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Administration & Advisers

 Representative Director: Atsuko OMORI, Ph.D. (Health Sciences)
 Adviser: Takayuki OSHIMI, Associate Professor, International University of Health and Welfare
 Adviser: Nahoko KUROSAWA, PhD, Professor emerita, Department of Pharmacy,
      Hokkaido Pharmaceutical University School of Pharmacy
 Adviser: Mihoko NODA, PhD, Professor, 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)

PROFILE: MELSA Special Seminar Lecturers
[Dr. Mido ABDELHAKIM]
Mohamed Abdelhakim, MD.
-Staff Doctor;
-International medical doctor at department of Plastic and reconstructive surgery of Nippon Medical School Hospital.
Graduate Student;
-joined the graduate school of Nippon Medical School, Mechanobiology and mechanotherapy Laboratory
-part time lecturer and Medical English and communication class instructor, NMS.
-Graduate of Cairo university, Egypt.
-Completed clerkship at St.Luke's international hospital, Tokyo.
[Dr. Daiya OZAKI]
-Dr. Daiya Ozaki, MD, Ph.D.
-The Japanese Orthopaedic Association, Authorized Orthopedist and Authorized Sports Doctor .
-Japanese Physical Education Association, Authorized Sports Doctor.
-Japanese Para-Sports association, Authorized Para-Sports Doctor.
-A great variety of experiences as a team doctor in International Para-Sports Competitions, including Rio Paralympics (2016) and London Paralympics (2012).
[Ms. Reiko MORI]

-A medical/healthcare interpreter
-International University of Health and Welfare Graduate School
Master's Program in Graduate School of Medical Welfare
Medical and Welfare Management Major.
Medical Interpreter / International Medical Management Master's Degree.
-A freelancer, medical/pharmaceutical interpreter and translator.
-Worked for pharmaceutical company for nearly 19 years.
-Lived abroad for 10 years (5 years in US, 5 years in Hong Kong).

PROFILE: Representative Director
[Atsuko OMORI]
[the early autumn in Hokkaido, 2021/9/24, photo by OMORI]
Now, I'm in my hometown, in Hokkaido.
-Born in 1952. Birthplace; Hokkaido, Suttsu-cho.
[Education]
-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: Pharmaceutics.
[Qualification / Certificate]
-Pharmacist, Laboratory medical technologist, Public health Laboratory Technologist.
-Certified "Sports Pharmacist Certificate" (2019 certified).


[Membership of academic society]
-Japanese Society of Hematology (JSH)
-Japanese Society of Travel Medicine,
-Japanese Society of Pediatric Allergy and Clinical Technology.

[Others; Participation in conference, seminar, symposium, lectures, study group]
[2021]
-The 83rd Annual Meeting of the Japanese Society of Hematology: a full of web event, September 23 - 25, 2021. Sendai, Japan.

[2020]
- Online seminar: Open lecture for ophthalmologists
"Do you know age-related macular degeneration?" Live distribution (registration required)
 [Sponsor] Asahi Shimbun [Co-sponsor] Novartis Pharma Co., Ltd. 11/23 (Monday / holiday)
《Asahi Education Conference 2020》

