Institute for Health and Innovation and Translational Medicine
Institute for Information Infrastructure Development
Institute for Health Innovation and Translational Medicine (IHITM)
Health innovation and translational medicine refers to the bench-to-bedside translation of basic scientific research to practicable diagnostic procedures and therapies with meaningful improvements to physical, mental or social health outcomes (adapted from Zerhouni, 2005).
The Institute for Health Innovation and Translational Medicine directs projects in health care through strategic technology, delivery, and training, to improve diagnosis, treatment and health services delivery in the ten major causes of morbidity and mortality in the Philippines, such as asthma, diabetes, tuberculosis, dengue and diarrhea.
IHITM 2013-63: High Throughput Screening of Philippine Terrestrial and Marine Organisms for Antimalarial Properties and Identification of Novel Drug Targets
PH Project Leader: Dr. Christine Hernandez (UP Diliman)
US Project Investigator: Dr. Joseph DeRisi (UC San Francisco)
The goals of this project are two-fold. First, within two years, the project is expected to deliver a prioritized list of preclinical samples from Philippine land and aquatic organisms for drug development that are matched with target identification and their chemical identity. Second, the establishment of a centralized facility for high throughput drug screening will open up a unique opportunity for Filipino researchers to explore the untapped potential of novel bioactive agents in the rich collection of plant and marine species of the Philippines. This joint effort holds the promise not just for anti-malarials, but also for dengue fever, tuberculosis, influenza, and cancer. These goals is being achieved through cross-training of personnel, knowledge transfer, and infrastructure building.
Information infrastructure development refers to the technological and human components, networks, systems, and processes that contribute to the creation, flow or exchange, processing and management of electronic information (adapted from Braa et al., 2007).
The Institute for Information Infrastructure Development directs projects in information technology, energy, e-government and e-education