Dean,Graduate School of Medicine
- Dean,Graduate School of Medicine
- KOMINATO YOSHIHIKO
Gunma University Graduate School of Medicine was originally founded as Maebashi Medical College in 1943. It became Maebashi College of Medical Science in 1948, and then Gunma University School of Medicine, Faculty of Medicine in 1947. In 1996, School of Health Sciences was established in the Faculty of Medicine. In 2003, we launched a new restructuring program, and School of Medicine was transformed to Graduate School of Medicine, Course of Medical Sciences. In addition, two Sections in Gunma University Hospital, four Departments in Institute for Molecular and Cellular Regulation Gunma University and three Divisions in Takasaki Radiation Chemistry Research Establishment, Japan Atomic Energy Research Institute (JAERI) (presently Takasaki Advanced Radiation Research Institute, Japan Atomic Energy Agency) were incorporated in Course of Medical Sciences as Cooperative Sections.
Graduate School of Medicine is made up of 1) Course of Medical Sciences (Doctor Program) in medicine and biomedical sciences, 2) Course of Biomedical Sciences (Master Program) in biomedical sciences, and 3) Course of Health Sciences (Doctor Program and Master Program) in nursing, laboratory sciences, environmental health sciences, physical therapy, and occupational therapy. We pursue the missions through a comprehensive approach to human health. We serve the scientific community in promoting biomedical sciences. We also serve health professionals for advanced education.
Since the establishment of Maebashi Medical College in 1943, Gunma University School of Medicine has been a center for research and education of medicine and health sciences in the Northern Kanto area. In fact, we have been awarded from MEXT prestigious 21st Century COE(Center of Excellence) Programs "Processing of biosignals: Receptor activation, signal transduction, functional expression and animal behaviors"(2002-2007), and "Biomedical research using accelerator technology" (2004-2009), and recently Global COE Program "Signal transduction in the regulatory system and its disorders" (2007-2012).
We have also played a central role in the health care of more than two million people in this area. Construction of Heavy Ion Irradiation Facility for the revolutionary cancer therapy is underway and is to be completed in 2009.
We offer modern and comprehensive programs in medicine, biomedical sciences, and health sciences to pursue Doctor's and Master's degrees. Eagerly we are waiting for bright, sincere and imaginative young people to join us in our endeavor to create a center of medical and health sciences for the 21st century.