NISMED celebrated its 49th anniversary on 20 November 2013. The celebration started with a thanksgiving mass officiated by Fr. Jeba Suresh, a guest priest of the Parish of the Holy Sacrifice. It was followed by a loyalty award ceremony, which recognized academic and administrative staff who have served the Institute for 10, 15, 20, 25, 30, 35, and 40 years. Among the awardees were Ms. Pia C. Campo, Ms. Angelie SD. Domingo, Mr. Joseph M. Galdiano, Mr. Arnul M. Magdurulun, Mr. Nelson O. Mariano, Ms. Leosan R. Navalta, Ms. Dana M. Ong, Ms. Francisca C. Pio, Mr. Nilo M. Rocas, Ms. Monalisa T. Sasing and Ms. Cherry A. Velasco.

Dr. Ulep and Dr. Yap presenting the certificate of recognition to Mr. Nilo M. Rocas for his 40 years in service to NISMED. 

Dr. Soledad A. Ulep, NISMED Director and Dr. Aida L. Yap, Deputy Director for Administration handed out the certificates of loyalty. The audience played game on identifying baby pictures of the awardees and answering trivia questions about them.

In the afternoon, there was a public lecture which served as the first of a series of public lectures that are part of the year-long celebration of NISMED’s Golden Anniversary in November 2014.