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Biomedicine, pharmacy seminar instills awareness in innovative medicinal research, technology

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THE UST Chemical Engineering Society (ChES) discussed innovative medicinal research and technology in “Leveraging Diverse Medical Science to Fortify Humanity” at the Albertus Magnus Auditorium on October 8.

Pharmacy and Engineering students attended the seminar that emphasized unconventional and alternative ways in medicinal research and technology that can contribute in the field of biomedicine and pharmacy.

“Today, many people are more prone to illnesses due to the emergence of new diseases caused by our surroundings,” says Ian Micaller, the seminar’s project head. “And yung mga tao ngayon medyo indifferent. Dapat maging aware ang tao sa effects ng environment sa health nila and with that dapat ang science in general maging advanced or makapag-cope up sa mga ganitong issues.”

Thomasian Alumna Marie Cris Mizal-Merza shared that cheap medicines with no efficacy will turn out to be “the most expensive medicine,” in her talk on the production of quality medicine through bioanalytical method validation.

Preventive Medicine Specialist Dr. Arturo Estuita, M.D. of the UP Medical Research Laboratory shared his research and its success on cardiovascular chelation in the treatment of Hepatitis B.

“The disease that you are treating will not kill you, rather, the medicine that you are using will kill you,” he said, adding that the fourth leading cause of death is due to multiple medicine intake.

Zenaida De Guzman of the Biomedical Research Section Head of the Philippine Nuclear Research Institute discussed methods in developing new medical technologies through radiation processing and its use as an alternative treatment.

The Country Safety Lead of Pfizer, INC. in the Philippines and Associate Pharmacovigilance Manager of Johnson & Johnson, Bryon Webb Romero presented examples of drug safety issues at present and encouraged students to be responsible in the use of medicinal products.

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“Show me a drug with no side effects and I’ll show you a drug with no actions,” Bryon Webb Romero quoted British pharmacologist Sir Derrick Dunlop.

 

Photo courtesy of UST-ChES

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UST caps performance in Oct 2016 chemist licensure exams

The University of Santo Tomas (UST) improved its standing in the October 2016 chemist licensure examinations with two Thomasians making it in top ten highest scorers, Professional Regulation Commission results showed.

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The University of Santo Tomas (UST) improved its standing in the October 2016 chemist licensure examinations with two Thomasians making it in top ten highest scorers, Professional Regulation Commission results showed.

 

Kent Gervacio shared the sixth spot with Lizette Mella of University of the Philippines-Diliman (UPD) with a score of 88.25 percent and Jinniel Cruz of Pamantasan ng Lungsod ng Maynila.

 

Robert Yee, who scored 87.75 percent,  shared the eighth place with Jerwin Taping of University of the Philippines-Manila.

 

UST garnered a 73.17 percent passing rate wherein 30 out of 41 Thomasians made the cut. This is higher than last year’s 66.67 percent  wherein only 16 passed the examination out of 48 examinees.

 

UPD was hailed as the top performing school with a passing rate of 95 percent while Mikel Allas of De La Salle University topped the board examinations with a score of 93.50 percent.

 

According to PRC, 559 passed the board examination out of 1,019 examinees nationwide.- VA Ferreras

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UST ranks 3rd in Sept 2016 mech eng’g boards

The University of Santo Tomas (UST) was ranked as the third best performing school in the September 2016 mechanical engineering licensure examinations, Professional Regulation Commission (PRC) results showed.

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The University of Santo Tomas (UST) was ranked as the third best performing school in the September 2016 mechanical engineering licensure examinations, Professional Regulation Commission (PRC) results showed.

 

UST garnered a 92 percent passing rate wherein 115 out 125 Thomasians passed the examination. This is higher than last year’s 63.21 percent, wherein only 67 out of 106 made the cut. No Thomasian made it in the top ten highest scorers.

 

University of the Philippines-Diliman topped the exam with a perfect passing rate. Meanwhile, Elso Elumbaring Jr. of Notre Dame University led the new batch of mechanical engineers with a score of 90.15 percent.

 

According to PRC, 3,110 passed the licensure examination out of 4,470 examinees nationwide.

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UST nursing program gains Pacucoa Level IV accreditation

The Philippine Association of Colleges and Universities Commission on Accreditation (Pacucoa) granted the highest accreditation status to the nursing program of the University of Santo Tomas.

The accreditation is effective until June 2020 and gives the University full autonomy in offering new graduate programs, open learning education programs and extension classes without the Commission on Higher Education’s (CHED) approval.

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In reference to the Harry Potter series, College of Nursing freshmen enter through a “wall” made of cloth during the Freshmen Welcome Walk last August 2015.

The Philippine Association of Colleges and Universities Commission on Accreditation (Pacucoa) granted the highest accreditation status to the nursing program of the University of Santo Tomas.

The accreditation is effective until June 2020 and gives the University full autonomy in offering new graduate programs, open learning education programs and extension classes without the Commission on Higher Education’s (CHED) approval.

Aside from Pacucoa Level IV status, the program is also a CHED Center of Excellence in Nursing Education.

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