Thursday, October 30, 2014

Matters TAKEN UP and ACTED UPON by the Board of Trustees at its Meeting of 18 September 2014


1) Proposed Logo of the College of Medical Technology  -  APPROVED Version 1

2) Memorandum of Agreement between UERMMMCI and EXCEED  -  APPROVED

3) Accreditation by the International Society for Prosthetics and Orthotics (SPO) of the Bachelor of Science in Prosthetics and Orthotics Training Program (Category 1), the Highest Level of Recognition Offered by the Society  -   NOTED

4) Donations to the College of Medicine from:
    4.a) UERMMMC-MAAA   - US$5,178.00
    4.b) UERMMMC-AFUSA, Inc. - 3,000.00
    4.c) Dra. Angelito and Aurora Sy - 1,000.00
    4.d) Dr. Benedicto San Pedro - 1,000.00   -   NOTED

5) Request of Dr. Lily Sia Vargas, contractual faculty member, for educational benefit  -  APPROVED as an exceptional case.


Matters CONSIDERED and ACTED UPON by the Management Committee (ManCom) at its Meeting of 09 October 2014


1) Proposed Mission-Vision of the College of Medical Technology  - The proposed Mission-Vision of the College of Medical Technology, Version 2, as submitted by the Dean of the College of Medical Technology and endorsed by the Vice President for Academic Affairs and the President, both dated 09 September 2014, was favorably  considered for submission to the Board of Trustees

2) Construction contract between UERMMMCI and Syntech Construction for Construction of the Interconnecting Bridge from the College of Nursing Building to the Administration Building  -   Approved.

3) Proposed Changes in the Procedure for Students Re-enrolling in Thesis and Fees for Comprehensive Examinations  -  The proposed changes in the procedure for students enrolling in Thesis and the fees to be charged for students enrolling therein shall be P10,387.00 and for the Comprehensive Examination – P5,000.00 was approved and shall be effective the 3rd semester of this school year and for a period of one (1) year.

4) Renewal of Memorandum of Agreement between UERMMMCI and Medical Services of America, Inc. – for Pulmonary Services  -  Approved.

5) Supplemental Memorandum of Agreement between UERMMMCI and UE College of Dentistry  -  Approved.

6) Proposed Tie-Up Between UERMMMCI and Mezza Condominium residents – Approved.

7) Proposed Increase in the Hourly Rate of College of Medicine (COM) Faculty Members Teaching in the Colleges of Nursing and Allied Rehabilitation Sciences  -  Approved.

8) Multi-Level Steel Parking for the Hospital – Noted the proposal submitted by NWSteel Technologices, Inc. and that other proposals for this kind of project be considered together with the determination as to the maximum number of levels that could be put up to maximize the use of the present parking area.

9) Diagnostic and Ancillary Services of the Hospital -  a review of the charges be made as compared to peer hospitals of the UERMMMC to make them more attractive and or competitive.          


Monday, October 27, 2014

Back to Back Program of the CCD Balik Handog Research Forum and EMD Lecture Series

The College of Nursing is presenting a Back to Back Program of the 3rd Carmelita C. Divinagracia "Balik-Handog" Research Forum and 8th Dean Emeritus Evangelina M. Dumlao Lecture Series on Tuesday, November 11, 2014.  Speakers for this event are Dr. Susan Fowler-Kerry and Dr. Caprice Knapp.

The 3rd Carmelita C. Divinagracia "Balik-Handog" Research Forum will be held on November 11, 2014 from 9:00am to 12:00nn and the 8th Dean Emeritus Evangelina M. Dumlao Lecture Series from 1:30pm to 4:30pm at the Amphitheater A, Ground Floor, College of Nursing.


Thursday, April 3, 2014

The Department of Educational Measurement & Board Review Courses

The Department of Educational Measurement and Board Review Courses will be holding the medical board review for the August 2014 Physicians Licensure Examination on May 5, 2014 to July 4,2014. This is open to UERM and non UERM graduates. For more details, please contact the review coordinator Dr. Edward Santos or the secretary Mr. Edrian Beltran at 7150861 loc. 395.

