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PNRI Hosts Balik Scientist for Nuclear Medicine

Dr. Thomas Neil Pascual (bottom photo, right), formerly of the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) signs a memorandum of agreement (MOA) for the Balik Scientist Program with Dr. Carlo A. Arcilla (bottom photo, left), Director of the Department of Science and Technology - Philippine Nuclear Research Institute (DOST-PNRI) at the PNRI compound in Diliman, Quezon City.

An expert in nuclear medicine, Dr. Pascual will collaborate with PNRI under the national health R&D agenda in the field of nuclear and radiation applications in medicine.

He joined the IAEA in 2012 and was in charge of capacity building projects in Africa as well as in Asia and the Pacific region.

His pioneering work in nuclear medicine includes the establishment of the first nuclear medicine facility in Cambodia and the conduct of nuclear medicine training at the St. Luke's Medical Center.

The Balik Scientist Program is an initiative of the DOST since 1975 that aims to encourage Filipino, experts, scientists and researchers based in foreign countries to return to the Philippines and contribute their expertise to the improvement of various fields and sectors.


S & T Trivia

" Who created the Lunar Rover or moon buggy used in 1969 by American astronauts who first landed on the moon? A Filipino employee of Lockheed Corporation christened Eduardo San Juan. "

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