Toward a leap forward Asahi Education Forum live distribution (registration required)
- "Asahi Education Conference 2020" Waseda University: The future of Japanese society in the post-corona era
 Speaker: Aiji Tanaka, President of Waseda University, 11/29 (Sun)
- "Asahi Education Conference 2020" Seikei University: After Corona-How will Japan change?
 Speaker: Hiroshi Komiyama Director of Mitsubishi Research Institute / Former President of the University of  Tokyo 11/28 (Sat)
- "Asahi Education Conference 2020" Kyoritsu Women's University: What is leadership in the future?
 Speaker: Akira Ikegami, journalist, 11/ 23 (Monday / holiday)
- "Asahi Education Conference 2020" Hosei University: Future University for Diversity-Extensive Reading /     Meeting / Continuous Reading-
 Speaker: Yuko Tanaka, President of Hosei University, 11/22 (Sun)
- "Asahi Education Conference 2020" Tokyo University of Science: World-class Japanese Space    
 Development-From Space Exploration to Business-
 Speaker: Chiaki Mukai, Specially Appointed Vice President, Tokyo University of Science / First Japanese  
 female astronaut / Doctor of Medicine /From April 2015, Tokyo University of Science Specially Appointed Vice  President and Space Colony Research Center Director
10/17 (Sat)
《28th Brain Century Symposium》 Live distribution (registration required)
"28th Brain Century Symposium" introducing the latest legal research (sponsored by NPO Brain Century Promotion Council, sponsored by Asahi Shimbun) 9/16
This year, all lectures were broadcast live to prevent infection with the new coronavirus.
Speaker: Fumie Otawa (general internal medicine specialist), etc.
《Asahi Shimbun Online Roundtable》
- "Is SDGs OK with Corona?" August 11th (Tuesday) 19: 00-Live distribution (registration required)
Performers: Yuko Kuniya, SDGs Project Executive, Asahi Shimbun, etc.
《Asahi Shimbun Online Press Forum》
- “How far is the spread of infection? " The Tokyo Metropolitan Government Cap thoroughly interviews the president of the Medical Association-Tokyo 200 days-
Appearance: Haruo Ozaki, Chairman of the Tokyo Medical Association, etc.
August 7th (Friday) 19: 30- Live distribution (registration required)
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-The 5th “CReSS” Medical Writing Seminar Summary; "Structure and Improvements of Medical Article Sections" by Dr. Masao Okazaki, February 8, Hitotsubashi Auditorium, Tokyo
-The SOLA Seminar by Team Medics; February 2, Minami Auditorium, Takagi Building No.2, Tokyo Keikei Medical University

