東京大学大学院医学系研究科Graduate School of Medicine and Faculty of Medicine, The University of Tokyo MENU SP

Department of Developmental Medical Sciences, School of International Health

Graduate School of Medicine, the University of Tokyo

Our department was established in 1966 as the first department for education and research for Maternal and Child Health in Japan. The current department’s name, the Department of Developmental Medical Sciences, was changed in 1998 to more accurately reflect our department’s commitment in graduate school research and education, in the field of developmental medical sciences.

The department currently focuses on research in viral infectious disease and the development of vaccines and therapeutics for diseases that remain a major public health threat, with an emphasis on developing better strategies for maternal-child health well-being. Our collaborators include the Tokyo University Hospital, National Center for Global Medicine, National Institute of Infectious Diseases, WHO and academia, public health institutes and industrial partners.