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A Healthcare Administrator from the U.S. Invited for Training

HICARE invited a healthcare administrator contributing to medical care of radiation casualties as a director of general coordination at a hospital engaged in the treatment of A-bomb victims in Los Angeles, California, U.S.A., for training on the treatment of radiation disorders.

Name and Title of Trainee:

Deborah Fehn, Director of Business Development
Providence Little Company of Mary Medical Center Torrance

Period of Training:

January 25 to 29, 2010

Training Organizations (in order of visits):

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

Training Course:

On-site inspections

Receiving an explanation about the facility from Professor Koichi Tanigawa (right) at Hiroshima University Hospital

Training Completion Ceremony with Chief Scientist Kazunori Kodama at the Radiation Effects Research Foundation


This high-quality training that had been planned thoroughly provided me with a vast amount of information on atomic weapons and their effects. I was able to deepen my understanding of the methods and scale of HICARE's activities to secure welfare for A-bomb victims in cooperation with various related organizations and hospitals. The tour of the Peace Memorial Museum and Park was an impressive experience that gave me a deep insight. I met many doctors involved in HICARE's activities. I'm proud of having opportunities to share time with them and attend their lectures on what roles we should play to support A-bomb victims in Hiroshima, Nagasaki, and outside Japan. I would like to express my gratitude to all those who provided me with the opportunity to participate in this training.