Four of MakatiMed’s Pathology & Laboratory Medical Technology Interns received the “Best Research Paper” National Level award for their thesis entitled “Evaluation of the Antimycobacterial Property of the Chromatographic Fractions of Wrightia antidysenterica Chloroform Leaf Extract Against Multi-drug Resistant Tuberculosis (MDR TB)”
Mia Alchelle U. Alegre, Kyarra V. Bautista, Alyanna C. Cacas, and Nicole DC. Distor received the award during the Annual Convention of the Philippine Association of Schools of Medical Technology and Public Health (PASMETH) in Laoag City, Ilocos Norte on May 3.
The same paper also won the “Best Oral Presentation” in the Regional Awards held at Far Eastern University on April 6.
The paper was co-written with Caryl Jill M. Llobrera, Lianne S. Solacito, Edilberto P. Manahan, and Oliver B. Villaflores.
Many strains of tuberculosis (TB) show resistance to the commonly used TB drugs. One of these strains is the Multidrug-resistant TB (MDR TB), a form of tuberculosis caused by a bacteria resistant to isoniazid and rifampin, the two most potent drugs used to treat patients with tuberculosis.
The study aims to evaluate the antimycobacterial property of Wrightia antidysenterica chloroform leaf extract. Wrightia antidysenterica is known locally as “White Angel”.
L –R : Joemari Malana, RMT, MSMTc, Pathology & Laboratories Training Officer; Ardy Lopez Manaois, RMT, MSMTc, Chief Medical Technologist; Alyanna Casas, Mia Alchelle Alegre, Nicole DC Distor, Kyarra Bautista; Jose Ma Avila, MD Chairman, Department of Pathology & Laboratories; Eric Angeles, MD, Operations Manager.
The interns receiving the award in Laoag City.