The Medical City (TMC) announces the establishment of the Clinical and Translational Research Institute (CTRI) designed to meet the evolving needs of the medical community. The CTRI aims to bridge the gap in clinical research from the laboratory setting to its bedside application.
The creation of TMC-CTRI will bring in experts in clinical and biomedical research to address relevant health issues and find sustainable solutions through innovative research. Multi-awarded clinician and scientist Dr. Raul V. Destura is the director of CTRI.
The formal launch of TMC-CTRI was held on April 26 at the Augusto Barcelon auditorium of The Medical City in Ortigas, Pasig City. Dr. Eva Cutiongco De La Paz, Vice Chancellor for Research and Executive Director of the National Institute of Health, University of the Philippines – Manila, was the guest speaker.
TMC Senior Vice President for Medical Services Group Dr. Eugenio Jose F. Ramos delivered the welcome remarks while President and CEO Dr. Alfredo R.A. Bengzon congratulated Dr. Destura and his team for this innovation in his closing statement.