DLSHSI’s Independent Ethics Committee has been granted a Level 3 accreditation by the Philippine Health Research Ethics Board (PHREB), in recognition of DLSHSI’s adherence and strict commitment to the upholding of national and international ethical standards and guidelines in the conduct of researches within the institution.


The formal awarding of accreditation certificates will be held on August 2016 during the celebration of the Philippine National Health Research System Week. The accreditation will be valid for three years and allows DLSHSI to continue conducting clinical trials.


DLSHSI’s IEC is composed of the following members: Dr. Madeleine Sosa, a pediatric neurologist at DLSUMC and dean of the College of Medicine as committee chair; Fr. Danilo Tiong as the co- chair; and new members, Dr. Oscar Ferdinand L. Feliciano (Internal Medicine) and Dr. Renato Ocampo (Surgery); while Ms. Genevieve Bayas is member-secretary.