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UPLB recognizes Dr. Dizon as outstanding faculty researcher

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by Stoix Nebin S. Pascua

Dr. Josefina T. Dizon is this year's UPLB Outstanding Researcher in the Social Sciences Discipline (Senior Faculty Category). She received the award during the 110th UPLB Foundation Day Convocation Program at the Charles Fuller Baker Hall on March 6, 2019.

Dr. Dizon was awarded for her significant contributions in the field of community development focusing on resource conservation and participatory development, capacity building, livelihood development, and the advancement of agrarian reform communities. The awardee's performance was measured based on her accomplishments from 2016 to 2018.

"I do not claim sole ownership of the award. I share this with my colleagues in CPAf and UPLB, and with my student-advisees whom I have worked in various research activities, and co-published our research results," she shared.

Dr. Dizon is a professor of CPAf's Institute for Governance and Rural Development. She received the Outstanding Faculty Researcher of CPAf in 2013 and 2018. She is also a recipient of the UP Scientist award for 2013-2015 and 2016-2018, and the One UP Professorial Chair Award for Outstanding Teaching and Research in Community Development for 2016-2018.

The UPLB Outstanding Researcher Award recognizes exemplary individual performance in the different fields of research in the University. It is envisioned that special awards like this will promote research spirit and enthusiasm and contribute toward academic excellence in research. For being this year's UPLB Outstanding Senior Faculty Researcher, Dr. Dizon received a plaque and a cash award.

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