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  • Department of Education and Training

    One of the core mission of Tohoku Medical Megabank Project is to develop many kinds of medical experts who provide the skills and knowledge required to support and advance local public health and medicine. It is expected that individualized medicine will be generalized in near future. To promote ToMMo's study toward individualized medicine, diverse specialists will play an important role: Genome Medical Research Coordinators (GMRCs) are responsible for gathering biological specimens and medical information; data managers manage gathered information; genetic counselors provide medical genomics information and psychosocial support;  bioinformaticians treat genomic information; and science communicators explain new medical services appropriately to the public. Department of Education and Training provides the training facilities for such specialists and would like to facilitate collaborative work of Tohoku Medical Megabank Project among local people.

    Professor Senior Assistant Professor Assistant Professor Research Associate
    Yoichi Suzuki Tomoko Kobayashi Yukari Tanaka Yayoi Aizawa
    Hiroshi Kawame Mika Sakurai-Yageta
    p_prof_suzuki Yoichi Suzuki, Professor
    Department Chair
    Deputy Sector Director of Biobank and Databases
    Group Leader of Education and Training
    Group Leader of Materials and Information Management
    Genetic Epidemiology Research Support
    Department of Genomic Medicine Education (Endowed Research Division)
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    Specialty
    -Human Genetics, Clinical Genetics, Allergology
    Education and Professional Positions

    -Tohoku University School of Medicine, Ph.D., 1988
    -Tohoku University School of Medicine, Assistant Professor, 1989
    -Indiana University School of Medicine, Postdoctoral fellow, 1995
    -Tohoku University School of Medicine, Assistant Professor, 1998
    -Chiba University, Graduate School of Medicine, Associate Professor, 2004
    -Tohoku University Tohoku Medical Megabank Organization, Professor, 2012-
    Awards
    -Japan Society of Inborn Errors of Metabolism Award, 1994
    Genetic Epidemiology Research Support
    Publications (Mendeley)
    p_prof_kawame Hiroshi Kawame, Professor
    Deputy Department Chair
    Group Leader of Return of Genomic Results
    Deputy Group Leader of Education and Training
    Genomic Medicine Support and Genetic Counseling
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    Specialty
    -Clinical Genetics, Dysmorphology, Genetic Counseling
    Education and Professional Positions
    -The Jikei University School of Medicine, M.D., 1986
    -The Jikei University School of Medicine, Ph.D., 1992
    -Department of Genetics, University of Washington, and Division of Medical Genetics, Seattle Children's Hospital, Senior Fellow, 1992
    -Department of Pediatrics, Jikei University Hospital, Assistant Professor, 1995
    -Department of Pediatrics, Tokyo Metropolitan Kita Rehabilitation Center, Chief, 1997
    -Clinical & Molecular Genetics, Shinshu University Hospital, and Medical Genetics, Shinshu University School of Medicine, Associate Professor, 2001
    -Division of Medical Genetics, Nagano Children's Hospital, Director, 2002
    -Department of Genetic Counseling, Ochanomizu University, Professor, 2009
    -Tohoku University Tohoku Medical Megabank Organization, and Master's Program in Genetic Counseling, Tohoku University School of Medicine, Professor, 2013-
    Genomic Medicine Support and Genetic Counseling
    Publications (Mendeley)
    p_kobayashi Tomoko Kobayashi, Senior Assistant Professor
    Department of Genomic Medicine Education (Endowed Research Division)
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    Specialty
    -Pediatrics, Child Neurology, Medical Genetics
    Education and Professional Positions
    -Nippon Medical School, M.D., 1997
    -Tohoku University, Ph.D., Medicine
    -Tohoku University Hospital, Department of Pediatrics, Staff
    -Tohoku University, Assistant Professor, 2013
    -Tohoku University Tohoku Medical Megabank Organization, Senior Assistant Professor 2017-
    Publications (Mendeley)
    Mika Sakurai-Yageta, Senior Assistant Professor
    Deputy Group Leader of Education and Training
    Deputy Group Leader of Integrative Data Analysis and Data Sharing Promotion
    Genetic Epidemiology Research Support
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    Specialty
    -Molecular Biology, Cell Biology
    Education and Professional Positions
    -Science University of Tokyo, BSc 1997
    -The University of Tokyo, Ph.D. in Medicine
    -National Cancer Center Research Institute, Research Resident
    -Institute Curie, Postdoctoral Fellow
    -The University of Tokyo, Assistant Professor
    -Tohoku University Tohoku Medical Megabank Organization, (Assistant Professor 2014-,) Senior Assistant Professor 2017-
    Genetic Epidemiology Research Support
    Publications (Mendeley)
    p_tanaka Yukari Tanaka, Assistant Professor
    Genetic Epidemiology Research Support
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    Specialty
    -Gastrienterology, Functional Bowel Disease, Comprehensive Medicine
    Education and Professional Positions
    -Niigata University School of Medicine, M.D., 2006
    -Shibata Hospital - Niigata Prefectural Hospital
    -Department of Gastroenterology, Niigata University Medical and Dental Hospital
    -Tohoku University Graduate School of Medicine, Ph.D., Medicine, 2013
    -Tohoku University Tohoku Medical Megabank Organization, Assistant Professor, 2014-
    Qualifications
    -Board Certified Gastroenterologist of The Japanese Society of Gastroenterology
    -Board Certified Endoscopist of The Japan Gastroenterological Endoscopy Society
    Awards

    -Moti L. and Kamla Rustgi International Travel Award. American Gastroenterological Association (AGA), 2011
    -Research Award, Japan Gut Forum, 2011
    -Abstract Award, 2012 Joint International Neurogastroenterology and Motility Meeting
    -President's Award of Tohoku University, 2013
    -Distinguished Poster Award, Digestive Disease Week (DDW), 2015
    Interviews
    -Post 3/11: Interview Based Narration of Japan's Progress (Published on May 15th, 2015)
    Genetic Epidemiology Research Support
    Publications (Mendeley)
    Tohoku University Researchers information
    p_aizawa Yayoi Aizawa, Research Associate
    Genomic Medicine Support and Genetic Counseling
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    Specialty
    -Genetic Counseling
    Education and Professional Positions
    -Saitama Medical University College, RN, 2003
    -Ochanomizu University, Graduate School of Humanities and Sciences, M.A.
    -Tohoku University Tohoku Medical Megabank Organization, Research Associate, 2016-
    Genomic Medicine Support and Genetic Counseling
    Publications (Mendeley)