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Feb 22, 2024

  • Medicine

Graduate School of Medicine holds the third International Students and Researchers Exchange Meeting

On January 23, 2024, the Graduate School of Medicine hosted the third exchange meeting between international students and young researchers at the Abeno Campus. The well-attended seminar, moderated by Professor Yasutoshi Kido, began with opening remarks from Professor Norifumi Kawada, the Dean of the Graduate School of Medicine.

Professor Kido

Dean Kawada

The seminar kicked off with two presentations by international students from the Democratic Republic of Congo: Ruth Diavita and Heritier Nzuau. Both are currently pursuing their respective PhD research at the Virology department. They shared insights into their research, along with details about their hobbies and experiences adjusting to life in Japan.

Ms. Diavita

Mr. Nzuau

Following this, Yasuhito Mitsuyama, a second-year PhD student at the Diagnostic and Interventional Radiology department, showcased their advancements in chest radiographs using Artificial Intelligence. Subsequently, Sarenchaogetu, a third-year PhD student in the Bacteriology department, presented his research.

Mr. Mitsuyama

Mr. Sarenchaogetu

All presentations were lively, leading to an engaging question and answer session where the questions spanned from medical inquiries to cultural aspects, facilitating valuable information exchange among Japanese students, international students, faculty members, and other researchers.

The event concluded with remarks from Professor Hisashi Motomura, Chair of the International Affairs Committee of the Graduate School of Medicine. “Coming together in this way always provides us with a valuable opportunity to delve into research topics that might otherwise remain beyond our personal interests. I am hopeful that we can sustain these meetings in the future, fostering ongoing collaboration and knowledge exchange,” he emphasized.

A commemorative group photo marked the end of the event. Participants were then free to leave, but many chose to stay, fostering interactions and connections among attendees.

Professor Motomura

Group photo


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