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SNAMS faculty members bag awards at Int’l and Nat’l Conferences

Three faculty members of the School of Nursing and Allied Medical Sciences (SNAMS) dominated in various research conferences and workshops by bringing home two international best research paper awards and two national awards recognizing readiness for publication.


Asst. Prof. Precious Jean M. Marquez, RN, MSN bested other researchers and presenters from Asia, Europe, North America, and Oceania in the International Postgraduate Roundtable and Research Forum cum Summer School (IPRRFSS) at the Education University of Hong Kong. She bagged the Outstanding Paper Award for her paper entitled “Hope and health-related quality of life in patients with cancer undergoing adjuvant therapy”.


Asst. Prof. Noriel P. Calaguas, RN, MSHSA bested over 30 other researchers from the Philippines, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, Japan, and Thailand when he won the Best Paper (Professional Category) for his research entitled “Structural factors predicting Filipino MSM’s intent to use HIV testing services”. The award was given during the 2nd Biennial International Conference for Nursing Education, Practice and Research held on August 2-3, 2019 at Cebu City, Philippines.


Asst. Prof. John Mark J. De Vera, RRT, MSHSA and Asst. Prof. Calaguas were agiven the Most Ready to Publish Paper Awards at the recently concluded 16th National Medical Writing Workshop & 9th Writeshop for Young Researchers on August 13-14, 2019 at Cagayan De Oro City, Philippines. This annual competitive workshop and writeshop in medical writing is sponsored by the Department of Science and Technology-Philippine Council for Health Research and Development (DOST-PCHRD) and initiated by the Philippine Association of Medical Journal Editors (PAMJE). With this recognition, their studies on Q methodological analysis of perceived characteristics of excellent RT preceptor and the health belief structural equation model predicting Filipino MSM’s condom use are almost assured of publication in peer-reviewed journals in the health disciplines.


These new achievements are a testament to the continuous commitment of the School to produce scholarship in nursing and health that is meaningful and socially relevant.


Date Posted: 08-30-2019