DOST-NRCP mourns the passing of its Division IV Chair, Dr. Jovencio G. Apostol on September 10, 2019.

Dr. Apostol was conferred Achievement Award for Research in Pharmacy in 2017. He was recognized for his pioneering research on natural products, and a respected researcher in the fields of vascular pharmacology, toxicology, pharmacogenomics, pharmacy education, and clinical pharmacy.

Among the research highlights of Dr. Apostol were the discovery of the effects of E. hirta on platelet function and morphology, as well as endeavors in vascular pharmacology of natural products in isolated tissue.

Dr. Apostol also received the Gruppo-Medica-PCHRD Best Mentor for Outstanding Undergraduate Research on Herbal Medicines (Aug 2012), SEI-DOST 2013 Award for Excellence in Science, and SEI-DOST 2013 Dissertation Distinction (MERITUS) for PhD, among others.