Eusebio Garcia

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Dr. Eusebio Y. Garcia was a world-renowned scientist who obtained his Doctor of Medicine and Certificate in Public Hygiene in 1932 and 1933 at the UP College of Medicine and Institute of Hygiene, University of the Philippines, respectively. He was also a guest scientist at the School of Tropical Medicine of Tulane University of Louisiana and research fellow of the Rockefeller Foundation Malaria Research Laboratory, Talahassee, Florida. An international scholar by election to international scholastic fraternity of Phi Kappa Phi, he had been faculty member of UP College of Medicine and Manila Central University until he retired and was given a “Merit Award” the highest award for the most outstanding professor of the university. He published more or less 250 research works in both local and foreign scientific journals. One of these won the competition “The First Asian Winner of the International A. Cressy Morrison Prize for Natural Science", the highest award of the New York Academy of Sciences in 1947 while another one won a gold medal and diploma of merit for an invention of “salva ara” in the first annual convention of a Filipino inventors in 1965. In 1985, Dr. Garcia observed the death of local research on molecular biology and molecular pathology that is critical to the development of strategies in combating emerging diseases and bacteria. He donated Php100 thousand as initial funds for the award program that NRCP later named after him.