RITM-BRMO Head hailed as BRAP 2022 Biosafety Champion

RITM Biorisk Management Office Head, Plebeian B. Medina, was chosen as the 1st Biorisk Association of the Philippines (BRAP) 2022 Biosafety Champion during the 5th BRAP Annual Convention and 3rd International Forum held on 03 September 2022.  “Nothing is more fulfilling than witnessing change and improvements in laboratories because of biosafety and biosecurity. We as continue reading : RITM-BRMO Head hailed as BRAP 2022 Biosafety Champion

New diagnostic algorithm may improve PH dengue diagnosis and surveillance – studies suggest

Through the Research and Innovation Office (RIO) of the Research Institute for Tropical Medicine (RITM), London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine (LSHTM) Infection Biology Department Head Dr. Martin Lloyd Hibberd shared his analysis of dengue in the Philippines to public health practitioners in the country on 22 August 2022 via Zoom in support of continue reading : New diagnostic algorithm may improve PH dengue diagnosis and surveillance – studies suggest

DOH, RITM hold national forum on Antimicrobial Use Point Prevalence Survey

The Department of Health (DOH), through the collaboration of its Pharmaceutical Division (PD) and the Research Institute for Tropical Medicine (RITM), conducted the 4th National Dissemination Forum (NDF) on the Antimicrobial Use Point Prevalence Survey on 25-26 August 2022 at the Crimson Hotel, Alabang. The two-day forum was simultaneously broadcasted live for online participants joining continue reading : DOH, RITM hold national forum on Antimicrobial Use Point Prevalence Survey

ARG breaks down HIV PrEP

The panelists answering questions from the participants during the open forum on 05 August 2022. In partnership with various HIV/AIDS treatment hubs, the Research Institute for Tropical Medicine (RITM) AIDS Research Group (ARG) conducted the 2nd installment of the ARG Collaborative Conversations series on pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP) via Zoom and Facebook Live on August 5, continue reading : ARG breaks down HIV PrEP

RITM Fellows complete TFC Bootcamp for Data Science and Analytics

Five staff of the Research Institute for Tropical Medicine (RITM) Department of Epidemiology and Biostatistics (DEBS) underwent and completed the Training-Fellowship-Capstone (TFC) Bootcamp for Data Science and Analytics conducted by the Center for Strategic Futures of the Development Academy of the Philippines (DAP). The five staff, namely, Jarren Arshlle Arao, Chona Mae Daga, Jerric Rhazel continue reading : RITM Fellows complete TFC Bootcamp for Data Science and Analytics

RITM conducts 1st What the FAQs online forum on sex and monkeypox

To address close physical contact, such as those involved in sexual activities, as a risk factor in the transmission of the global problem of monkeypox, the Research Institute for Tropical Medicine (RITM) through its Medical Department conducted the What the FAQs?: Sex and Monkeypox online public forum via Zoom and the RITM Facebook page on continue reading : RITM conducts 1st What the FAQs online forum on sex and monkeypox

RITM Director wins PRC’s Nubla Excellence and Outstanding Physician Award

The Research Institute for Tropical Medicine (RITM) Director Dr. Celia C. Carlos was bestowed the Eric Nubla Excellence Award and the 2022 Most Outstanding Physician Award by the Professional Regulations Commission (PRC) in the 49th PRC Awards in Manila Hotel on July 29, 2022. Dr. Carlos bested the four (4) nominated outstanding professionals and received continue reading : RITM Director wins PRC’s Nubla Excellence and Outstanding Physician Award

RITM trains on using multiplex PCR assay for Influenza and SARS-CoV-2 detection

Eight (8) laboratory staff from the RITM Virology Department and Molecular Biology Laboratory (MBL) trained on the use of Multiplex PCR assay for the detection of Influenza and SARS-CoV-2, under the supervision of experts from the California Department of Public Health on July 18, 2022 to July 22, 2022. The United States Centers for Disease continue reading : RITM trains on using multiplex PCR assay for Influenza and SARS-CoV-2 detection

RITM staff recertified as Level 1  Malaria Microscopist and Top 1 Performer in ECAMM Workshop

Mr. Sherwin A. Galit of the Research Institute for Tropical Medicine (RITM) was recertified with the Level 1  Malaria Microscopist certificate and Top 1 performer in the recently concluded External Competency Assessment for Malaria Microscopy (ECAMM) Workshop by the World Health Organization (WHO) last June 27 to July 1, 2022 in Nairobi, Kenya. WHO awarded continue reading : RITM staff recertified as Level 1  Malaria Microscopist and Top 1 Performer in ECAMM Workshop

Five RITM staff are now IFBA Certified Professionals in Biosafety

Five Biorisk Management (BRM) committee members from various RITM departments passed the International Federation of Biosafety Associations’ (IFBA) Certification in Biorisk Management examination last June 30, 2022.   The newly certified IFBA Certified Professionals in Biorisk Management are Ms. Catherine Ann Sacopon (National Tuberculosis Reference Laboratory), Ms. Catherine Calzado-Dacasin (Virology Department), Mr. Phrencian Wallen Calpa (Clinical Laboratory), Mr. Prince continue reading : Five RITM staff are now IFBA Certified Professionals in Biosafety