Perla Ocampo Biography, Contributions

Perla Ocampo is a Filipino scientist and physician whose research on diarrhea-related diseases and malnutrition made a great impact on government’s public health policy.

Personal Information
Full Name : Perla Dizon Santos-Ocampo
Birth Date : July 25, 1931
Died : June 29, 2012 (aged 80)
Birthplace : Dagupan City, Pangasinan, Philippines

Education
College : University of the Philippines (1955)
Course : Medicine
Post Grdauate Training : Pediatrics, UP Philippine General Hospital and Case Western Reserve University in Cleveland, Ohio

Career Highlights
* Chancellor, University of the Philippines Manila
* Initiated the creation of the National Institute of Health, the National Graduate School of the Health Sciences, and the National Telehealth Center

Contribution to Science
* Studied malnutrition effects on the growth and development of children
* Conducted research in diarrheal disease

Awards
2010 – National Scientist of the Philippines

RELATED: List of Filipino Scientists and Their Contributions To Science
See also: List of Famous Filipino Authors and Their Books
See also: List of Philippine Presidents and Vice Presidents

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