Tacloban City, June 2, 2017 -- The worshop was spearheaded by Department of Health in cooperation with the Eastern Visayas Health Research & Development Consortium (EVHRDC), for the enhancement of the research proposals conceptualized by researchers during the Basic Research Methods Training, held on April 18-21, 2017 at the Ambassador Hotel, Tacloban City.  The DOHRO8, with its Regional Director, and Chair of EVHRDC, Dr. Minerva P. Molon, and DOST8 Regional Director and co-Chair, EVHRDC, Engr. Edgardo M. Esperancilla, joined efforts and resources for the success of said follow through activity.


Twenty five (25) research enthusiasts attended the workshop coming from the different state, universities and colleges (SUCs) in the region who participated during the abovementioned Basic Research Methods Training. The resource speaker was Dr. Ophelia Mendoza, Adjunct Professor of UP Manila, Department of Epidemiology and Biostatistics, and Consultant of DOST-PCHRD. The training focused on the enhancement of data and information that should be included in the different parts of health research proposals, particularly in the introduction, objectives, review of related literature (RRL), methodology, data analysis and budget requirements.


During the Opening program, Engr. Ernesto M. Granada, the Consortium Director of EVHRDC, and ARD for Technical Operations of DOST8, gave the Welcome Message.  In his message, he emphasized that the activity is a one-on-one mentoring of participants in the enhancement of health research proposals crafted during the Basic Research Methods Training.   Following the PCHRD proposal format, said proposals conceptualized are expected to proceed to full blown proposals, for possible funding by EVHRDC.  Lastly, that EVHRDC is thankful of the presence of Dr. Mendoza who is an expert on health research proposal preparation.


Further, during the Closing Program, the DOH Research Program Coordinator, Mr. Leonido P. Olobia led in the handing in of certificates to the resource speaker and participants, and gave the Closing Message.  In his message, he stressed that EVHRDC is hopeful that the thirteen (13) proposals, as an output of the enhancement workshop, will be approved by the Review Committee of the Consortium.  Indeed, everyone enjoyed the 3-day workshop knowing that it was the venue to focus on finishing their proposals, and of gaining more knowledge on health research proposal preparation.