Out of 39 competing schools and universities across Asia-Pacific, the EAC Marian School of Nursing won the Asia-Pacific Consortium of Researchers and Educators (APCORE) Research Incubation Grant on April 5, 2024, held at Chonburi, Thailand.

The research grant was awarded to Dr. Sheryl H. Ramirez as the lead investigator of “iSPOT: Development of a Web-Based Health Surveillance System for Emerging Diseases” research project. The purpose of the project is to develop a web-based healthcare surveillance system that can provide real-time data across healthcare agencies. This iSPOT Web-Based Health Surveillance System will foster rapid response to emerging health threats, detect early emerging disease outbreaks, and facilitate timely interventions and preventive measures.