First Graduate Research Congress: A Venue for Multidisciplinary Research Dissemination

"Sharing of Research Outputs, Skills and Competencies Across Disciplines" was the theme in the concluded First Research Congress held in Founder's Hall, St Paul University Manila, May 15, 2010. The event was organized by the graduate students superheaded by Dr. Aldrin A. Darilag, Dean, Graduate School.

The research congress aimed to provide a homage of research findings dissemination not only confined to nursing discipline but had invited some other presenters from various disciplines. It also provided appreciation of research collaborative efforts of Philippine Higher Education Institutions among different sectors of graduate school education. Lastly, it recognized the competencies of the graduate students, young researchers and faculty gearing towards globally competitive quality research culture.

Dr. Adelaida L. Bago, professor of the graduate of SPUM was the key note resource speaker in which she concluded that findings of any research made by students and faculty should be well disseminated and not to be considered archival of remnants.

Dr. Cyruz P. Tuppal, Research Coordinator of Arellano University, Graduate Professor of Concordia College and newly inducted Beta Nu Delta Nursing Society Member has been invited in the parallel session. The study presented entitled, " A Quality Management System Model for Nursing Education Institutions." The said paper has also been refereed and accepted for presentation in the International Conference in Education in Honolulu, Hawaii on January 4-7, 2011.

Indeed, there is an imperative call to all the leaders, educators, policymakers, administrators and innovators to look into research capabilities of all educational institutions for a high performance results in all professional undertaking and could be a measure for sustainable school outcomes and school effectiveness. (CP Tuppal).