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National Scientist Lourdes Cruz is most cited researcher from UP

National Scientist Lourdes Cruz is most cited researcher from UP

National Scientist and UP Professor Emeritus Lourdes Cruz has the most number of publications with the highest impact among UP researchers. This was according to the Webometrics Ranking of Scientists in Philippine Institutions released in January 2017. The list is a BETA ranking based on the researcher’s presence in the Google Scholar Citations database. It includes the top 453 scholars in the Philippines–267 of them from UP–with h-indices of at least five. The researchers were “ranked first by h-index in decreasing order then, [in case of a tie], by the total number of citations as a secondary criteria.” For this third edition, […]

UP Manila webinar aims to help doctors, students build telemedicine startups

UP Manila webinar aims to help doctors, students build telemedicine startups

The Technology Transfer and Business Development Office (TTBDO) of UP Manila, in partnership with the National Telehealth Center (NTHC), hosted the web-based seminar “Practical Tips for Doctors and Students for Creating a Mobile Health/Telemedicine Startup“ on 9 May 2017 with Dr. Milton Chen as resource person. The webinar had 27 virtual participants as well as a live interactive session with the staff of the TTBDO and the NTHC. Chen is affiliated with two digital health companies, VSee and This American Doc, which he co-founded without any business experience. During the seminar, he stressed the importance of training one’s team on interaction design and […]

Southeast Asian lit, music and dance inspire UP’s latest Komedya

Southeast Asian lit, music and dance inspire UP's latest Komedya

Putri Anak is a new Komedya produced by the UP College of Music and the UP Center for International Studies that explores Filipino pre-colonial and colonial heritage through oral literature, music and the San Dionisio Komedya performance tradition. Named after the heroine around whom the three-act play revolves, it features a composite text from a narrative common among Southeast Asian cultures–the celestial maiden, a half-woman, half-bird being who was deceived by a mortal. Putri Anak (or Princess Child) is based on a Maguindanaoan variant of the celestial maiden story about King Sulaymon’s son and Putri Anak. It is a fictional account […]

Retired professors and professors emeriti to continue service in teaching, mentoring and admin

The UP Board of Regents (BOR) in its 1321st meeting on 27 October 2016 has given the green light to increase and extend the involvement of retired professors and professors emeriti in teaching, mentoring, research, creative work and administrative work in the university. With this approval, retired professors and professors emeriti may already serve as co-advisers, readers or panel members for master’s theses and PhD dissertations, and hold positions as professorial administrators and professorial K11-12 teacher trainers. They may also be appointed professorial researchers of UP-funded programs such as OVPAA’s Emerging Interdisciplinary Research Program or of externally funded projects. The Office of […]

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Video produced in 2012. With sincere thanks to Prof. Antoinette Bass Hernandez and Marie Ramona Virginia Alfon for their significant contributions to the project. Kindly take note of the following errata: At Original text Correction 4:53 Prof. Rey Ibora, Ph.D. Prof. Rey Ebora, Ph.D. 10:41 National Chemistry Institute National Institute of Physics 11:18 UP College of Engineering National Institute of Physics 13:44 Institute of Microbiology National Institute of Molecular Biology and Biotechnology 15:42 Marine Science Institute UP Baguio 16:59    “Chancellor, UP Diliman and” should not have been there 18:23 Philippine General Hospital National Institutes of Health 19:49 National Institute of […]

Winner of Gawad Pangulo for Progressive Teaching and Learning shortlisted for int’l awards

Winner of Gawad Pangulo for Progressive Teaching and Learning shortlisted for int'l awards

Almost a year after winning the 2nd Gawad Pangulo for Progressive Teaching and Learning, Dr. Luis Sison of the College of Engineering is now vying for an international award in higher education pedagogy.  Sison was selected to advance in the Reimagine Education competition with his project “HIRIT: Higher education Institutional Readiness for Innovation and Technopreneurship,” the same entry that secured him the Gawad Pangulo title in December 2015. The entry, based on his MS-level course IE 298, helps students identify and pursue market opportunities that can be addressed by technology. IE 298 is delivered via flipped classroom with lectures and readings posted on UvLe (University […]

1st Biodiversity and Chemical Biology of Marine and Terrestrial Life in the Philippine Region Conference kicks off in Bohol, Philippines

The BCBMTP conference kicked off on October 16 with opening remarks from Governor Edgar Chatto of Bohol and DENR undersecretary Isabelo Montejo.  After welcoming the participants to Bohol, everyone was treated to a medley of songs from the Loboc Children’s Choir.  On October 17, the morning plenary lectures began with talks from Dr. Baltgazar Aguda of the Philippine Genome Center and Dr. Hiroyuki Ogata of Kyoto University.  Dr. Aguda’s talk focused on ecosystem stability, biodiversity, and genomics.  He highlighted the importance of food webs and keystone species and discussed how an ecological community can have overlapping genomes as a result […]

DENR, Bohol seek help of scientists in ongoing biodiversity conference

At the opening dinner of the First International Conference on Biodiversity & Chemical Biology of Marine and Terrestrial Life in the Philippine Region on 16 October, newly appointed secretary of the Department of Environment and Natural Resources Gina Lopez and Atty. Edgardo Chato, governor of Bohol, emphasized the value of science-based decisions when they appealed to researchers to help in the conservation and development of marine biodiversity in the Philippines. Lopez, who could not come to the event due to the typhoon, sent her message through Undersecretary Isabelo Montejo. For four days, local and foreign scientists will be in Panglao Island in Bohol to talk about technological innovations […]

UP Manila prof is world’s most prolific editor

UP Manila prof is world's most prolific editor

Dr. Jose Florencio Lapeña, Jr. of UP Manila is the world’s busiest editor. This was according to Publons, the UK company behind the inaugural Sentinel of Science awards. Lapeña received the award for handling the highest number of manuscripts across all the world’s journals. As this year’s top contributing editor, he will get $100 cash and a $200 credit with Wiley.  Publon created the awards to “honour the expert peer reviewers and editors who stand guard over research quality, and lead the charge for better, faster science.”  Lapeña, who is a professor of otorhinolaryngology at UP Manila, an attending otolaryngologist, aerodigestive tract, and cleft and craniofacial plastic surgeon at the […]