It produces groundbreaking research in various medical fields, and also seeks to find solutions to national health concerns, such as research on treatments for tuberculosis, dengue, and cancer, as well as on the efficient use of evidence-based complementary and integrative medicine in health care.
As a research center, it is driven by a 3-pronged research agenda that drive the Lasallian mission:
Thus, research services are available for herbal and other traditional or indigenous medicine, alternative nutrition, massage, acupuncture, mind-body interventions such as yoga and other alternative healing modalities.
An established site for the for international clinical trials, it has positioned itself as a contract research organization for local pharmaceutical companies, given its capability to conduct Phase I-IV clinical trials.
The Center is also engaged in research training, conferences, publication, and research-based product development.
Independent Ethics Committee
The De La Salle Medical and Health Sciences Institute – Independent Ethics Committee (DLSMHSI-IEC) is an independent ethical committee that conducts ethical and scientific reviews of research proposals involving human subjects. The reviews are based on local laws and regulations, standards of professional and research conduct and practice with sensitivity to cultural differences and community values.