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.
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.
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.
Jay Starkey, MD (Radiology Resident, UCSF School of Medicine)
Project: To continue working on radiology and safety with collaborators in a Japanese University.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Joji Kohjima (MS1, Rush 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.
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.
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.
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.