Prof. Raymond L. Rosales, MD, PhD received the Philippines Promising Star Awards for 2016 for the field of Neuroscience and Behavior. This was conferred by the Intellectual Property and Science Business of the Thomson Reuters. Dr. Rosales was the only awardee from the University of Santo Tomas and one of the twelve (12) awardees from the country.
The 2016 awardees contributed significant research work in social science, computer science, clinical medicine, plant and animal science, neuroscience and behavior, economics and business, molecular biology and genetics, materials science and environment/ecology. The other awardees were from the University of the Philippines Diliman, UP Manila, UP Los Baños , De La Salle University Manila, and the University of Santo Tomas. Rosales was awarded for his research studies in the field of Neuroscience and Behavior.
The Web of Science Core Collection yielded 13,581 research papers produced in the Philippines from 2006 to 2015. Some 1,200 of these papers ranked within the top 10 percent of their category worldwide based on citation count and 97 of these top papers had a Philippines reprint author named. In cooperation with CHED, IP & Science business found 46 Filipino authors across 17 broad subject areas. The number of recipients in each subject category was set from the square root of the number of eligible winners in each category rounded down. For example, if there were seven eligible authors in the Social Sciences, two will be chosen to receive the award, considering heavily the number of top papers that the authors have written. Category Normalized Citation Impact (CNCI) was utilized in case of a tie.
Rosales has published over 100 articles in peer-reviewed journals and participated as a site principal investigator in a number of international, multicentre trials. His research interest spans dystonia and parkinsonism, neuromuscular disorders, pain, botulinum toxin science and therapy. He is an Academic Editor for Neurology and Psychiatry of Medicine Open Access Journal (USA) and editorial board member of various movement disorder journals, a book editor with three titles to his name, and chapter author in ISBN books. He has received various research and international publication awards from UST.