Healthscape No. 48 (February 2023)



Faculty Regent-led systemwide consultation on democratic governance held

The Office of Faculty Regent Carl Ramota called for his first systemwide faculty consultative meeting tagged “Tipunan: Konsultatibong Pagpupulong para sa Demokratikong Pamamahala sa Pamantasan” on February 2, 2023 at the UP Manila Board Room. 


UPMASA auditorium to help advance Philippine medicine

The University of the Philippines Alumni Society in America (UPMASA) held a celebratory program to commemorate the opening of the UPMASA Auditorium on the 4th floor of the Henry Sy, Sr. Building in UP Manila on Dec. 19, 2022. This was held as part of the webinar with the theme “Expanding the Edge of Philippine Medicine.”


Student-admin dialogue addresses pressing student concerns

In a virtual town hall meeting conducted on January 17, 2023, the University Student Council (USC), together with the League of College Student Councils (LCSC) elevated to the UP Manila administration critical issues confronting the students.


UP College of Dentistry Center for Oral Health inaugurated

The University of the Philippines Manila College of Dentistry (UPCD) opened a dental facility designed as a venue to ramp up the oral health status of Filipinos through advanced learning, training, research, and comprehensive oral care.


UP union members discuss current and emerging issues affecting UP employees

The All UP Academic Employees Union (AUPAEU) held its 2023 General Assembly on February 3, 2023 with the theme "Hiniusang Kusog Tumindig para sa Nakabubuhay na Sahod, Paigtingin ang Lakas-paggawa.” 


Tokyo Medical and Dental Univ official visits UPM for collaboration strengthening

Dr. Keiko Nakamura, professor and head of the Global Health Entrepreneurship of the Tokyo Medical and Dental University (TMDU) Japan visited UP Manila on January 17, 2023 to discuss ways to enhance the two universities’ existing agreement and how else to strengthen this partnership.


College of Holy Spirit Manila Class ‘73 turns over donation to PGH Silahis ng Kalusugan School for the Chronically-Ill

The UP-PGH Department of Pediatrics and the UP-PGH Silahis ng Kalusugan School for the Chronically-Ill (SNKCI) received from the College of Holy Spirit Manila (CHSM) High School Class of 1973 its donation of cash and books under its Agapay sa Kalusugan at Pag-aaral (AKAP) legacy project.


REPSA UP Manila marks 25th year 

On December 20, 2022, the Research, Extension, and Professional Staff Association of UP Manila (REPSA-UPM) commemorated its 25th anniversary with a lecture, election of new officers, and Christmas party via zoom.


Forum presents dengue research for better vaccine development  

Renowned experts discussed the immunologic and serologic issues related to dengue vaccination, the latest findings of the Institute for Child Health and Human Development’s (ICHHD) ongoing dengue studies, and the updates on the country’s dengue control programs amid the COVID-19 pandemic during a forum held on January 18 at the Rizal Park Hotel.


CPH strategizes implementation of health leadership, governance, and equity programs

The University of the Philippines Manila College of Public Health (CPH) conducted an Operational Planning Workshop on November 21-22 2022 to review the proposed plan for the establishment of the Dr. Stephen Zuellig Program for Health Leadership and Governance (DSZPHLG) and the Program for Health Equity (PHE).


CAS trains constituents on responsible conduct of research

The UP Manila College of Arts and Sciences Office of the Associate Dean for Research and Public Service (CAS-OADRPS) conducted an online asynchronous course entitled “Responsible Conduct of Research” from January 23 to February 4.


Webinar tackles interventions and therapies for endometriosis

The Philippine General Hospital has been noting an increased number of women consulting for pelvic pain later diagnosed as endometriosis, a chronic disease where tissue similar to the uterus lining grows outside the uterus, causing pain and/or infertility. Read article