19th CDU-CDUH Research Week Celebration

The Cebu Doctors’ University – Cebu Doctors’ University Hospital Research Council celebrated its 19th Annual Research Week last April 18 – 22, 2016 with the theme “Strengthening Research Competencies in the Academe”.

The week-long celebration kicked off with a panel discussion entitled “Research in the Philippine Higher Education: The Role of Innovation and Creativity” with Dr. Elizabeth M. Remedio as the resource speaker. The panel of reactors were Dr. Helen V. Madamba from the Vicente Sotto Memorial Center, Dr. Daisy R. Palompon from Cebu Normal University and Dr. Mary Gretchen F. Chaves from the University of the Philippines Cebu College who provided insights towards the need of research in the Philippine Higher Education.
The afternoon session started with a holy mass celebrated by Rev. Fr. Martin Okafur Ilozue at the Ground Floor, South Atrium. The mass was followed by the cutting of ribbon for the Research Poster Presentation led by Rev. Fr. Martin Okafur Ilozue, Mrs. Maria Fe F. Abejar (Head, Research Office) and Dr. Enrico B. Gruet (Vice-President for Academic Affairs). The posters served as the medium in disseminating the results of the researches conducted by the students of Cebu Doctors’ University. The council invited the following judges for the poster contest; Ms. Krissette Grace F. Campilan (Project Assistant, DOST Region 7), Engr. Adrian D. Cruz, (Science Research Assistant, DOST Region 7) and Dr. Elizabeth M. Remedio (Coordinator, USC-CHED PHERNet). The winners for the research poster contest were as follows:

19th CDU Research Poster Contest Winners:

First Place
Anti-fertility Activity of the Alkaloid Root Extract From Mimosa pudica Linn. (Makahiya) on Oryctolagus cuniculus (Male Albino Rabbit) By: Ralisay, et al. -College of Pharmacy

Second Place
The Larvicidal Effect of Cigarette Butts on Aedes Mosquitoes By: Madoori, et al. - Biology, College of Arts and Sciences

Third Place

The Hair Growth Effect of 100% Moringa oleifera (Malunggay) Leaf Extract on Male Albino Mus musculus (Mice) By: Pocong, et al. - College of Medicine Level 2

The second day was devoted for the Research Paper Contest in two categories: Experimental and Non-Experimental. Experts on the research topic were invited as judges for the said contest. The judges for the Experimental Category were Dr. Eugene T. Bacolod (Chair, Department of Chemistry of University of San Carlos), Dr. Ma. Fidelis E. Quiza (Faculty member, Cebu Institute of Medicine) and Prof. Nelia Sabater-Ereno (Associate Professor of Statistics and Mathematics, University of the Philippines Cebu).
For the afternoon session, the judges for the Non-Experimental Category were Dr. Ma. Fidelis E. Quiza (Faculty member, Cebu Institute of Medicine), Dr. Adrian P. Ybañez (Associate Professor, University of the Philippines – Cebu) and Prof. Phoebe Zoe Maria F. Umbay-Sanchez (Associate Professor of Anthropology of Education & Sociology, University of the Philippines – Cebu). The winners for the research paper contest were as follows:

19th Annual Research Paper Contest (Experimental Category) Winners:

First Place
The Pro-cholinergic Effect of the Crude Venum Extract of Cassiopea Andromeda (Upside-down Jellyfish) on In Situ Rattus norvegicus (Norwegian Rat) By: Aquino, et al. - College of Medicine Level 2

Second Place
Anti-diarrheal Effect of Flavonoid Extract of Cynodon dactylon (Bermuda Grass) On Male Albino Mice By: Chavez, et al. - College of Pharmacy

Third Place
A Comparative Study on the Anti-Platelet Aggregation Activity of 100% Solanum lycopersicum (Tomato) Fruit Extract and 100% Garcinia mangostana (Mangosteen) By: Yapching, et al. - College of Medicine Level 2

19th Annual Research Paper Contest (Non-experimental Category) Winners:

First Place
The Influence of the Level of Perceived Stress Towards the Decision Making Process Among Third Year College Students of Cebu Doctors’ University By: Cañete and Nuñez - Psychology, College of Arts and Sciences

Second Place
The Influence of Perfectionism on the Level of Test Anxiety Among Third Year College of Arts and Sciences Students of Cebu Doctors’ University By: Pino and Baratbate - Psychology, College of Arts and Sciences

Third Place
Level of Knowledge on Blood Donation Among the Students of Mandaue City College: Basis for Blood Donation Information Campaign By: Castro, et al. - Medical Technology, College of Allied Medical Sciences

On the third day, the morning session dealt on how the researchers manage their proper course of action in the conduct of their study. A lecture-forum entitled “Code of Conduct in Research and the Ethics of Research with Human Participants” was conducted by Dr. Danilo B. Largo. The forum presented and discussed issues and concerns in past researches that led to the establishment of ethical standards.

The afternoon session was dedicated for the Research Publication Workshop by Dr. Diu Seng See – a Consultant from Thomson Reuters. He tackled topics on literature reviews, parts of a manuscript and details in submitting manuscript to reliable journals.

On the fourth day, a Faculty Research Write-shop was conducted by Mrs. Maria Fe F. Abejar (Head, Research Office) to enlighten the future faculty researchers about the process and the reasons why they do research. A follow-up on the appropriate statistical treatment was also discussed by Mr. Richard N. Capuyan, a resident Statistician of the university.

The 19th Annual Research Forum took place on Thursday afternoon that provided an opportunity for the students to share to the audience the findings of their study. It was attended by student-researchers from the different colleges.

The week-long celebration ended with a lecture-forum entitled “Revisiting and Strengthening Research Competencies” by Dr. Richard R. Jugar from the University of San Carlos. He discussed the paradigms of research, appropriate contents for the theoretical background and review of related literature and good platforms for publications.

It was indeed a week full of new knowledge that will strengthen the research competencies to both faculty researchers and student researchers.