Pharma studes, profs present papers in SoKor Conference; bag best poster awards

Date Posted: July 12, 2019 at 01:34 PM

The University again received international recognition as students and faculty of the College of Pharmacy (CoP) presented their research in a pharmaceutical conference in South Korea.

Dean Perlita Crucis led the contingent that presented 12 papers in the 9th Asian Association of Schools of Pharmacy (AASP) Conference held at Ajou University in Suwon last July 3 to 5.

The studies Preparation, characterization and antibacterial activity of gentamicin loaded chitin nanogel by Darwin Obel, Agnes Castillo and Christina Binag; The Development and Validation of Instructional Materials in Improving Communication and Medication Literacy of Deaf and Hard of Hearing Patients by Hazel Anne Catublas; and Antibacterial activity of the formulated ointment containing methanolic fruit extract of Averrhoa bilimbi by Rei Janiel Masigla, Jeremiah Cuadra, Kirsten Kay Perez, and April Mergelle Lapuz were given Best Poster distinctions.

The annual conference carried the theme Impact of Rapidly Changing Environment on Pharmacy: Education, Practice, and Pharmaceutical Sciences in Asia.

Other Adamsonian research presented in the conference include:

Functional group analysis of solvent partitioned extract of medicinal plants Eleusine indica by infrared spectroscopy by Joanne Katherine Manlusoc, Anthony Yen, Liahona Faith Mancol, and Jade Cometa;

Knowledge, attitude and practices on the use of antimicrobials among residents in Towerville Phase 5, Barangay Minuyan, SJDM Bulacan, Philippines by Perlita Crucis, April Mergelle Lapuz, Jocelyn Pantia, Elaiza Mariz Encarnacion, Mylene Magno, and Lourdes Anne Solis;

Digital Marketing of Pharmaceuticals: The impact on customer relationships by Perlita Crucis, Elaiza Mariz Encarnacion and Susan Montemayor;

Antimicrobial and wound healing activity of preformulated topical hydrogel of methanolic leaf extracts of Ixora coccinea Linn (Family Rubiaceae) by Irish Florain Blanco, Shanniel Eccole Custodio, John Matthew Viray, Faye Louise Daguman, Janine Dollesin, John Albert Janio, and Angeli Ann Rescober;

Characterization of the Semi-purified Obtained from Janitor fish (Pterygoplichthys disjunctivus) by Crezzel Kaye Solomon, Marjuri Jean Paglingayen, Alyssa Aldeine Muhi, and April Mergelle Lapuz;

Validation of preliminary instructional materials for pharmacists in communicating medication instructions to deaf and hard-of-hearing (HOH) by Shane Nicole Cano, Jasmine Renee de Jesus, Irene Joyce Mendoza, and Hazel Anne Catublas;

Evaluation on Customer’s Purchasing Behavior and Satisfaction in Hospital Pharmacy, Single Proprietor, and Chain Drugstore in Ermita, Manila by Jose Gerardo Aquino, Catherine Pozon, and Majoy Malasabas;

Preliminary Characterization, Antioxidant and Antiproliferative Properties of Polysaccharide from Caulerpa taxifolia by Carlo Embralino, Renaliza Alonte, Catherine Caniel, Patrick Conde, Ariane Marie Bayro, and Joanne Katherine Manlusoc; and

Wound Healing and Antimicrobial Activity of the Prepared Emulgel Containing Combined Crude Extracts of Psidium guajava and Cassia alata Leaves by Janita Bunagan, Anne Lalaine Garcia, Ramvel Vesalee Tamio, and Darwin Obel.

CoP administrators also paid a visit to Chung Ang University (CAU) in Seoul to establish partnerships in research engagement, faculty training and scholarship,  faculty and student exchange and internship.

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