2016 JMSA Scholarship Recipients

The JMSA honors students in the medical professions who demonstrate excellence and a commitment to the values of the Japanese Medical Society of America. ?Scholarship recipients are announced around April each year (the data can be variable because we must coordinate with our scholarship sponsors). ?Here are the students who received scholarships in the past year and their proposed projects.

2016 JMSA Scholarship Recipients with Affiliations and Proposed Projects

Honjo-JMSA Scholarship

Kenji Fujitani (Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai)- Guiding JMSA shadowing program and the mentorship/advising program

Alisa Prager (Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons)- Organize the Nishimiya Fellows Program in Fukushima and careers in medicine program locally

Kenny Nakazawa (Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai)- Organize JMSA career panel as guidance for prospective student members

Kuro Murase MD-JMSA Scholarship

Teruyuki Sano, Ph.D. (Post-Doctorate Fellow at New York University)- Chairing the 2016 JMSA New York Life Science Forum for network of Japanese biomedical researchers

Mitsui USA-JMSA Scholarship

Michael Yao (New York University)- To study outcomes of patients found to have small brain aneurysms

Jacob Lurie (Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai)- Study the Post Traumatic Growth of nursing students and help guide schools’ response to future disasters

Margo Sheck, M.D. (Pediatric Resident at Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai)- Establish a pediatric/genetics resident exchange program with Jikei University

Nippon Life-JMSA Scholarship

Hazel Lever (Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai)- Assessing the feasibility of resilience-promotion among nurses in Fukushima

Tsuyoshi Konuma, Ph.D. (Post-Doctorate Fellow at Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai)- Children’s science fair to promote scientific curiosity among children

Nishioka-JMSA Scholarship

Michael Hurley (Stanford University School of Medicine)- Analyze a 10-year healthcare quality improvement project for cancer patients in Japan

Kaoru Takasaki (Yale University School of Medicine)- To highlight the challenges encountered and lessons learned with the transition of physicians between US and Japan

Yumeko Kawano (Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons)- To compile medical information about gestational diabetes for lay audience

Raymond Sekiguchi MD-JMSA Scholarship

Shoko Mori (SUNY Downstate College of Medicine)- Journal Club for Japanese students, researchers, residents, and physicians to come together

Lucy Goodson (Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai)- Evaluating Fukushima nursing students response to Davidson Trauma Scale 5 years after 3.11?

Toyota-JMSA Scholarship

Dan Ebner (Brown University School of Medicine)- A carbon-ion radiotherapy study at the National Institute of Radiological Sciences (NIRS) in Chiba, Japan

Naoki Misumida, M.D. (Medicine Resident at Mount Sinai Beth Israel)- Analyze the differences in patients’ characteristics of percutaneous coronary intervation between US and Japan