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Three Doctors from Russia Invited for Training

We accepted three doctors who are involved in genetic research and treatment activities concerning the nuclear accident in Chernobyl and provided training for them at the Radiation Effects Research Foundation and other organizations.

Names and Titles of Trainees:

Alexander P. Birjukov, Head of Laboratory
Medical Radiological Research Center

Liudmila Mikryukova, Researcher
Epidemiology Laboratory
Urals Research Center for Radiation Medicine (URCRM)

Dmitry N. Abakushin, Senior Researcher
Clinical-Morphological Dept.
Medical Radiological Research Center

Period of Training:

Dr. Birjukov & Dr. Mikryukova : September 3 to September 21, 2007
Dr. Abakushin : September 3 to September 28, 2007

Training Organizations (in order of visits):

Radiation Effects Research Foundation
Hiroshima University Hospital
Hiroshima Peace Memorial Museum and other institutions

Training Course:

Dr. Birjukov & Dr. Mikryukova : Epidemiological and statistical methods
Dr. Abakushin : Assessment of biological effects of radiation

At the Radiation Effects Research Foundation

From left: Dr. Mikryukova, Dr. Birjukov, Dr. Neriishi, Assistant Chief of the Department of Clinical Studies and Dr. Abakushin


[Dr. Birjukov]
In Russia, I engage in operations relating to an organization that conducts medical examinations from the perspective of radiation epidemiology, within the framework of the National Radiation and Epidemiological Registry of Russia. I believe that my visit to the Radiation Effects Research Foundation, which HICARE arranged for me, will prove very helpful in improving my operations in Russia. I would like to extend my sincere thanks to the top leader and the secretariat of HICARE for providing me with such an opportunity.

[Dr. Mikryukova]
I had known of several Japanese scientists through their various articles in academic journals. I was pleased to become directly acquainted with some of them and to discuss about and give consideration to various issues concerning the research of cataracts caused by exposure to radiation. This would give greater meaning to my research and clinical activities. I am truly grateful to Dr. Neriishi and would like to continue to work in cooperation with him.

[Dr. Abakushin]
I was deeply satisfied with the training program of HICARE. The program was well-organized and well-arranged. Invited trainees can stay in a room fully equipped with the necessities for a long-term stay. The accommodation is located in the central part of the city and not so far from the Radiation Effects Research Foundation. Therefore they can enjoy a comfortable stay during their training. The program of lectures is also well developed. We were given the chance to obtain much new information and were able to view how researchers and physicians work at individual workplaces. We were also provided with the opportunity to carry out clinical tests in a laboratory to learn new research methods. Moreover, we were involved personally with the Japanese staff. This was very beneficial because we were able to discuss our research theme.