The Center for Academic Health Sciences Research (CAHSR) is under the leadership of the Research Administration and Development of the Research Division in this institution. It caters to the research needs and concerns of the undergraduate faculty members, academic support personnel (ASP), and the De La Salle University Medical Center (DLSUMC) professional staff.
The undergraduate community is composed of six (6) colleges: the College of Humanities & Sciences (CHS), College of Medical Laboratory Science (CMLS), College of Medical Radiation Technology (CMRT), College of Nursing (CN), College of Pharmacy (CP), and College of Rehabilitation Sciences (CRS).
The ASP is comprised of the professional staff from various academic sectors, such as the Romeo P. Areniego Library Services, the Guidance and Counseling Office, the Comprehensive Community Health Training Program (CCHTP), and the Center for Clinical Epidemiology and Biostatistics (CCEB). Meanwhile, the professional staff from DLSUMC are those from the Nursing Service Department (NSD) and Quality Assurance (QA) group of the hospital.
The center is headed by the Associate Director, Restituta C. Tan, RM, RN, RGC, PhD. It has two units: the Allied Health Research Unit, which is chaired by Warren S. Vidar, RCh, MSc, and the Health Professions Education Research Unit, which is chaired by Cheyen S. Molon, RRT, PhD. The research assistant, Ms. Hadiyya Mary Glenn A. Paraiso provides technical support to the Center and its researchers.
The CAHSR members are the representatives of the 6 colleges, ASP, and DLSUMC are as follows:
Warren S. Vidar, RCh, MSc (CHS)
Clarence Witty Mendoza, RMT (CMLS)
Cheyen S. Molon, RRT, PhD (CMRT)
Rommel L. Salazar, RN, MAN, DrPH (CN)
Sigfredo B. Mata, RPh (CP)
Cattleya Marie Bragado, PTRP (PT-CRS)
Louise Odeth Leosala, OTRP (OT-CRS)
Danaida B. Marcelo, MSPH (CCEB)
Zipporah M. Dery, MLIS (Library)
Jomar K. Madlansacay, MDC (CCHTP)
The CAHSR aims to engage the Faculty Members, Academic Support Personnel, and DLSUMC Staff, to do quality and relevant health research by developing and strengthening their research capabilities. Specifically, CAHSR helps in:
1. Identifying their research needs and concerns;
2. Planning & implementation of training program or workshop for enhancement of research writing skills;
3. Facilitating technical and ethical reviews of research proposals; and
4. Enabling researchers to avail of research funds whether internal or external grants.