Masayuki Yamamoto M.D., Ph.D.
Executive Director, Tohoku Medical Megabank Organization (ToMMo),
On March 11, 2011, when the Great East Japan Earthquake struck, I was on the Tokaido Shinkansen bullet train. I was on my way from Kyoto to Tokyo. Fortunately, I was able to arrive in Tokyo safely.
Eikan Mishima, M.D., Ph.D.
Assistant Professor, Department of Community Medical Supports
For four months from June 1, 2013, I worked as an internal medicine physician at Shizugawa Hospital in Minamisanriku Town as ToMMo clinical fellow of Tohoku Medical Megabank Organization (ToMMo).
I was assigned to Minamisanriku Medical Clinic as ToMMo Clinical fellow. Minamisanriku Town situated along the Pacific Coast suffered catastrophic damage from the tsunami due to the Great East Japan Earthquake.
This corner is aimed to be an informative resource for ToMMo, helping to educate the international community (myself included) about the activities occurring at ToMMo in relation to the disaster relief efforts and progressive genomic medicine. Through the interviews of people integrally involved in disaster research and restoration, readers can obtain a greater understanding of the challenges and successes Japan has experienced since 3/11.
Interviewer: Nicole Gunawansa