Introduction to Department
Message from the Head of Department
Our department was established in 1966 by Prof. Tadao Takatsu, as the first research and educational facility dedicated for maternal child health in Japan.
Past department heads have been involved in promoting the advancement in the fields of pediatrics, neurology and developmental sciences, and infectious diseases.
As the 6th Head of the Department, I am honored to continue this tradition of research and education excellence of previous faculty members, while setting a new path to address the rapidly changing challenges in the field of emerging and re-emerging infectious disease.
At our department, our academic staff continuously seek to produce and share knowledge that enables students and early-, mid-career professionals to achieve their career goals as fulfilled and globally competent societal members. Together with global colleagues with different skill sets and backgrounds, our department offers an enhanced learning experience in a diverse environment, with particular emphasis on building expertise and contributing to viral infectious disease control, maternal-child and public health.
Here, both academic staff and students work collectively as a team to address issues of public health importance, particularly in the field of viral infectious disease, vaccine and immunology. Our department and school’s program are designed for both local and international students and we welcome enthusiastic undergraduate and graduate students that are interested in learning and contributing to these fields, to be part of the global scientific society with us.
If you would like to be part of our department activities, please contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org.
MOI MENG LING