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Angelite nursing students, faculty win in regional research forum

October 13, 2020

The Nursing program of the School of Nursing and Allied Medical Sciences (SNAMS) bagged two awards on October 8 in the 5th Central Luzon Health Research Forum hosted by the Department of Science and Technology-Central Luzon Health Research and Development Consortium (DOST-CLHRDC).

Nursing sophomores Danella Maria Diaz and Kyla Marie Dizon won 1st place in the Digital Poster Exhibit Contest (Student Category) with their research entitled "The Effects of Syzygium cumini (Duhat) on Well Individuals".

"It is indeed an overwhelming moment for us, and I hope that our efforts in this research will bear significant effects in the medical field someday. It has been a pleasure to represent our department and our school in this health research forum. Muli, lagi't laging para sa Diyos at sa bayan. Padayon, SNAMS," Diaz said on joining and winning in a research conference during the pandemic.

Diaz and Dizon expressed that they have put their heart and love for their craft in doing the research and extend their gratitude to their adviser, Asst. Prof. Noriel Calaguas, the whole SNAMS for unwavering support, and God for the strength and blessing.

Dizon said on the importance of research in today's time.

Meanwhile, their adviser, Nursing chairperson Asst. Prof. Calaguas, won 2nd place in the Oral Research Presentation Contest (Professional Category) with his study entitled "Structural Factors Affecting Filipino MSMs Intent to Use HIV Testing Services".

"I am thankful to the DOST-CLHRDC and the panel of judges for the recognition. I am grateful to have placed 2nd considering that my paper was the only social health research paper presented. As their adviser, I am proud of my students, Danella and Kyla for winning the grand prize for their research poster. This win I would like to dedicate to all of our friends and colleagues in HAU and SNAMS," Asst. Prof. Calaguas said on winning as a researcher and mentor.

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