Center for Preventive Medical Sciences, Chiba University

Description of research

Department of Global Preventive Medicine

Researching global challenges such as the effects of environmental contaminants on future generations’ health and international environmental health, and developing associated human resources

In the area of global preventive medicine, the Center engages in the below activities with the aim of developing global human resources for resolving global challenges and pursuing its philosophy of forming a base for “primordial preventive medicine.”

1. Preparation of educational programs on the environmental health and international environmental health, and development of associated human resources

Joint graduate intensive course with Charité – Universitätsmedizin Berlin (Germany) AY2013-AY2019 (Temporarily suspended in AY2020 due to spreading of COVID-19)
Visiting tour of the UN organizations and international agencies, including WHO Headquarters (Geneva, Switzerland) AY2013-AY2019 (Temporarily suspended in AY2020 due to spreading of COVID-19)
Joint graduate intensive course with Université Côte d'Azur (Nice, France) AY2017-AY2018 (Temporarily suspended in AY2020 due to spreading of COVID-19)
Student exchange presentation with National Taiwan University (Taipei, Taiwan) (Temporarily suspended in AY2020 due to spreading of COVID-19)
Accept oversea university students for training to the Center (Italy, Thailand, Taiwan)

Joint graduate intensive course with Charité – Universitätsmedizin Berlin
Participants in AY2019 joint graduate intensive course at Charité – Universitätsmedizin Berlin (Germany)
Scene from lecture (AY2018) Tour of Charité – Universitätsmedizin Berlin (AY2018)
Top: Participants in AY2019 joint graduate intensive course at Charité – Universitätsmedizin Berlin (Germany)
Bottom-left: Scene from lecture (AY2018)
Bottom-right: Tour of Charité – Universitätsmedizin Berlin (AY2018)
Visiting tour of the UN organizations and international agencies, including WHO Headquarters (from AY2013)
In front of WHO Headquarters UNCHR (The Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees)
UNOG (United Nations Office at Geneva) Scene of Chiba University students giving presentation at ILO (International Labour Organization)
AY2019 Visiting tour of the UN organizations and international agencies (Geneva, Switzerland)
Top-left: In front of WHO Headquarters
Top-right: UNCHR (The Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees)
Bottom-left: UNOG (United Nations Office at Geneva)
Bottom-right: Scene of Chiba University students giving presentation at ILO (International Labour Organization)
Joint graduate intensive course with Université Côte d'Azur (Nice, France) AY2017-AY2018
Participants in joint graduate intensive course Scene from the lecture (Galet Amphitheatre, Université Côte d'Azur)
AY2018 Collaboration education program on “Environmental Preventive Medicine” jointly held by Chiba University, Université Côte d'Azur and the WHO (Nice, France)
Left: Participants in joint graduate intensive course
Right: Scene from the lecture (Galet Amphitheatre, Université Côte d'Azur)

2. Execution of inter-university and inter-department exchange agreement with overseas universities/establishment of Chiba University Berlin Campus

With the Center for Preventive Medical Sciences at Chiba University acting as a bridge, exchange agreements have been executed between China University and several international universities, including Charité – Universitätsmedizin Berlin, Humboldt University of Berlin, Deutsches Rheuma-Forschungszentrum (German Rheumatism Research Centre Berlin), Université Côte d'Azur in France, the IARC (International Agency for Research on Cancer under the WHO), the National University of Taiwan, and McGill University in Canada. In April 2015, the Chiba University Berlin Campus was established in Charité – Universitätsmedizin Berlin.

Scene from execution of exchange agreement with Charité Scene from May 2016 ceremony commemorating cooperation between Chiba University and Charité
Left: Scene from execution of exchange agreement with Charité – Universitätsmedizin Berlin Chisato Mori, Director of Center for Preventive Medical Sciences, Chiba University and Annette Grüters-Kieslich, Dean of Charité – Universitätsmedizin Berlin (Germany)
Right: Scene from May 2016 ceremony commemorating cooperation between Chiba University and Charité – Universitätsmedizin Berlin (Lecture Hall Ruin, Campus Charité Mitte, Charité – Universitätsmedizin Berlin)

3. Holding of international symposiums

In addition to inviting noted overseas researchers and experts from the WHO/HQ as guest speakers at the lectures and symposiums that it holds in Japan, the Center has also cooperated with entities such as WHO/HQ, the Japanese Embassy in Germany, the Japanese-German Center Berlin, Humboldt University of Berlin, Heinrich Heine University Düsseldorf, and Ludwig Maximilian University of Munich to hold a large number of lectures and symposiums at those organizations and institutions.

Japanese-German Symposium, February 2014 2018 2nd International workshop on environment and children’s health
2017 Japanese-Italian Symposium, “The Environment and Health” (University of Trento, Italy) Japanese-German Symposium held at the Japanese Embassy in Germany in 2018 (Berlin, Germany)
Upper-left: 1st Japanese-German Symposium, February 2014 (Japanese-German Center Berlin, Germany)
Upper-right: 2018 2nd International workshop on environment and children's health (Shoin Kaikan, Chiba University, Japan)
Lower-left: 2017 Japanese-Italian Symposium, “The Environment and Health” (University of Trento, Italy)
Lower-right: Japanese-German Symposium held at the Japanese Embassy in Germany in 2018 (Berlin, Germany)

4. Promotion of international joint research

Charité – Universitätsmedizin Berlin (Germany)
National University of Taiwan (Taipei, Taiwan)
Massachusetts General Hospital (Boston, US)
University of California San Francisco

メンバー

TODAKA EmikoProfessor
NAKAOKA HirokoAssociate Professor

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