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Two Doctors from Latvia and U.S. Invited for Training

HICARE invited 2 doctors for training on the research of Molecular biology and the medical treatment of radiation-exposed.

Names and Titles of Trainees:

1 Julija Zamotkina  (Latvia)

   Doctor, Researcher, Department of Occupational and Environment Medicine, Riga Stradins University


2 Aaron Yoshio Mochizuki  (U.S.)

   Fellow physician, University of California, Los Angeles

Period of Training:

Trainee 1

   November 6 to December 1, 2017

Trainee 2

   November 27 to December 1, 2017

Training Organization (in order of visits):

< November 6 to 24 >   Trainee 1 

   Radiation Effects Research Foundation

< November 27 to December 1 >    All of the trainees

     Radiation Effects Research Foundation

     Hiroshima City Hall

     Hiroshima Red Cross Hospital & Atomic-bomb Survivors Hospital

     Funairi Mutsumi-en (A-bomb survivors’ nursing home)

     Hiroshima Atomic Bomb Casualty Council

     Hiroshima University Hospital (Advanced Emergency and Critical Care Center)

     Hiroshima University Research Institute for Radiation Biology and Medicine

     Hiroshima Peace Memorial Museum and others

Training Course:


    Assessment of biological effects of radiation Molecular biology :

Trainee 1, 2

    Briefings at radiation-related institutions


With Dr. Tomonori Hayashi (right), assistant department chief, Department of Molecular Biosciences, Radiation Effects Research Foundation.

With Research Division Director Madokoro (left), Atomic Bomb Survivors Relief Department of Hiroshima City.

With Dr. Kaseda (right), Vice President of Hiroshima Red Cross Hospital & Atomic-bomb Survivors Hospital.

An A-bomb survivor talked about his experience at Mutsumi-en, nursing home for A-bomb survivors. The right is Mr. Ochi, president of Mutsumi-en.

With Director. Saeko Fujiwara (left), Health Management & Promotion Center, Hiroshima Atomic Bomb Casualty Council.

With Professor Nobuyuki Hirohashi (right) of Advanced Emergency and Critical Care Center, Hiroshima University Hospital.

Dr. Mochizuki received the certificate of completion from Professor Tashiro (left), Hiroshima University Research Institute for Radiation Biology and Medicine.

Mr. Hamano (center left) guided Peace Memorial Park of Hiroshima Red Cross Hospital & Atomic-bomb Survivors Hospital.


- Lectures were interesting and informative; well balanced between basic scientific research, practical clinical applications and personal stories.


- I was able to participate in different trainings, e.g. epidemiology immunology, cytogenetic as well as radiations, emergency and critical care medicine, long term follow-up studies for A-Bomb survivors. To my mind, it would be useful sharing acquired my new knowledge and skills with students of Riga Stradins University.  As far as low dose radiation impact on human health is not fully clear, I would like to make a study among Chernobyl nuclear power plant disaster clean-up workers


- The research on genetic aberrations induced by the atomic bomb were also interesting; I do wonder if future collaborations would be possible with UCLA’s medical genetics program and whole exome/genome sequencing technology.