Congratulations to the 71 UP Scientists for 2018-2020!

Faculty members and researchers from across the UP System earned the rank of UP Scientist in an awarding ceremony on May 28 at the UP Diliman School of Statistics Auditorium. Forty-four were named UP Scientist I, 11 received the rank of UP Scientist II, and 16 were awarded UP Scientist III.

Virtual reality applications for phobia therapies; electronic medical record systems; and medicines derived from Tsaang gubat, Ulasimang bato, Yerba buena, and Akapulko herbs.

These were among the innovative products showcased at the 21st anniversary conference of the National Institutes of Health-University of the Philippines Manila early this year.

When a delegation from the University of the Philippines Medical Alumni Society in America visited UP Diliman early this year, proposals of assistance for the improvement of facilities in the UP Los Baños Health Service or Infirmary, and support for the planned establishment of the Philippine General Hospital in UP Diliman were discussed.

The 21st anniversary conference of the National Institutes of Health (NIH)-University of the Philippines Manila (UP Manila), held in partnership with the UP Manila Technology Transfer and Business Development Office (TTBDO), focused on the objective of turning health research into innovative products, policies and solutions for the benefit of society. It was held on February 28 at the Bayanihan Center, UNILAB Inc. complex, Pasig City.

IT vs. TB

Drug development is a long and expensive process. But in UP, computer-aided drug discovery and development (CADDD) is now helping to reduce the time and cost of drug discovery. In 2012, a UP research team embarked on a project pioneering the use of computers in discovering new compounds for the treatment of TB. The project was supported until August 2017 by the Office of the Vice President for Academic Affairs (OVPAA) of the UP System under the Emerging Inter-Disciplinary Research (EIDR) program.

Below is the full text of the speech delivered by UP President Danilo L. Concepcion during UP Manila’s Commencement Exercises on June 21, 2017.   MORE THAN A SCHOOL, MORE THAN A HOSPITAL Speech by President Danilo L. Concepcion Commencement Exercises, UP Manila 21 June 2017   Esteemed members of our Board of Regents, the […]