Medical Teleparasitology: Utilizing information and communications technology to improve diagnosis of parasitic infections Posted: Tuesday, September 25, 2018
Misdiagnosis of parasitic infections remains a challenge in the Philippines, particularly in remote areas where medical technologists (MTs) may lack necessary expertise for accurate diagnosis of less common parasitic infections. This is further complicated by the lack of a formal referral system where MTs can verify their diagnosis. Misdiagnosis results in inappropriate treatment of patients, thereby contributing to continuing morbidity and infection transmission. Accurate and timely diagnosis of parasitic infections is essential for appropriate treatment, as well as for generation of accurate data to support advocacy and policy formulation for the prevention and control of parasitic infections.
To address this challenge, a team from the College of Public Health and the National Telehea...read full story
Four DOST Scholars obtain Master's Degree in Molecular Medicine Posted: Tuesday, September 18, 2018 "Learning does not end after graduation. It is a continuous journey that only those with receptive minds and humble hearts can embark on." A practical advice from Dr. Arturo Dela Pena, Chief Executive Officer and President of St. Luke's Medical Center (SLMC) to the graduates of the 20th Commencement Exercises of St. Luke's College of Medicine on 15 July 2018.Four scholars namely Alexis Labrador, John Paul Llido, Neil Jade Palude, and Jerica Isabel Reyes earned their Master's degree in Molecular Medicine under the Accelerated Science and Technology Human Resources Development Program (ASTHRDP). ASTHRDP is a scholarship program offered by DOST-Science Education Institute, in partnership with the Philippine Council for Health Research and Development (PCHRD).Proving their excellence and commi...read full story