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IMSUT One to Gogo Fund: Commemorating the 125th Anniversary of the Establishment of IMSUT and the 50th Anniversary of the Reorganization of the Institute

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Message from the Dean

photo:Yuji YAMANASHI
28th Dean

Dear Friend,

On behalf of the Institute of Medical Science, the University of Tokyo (IMSUT), I am very pleased to announce you that IMSUT will celebrate the 125th anniversary of the founding of the Institute of Infectious Diseases, IMSUT’s forerunner founded by Dr. Shibasaburo Kitasato, and the 50th anniversary of the institute’s reorganization and renaming to IMSUT. Taking this opportunity, I would like to express my deepest gratitude for all the support that you have given to our activities at IMSUT.

  As you know, Japan has grown into a country world-famous for its longevity, which has been achieved by continuous, collaborative efforts among industry, academia, government and citizens to promote medical science and treatment and public health in addition to by Japan’s well-established health insurance program. The pharmaceutical and medical devices industries have now grown up to be key players not only for our health and welfare but also for Japan’s trade balance. On the other hand, we must admit that it is difficult to continuously support the current medical and health insurance program unchanged in the forthcoming hyper-aging society.
  On this occasion, we would like to propose a new paradigm shift for Japan in medical science and treatment from IMSUT. We would like to start this paradigm shift by taking to heart the wisdom of past scientists who led the world’s research on infectious disease and applied their results to the treatment and prevention of diseases. We must also learn the daring spirit of the scientists who took up the challenge of integrating new fields of medical sciences into IMSUT over the past 50 years, including cancer biology and oncology, human genome science, advanced clinical research, regenerative medicine, animal models, and mucosal vaccines, in addition to infectious diseases and immunology. On the basis of these great advantages of IMSUT and the uniqueness of IMSUT hospital, which is the only research institute-affiliated hospital in a Japanese university, we will establish a new paradigm in medical sciences and treatment.
  Since the transformation of the national universities into national university corporations in 2004, society’s expectations and demands for the universities have been increasing enormously in every field, especially in medical science. To meet these expectations, IMSUT will reform its system and strengthen collaboration with society in order to gain better understanding and support from industry, government, academia and citizens.

  For this purpose, the following programs will be implemented.

1. Preparation of special beds for next generation medicine in the IMSUT hospital

2. Reinforcement of support for the supercomputer for medical and information sciences

3. Enhancement of international research exchanges

4. Cultivation of professional young scientists and clinical staff members

5. Promotion of advanced basic and clinical research

6. Attraction of social cooperation research programs

 We thank you for your kind consideration of our request for supporting this project and look forward to working with you in making a new paradigm shift in medical science and treatment.

Yours respectfully,


Appreciation for Donators

1. (IMSUT appreciation) Name Plate Displayed in front of the lecture hall on the first floor of the First Building of the IMSUT.

 If you donate 100 thousand yen or higher, a plate with your name engraved will be displayed in front of the auditorium on the first floor of the First Building of the IMSUT.

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2. (UTokyo appreciation) Please refer to the UTokyo Foundation website:

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