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FMDS meets with Kanazawa University representatives for student exchange program

The Faculty of Management and Development Studies (FMDS) headed by Dean Primo G. Garcia met with the representatives of the Kanazawa University on 06 March 2018 at the Office of the Chancellor Conference Room, University of the Philippines Open University (UPOU), Los Baños, Laguna to discuss details on the RP-Japan Student Exchange Program and research collaboration between the University of the Philippines Open University (UPOU) and Kanazawa University.

Dr. Koji Nakamura, a Visiting Professor of FMDS together with Dr. Atsurou Tstsumi, both from Kanazawa University, Japan visited the Faculty of Management and Development Studies (FMDS) on 06 March 2018 to discuss the details on the possible Exchange Program between the Kanazawa University, Japan and University of the Philippines Open University (UPOU). The prospect of extending the exchange program to faculty members and research staff was also discussed.

Dr. Atsurou Tstsumi, an expert in health sciences and global public health, also said that potential collaboration in terms of visiting professorship and research can also be pursued with the Diploma in/Master of International Health programs.

Also present during the meeting were Prof. Inocencio E. Buot, Jr., Assoc. Prof. Consuelo DL. Habito and Asst. Prof. Aurora V. Lacaste, senior project team members of the Youth for Ifugao Rice Terraces (Y4IRT) project, and Asst. Prof. Myra D. Oruga, Program Chair of the Diploma in/Master of International Health (DMIH) program. (JFDePasion-Guevarra)

FMDS faculty and staff receive awards

Faculty of Management and Development Studies (FMDS) faculty and staff received awards during the 23rd Anniversary celebration of the UP Open University (UPOU) on 26 February 2018 at the Centennial Center for Digital Learning (CCDL), UP Open University, Los Baños, Laguna.

Associate Prof. Joane V. Serrano, Director of the Information Office and Multimedia Center and a faculty under the Diploma in/Master of Environment and Natural Resources Management (D/MENRM) was awarded with the 2018 Gawad Chancellor for Outstanding Faculty while Mr. Larry N. Cruz received the 2018 Gawad Chancellor for Outstanding Research, Extension and Professional Staff (REPS). The UPOU Gawad Chancellor for Outstanding Faculty is given to exemplary faculty member. In particular, the award recognizes the outstanding accomplishments of the faculty member, on top of his/her efficient and effective performance of his/her regular functions, which contribute to the University’s growth and development while the UPOU Gawad Chancellor for Outstanding REPS is given in recognition of the REPS’ exemplary performance, scholarship, innovative and creative research, extension and other outputs, and valuable contributions beyond the call of duty, which resulted in among others, better systems and operations and higher academic reputation for the University.

Meanwhile, Asst. Prof. Finaflor F. Taylan, faculty under the Diploma in/Master of Social Work (D/MSW) and Diploma in Women and Development (DWD) programs and Ms. Jeniffer F. De Pasion-Guevarra, University Extension Associate I were awarded the five-year service award while Asst. Prof. Cesar Z. Luna, faculty under the Diploma in/Master of Land Valuation Management (D/MLVM) and Asst. Prof. Juvy Lizette M. Gervacio, faculty under the Master of Public Management (MPM) received the ten-year service award. (JFDePasion-Guevarra)

[UPDATE] UPOU-FMDS inks agreement on ‘Insulin plant’ research project

UPDATE: UPOU has severed its affiliation with CoopHub and OFW Credit Cooperative.

Dr. Felix Librero, UPOUFI President; Dr. Oscar J. Tayko, BSP Credit Surety Fund Chairman/CEO;
Ms. Karina G. Zobel, Coophub Chairperson; and Dr. Primo G. Garcia, FMDS Dean sign the
Memorandum of Agreement for the research project entitled, "
Effect of Costus igneus
on Obesity and other Metabolic Disorders in Diet-Induced Obese Male ICR Mice”

 

Aligned with Sustainable Development Goal (SDG) 3—ensure healthy lives and promote well-being for all at all ages—the research project “Effect of Costus igneus on Obesity and other Metabolic Disorders in Diet-Induced Obese Male ICR Mice” led by Asst. Prof. Myra Oruga, Program Chair for the Diploma in/Master of International Health (D/MIH), was formally launched in an agreement signing ceremony between UPOU and its partners held on 25 January 2018 at the UP Open University’s Community Hub, Los Banos, Laguna.

Costus igneus, commonly known as fiery costus, step ladder or spiral flag
is referred also as “insulin plant” because of its anti-diabetic properties.

Most studies on Costus igneus that were done in India, reported its therapeutic potentials particularly its anti-diabetic properties. This research will explore the health benefits of Costus igneus, locally known as “insulin plant”, in combating obesity, a major global concern that accounts as one of the causes of several metabolic disorders such as diabetes and cardiovascular diseases in the Philippines. It specifically aims to profile the plant and determine its effect on metabolic disorders such as hypertension, diabetes, and hyperlipidemia, among others.

The Memorandum of Agreement for the research project was signed by Chancellor Melinda dP. Bandalaria for UPOU, Ms. Karina G. Zobel for Coophub, and Dr. Felix Librero for UPOU Foundation, Inc. (UPOUFI). Present as witnesses were Dr. Primo G. Garcia, Dean of the Faculty of Management and Development Studies (FMDS) and Dr. Oscar J. Tayko, Chairman/CEO of BSP Credit Surety Fund.

This research project is Asst. Prof. Oruga’s dissertation for her PhD Degree in Human Nutrition, major in Public Health Communication at UP Los Baños. Her adviser and co-principal investigator, Dr. Wilma Hurtada, and her research assistant, Mr. Von Kevin Alag were also present during the MOA signing. (JRBagos)


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