[2019]
-The 13th Japan Travel Medicine Association Nursing Division;12/7 (Sun)
-The 12th Annual Meeting of the Japan Society of Travel Medicine Tokyo;11/17 (Sun)
- The SOLA seminar by Team Medics; 11/16 (Sat)
-The Tokyo MEDS July study, "Bone and Muscle Muscle and Joint Problems" by Dr. Takayuki Osomi (Associate Professor, International University of Health and Welfare), 7/14, Showa University School of Medicine, Hatanodai, Shinagawa-ku, Tokyo.
- "Summer medicine seminar" by Japanese Society of Travel Medicine, Ochanomizu Sora City Conference Center, 7/6 Tokyo.
-Seminar “Food Problems in the World, Food Security in Japan” by professor Shinichi Shibata (Kanda University of Foreign Studies Career Education Center), Asahi Culture Center Shinjuku, 6.22 Tokyo.
-“CRITICAL LINK INTERNATINAL CLI 9 TOKYO” , Akasaka Campus, International University of Health and Welfare University, 6/14-16 Tokyo.
-Tsurumi University Lifelong Education Course (4/11- 6/27): "Growth and evolution of teeth" by Masatoshi Goto (Honorary professor)
-the 18th Japane Society of Travel Medicine, 4/6-7 Tokyo.
-Lecture "Having intestines and improving immunity" Lecturer: Shinichiro Fujita (Professor Emeritus, Tokyo Medical and Dental University), 3/30 Yokohama
- The 10th The Japanese Society of Hematology Kanto Koshinetsu Regional Association "Special Lecture: Impact of AI Application in Hematologic Diseases Treatment" Performer: Prof. Y. Tojo (Hospital of the Institute of Medical Science, The University of Tokyo) 3/23 Gotanda, Tokyo
-Lecture) "The secrets and phrases of English email transmitted" Lecturer: Shinichi Shibata (Professor Professor, Kanda Foreign Language Academy) , 3/19 Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo
-Lecture "English Conversation of Knowledge and Education: The World of the World 2 Artificial Intelligence (AI: Artificial Intelligence)" Lecturer: Shinichi Shibata (Special Professor, Career Education Center, Kanda University of Foreign Studies) , 3/9 Shinjuku-ku, Tokyo
-Lecture "Cancer Immunotherapy" Lecturer: Kentaro Oki (Director, Molecular Pathology Laboratory, Division of Childhood Blood and Oncology Division, National Research Institute for Growth and Disease Research) 3/2 Shinjuku-ku, Tokyo
-Lecture "How to interpret health checkup data" Lecturer: Yuji Takazawa (Professor Professor, Tokyo Medical University) , 2/2 Yokohama
[2018]
-Nurses' Seminar “ Allergy in children. 12/8 Ginza, Tokyo.
-Kansai “infectious diseases and vaccine” seminar. 2018/12/2 Osaka.
-Lecture ”how to express politeness and courteous in English” by David A.Thayne. 12/1 Yokohama.
-Symposium “Tokyo 2020 Olympic and Paralympic games”
All Japan; Enthusiastic movement toward “Festival and Culture”. 11/29 Nihonbashi, Tokyo.
-The 80th Annual Meeting of the Japanese Society of Hematology 10/12-14 Osaka
-Tsurumi University Continuing education (Autumn course 2018/10/4〜2019/01/24),
(1) “Skeletal System & Muscular System; Structure, Development and evolution” , while seeking the        structure and history of the human body
(2)  “Understanding the Mechanism of diseases from Biology”
-Asahi World Forum 2018. The main theme for 2018; “Commitment to Future Generation --- Building a more tolerant Society. 9/24-26 Tokyo, Japan.
-Tokyo International Sports Medicine Innovation Forum "Japan Way in Sports Medicine beyond 2020" 9/22 Tokyo
-Lecture on introducing Japanese culture "Moon viewing" 9/16 Yokohama
-Lecture on introducing Japanese culture "Fast foods during the Edo period" 2018/8/19 Yokohama
-Lecture on "Japanese Tea Ceremony" 7/18 Yokohama
-Lecture on "Osteoporosis" 7/16 Yokohama
-Lecture on a traditional Japanese culture "Kado" (Japanese flower arrangements) 6/17 Yokohama
-Lecture on a traditional Japanese culture "Japanese architecture " 5/20 Yokohama
-Lecture on a traditional Japanese culture "Japanese sake" 4/1 Yokohama
[2012]
-Temple University Japan Campus, Continuing Education Course Summer 2012
 "Medical English- A Practical Course for Health Professionals" (May - July 2012).
[2004]
-Hawaii University & Nihon University Joint Program, Extracurricular Lectures and Program
 "Cross-cultural communication in English" (July - August 2004, Shizuoka, Japan)
[1998]
-Communication and Language Associates (CALA), Intensive Seminar Spring Program
 "Teaching English to Young Students" (March 1998, Hawaii, USA).
[Work Experience]
-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.
[Academic Achievements]
Research Paper:
1) "Psychosocial Consequences Among Nurses in the Affected Area of the Great East Japan Earthquake of 2011 and the Fukushima Complex Disaster: A Qualitative Study". Authors: Hideko Sato, RN, MPH; Teeranee Techasrivichien, PhD; Atsuko Omori, PhD; Masako Ono-Kihara, PhD; and Masahiro Kihara, MD, PhD. About the Authors' Affiliations: Department of Nursing, Tokyo Kasei University, Saitama, Japan (Ms Sato), Department of Global Health and Socio-epidemiology, Kyoto University School of Public Health, Kyoto, Japan (Drs Techasrivichien, Ono-Kihara, and Kihara); and, Medical English Learning Support Association, Tokyo, Japan (Dr Omori). Disaster Med Public Health Preparedness. 2018; page 1-8.
2) "Relationship between radiosensitivity of human neonatal hematopoietic stem/progenitor cells and individual maternal/neonatal obstetric factors". Journal of Radiation Research 51: 755-763, 2010.
3) "Combined impact of the association between prepregnancy body mass index (BMI) and gestational weight gain on the placental/umbilical cord blood volume collected". Journal of Health Science 56: 414-421, 2010.
4) "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.
5) "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, 2010 .
6) "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.

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