/ 16 November 2020

A PROFESSOR of the Holy Angel University in Pampanga bagged the Most Ready to Publish Paper Award in the 17th National Medical Writing Workshop and 10th Write-shop for Young Researchers.

Jai Anthony Cuevas, a medical technology professor, was honored for his paper entitled, “Divergent perspective analysis of the characteristics of a good clinical laboratory preceptor using Q methodology.”

Cuevas, who is also the Medical Technology program coordinator of the university, said that he was surprised by the award.

“It’s not actually a win but an achievement. Maybe this is a door opened for opportunities for me to take the road of being a researcher just like my mentors Dr. Al, Dr. Choi, and Sir Noriel who also inspired me to take this path,” he said.

“Actually, I did not expect anything, I am just hoping for the betterment of my paper to be published. There are other great researchers in my group during the training so I really wasn’t expecting anything,” he said.

In 2019, Radiologic Technology program coordinator John Mark De Vera and Nursing program chairperson Noriel Calaguas were recipients of the same national award.

De Vera and Calaguas were awarded for their studies on Q methodological analysis of perceived characteristics of excellent RT preceptor and the health belief structural equation model predicting Filipino MSM’s condom use, the university said.

The national workshop is presented by the Philippine Association of Medical Journal Editors, Department of Science and Technology-Philippine Council for Health Research and Development, and Asia Pacific Association of Medical Journal Editors.