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☆Non-Profit Organization Medical English Learning Support Association☆
(NPO-MELSA) Administration & Advisers
Representative Director: Atsuko OMORI, Ph.D. (Health Sciences)
Deputy-Representative Director: Nobuyuki MATSUOKA, Ph.D. (Political
Director: Yuta KOMORI, Ph.D. (Political Science)
Auditor: Hideyuki SHIMOTOME, M. (Economics)
Adviser: Takayuki OSHIMI, Associate Professor,
International University of Health and Welfare
Adviser: Nahoko KUROSAWA, Professor, PhD, Department of Pharmacy,
Hokkaido Pharmaceutical University School of Pharmacy
Adviser: Mihoko NODA, Professor, PhD, OTR,
Hokkaido Bunkyo University, Graduate School
(a former Professor, Department of Development and Aging, Division
of Health Sciences,
Graduate School of Health Sciences, Hirosaki University)
Hirosaki University Graduate School of Health Sciences, (Ph. D.), Major:
Medical Life Sciences.
Stanford University, ESL Program, Intensive Course, 1987 - 1989.
Tokyo University of Science, Bachelor of Pharmaceutical Sciences, Major:
Temple University Japan Campus, Continuing Education Course Summer 2012
---Medical English- A Practical Course for Health Professionals--- (May
- July 2012).
Communication and Language Associates (CALA), Intensive Seminar Spring Program
---Teaching English to Young Students--- (March 1998, Hawaii, USA).
Hawaii University & Nihon University Joint Program, Extracurricular
Lectures and Program
---Cross-cultural communication in English (July - August 2004, Shizuoka, Japan)
Two years as an experiment and research assistant in the laboratory of
biochemistry, Hokkaido Pharmaceutical University, Japan.
Two and a half years teaching experience in medical and healthcare English for communication and interpreting about basic knowledge in the subjects of physiology, anatomy and pathology at a private miscellaneous school in Tokyo, Japan.
Approximately more than 20 years teaching experience in English education
especially for beginners and intermediate-level, including Japanese small
children, students and adults at English conversation schools in Japan.
1) Relationship between radiosensitivity of human neonatal hematopoietic
stem/progenitor cells and individual maternal/neonatal obstetric factors.
Journal of Radiation Research 51: 755-763, 2010
2) Combined impact of the association between prepregnancy body mass index
(BMI) and gestational weight gain on the placental/umbilical cord blood
Journal of Health Science 56: 414-421, 2010
3) Influence of obstetric factors on the yield of mononuclear cells, the CD34+ cell count and the volume of placental/umbilical cord blood. The Journal Obstetrics Gynaecology Research 36: 52-57, 2010
4) Correlations between the detection of stress-associated hormone/oxidative
stress markers in umbilical cord blood and the physical condition of the
mother and neonate. The Journal Obstetrics Gynaecology Research 36: 958-964,
5) Maternal and neonatal factors associated with the high yield of mononuclear
low-density/CD34+ cells from placental/umbilical cord blood. The Tohoku
Journal of Experimental Medicine 215: 23-32, 2008
Presentation at International meeting:
1) Influence of obstetric factors on the yield of mononuclear cells, the
CD34+ cell count and the volume of placental/umbilical cord blood. The
39th Annual Scientific Meeting of ISEH. Experimental Hematology 2010; 38
(Supplement 1): S 24. 2010, September. Melbourne, Australia.
2) Impact of the association between prepregnancy BMI and gestational weight
gain on the umbilical cord blood volume. The 38th Annual Scientific Meeting
of ISEH, Experimental Hematology 2009; 37 (Suppl 1): S 33. 2009,
September. Athens, Greece.