The De La Salle Health Sciences Institute – Angelo King Medical Research Center (DLSHSI-AKMRC) is DLSHSI’s ground zero for medical and healthcare research.
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:
- Evidence-based Complementary and Integrative Medicine
- Drug Development
- Health Research for the Youth at Risk
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.