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Medical Researcher from Kazakhstan, Semipalatinsk

A doctor from a Kazakhstan, Semipalatinsk medical examination
facility visited Hiroshima for one week for on-site inspection
tours of a number of facilities.

Accepted researcher:

Gulnar Nuralinova
Chief, Medical Innovation and International Cooperation Department;
Consultative Diagnostic Center, Semey

Training period:

May 11 to May 17, 2007

Organizations toured (in order of visitation):

Peace Memorial Museum
Radiation Effects Research Foundation
Hiroshima University Research Institute for Radiation Biology and Medicine
Hiroshima Red Cross Hospital and Atomic-bomb
Survivors Hospital
Hiroshima Atomic Bomb Casualty Council

Training content:

On site research / field inspections

Dr.Nuralinova (right) and Russian interpreter Yamada (center) at the Hiroshima Atomic Bomb Casualty Council’s health management and improvement center with director Sasaki (left).

Comments and impressions:

My visitation to Atomic Bomb victim examination / treatment facilities in Hiroshima was exceptional, conducted in an organized and efficient fashion. I feel I have gained an understanding of radiation and its effects on the human body, including the variances that occur due to distance, time, and exposure. I also received instruction with regards to rehabilitation treatment. It seems to me that many atomic bomb victims will continue to lead long, healthy lives thanks to this stout, organized facility.

I am most happy to be privileged to such a wealth of freely given, accumulated knowledge. To all those who have suffered or perished due to radiation, and to those struggling with recovery, I hold deep respect.

Home country activities:

After graduating with honors in 1975, I began working at the communicable diseases department at a university hospital in Semipalatinsk. After completing research, graduate studies, and an apprenticeship I received my Masters Degree in 1983, becoming an assistant professor in 1991.

I continued my medical studies / research activities while teaching, and have published over 70 articles.

In November of 2006, in addition to working as chief of the Medical Innovations and International Cooperation Department, I was engaged in a joint research project with regards to the brucellaceae family of bacteria and sexually transmitted hepatitis. Recently I have begun work on rehabilitation treatment for victims of the nuclear testing conducted in the Semipalatinsk region. As such, let me conclude by reemphasizing the value of my recent training in Hiroshima.