2013 JMSA Scholarship Recipients

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Honjo-JMSA Scholarship

Miyuki Tanino  (MS4, Weill Cornell Medical College)

Project: To continue expanding Ameilog, a blog portal that enables medical professionals to share information among Japanese medical professionals and the general public.  

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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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Mitsui USA-JMSA Scholarship

Kenji Fujitani  (MS1, Ichan School of Medicine at Mount Sinai)

Project: To plan Mount Sinai Global Health program to visit Fukushima during the summer to study the effects of the the nuclear disaster on mental and physical health.

Contact: kenji.fujitani@mssm.edu

Jay Starkey, MD (Radiology Resident, UCSF School of Medicine)

Project: To continue working on radiology and safety with collaborators in a Japanese University.

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Ayaka Iwata (Medical student, NYU School of Medicine)

Project: To re-introduce Radio Taiso to the Japanese community in the US as a simple exercise designed to improve flexibility and general health.

Sara-Megumi Naylor (Internal Medicine Resident, UCLA Medical Center) 

Project: To conduct a Health Lecture Series for seniors in the Venice Japanese Community Center in LA.

Ken Stern (MS3, Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine)

Project: To create a JMSA facebook page to help build the community by helping to connect members.

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Nishioka-JMSA Scholarship

Michael Hurley (MS1, Stanford University Medical School)

Project: To study the influence of DPC (flat-fee payment system) on resource utilization by hospitals in the Japanese healthcare system.  

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Yumeko Kawano (MS1, Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons) 

Project: To create a website or booklet to help Japanese people navigate the US healthcare system.

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Kaoru Takasaki (MS1, Yale University School of Medicine)

Project: To create a medium of exchange to link medial students and physicians who had firsthand experience in Japan and US.

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Joji Kohjima  (MS1Rush Medical College)

Project: To create a blog on radiation effect on the people who worked in the Fukushima clean-up effort and also the people exposed to the nuclear bomb to document the intergenerational effects of radiation poisoning.

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Nippon Life-JMSA Scholarship

Chihiro Shinohara (Physician’s Assistant student, Pace University)

Project: To introduce PA’s to the Japanese Community and to create a student committee to provide support for Japanese high school and college students who seek to work in the healthcare profession.

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Yousuke Horikawa, MD, PhD  (2nd year Pediatric Resident, Rady Children’s Hospital, UCSD) 

Project: To study the effect of children leaving their homes in Japan and living abroad in the United States.

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Toyota-JMSA Scholarship

Hiroshi Kurosawa, MD, PhD (Pediatrician, Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia)

Project: His research project called “PALS (Pediatric Advanced Life Support) on Demand” is a training program approach augmented by remote co-facilitation from US training centers.  He hopes to improve and maintain Japanese healthcare providers’ resuscitation performance for acutely ill or injured children.

 

2012 JMSA SCHOLARSHIP RECIPIENTS

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Congratulations to the following 2012 JMSA Scholarship Recipients!

Here are some of the wonderful scholarship projects led by our promising JMSA Members. As always, a big thank you to our donors and sponsors who make these scholarships possible. 


Nishioka JMSA Scholarship Recipients

Lindsay Gibbon (MS3, Weill Cornell Medical College)
1) Organize a series of CPR classes for local Japanese. 2) Support for JMSA’s long-term relief efforts in Tohoku by translating support materials and updating the website.

Alisa Prager (MS1, Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons)
Organize student volunteer missions to Fukushima through the Consortium for Japan Relief at Columbia

Aimee Sato (MS4, University of California San Francisco)
Study the impact of disaster and relocation for children in Fukushima

Jason Nagata (MS 3, University of California San Francisco)
Compilation of Dietary Guidelines and Recipes for Japanese and Japanese American Persons Living with Diabetes


Honjo-JMSA Scholarship Recipients 

Hanano Watanabe (MS3, Weill Cornell Medical College)
Translation of the unpublished notes of Dr. Noguchi Hideyo

Lindsay Gibbon (MS3, Weill Cornell Medical College)

Alisa Prager (MS1, Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons)


Mitsui-JMSA Scholarship Recipients

Yuichi Shimada, MD (Beth Israel Medical Center)
Provide updated and unbiased information on postgraduate clinical training in the United States through the web (www.usrinsho.com)

Jay Starkey, MD (University of Iowa, Radiology Resident)
Comparative Medical Safety Education in four medical schools in the US and Japan


Nippon Life-JMSA Scholarship Recipients

Jun Sasaki, MD (Miami Children’s Hospital)
Organize Miami Suku-suku-kai to provide child health information through community outreach and blogs http://ameilog.com/junsasaki/?type=list


Toyota-JMSA scholarship Recipients

Mai Miyaji, MD (PGY1, SUNY Downstate Medical Center)
Research differences inUS and Japanese immunization protocols and update the previous immunization translation program http://ameilog.com/vaccine-ja

Midori Nakajima, NP (PhD student, University of California San Francisco)
Promote concept of NP in Japan through medical tours, lectures, as well as conducting cognitive behavioral therapy classes for Japanese living in US.

