Message from the Dean

Remodeling“Graduate School of Biomedical and Health Sciences”

Dean, Graduate School of Biomedical and Health Sciences
Hideki Ohdan

As the commencement of reorganizing Graduate Schools in Hiroshima University for enhancing scientific and educational capabilities, “Graduate School of Biomedical and Health Sciences” has been newly established in April 2019. The previous “Graduate School of Biomedical & Health Sciences” was distinguished as a first graduate school with a fusion of medicine, dentistry, pharmacy and health science established in Japan. It has developed as an organization, in which we can nurture global professionals and promote educational research activities in novel or combined fields surpassing frameworks of conventional academic areas. It has been also collaborated closely with the University Hospital, the Research Institute for Radiation Biology and Medicine, and natural science center for basic research and development at Kasumi Campus. By taking such unique advantages, in flexible educational/research structures, the graduate school fulfills its functions of promoting educational research activities in novel or combined fields surpassing frameworks of conventional academic areas, invigorating laboratory works responding to advanced and complex scholastic pursuits, and enhancing the inter-professional education through integration of different intellectual disciplines. At the new Graduate School of Biomedical and Health Sciences, we further progress in our development of educational and research system by cross-cutting cooperation with “Graduate School of Integrated Sciences for Life”, which has been simultaneously organized at Higashi-Hiroshima campus.

The form of new organization seems very effective for swift social implementation, globalization, while maintaining specialization. On the basis of deepening longitudinal research of each of medicine, dentistry, pharmacy and health science, we can practice transversal cooperation/fusion for a certain mission. The transversal cooperation/fusion can be achieved by utilizing the five Interdisciplinary Research Sections; “Cancer and Genome-based medicine”, “ Brain- and Neuro-science”, “Regeneration/Immunology/Infection/Allergy ”,”Aging/Elderly Medical Service/ Lifestyle-related disease/Social medicine”, and “Embryology/Development/Growth”.

“University of World-wide Repute and Splendor for Years into the Future”. This inspiring catchphrase of Hiroshima University can be rephrased as “Be a university that gives the scene its stately splendor without being drawn into a whirlpool of globalization and borderlessness”. Hiroshima University may need to turn out persons who are able to not only predict, but also create the future. Please join us for establishing a splendor educational environment!

Profile

1988               M.D. from School of medicine, Hiroshima University
1988-1990      Junior Resident Surgeon, 2nd department of surgery, School of medicine,
                      Hiroshima University
1990-1992      Senior Resident Surgeon, 2nd department of surgery, School of medicine,
                      Hiroshima University
1992-1993      Research and Clinical Resident, Department of Surgical Research, Research Institute,
                      National Cardiovascular Center
1997               Ph.D. from Graduate School of Medical Sciences, Hiroshima University
1997-2000      Research associate, Harvard Medical School/Massachusetts General Hospital
2000-2003      Medical Stuff, 2nd department of surgery, School of medicine, Hiroshima University
2003-2007      Assistant Professor, 2nd department of surgery, Hiroshima University Hospital
2007-2008      Associate Professor, Department of Surgery, Division of Frontier Medical Science,
                      Programs for Biomedical Research, Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences,
                      Hiroshima University
2008-Present   Professor and Chairman, Department of Surgery,
                      Division of Frontier Medical Science, Programs for Biomedical Research,
                      Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences, Hiroshima University
2018-2019       Dean, Graduate School of Biomedical & Health Sciences
2019-Present   Dean, Graduate School of Biomedical and Health Sciences


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