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Non-Profit Organization Medical English Learning Support Association (NPO-MELSA)
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,
(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.
-International medical doctor at department of Plastic and reconstructive
surgery of Nippon Medical School Hospital.
-joined the graduate school of Nippon Medical School, Mechanobiology and mechanotherapy Laboratory
-part time lecturer and Medical English and communication class instructor,
-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
[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.
-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:
[Qualification / Certificate]
-Pharmacist, Laboratory medical technologist, Public health Laboratory
-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
-The 83rd Annual Meeting of the Japanese Society of Hematology: a full
of web event, September 23 - 25, 2021. Sendai, Japan.
- Online seminar: Open lecture for ophthalmologists
"Do you know age-related macular degeneration?" Live distribution
[Sponsor] Asahi Shimbun [Co-sponsor] Novartis Pharma Co., Ltd. 11/23 (Monday
《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
《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
Appearance: Haruo Ozaki, Chairman of the Tokyo Medical Association, etc.
August 7th (Friday) 19: 30- Live distribution (registration required)
-The 5th “CReSS” Medical Writing Seminar Summary; "Structure and Improvements
of Medical Article Sections" by Dr. Masao Okazaki, February 8, Hitotsubashi
-The SOLA Seminar by Team Medics; February 2, Minami Auditorium, Takagi
Building No.2, Tokyo Keikei Medical University
-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
- 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,
- "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,
-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),
- 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
-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,
-The 80th Annual Meeting of the Japanese Society of Hematology 10/12-14
-Tsurumi University Continuing education (Autumn course 2018/10/4〜2019/01/24),
(1) “Skeletal System & Muscular System; Structure, Development and
, 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
-Lecture on introducing Japanese culture "Moon viewing" 9/16
-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
-Temple University Japan Campus, Continuing Education Course Summer 2012
"Medical English- A Practical Course for Health Professionals" (May - July 2012).
-Hawaii University & Nihon University Joint Program, Extracurricular
Lectures and Program
"Cross-cultural communication in English" (July - August 2004,
-Communication and Language Associates (CALA), Intensive Seminar Spring
"Teaching English to Young Students" (March 1998, Hawaii, USA).
-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) "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;
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.