UJMED

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UJMED is a social networking website designed to facilitate intracultural awareness and healthcare collaboration between the United States and Japan. In short, UJMED is a "Facebook" for healthcare professionals, researchers, and students in the U.S. and Japan. We currently have 156 members, largely comprised of medical students in Japan, eager to learn about the U.S. healthcare system. There are active discussions about global health, the USMLEs, teaching PBL, journal submission advice, healthcare policy, end of life issues, and many more! Please sign up to become a member, and create a profile: www.ujmed.org

It only take several minutes. Once you have created a profile, look for the JMSA group!

Please contact us if you have any questions or suggestions.
* Creator: BT Slingsby (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.)
* JMSA Contacts: Jay Starkey (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.), Alan Teo (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.), Yoshihiro Yonekawa (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.)

Summer Party 2009

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JMSA would like to invite all members to the annual Summer Dinner Party. Last year's party was a success (click here for photos), and we will continue the tradition of delicious food, fun entertainment, and great company.

Date: Sunday, August 16th
Time: 4:00PM ~
Location: Cafe Evergreen (1288 1st Ave & 69th Street)

Please click here to purchase tickets. Early bird prices are available until August 9th.
Thank you, and hope to see you there!

JMSA Golf Outing

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We invite you to the first JMSA Golf Outing on Saturday June 27, 2009. The event will be held at the Centennial Golf Club, and the fee is $175 per person. The round will be followed by a meal and an award ceremony for performances both good and bad! We welcome anyone with love for the sport of golf regardless of your playing level. If you are interested, please contact Dr. Makoto Iwahara at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Volunteering for Japan Day 2009

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Japan Day 2009On May 31st 2009, the third annual Japan Day was held at Central Park in NYC. Over 40,000 gathered on the East Meadow to enjoy the highly publicized event listed #1 on Time Out New York. Activities ranged from musical performances to food stands to our Wellness Checkup Tent! Numerous volunteers from JMSA and JAMS'Net spent the day working the tent, providing health screening services for the New York community. Volunteers included physicians, nurses, students, and many other healthcare professionals. JMSA had a strong representation by board members and scholarship recipients. Positive comments such as, "It's really nice to see so many Japanese people working together for a good cause" were abound. Please click "Read more" to view photographs from the event.

Hideyo Noguchi Memorial Restoration

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NoguchiNoguchi MemorialNovember 15th, 2008
Woodlawn Cemetery

Press Release: The memorial marking the grave of internationally acclaimed scientist Dr. Hideyo Noguchi will be restored this fall through a generous contribution made by the Japanese Medical Society of America. The monument, located in the Woodlawn Cemetery in the Bronx, will be cleaned for the first time in eighty years. Hideyo Noguchi died in 1928 after contracting yellow fever, the disease he was researching to develop a vaccine.