Thursday, September 19, 2013

Philippines School of Prosthetics and Orthotics at the United Nations

The Philippines School of Prosthetics and Orthotics (PSPO), established at the University of the East Ramon Magsaysay Memorial Medical Center, Inc (UERMMMCI) in 2010, is taking part in a United Nations High Level meeting on disability and development.

PSPO is part of an international network with The Cambodia Trust, Nippon Foundation and UERMMMCI as partners. The main goal of these organizations is to empower people with disabilities, especially the poor, by providing access to mobility devices - like artificial limbs - as a first step to inclusion, equality and opportunity.
Representatives of PSPO, including Dr Josephine 'Penny' Bundoc, program director of the Physicians for Peace-Philippines Walking Free program, and Raissa Laurel, who lost her legs in the 2010 Bar exams blast on Taft Avenue, Manila, will  take part in an initiative that will culminate in the Outcome  Meeting of the General Assembly on Disability, which aims to change the world for people with disabilities. Penny and Raissa will have the opportunity to address this meeting.

The UN High Level meeting involving the world's governments (known as 'The Way Forward') will build on the 2006 UN Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities, by ensuring that global development processes include people with disabilities, to help realise the overall objective of full and equal participation of persons with disabilities in society.

PSPO is also contributing to a high profile, multi-agency 'side event' organised by the Philippine Government, World Health Organization and United Nations Department for Economic and Social Affairs. It is called 'Assistive Technology Opens Doors'. Other sponsors include The Nippon Foundation and The Cambodia Trust, Physicians for Peace Walking Free  Philippines, International Disability Alliance, International Society for Prosthetics and Orthotics, Nippon Foundation, Rehabilitation International, USAID and UNICEF.
Commenting on the importance of United Nations' action on disability, Dr Penny Bundoc said, 'Over 1 billion people, or 15% of the world population, live with disabilities. They are the world’s largest and most disadvantaged group, are disproportionately represented among the poor and lack equal access to basic resources like education, employment, transport, healthcare and social and legal support systems. Despite this, disability has been largely invisible in most mainstream development processes.'

She continued, 'The UN focus on implementing the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities will change this by highlighting governments' responsibilities and obligations and will make it easier for organizations like PSPO and The Cambodia Trust to break the cycle of exclusion, poverty and lack of opportunity which 'traps' so many people with disabilities.'      

Assistive Technology (AT) refers to any number of devices that help people with disabilities to overcome barriers.  These could range from devices like walkers, artificial limbs and wheelchairs to specialized computer hardware and software. AT assists children with disabilities to access education, helps adults to be economically empowered  or reduce poverty and often bridges the gap between exclusion and inclusion by providing a first step towards opportunity and independence.

Despite its importance, 85-95% people with disabilities do not have access to assistive devices, with the problem most acute in low- and mid-income countries. The aim of the UN side event on AT is driven by the huge disparity between need and access and the fact that UN Standard Rules define AT as a precondition for equal rights and opportunities.

The event will discuss 'Global Alliance of Assistive Technology' (GATE), a new worldwide initiative which aims to improve access to and the quality of assistive devices and will aim specifically to fulfill an obligation of Article 32 of the UN Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities.

This Article asks for international cooperation to increase access to AT and the event will address key questions around this issue, including developing a global response, involving people with disabilities and their families, the role of different types of organisation and how the global community can support UN Member States to fulfill AT obligations.  

As part of this process, UERMMMCI-PSPO will be used as a best practice example of what can be achieved in providing access to AT through an international, multi-agency  approach and the UN will hear from people with disabilities who have used the School's services.

Ends  

Further Information

Dr Penny Bundoc, PSPO
T: +63 91890 31798  
E: pennybundocmd@yahoo.com

Penny Bundoc and Raissa Laurel are available for interview before and after the UN High-Level Meeting on Disability and Development. 

Notes for Editors:

More information on the UN focus on disability can be found at:
UN Higher Level Meeting on Disability and Development, 23rd September 2013 in New York -  http://www.un.org/disabilities/default.asp?id=1590



UN Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities -  http://www.un.org/disabilities/documents/convention/convoptprot-e.pdf

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