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Research and Other Facilities

Library

The library, located on the second and third floors of the Information and In-service Training Center for Community Medicine, effectively collects and provides the data and information necessary for education, research, and medical services as well as for the lifetime education of our alumni in community medicine. The library is open to people of local communities and medical care workers. In addition to the standard facilities necessary for a medical library, the library has an equipped media studio which provides documents and information in order to function as a comprehensive center.


Center for Community Medicine

The Center for Community Medicine was established in April, 2004 to further advance education, research, and medical treatment necessary for the improvement and development of community medicine. Composed of eight divisions (the Community and Family Medicine, Public Health, General Medicine, Health Policy and Management, Support in Community Health, Oriental Medicine, Human Resources Development for Community Medicine, Communitylinkaged Medical Education and Training), this center aims to be the main center of community medicine in Japan for systematizing and publicizing community medicine.


Center for Molecular Medicine

The Center for Molecular Medicine(CMM)was established in 1998 as an institution conducting research and development at the forefront of medical science. Since its establishment, CMM was funded by grants for the project “Molecular Study on Intractable Diseases and Development of Gene Therapy Technologies”(1998-2002)and “Development of Basic Technologies for Genome Medicine and Regenerative Medicine”(2003-2007). Both programs were under the High-tech Research Center(HRC)Program by the Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology(MEXT). CMM has yielded a variety of scientific achievements by conducting cutting-edge medical researches in the 21st century. In 2008, the third CMM project “Bioimaging Research from Molecular Pathogenesis to Novel Therapeutics” was selected to be supported by MEXT Program of supporting the Formation of Strategic Research Bases at Private Universities, followed by “Non-communicable Diseases” since 2013.
CMM is currently composed of 8 research divisions(Molecular Pathogenesis, Stem Cell Regulation, Genetic Therapeutics, Anti-aging Medicine, Regenerative Medicine, Inflammation Research, Cell Biology, and Human Genetics). CMM actively promotes collaborations among these divisions and joint research with clinical and basic science departments in the School of Medicine.

 


Center for Development of Advanced Medical Technology

The Center of Development of Advanced Medical Technology, which was established in 2009, supports research and development of advanced medical technology as well as surgical training using large animals, especially swine. The center is one of the leading facilities for swine in Japan, equipped with a surgical room, surgical robotics “Da Vinci”, intensive care units (ICU), cell-processing room (CPC), MRI, and CT for swine, and can cope with acute and chronic management of swine. The center was accredited as the joint usage / research of the Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology (MEXT) –– the base of translational research using large animals –– in April 2017, and is widely open to researchers inside and outside the university to develop new interdisciplinary fields and to nurture human resources than ever before.


Support Center for Clinical Investigation

The Support Center for Clinical Investigation was established in April, 2013, as an institution for comprehensive clinical education and research. The Center’s aim is the to contribute to medical advancement and enhancement of welfare, by strategically promoting drug trials, post-marketing clinical studies, and clinical research, as well as to develop Advanced Medicine at JMU hospital and Saitama Medical Center. Furthermore, it also aims to encourage clinical research by JMU graduates who work in community medicine throughout the country.

The Center consists of the Inspection & Education section, the Clinical Research Planning & Management section, the Tochigi Clinical Trial Promotion section, Clinical Research Support section and the Saitama Clinical Trial Promotion section. The Center is not a subsidiary organization of the hospital, but an innovative clinical research institution supported by the entire university.


Medical Simulation Center

In 2008, The Medical Simulation Center was opened to enhance the quality, safety and efficiency of medicine. It provides basic education for students and skill enhancement for medical personnel for both hospital and community medicine. The Center is equipped with training simulators for emergency resuscitation and for diagnosis and checkup that are easy to use. Furthermore, methods and simulators for effective and efficient education are also being developed in the Center.


Center for Experimental Medicine

The center for experimental medicine was established in 1987, for the care and use of laboratory animals. This center takes animal welfare and the centralized control of laboratory animals into account, and promotes the recent applications in advanced medical science. Furthermore, in order to respond to the trend in medical education, research and the social needs in the 21st century as a joint use facility of JMU, the Center has made efforts for developing genetically modified / genome edited animals and cryopreserving their embryo or sperm. The Center has also been working for animal experimentation based on the 3Rs principle (replacement, reduction and refinement) and has been improving the research environment for those involved in animal experiments.

 


Center for Information

The Center for Information was established in April 2003, to plan and promote the practical use of information and communication technology in order to improve education, research, and medical services in the hospital and community medicine. The computer laboratory room and the educational server room were set up in this center in September 2003, and they have been utilized as the hub for computer education. The Center for Information aims to improve the network infrastructure, to promote campus-wide adoption of information technology, and to facilitate communication with alumni who are spread throughout Japan.

 


RI Center

The RI Center was established in 1974 as a joint-use facility for conduct experiments using radiation and radioisotopes. In 1987, a new RI facility which able to conduct recombinant DNA experiment was established within The center for experimental medicine. Many medical science and life science researches are being performed in these facilities using radiation irradiator and unsealed radioisotopes (15 nuclides).
Safe handling of RI is very important to maintain the safety of the facilities and the environments and to prevent radiation hazards to radiation workers. And also, by laws radiation workers should receive education and training. To these end, The Radiation Protection office conducts that supervising safe handling and educating, under laws and regulations.

 


Regional Clinical Education Center (RCEC)

RCEC was established in August 2015 to support and manage the undergraduate and postgraduate medical education as well as research at Jichi Medical University and its affiliated hospitals. RCEC plays an important role in the undergraduate medical education for medical students in community medicine, in the postgraduate medical education for residents in community medicine and their chosen specialties, as well as in the collaborative research as the research infrastructure. RCEC promotes the development of the undergraduate and postgraduate medical education as well as research through mutual cooperation.at RCEC of Jichi Medical University and its affiliated hospitals.

 


Data Science Center

The Data Science Center of Jichi Medical University (JMU) was established in April, 2017, with a mission to manage and gain insight from large-scale healthcare and biomedical data. The Data Science Center provides student education for using big data as well as supporting investigators who lack experience in handling big data.
We are developing a general practice support system assisted by artificial intelligence in cooperation with graduates of JMU who work as general practitioners.