It’s the season of love once again, and the best way to celebrate it is to generously share love with as many people as we can.
This is why, we are so inspired by USTFMS Class 1982’s act of generosity that is concretized in their commitment to share the gift of quality medical education to the future Thomasian physicians. Last February 9, Anargyroi: FMS Foundation, Inc. (AFI) Trustee and Class 1982 alumnus Prof. Norberto Martinez, MD turned over a set of Balance Testing and Rehabilitation Equipment to FMS through AFI. This set includes the following:
- Pressure Plate
- Balance software
- Foam for Pressure Plate
- Bag for Pressure Plate
- Software Libra Vestibular Rehab Clinic
- VR goggles
- Gaming computer
- Lumos projector
Present in the turnover to receive the donations were AFI President and USTFMS Dean Ma. Lourdes D. Maglinao, MD, Assistant Dean Prof. Remedios D. Chan, MD, Asst. Faculty Secretary Prof. Dexter Clifton C. Pe, MD, and AFI Executive Director Ms. Anna Maria Gloria S. Ward.
These equipment will be used for the benefit of the current Audiology Laboratory in the St. Martin de Porres Building. This donation will also be accounted as part of Class 1982’s effort to raise Php 10M for the naming rights of the Faculty/Student Lounge in the upcoming Henry Sy, Sr. Hall. This 171.25-sqm facility will be placed on the 2nd floor of the building and is adjacent to the 2nd floor lobby, the coaching and mentoring rooms, and beside the projected office of AFI.
Since last year, their Class has been generously contributing to this goal either from personal donations or their fundraising initiatives with their friends and supporters. Together, they are already halfway through their goal.
Apart from the abovementioned donations, Professor Emeritus Philip Newall of Macquarie University and Audiologist Dr. Cristy Newall of Concord Hospital, donated additional equipment for the current audiology laboratory, along with numerous hearing aids to be given to patients in need through Dr. Hubert Ramos, Course Director of the masters program in Clinical Audiology. This donation is made to USTFMS also through AFI.
Present to receive the donations were AFI President and USTFMS Dean Ma. Lourdes D. Maglinao, AFI Executive Director Ms. Anna Maria Gloria S. Ward, and AFI Trustee and Class 1982 alumnus Prof. Norberto V. Martinez, MD who brokered the connection between the donors and USTFMS.
The Faculty is honored to have such generous alumni and friends. Indeed, there is much love to be shared around when each member of the community contributes.