Department of Pharmacy faculty researchers Assoc. Prof. Agnes L. Castillo, PhD, Prof. Mary Jho-Anne T. Corpuz, PhD, and Asst. Prof. Jay P. Jazul, MSc were elected as officers/executive committee members of the National Research Council of the Philippines (NRCP) – Division of Pharmaceutical Sciences (Division 4). The virtual induction was held on June 9, 2021.
Castillo will serve as NRCP – Division IV’s Vice-Chair, while Jazul will fill the role of Secretary. Corpuz, the Chair of UST’s Department of Pharmacy, will lead the Research and Development Committee. The newly minted Thomasian officers will serve the pharmaceutical sciences division from 2021 to 2023.
Apart from their roles in NRCP, in the University, Castillo serves as the Faculty of Pharmacy’s coordinator/supervisor for International Relations and is a researcher at the Research Center for Natural and Applied Sciences (RCNAS), where Corpuz is also a researcher. Meanwhile, Jazul is a researcher at the Research Center for Social Sciences and Education (RCSSEd).
NRCP is the scientific body of the Department of Science and Technology (DoST) that promotes and supports research for the national interest.