SDRC Research Fellows Garner Awards in Research Recognition Ceremonies for 2016

As part of the celebration of Teacher’s Month, it was fitting to take time out to acknowledge the success of individuals who have contributed to the rise of De La Salle University as a premiere research institution.
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Vice Chancellor for Research and Innovation Dr. Raymond Girard Tan opened the ceremonies for the Faculty and Students’ Research Recognition by congratulating faculty and students for publishing over 400 indexed articles in 2016, the highest number on record in the Scopus database. 

            Among the list of awardees who published with local and international collaborators in Scopus, ISI, or CHED listed journals were DLSU Scientist in Residence and SDRC Senior Research Fellow Dr. Exaltacion Lamberte, and fellows and associates Dr. Rechel Arcilla, Dr. Arnulfo Azcarraga, Dr. Mitzie Irene Conchada, Dr. Marlon Era, Dr. Dennis Erasga, Dr. Adrianne John Galang, Dr. Raymund Habaradas, Dr. Melvin Jabar, Dr. Roberto Javier, Jr., Dr. Romeo Lee, Dr. Arturo Pacificador, Ms. Cristina Rodriguez, Dr. Maria Guadalupe Salanga, Dr. Marites Tiongco, Dr. Dennis Trinidad, and Dr. Lars Raymund Ubaldo. The Center’s new doctoral apprentice Ms. Patricia Simon was among the student awardees for this category.

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Awardees who completed externally funded projects included SDRC Director Dr. Maria Caridad Tarroja, senior research fellows Dr. Ma. Elena Chiong-Javier ,Dr. Jesusa Marco and Dr. Lamberte, and research fellows and associates Dr. Abdul Jhariel Osman, Dr. Arcilla, Dr. Era, Dr. Habaradas, Dr. Jabar, Dr. Pacificador, and Dr. Tiongco. Former research associate Mr. Graeme Ferdinand Armecin and former doctoral apprentice Mr. Crisanto Regadio were likewise awarded in this category.

            Ms. Ethel Ong, member of SDRC’s National Online Sexual Abuse and Exploitation of Children in the Philippines (OSAEC) study research team, was commended for accumulating over 10 Scopus papers, while Dr. Galang and Dr. Trinidad were commended for accumulating over 5 Scopus papers.

            Dr. Salanga was among the faculty members awarded for the most cited works in Scopus for 2016 for the study “Cross-Cultural Differences in a Global ‘Survey of World Views’” in a 2015 issue of the Journal of Cross-Cultural Psychology

            University Chancellor Dr. Robert Roleda congratulated the offices of the VCRI, the University Research Coordination Office, the Research Ethics Office and the University Publishing House for their work in facilitating the research output of the faculty. He set ASEAN-level publication as the next target, noting that given the University’s current track record, it would not be difficult to be at par with its Southeast Asian neighbors. He emphasized the need to sustain the current level of momentum, and to develop a wider base that would decrease reliance on particular individuals and increase the variability of faculty and student output.

            The Faculty and Students’ Research Recognition Ceremonies for 2016 were hosted by the Office of the Vice Chancellor for Research and Innovation and the University Research Coordination Office on October 6, 2017 at Henry Sy, Sr. Hall.