CJR Nishimiya Fellows Program

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2013 Project Year End Report

Alisa Prager (MS2, Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons)
Project: To expand the CJR Nishimiya Fellows program to provide opportunities for more medical students to go to Fukushima.
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Project Summary and Update

My 2012-2013 JMSA scholarship project was to raise more awareness about the earthquake and tsunami that struck Japan last year, with a focus on mental health in the context of disaster relief. I put my efforts primarily into two distinct projects: promoting awareness through the mental health symposium held by the Consortium for Japan Relief (CJR) at Columbia University, and organizing the student exchange program, which allowed interested students to travel to Fukushima to learn about the disaster. This student exchange program is now called the Nishimiya Fellows Program in honor of the late Ambassador Shinichi Nishimiya, Deputy Foreign Minister and former Japanese Ambassador to New York, who greatly contributed to the effort to aid those affected by the March 11th tsunami and earthquake.

Reproductive Health Survey

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The JMSA invites you to participate in a research project conducted by two JMSA members-in-training. Please read on for more information:

We are studying the knowledge, feelings, and preferences of Japanese medical students concerning reproductive health and birth control as part of our project for the JMSA Nishioka Foundation Scholarship. 

We are currently running a pilot project in which we are asking graduated physicians (regardless of current training or specialty) who have completed medical school in Japan to complete a brief survey that will take approximately 10-15 minutes.

The survey is voluntary and anonymous. If a question is not applicable to you, please skip it. We would greatly appreciate your participation. 

The survey can be completed by going to:

Thank you!

Ayaka Iwata, MS4 and Sara-Megumi Naylor, MD


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あめいろぐ                                                                                                                  http://ameilog.com/

Ameilog is a new website created by JMSA scholars Dr. Atsushi Sorita and Dr. Aki Asai. It's a web portal that features blogs by Japanese healthcare providers practicing in the United States. The blogs are interactive, and members can write comments and ask questions. The contents of the blog entries are very diverse, from medical specialty information to tips on living in NYC. Check it out!

Medical Student Blog Series: アメリカでの医学生生活

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JMSA medical student blog series

鈴木 まり
現在、ワシントン市(Washington DC)のジョージ・ワシントン大学医科大学院(George Washington University School of Medicine)の三年生


私の学んでいる学校はワシントン市のど真ん中にあり、ホワイト・ハウスから約一キロのところにあります。そのため、GW大学の病院ではアメリカの大統領、副大統領ならびにホワイト・ハウス関係者の医療機関として指定されています。レーガン大統領の暗殺未遂事件のとき彼が担ぎこまれた病院がGW大学の病院だったため、それ以来、その事件とともに名が知られています。そのほかにも、GW大学は、国際保健衛生(International Health)の学問や活動でも評価されています。

UJMED Network*

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UJMED is a professional social networking program designed to help facilitate intracultural awareness and healthcare collaboration between the US and Japan. UJMED is a way we can all connect as students, residents, fellows, researchers and faculty in the US and Japan over the internet with an easy to use, free tool.

You can become a member and create a profile within a few minutes: www.ujmed.org

Be sure to send friend invitations!

BT Slingsby (George Washington University MS4)
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