RECTOR Fr. Tamerlane Lana, O.P. called for researches that can contribute to the generation of knowledge as well as in the development of the society during the UST Research/Creative Works Recognition and International Publication Awards.

“The University should enhance world-class research projects, a dynamic culture for collaboration of research within and outside the University,” Fr. Lana told some 60 Thomasian researchers last March 16 at the Thomas Aquinas Research Center auditorium.

The UST Research Recognition Awards, which started 1997, is held biannually and has three categories: the Gold Series awards, given to tenured full-time faculty members with doctorate or master’s degrees who have research projects and have authored at least three research papers in refereed journals during the last five years; the Silver Series award, given to both tenured and non-tenured faculty members with at least master’s degrees who have on-going research projects and have authored at least one research paper in refereed journals in the last two years; and the UST International Publication award, given to faculty members who had their research papers published in international refereed journals recognized by the International Citation Index Institute of Scientific Information.

Dr. Allan de Guzman, Center for Educational Research and Development CERD director and Gold Series and International Publication award recipient, told the Varsitarian that the event recognizes the contribution of the faculty members in research.

“Faculty members should realize that we should not only excel in teaching but also in the research function of the University,” De Guzman said.

De Guzman also said that the Center for Research and Development plans to compile some of the researches published as its contribution to the quadri-centennial celebration of the University in 2011.

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The 18 Gold Series award recipients were Ma. Alicia Aguinaldo (Science), Leilani Asis (Medicine), Marieta Baysa (Education), Christina Binag (Science), Ma. Minerva Calimag (Medicine), Benjamin Co (Medicine), Gloria Bernas (Science), Allan de Guzman (Education), Dean Fortunato Sevilla III (Science) Praxedes de la Rosa (Graduate School), Center for Creative Writing and Studies director Ophelia Dimalanta (Arts and Letters), Honolina Gomez (Medicine), Jeanette Loanzon (Commerce), Sandra Teresa Navarra (Medicine), Maribel Nonato (Science), Raymond Rosales (Medicine), Emily Tan (Phramacy), and Mafael Ysrael (Pharmacy). The 23 Silver Series award recipients were Norma Alarcon (Architecture), Grecebio Alejandro (Science), Agnes Andaya (Medicine), Roberto Andres (Science), Joyce Arriola (Arts and Letters), Clarence Batan (Arts and Letters), Jose Bergantin Jr. (Science), Ma. Socorro Calara (Commerce), Gil Cauyan (Science), Mary Chua (Medicine), Maria Natalia Dimaano (Engineering), Ferdinand Lopez (Arts and Letters), Rosie Madulid (Science), Eva Irene Maglonzo (Medicine), Erlita Mendoza (Arts and Letters), Manuel Maximo Lopez Noche (Architecture), Alejandro Pineda Jr. (Medicine), Edward Quinto (Science), John Donnie Ramos (Science), Ma. Cristina Ramos (Science), Mary Agnes Regal (Medicine), Esmeralda Sanchez (IR), and Joyce Tan (Science).

Meanwhile, the 19 International Publication award recipients were Donald Afan (Science), Ma. Alicia Aguinaldo (Science), Grecebio Alejandro (Science), Marieta Baysa, (Education), Jose Bergantin (Science), Cristina Binag, (Science), Mary Chua (Medicine), Ma. Natalia Dimaano (Engineering), Jeanette Isabel Loanzon (Commerce), Dean Marilyn Mabini (Engineering), Maribel Nonato (Science), Sandra Teresa Navarra (Medicine), John Donnie Ramos (Science), Ma. Cristina Ramos (Science), Joyce Tan (Science), Ysrael, Bernas, De Guzman, and Sevilla.

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