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Lecture was held at Hiroshima Prefrctural Kuremitsuta Senior High School

A special lecture was held at Hiroshima Prefectural Kuremitsuta Seior High School. The purpose of the lecture is to let the students know that Hiroshima has contributed to the world making use of the accumulated medical experiences on A-Bomb survivor as well as research results on the radiation effects, hoping them to be ambitious to become a professional who will contribute to the world in the future.

 

DateDecember 22, 2021
Venue

Hiroshima Prefectural Kuremitsuta Senior High School 

Lecturer

Executive Director Kazunori Kodama

(Radiation Effects Research Foundation)

(Executive Secretary of HICARE)

Title

The Effects of A-Bomb Radiation on the Human Health

-Studies of Radiation Effects on the A-Bomb Survivors at Hiroshima and Nagasaki and Dedication to the Medical Care of Radiation Exposed People over the World-

Participants208 students ( from 1st grade and  2nd grade)

 

Lecturer Dr. Kodama explained about HICARE’s contributions to the world through various projects such as training of medical personnel and dispatching medical professionals, in order to support radiation-exposed people all over the world, showing various pictures including Lake Chagan (Atomic Lake) in Kazakhstan which is created by a nuclear test.

Then, he colorfully introduced his experiences of being actively involved in international conferences of the United Nations, the World Health Organization (WHO) and so on with many pictures taken at the well-known sites he had ever visited. He added that those global careers were based on the five years of clinical training experience in a U.S. hospital in his twenties. Looking back on those days, he told that the hardships he went thorough during the time made it possible for him to carry out current works.

At ending, he concluded with the words of his mentor, Dr. Itsuzo Shigematsu, former chairman of the Radiation Effects Research Foundation, “Visiting old, create new.”  “Please treasure every encounter,” he encouraged students, “Create new things, and be active in international society.”

There are feedbacks from students as follows;

“I want to broaden my horizons and take actions globally,”

“I will keep doing what I can do,”

“I want to be a creator to design a new age.”

Lecture was held at Hiroshima Notre Dame Seishin Senior High School

A special lecture was held at Hiroshima Notre Dame Seishin Senior High School. The purpose of the lecture is to have the students understood Hiroshima’s contribution to the world in the field of medical care of radiation-exposed people, hoping them to be ambitious to become a professional who will contribute to the world in the future.

 

DateJune 10, 2021
Venue

Hiroshima Notre Dame Seishin Senior High School 

Lecturer

Professor Satoshi Tashiro

(Director, Hiroshima University Research Institute for Radiation Biology and Medicine(RIRBM))

(Director of HICARE)

Title

The Effects of A-Bomb Radiation on the Human Health

-Research at Hiroshima and Dedication to the Medical Care of Radiation Exposed People over the World-

Participants95 students ( 36 from 1st grade and 59 from 2nd grade)

   

 In the lecture, Prof. Tashiro,Director of RIRBM, introduced the institution which marks 60th anniversary this year and is featured by a variety of medical professionals working on a broad range of researches and clinical studies such as radiation genetics, epidemiology, developing unique microscopes and treatment for cancer and leukemia.

 

He also introduced a comprehensive study project which focused on people atomic-bombed around the hypocenter. In addition, he gave the information about the support activities of Hiroshima University in response to the accident at the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant.

 

Then Prof. Tashiro talked about his personal story in his school days that he decided to become a researcher after attending a lecture given by Prof. Nanao Kamada (currently an emeritus professor professor of Hiroshima University)  who would become his mentor later on. He also explained about his current research on low dose radiation effects on chromosomal which has been a frequent issue concerning CT scan and on the sensibility gap among people. “Testing with radiation has risks, but also has great medical benefits. We are working on these researches so that people will be able to receive the tests safely”, he highlighted the significance of their research.

 

There are also explanations on coordinate research for International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) in which researchers from over the world worked together for a week  with all day long discussion, exchanging each other over dinners. Showing some photos of Wiener Schnitzel, a local food in Vienna, landscape with the Danube and so on, he encouraged students; “Researching is fun and worthwhile doing. It is important that people born and raised in Hiroshima will be engaged in medical care for the radiation-exposed worldwide or radiation medicine. So why not find your way in the research world?”

 

● Feedback

“I become interested to hear that Hiroshima University works with IAEA which I have learned about in my class”

“I came to know now there are careers as a researcher to work with the rest of the world”

“I am interested in the fact that radiation has both risks and benefits”