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May 6, 2017 - Lights and sparkles filled the Allied Medical Science Auditorium at Our Lady of Fatima University- Valenzuela Campus (OLFU) as the triumphant Fatimanian researchers across all five campuses of the school gathered for the last leg of the OLFU Research Exposition (ORX) 2017, the Researchers' Night.
Organized by the Research Development Innovation Center (RDIC). ORX is an annual research tilt that showcases the best research products. This year, it was a five-day event that opened last May 2, 2017, aiming to highlight and recognize scientific research developed by OLFU administration, faculty members, and students.
Each day of the competition featured a specific research cluster, with each cluster held at a specific OLFU campus: Cluster 1- Health-related Programs at the Quezon City campus; Cluster 2- Social Sciences at the Antipolo Campus; and Cluster 3- Business and Administration and Cluster 4- Graduate School, both held at the Pampanga Campus. For the competition, students showcased their research posters; while both professionals and students participated in oral research presentations. A separate day was dedicated for innovative products and audio-visual competitions, as well as panel discussions on initializing the formation of community research practice towards institutional sustainability.
It was during the big event on May 6th, the Researchers’ Night, when winners from each cluster, student and professional categories, were revealed. Also recognized were OLFU researchers who had presented and won locally and internationally for School Year 2016-2017. In the same evening, RDIC launched the Publication and Researches for Institutional Sustainability Module (PRISM), the 8th issue of the Fatima Research Journal, and the 3rd issue of the Philippine Journal of Medicine.
As in past years, one of the biggest highlights of the Researchers' Night is the Ricerca Award for Excellence. This award is the highest research honor to be bestowed upon a member of OLFU who serves as an epitome of excellence in research while maintaining a strong commitment to ethical standards. This year, the recipients of Ricerca Award for Excellence were Anbel Bautista, MSPharm, RPh from the College of Pharmacy (Antipolo); Sharon Cajayon, MAN, RN from the College of Nursing (Valenzuela), and Marissa Chua, MSCS, MACoEd from the College of Computer Studies (Quezon City).
The theme of ORX this year was “Sustain.Ability: Strengthening OLFU research ability to sustain collaboration, legacy, and excellence towards achievement of Sustainable Development Goals”. ORX is already on its 4th year since RDIC launched the annual event last 2013.