It is recognized that any higher education institution has threefold functions: instruction, research, and community services.  Excellence then can be achieved by acquisition of new knowledge which can only be attained through innovative and creative researches.


The UPHS JONELTA Research Institute seeks to fulfill excellence in research function and propel the UPHS to become an internationally recognized higher education research institution fostering quality researches in education, engineering, medicine and health sciences while contributing to the improvement of the quality of life of society through the following:

  • Training researchers to advance institutional assessment and scholarships in higher education;

  • Producing and disseminating original, innovative and creative researches;

  • Providing the tools and resources to utilize research at the institutional, local and international level;

  • Working in cooperation and collaboration with institutions of higher education; and

  • Developing partnerships with higher education organizations and medical centers to promote institutional excellence.


The Research Institute will lead, standardize, strengthen, revitalize, enrich and sustain the research activities of the university in collaboration with the different research and development centers within the UPHS JONELTA.




            UPHS as the leading academic research institution in health and education and generation of cutting edge knowledge by year 2028


  1. To strengthen the integration of basic sciences and health-related researches in the curriculum;

  2. To establish a collaboration between Research and Biotechnology Unit and clinical departments;

  3. Elevate the quality of Research, Basic Science and Clinical

    a. Provide technical training/workshop on all aspects of research;

    b. Provide academic exchange with renowned international research institution (training visits or visiting scientists);

    c. Enhance expertise/skills to perform high level technical review.

  4. Require researches to disseminate new knowledge/discoveries/findings to the scientific/medical community

    a. Publish in peer review journals;

    b. Provide incentives for publication in ISI-indexed journals;

    c. Present research output in appropriate local and international venue and provide financial support.

  5. Focus on research with potential for translational medicine (bench, bed and beyond);

    a. Apply for patent/intellectual property

  6. Increase access to external funding

    a. Write proposal;

    b. Identify funding sources

  7. Develop a good reputation leading to more access to funding agencies and collaboration with leading researchers










Research Thrust and Priorities

Anchored on the National Unified Health Research Agenda (NUHRA 2017-2022), CALABARZON Regional Health Research Agenda, and the National Integrated Basic Research Agenda (NIBRA), the following are the research priorities:

  • Natural products (Drug discovery and development)

  • Animal Model of Diseases

  • Filipino traditional and complementary medicine

  • Biomedical products

  • Diagnostics

  • Determinants of health/Health seeking behavior

Research Publications

  • UPH-DJGTMU and Medical Center Journal ISSN 2362-7638 (Since 2016)

  • UPH-DJGTMU Student Research Journal (Since 2019)

Researches Published in Peer reviewed Journals (2012 – present)

  • Boyano, Aldrin Riel and Canila, Carmelita. “Assessment of Permissibility of Behavioral Change Counselling in the Philippine Family Planning Program: Basis for Learning and Development Strategy”. J of Public Health Emerg 2021;5:AB012. Available at https://jphe.amegroups.com/

  • Durante, Cherry Ann. “Hypertension, Dyslipidaemia and Pregnancy Complications in Filipino Women”. International Journal of Epidemiology, Volume 50, Issue Supplement_1, September 2021, dyab168.178, Available at https://doi.org/10.1093/ije/dyab168.178

  • Bombase AN, Malalay AP, Soriano Jr E. “College Pharmacy Students’ Perception of Academic Professors’ Online Teaching Performance: An Empirical Perspective from the University of Perpetual Help-Dr. Jose G. Tamayo Medical University”. Journal of Contemporary Social Science and Educational Studies Volume 1, Issue 2, 2021, Available at http://www.jocss.com/

  • Durante, Cherry Ann. ”Prevalence of Dyslipidaemia Among Filipino Adults Hypertension, Dyslipidaemia and Pregnancy Complications in Filipino Women” International Journal of Epidemiology, Volume 50, Issue Supplement_1, September 2021, dyab168.178, https://doi.org/10.1093/ije/dyab168.178

  • Durante, Cherry Ann. “Sleep disorders among Filipino mothers; A cross-sectional Study in Laguna, Philippines”. Clinical Neurophysiology Volume 132 Issue 8 August 2021, page e95, available at https://doi.org/10.1016/j.clinph.2021.02.218

  • Calixtro Jr RS, Malalay AP, Avelino LE, Epino PB. “Wound Healing Potential of the Crude Ethanolic Extract of Banana Flower (Musa sapientum, BBB ‘Saba’, Family Musaceae)”. International Journal of Pharmacy Volume 4, Issue 2, 2014 (available on-line at www.pharmascholars.com)

  • Bungay, Alice Alma et al., “Calcineurin controls hyphal growth, virulence, and drug  tolerance of Candida tropicalis” Eukaryotic        Cell     January         17,       2014 (available on-line at www.ec.asm.org)

  • Masalinto, Ma Lindie et al., “Adequacy of Knowledge and Attitude Towards Information Technology of Student Library Users of Selected Colleges in CALABARZON, Philippines” International Journal of Research in Commerce, IT, & Management, Vol. 3, pp 1-3, 2013 ISSN 2231-5756

  • Bungay, Alice Alma et al., “Calcineurin is Required for  Pseudohyphal Growth, Virulence, and Drug Resistance in Candida  lusitaniae ” PLOS ONE August 31, 2012 (available on-line at www.plosone.org)

  • Bungay, Alice Alma et al., “Convergent Evolution of  Calcineurin Pathway Roles in Thermotolerance and Virulence in Candida glabrata”,  G3 (Genes, Genomes, Genetics) on June, 2012 (available on-line at www.g3journal.org/site/misc/about.xhtml


Research Activities

  • August, 2021 - Writing for Academic Journals/Research Publication, Prof. Maria Nilda Munoz (Resource Person NRCP-DOST RD Leader for UPHSL AY 2020-21)

  • July 9, 2021 - 1st Medical University Research Forum via zoom

  • July 9, 2021- 5th Dr. Jose G. Tamayo Award for Outstanding Undergraduate Thesis in Health Sciences

  • August, 2020 - Virtual Seminar on Research Ethics, , Prof. Maria Nilda Munoz (Resource Person – NRCP-DOST RD Leader for UPHSL AY 2020-21)

  • June, 2020 - Virtual Training on Research Proposal Writing, Prof. Maria Nilda Munoz (Trainer – NRCP-DOST RD Leader for UPHSL AY 2020-21)



  • Appointment of Prof. Maria Nilda Munoz as Senior Research Consultant/Lead Scientist

    • Prof. Maria Nilda Munoz is a DOST “Balik-Scientist” awardee and ranked 14th Scientist in the Philippines by Alper Doger Scientific Index (AD Scientific Index) in 2021 with more than 3500 research citations and H-index of 34

  • Recipient of the DOST-NRCP Research and Development Leadership (RD Lead) Program for AY 2020-2021 with Prof. Maria Nilda Munoz as the RD Lead Scientist

  • Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) on Academic Exchange/Collaborative Research with Cagayan State University (CSU) from 2021-2026

Research Events and News

Last April 19, 2022, the newly constructed Research Institute and Laboratories were blessed. The said blessing was led by Dr. Arcadio L. Tamayo with Congresswoman Len Alonte and Vice-Mayor Gel Alonte of Binan City, Laguna. Research services such as consultancy, phytochemical and toxicity testing will be done this first semester AY 2022-2023.