On November 24, the Research Division’s Center for Academic Health Sciences Research held the 13th Annual Faculty Research Forum at the De La Salle Villarosa Convention Hall.


The following are the featured faculty researchers who presented their work.

 Health Risking Social Behaviors, Protective Factors, and Mental Health among

Adolescents: Basis for School – Based Mental Health Program

Rommel L. Salazar, RN, MAN, DrPH

College of Nursing


 Spectral Tuning of Deep Red Cone Pigments

Tabitha L. Amora, RCh, PhD

College of Humanities and Sciences


 Heart Rate Variability Measurements During Slow Breathing Exercises of Yogic Pranayama:

A Preliminary Study and Review of the Technique

Dante G. Simbulan Jr. PhD

College of Medicine


 The Coagulation and Hemagglutination Properties of the Crude Extract Deprived from the

leaves of Gatas-Gatasan [Euphorbia L.] Wild Daisy [Tridax procumbens], and Bulak –

Manok [Vernonia cinerea (L.) Less]

Romeo Ongpoy, RPh, MSc

College of Pharmacy


 Economic Burden of Community – Acquired Pneumonia among Adults in the Philippines:

Its Equity and Policy Implications in the Case Rate Payments of the Philippine Health

Insurance Corporation

Victor L. Mendoza, MD

College of Medicine


 The Socioeconomic Status of Stroke Patients in Clinic and Training Center of College of

Allied Rehabilitation Sciences, University of the East Ramon Magsaysay Memorial Medical

Center Inc.

Sheena Pilar Andrade – Olitoquit

College of Rehabilitation Sciences


 Phenotypic and Molecular Detection of Metallo – B – lactamase in carbapenem resistant

Pseudomonas aeruginosa

Sherill D. Tesalona, RMT, MSMT

College of Medical Laboratory Science