45TH JMSA ANNUAL SPRING DINNER

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Dear JMSA Members and Friends:

You are cordially invited to the 45th JMSA Annual Spring Dinner.
We are pleased to announce that COBU will be performing at our annual dinner.

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Date: Saturday, April 29th 2017
Time: Cocktail reception to start at 5pm, followed by entertainment, dinner and scholarship award presentations.
Place: The Yale Club

41st Annual Spring Dinner

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We are pleased to announce that JMSA will be celebrating its 41st Annual Dinner on Saturday, May 11, 2013.

In addition to celebrating the scholarship recipients, we would like to raise funding for the JMSA so that we may continue our programs. Please review the Annual Dinner announcement and consider supporting our annual dinner as a guest and/or by supporting a table. 

2013 JMSA Holiday Party - Coming on 12/13/13!

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Dear JMSA Members and Friends,

Greetings!

We wish you a lovely upcoming holiday season. We will be hosting our popular annual holiday reception once again at the Columbus Citizens Foundation at 8 East 69th Street (Manhattan, NYC) on Friday December 13, 2013, from 7:00PM to 9:00PM.

Space is limited, so please kindly RSVP by Friday 12/6/13 to Mr. Kano at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., with your name and names of guests, affiliations and titles. Please encourage friends who may be interested in JMSA's activities and mission to join the reception. If you have questions or concerns, contact Mr. Kano at 914-433-3210.

All members, board members, and guests MUST RSVP by 12/6 with first and last names! Please note that ALL attendees must RSVP. 12/6 is the absolute last date for RSVP.

Members (regular or post-graduate) and one guest are free, and additional guests will be just $30 per person. Please send checks to the JMSA address below by December 6, 2013. If your membership has lapsed, but would like to attend, please mail membership dues to the JMSA office: 100 Park Avenue, Suite 1600, New York, NY, 10017.

We look forward to seeing you at the reception.

With warm regards,

JMSA Board

JMSA Health Care Lecture Series: Flies with Dr. Masahiro Sonoshita

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JMSA/Nippon Club 37th Healthcare Lecture

Title: FLY Me to Amazing Anti-Cancer Drugs! An Eye Opening Lecturer Given by Dr. Masahiro Sonoshita

Dr. Sonoshita's bio:
Dept. Pharmacology, Kyoto University Graduate School of Medicine, Japan
Dept. Developmental and Regenerative Biology, Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai 

1995-1997, B.A., College of Arts and Sciences, The University of Tokyo, Japan
1997-1999, B.Pharm., Faculty of Pharmaceutical Sciences, The University of Tokyo, Japan
1999-2001, M.Pharm., Grad. Sch. Pharmaceutical Sciences, The University of Tokyo, Japan
2001-2004, Ph.D., Grad. Sch. Medicine, Kyoto University, Japan

Event Recap:
The wonderful lecture was held on 10/21 Wednesday at the Nippon Club. Dr. Kimihiko Oishi gave an excellent introduction and he was the MC for this program that was very well attended by physicians and members of the community. Dr. Masahiro Sonoshita gave an eye opening, thought-provoking lecture that described what cancer is, the mechanisms that lead to cancer, and the history of how people have fought against cancer based on such information. He also explained what oncogenes and tumor suppressor genes are and their critical roles in cancer development. He pointed out key figures in world history that have developed cancer treatment to our current state. 

He finished his lecture discussing the significance of his ongoing work to generate novel chemical drugs for thyroid cancer using fruit flies in his research lab at Mount Sinai. His lecture made it clear that his work was extremely meticulous and would not be possible without his dedication to science and patience and persistence. 

The lecture was very exciting with interactive slides. Dr. Sonoshita kindly explained complicated scientific concepts with visual aids making it very easy for all to understand the highly complex processes that he is working on in his lab at Mount Sinai.

JMSA extends a sincere thank you to Dr. Masahiro Sonoshita for giving us an unforgettable lecture.

The JMSA healthcare lecture series committee welcomes suggestions for lecturers and topics for our upcoming 2016 lecture series.

JMSA HEALTH CARE LECTURE SERIES: UNDERSTANDING HEADACHES WITH DR. HIROKI NARIAI

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<< You can download Dr. Nariai's headache lecture slides here >>

June 17th Wednesday was a beautiful night for Nippon Club to host the 35th Health Seminar in cooperation with JMSA at the 5th floor Sakura Room. The topic was “Understanding Headaches,” and the lecture was presented by Dr. Hiroki Nariai who is currently a pediatric neurology fellow at Albert Einstein College of Medicine, Montefiore Medical Center.

Dr. Nariai started his presentation by explaining the different symptoms and treatments involved in various types of headaches such as migraines, tension type headaches, and cluster headaches. He further addressed how some types of severe headaches, such as subarachnoid hemorrhages, are life-threatening and how we can distinguish a serious headache that may require immediately attention from a non-serious one. Dr. Nariai also introduced some of the most recent technologies in neurological medicine in a very understandable way in which all audiences were able to enjoy regardless of their background.

The seminar ended successfully with a Q&A session and a reception where light snacks and wine were served. Guests and staffs were able to enjoy the rest of the night with each other and also with Dr. Nariai himself.

The next Health seminar will be held in October—details to come soon!