded. University of San Agustin (USA) from Region 6 was renewed for another two (2) years of their PHREB Accreditation and Dr. Jonel P. Saludes represented the university and received the certificate.

In the afternoon, Prof. Paris and Ms. Jimenez attended the parallel session “Engaged: Communicating Health Research in Everyday Language” wherein resource persons talked about content management, managing social media accounts effectively and the dos and donts in developing and implementing an effective communication plan. The lectures were helpful and will be of great use in the management of WVHRDC website and other social media accounts.


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