2011 JMSA Scholarship Recipients

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Nishioka-JMSA Scholarship Recipients

 

Lindsay Gibbon, Cornell MS2
Project: Create CPR class for Japanese ex-patriots in NYC through Sukusukukai
Mentors: Maki Lueckerath MD, Akira Nishisaki MD

Ayaka Iwata, NYU MS3
Product: Reproductive health issue education for Japanese teens (joint project)
Mentor: Yuzuru Anzai MD

Sara Megumi Naylor, NYU MS3
Project: Reproductive health issue education for Japanese teens (joint project)
Mentor: Yuzuru Anzai MD

Emi Okamoto, NYU MS2
Project: Assessing Japanese American health needs
Mentor: Makoto Iwahara MD

 

Honjo-JMSA Scholarship Recipients

Miyuki Tanino, Cornell MS2
Project: Studying the size and characteristics of Japanese homeless population in NYC
Mentor: Naomi Hayashi MD

Mari Suzuki, GW MS2
Project: Blog about US medical student experience for Japanese audience
Mentors: Raymond Sekiguchi MD, Yoshihiro Yonekawa, MD

 

Mitsui USA-JMSA Scholarship Recipients

Atsushi Sorita,MD, BIMC PGY2
Project: Blog portal site to compare US and Japanese healthcare systems
Mentor: Shunichi Homma MD

Matt Rosenbaum, Cornell MS2
Project: Study effect of salt intake on DM in Japanese
Mentor: Robert Yanagisawa MD

 

Toyota-JMSA Scholarship Recipient

Nahoko Harada, RN, Bos Coll PhD student
Project: Intimate partner violence among Japanese Americans
Mentor: Kamal Ramani MD

 

Susumu Sekiguchi MD-JMSA Scholarship Recipient

Ikuko Komo, RN, NP, Yale MS student
Project: Cervical cancer awareness project among Japanese in NY / Boston
Mentor: Yuzuru Anzai MD

2010 Scholarship Recipients

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JMSA-Nishioka Foundation Scholarship

  • Yoko Hirano
    Kagoshima University School of Medicine, Medical Student
    Project: Provide healthcare at refugee camps in Algeria and study HIV status
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  • Jeffrey Ryuta Willis
    University of Maryland School of Medicine, Medical Student
    Project: Edit/translate manuscripts written by Japanese medical scientists to English
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  • Yoshihiro Yonekawa
    Weill Medical College of Cornell University, Medical Student
    Project 1: US/Japan exchange program database. Project 2: Expand JMSA member in training website and Interview Series
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JMSA-Honjo Foundation Scholarship

  • Linsday Gibbon
    Weill Medical College of Cornell University, Medical Student
    Project: Continue to support Sukusukukai, and organize a smoking cessation education project in Japan
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  • Yuichi Shimada
    Beth Israel Medical Center, Resident
    Project: Assess the impact of cultural sensitivity on medical compliance among Japanese residents in NY
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JMSA-Mitsui USA Foundation Scholarship

  • Akihiro Asai
    Columbia Presbyterian Hosptial, Resident
    Project: Web-based medical translation system of vaccine records between Japanese and English
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  • Jay Starkey
    University of San Diego, Resident
    Project: Continuing the Honjo-JMSA JUMP program, which will facilitate international collaboration and forge lasting  relationships between Japan and the USA through pairing medical students from both countries together and creating an online community
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JMSA-Toyota USA Scholarship

  • Atsushi Sorita
    Beth Israel Medical Center, Resident
    Project: Document the difference in the residency and health care delivery systems between the United States and Japan through magazines and the internet in Japanese
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JMSA-Susumu Sekiguchi MD Scholarship

  • Miki Tomaru
    Ferkauf Graduate School of Psychology, Psychology Student
    Project: Reach out to the Japanese people living in America who would benefit from some psychological support. She hopes to reduce the stigma of receiving psychological and emotional help.
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2009 Scholarship Recipients

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Back row: Drs. Robert Yanagisawa, Yuichiro Kuwama, Shunichi Homma, Jean Furuyama, Yuzuru Anzi
Front row: Dr. Masanori Mori, Mayuko Uchida, Dr. Keita Terashima, Sayuri Fujita, Jun Tashiro, Yohko Murakami, Yoshihiro Yonekawa
 

JMSA-Nishioka Foundation Scholarship

  • Noriyuki Murakami
    State University of New York Downstate
    3rd year medical student
    Project: Introduce Peace Corps programs to students
  • Yohko Murakami
    Stanford University
    2nd year medical student
    Project: Increase glaucoma awareness

JMSA-Honjo Foundation Scholarship

  • Jay Starkey
    University of California San Francisco
    4th year medical student
    Project: Expand JUMP web site to partner medical students from Japan and the US
  • Yoshihiro Yonekawa
    Weill Medical College of Cornell University
    3rd year medical student
    Project: 1) JMSA Interview Series, 2) JMSA website student section
    Contact: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

JMSA-Mitsui USA Foundation Scholarship

  • Masanori Mori, MD
    University of Vermont College of Medicine
    Hematology/Oncology Fellow
    Project: Introduce palliative care to Japanese patients living in the US

    Contact: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
  • Jun Tashiro
    University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey
    3rd year medical student
    Project: Document student volunteering experience in developing countries

JMSA-Toyota USA Scholarship

  • Keita Terashima, MD
    Baylor University
    Pediatric Hematology-Oncology Fellow
    Project: Houston Sukusukukai

JMSA-Shimomura Scholarship

  • Mayuko Uchida
    Yale University
    Nurse practitioner student
    Project: Promote interactive geriatric care
  • Sayuri Fujita
    Boston College
    Nursing student
    Project: Promote healthy habits in the community