Cebu Normal University (CNU) bags numerous awards in the 6th Central Visayas Health Research and Innovations Conference (CVHRIC).
The conference, themed, New Normal to New Future: Research and Innovations towards Universal Health Care aimed to link together health researchers and institutions in the region as well as facilitate health research activities attuned to the regional health needs.
CVHRIC was participated in by delegates coming from the different member institutions in Region 7 along with some invited guests here and abroad.
During the conference, CNU delegates manifested their research prowess by snatching the following awards in the following competitions:
2nd Place – The Untold Stories of Childhood to Parenthood by Ms. Joni Inocencia Gonzaga, Dr. Laurence L. Garcia and Ms. Ma. Mayla Imelda M. Lapa
3rd Place – Social Factors as Antecedents to Depression among Community Dwelling Older Persons by Mr. Endrex P. Nemenzo, Dr. Daisy R. Palompon and Ms. Jillian A. Bejoc
2nd Place – HEARTS MATTERS: The Moderation and Mediation Effects of Resilience, Experience of Abuse, and Technology Use in Older Persons by Dr. Daisy R. Palompon
3rd Place – Working Beyond 80: An Octogenarian in the Workforce by Ms. Ma. Mayla Imelda M. Lapa, Mr. Endrex P. Nemezo, and Dr. Laurence L. Garcia
ORAL RESEARCH COMPETITION (Non-Experimental Category)
2nd Place – HEARTS MATTERS: The Moderation and Mediation Effects of Resilience, Experience of Abuse, and Technology Use in Older Persons by Mr. Vincent Pananganan
ORAL RESEARCH COMPETITION (Qualitative Research Category)
2nd Place – Living Alone and Using Social Media Technologies: The Experience of Filipino Older Adults during the COVID-19 Pandemic by Ms. Joana Mariz C. Castillo
RESEARCH POSTER COMPETITION
1st Place – Forecasting Measles Spread through Bass Diffusion by Mrs. Jillian A. Bejoc
3rd Place – Social Factors as Antecedents of Depression among Community Dwelling Older Persons by Mr. Endrex P. Nemezo, Dr. Daisy R. Palompon, and Mrs. Jillian A. Bejoc
Among the different accolades, CNU garnered the most coveted Dir. Elena O. Diola Research Collaboration Award.
This special award is given to a member institution based on the following criteria: (1) established institutional linkages and collaboration; (2) value creation; (3) track record in building, leading, and mentoring organizations, and; (4) evidence of significant research collaboration and networking.
The 6th CVHRIC was held on July 14-16, 2021, via the Zoom platform hosted by the Central Visayas Consortium for Health Research and Development. J. Bejoc
Cebu Normal University (CNU) secured another accolade as it placed 14th on the recently released World’s Universities with Real Impact (WURI) 2021’s Top 50 universities in Crisis Management.
Now in its second year, WURI, a global innovative ranking system formed by the Organizing Committee of the Second Conference of the Hanseatic League of Universities (HLU), aims to discover and evaluate innovative universities around the world which provide real, feasible contributions to society.
For 2021, the WURI Ranking added crisis management as a new category to its assessment due to the great challenges brought about by the COVID-19 pandemic.
Dr. Filomena T. Dayagbil, CESE Officer-in-Charge – Office of the University President, expressed her gratitude to WURI for acknowledging the impact of CNU’s Innovative CNU Assistance and Relief Effort (iCARE) program on the lives of its stakeholders amid the ongoing health crisis in a Facebook post.
“When the pandemic created havoc worldwide, CNU was unprepared. Guided by the mantra to survive, thrive and lead in the new normal, Team CNU launched the iCARE (CNU’s Assistance and Response in Emergency). The “i” is added before CARE to show oneness and individual investment of self,” Dayagbil stated.
Furthermore, Dayagbil shared some of iCARE’s projects like 24hr Communication Hotline, telecounselling, donation drive, HEdConnect Webinar Series, Adopt-a-Student, Share-a-Ride, Alternative RLE Delivery (ARLED), and refocussing/reframing teaching and learning.
Other universities from the Philippines that made it to the list were Far Eastern University (FEU) in 12th place and Biliran Province State University (BiPSU) in 26th place.
Words by Lorille Antoinette Mata