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.

JMSA Newsletter "Igaku News"

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newsletter_titleWe are pleased to annouce the inaugural edition of JMSA's quarterly newsletter, "Igaku News." The newsletter provides readers with updates, messages, articles, and information regarding future JMSA events. Please click below to view the newsletter, or download a PDF version from the navigation bar to the left under "Newsletter." 

JMSA Holiday Reception

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Holiday Reception

JMSA Holiday Reception

Date:  Friday December 10, 2010
Time:  7:00 - 9:00PM
Place: Columbus Citizens Foundation. 8 East 69th Street (between Madison and 5th avenue). New York, N.Y. 10021. (212) 737-4413

Attire: Business

Please RSVP by December 3rd to Mr. Yoshio Kano at: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. Kindly notify us with your full name, title and affiliation. Members and one guest are free, and additional guests are only $30. Please send checks to the JMSA office: 100 Park Avenue, Suite 1600, New York, NY 10017.

The event is open only to regular JMSA members. To apply for membership to the JMSA, please click here: http://directory.jmsa.org/admin/add/index.php

Progress Reports from 2008 Fellow Scholarship Recipients

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Tomo Tarui, MD

Dr. Tarui is developing projects to offer support for families with pediatric neurological conditions in Boston area. Together with a social worker, he has already held two meetings for such families. With the help of Dr. Nakamoto, Dr. Tarui has partnered with the Consulate General of Boston, hopefully to expand the program. On August 12th, Dr. Tarui organized a seminar at the Consulate General of New York to discuss issues related to raising children in Japan and the United States. Professor Tsutsui from the Japanese Red Cross College of Nursing and various members of the healthcare community were invited to lead the discussions.
Tomo Tarui, MD
Pediatric Neurology
Children’s Hospital Boston
Akira Nishsiaki, MD 
Distant Simulation Project –Stage 1 Activity Report

Stage 1-Running a simulator at a distant site and achieve communication with images. 

To identify barriers and technical challenges against establishing the real-time bidirectional communication with video- images and sounds to perform distant simulation-based education and debriefing. To test the system from informational technology safety perspective.

June 7, 2008 from 7:00am-8:30am US EST, 8:00pm-9:30pm at Tokyo, Japan

Participating Sites: 
National Center for Child Health and Development, Japan. 
The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia, USA

JMSA Receives Recognition from Japanese Government

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article_leafThe JMSA was commended by the Japan Ministry of Foreign Affairs for year 2008.  The commendation is reserved for select individuals and groups who have made outstanding contributions to international relationships between Japan and other countries.  This is a high honor and the JMSA is pleased to be recognized for the contributions it makes both to those living in the United States and to the international relationship between the U.S. and Japan through the field of medicine.

 Link to the Minister's announcement.