We invited Dr Kristina Mikkonen as a lecturer, who is an Associate Professor of Research Unit of Nursing Science and Health Management, University of Oulu, Finland, and is visiting Osaka University as a Specially Appointed Professor, through Osaka University International Joint Research Promotion Program. She talked about the development of elaborate researches on mentoring nursing students. We all found it really meaningful!
Dr Nick Tayler
Professor, Dept of Civil, Environment & Geomatic Engineering, Faculty of Engineering Science, University College London (UCL).
It was a fresh approach to look at things from a viewpoint of urban engineering.
'Mental well-being in population health research: Some thoughts through my career lifecourse'
A special lecture was given by Dr Noriko Cable, a senior research fellow of International Centre for Lifecourse Studies in Society and Health Dept, University College London (UCL).
Talking with reflection of her career lifecourse, she introduced and explained the current evidence in the UK, research approach and what we we should look into reserach.
Her continuous attitude to make uncertainties clear from a nurse perspective was very impressive.
A total of 35 academic fellows and students visited our Medical Physics and Engineering from Kangwon National University and Shingu University in Korea. This is their 4th visit, which could further promote exchange between universities through campus introduction, academic presentation and facility visit.
Whether or not it would be better to get rid of the anxiety?
－ What is the important treatment target in mental care of aged people and dementia family caregivers
Inviting Dr. Naoko Kishita, a specialist in neuropsycology at University of East Anglia, England, a special lecture was given coordinated by the Center for International Academic Programs.
Inviting Dr. Kana Fujikura, National Institutes of Health, US, a special lecture ‘Complementarity of Echocardiogram and Cardiac MRI’ was given on Aug 30, 2019. After the introduction of the latest cardiac MRI, we had a meaningful exchange of opinions about the future direction of diagnostic imaging.
Three nursing students participated in the program. Through the 2 week program, learned about aboriginies, culture, and the concept of service learning, and also visited nursing laboratory and veterans care center.
Center for Twin Research is conducting collaborative research with Semmelweis University, Hungary. In this special edition of Twin Research Seminar, we discussed the current situations of twin research in both countries and future collaboration/development between universities.
Presentation by Dr Anett Illes, Semmelweis University
“Next generation sequencing-increasing potential in twin studies”
Presentation by Dr Dora Melicher, Semmelweis University
“The telomerase system and potential telomere-mitochondria interplay-pilot twin studies”
“Hungarian Twin Registry-before a milestone”
Presentation by Dr Helga Szabo, Semmelweis University
“Imaging twin studies”
Presentation by Professor Norio Sakai, Director of Center for Twin Research, Osaka University Graduate School of Medicine
“Molecular analysis for inborn error metabolic disease; Monogenic mechanism to multifactorial pathology"
A total of 45 people (13 faculties and 32 students) attended the seminar. Thank you.
First collaborated summer program by Professor Yamakawa and Gurume Kineya Shakai Koken no Ie. Inviting 10 students from 4 asian partnership universities (Taipei Medical Univesrity, Tzu Chi University of Science and Techonology, South Medical Univesrity and University of Hong Kong), a variety of lectures and facilitiy visits were organized for 2 weeks to learn the issues and approches to the long term care in super aging society in Japan.
Lecture 'Prevention of fall in long-term facility'
Visit to a day service center, accompanied by OU graduates. Experienced the activities and lunch with the elderly, and learnd the difference in facilities between countries.
Lecture 'Robotics for dementia care'
Weekend visit to Nijyo Castle in Kyoto, wearing Yukata
During the program, a delegation from Taiwan Ministry of Health and Welfare visited the Division of Health Sciences, OU, to share/exchange opinions about long term care. After the presentations by both countries, an active discussion was conducted.
On the final day 'Certificate' was given to the participants.
At the farewell party, enjoyed the 'udon making' at Gurume Kineya Shakai Koken no Ie.
Mainly health care workers, more than 100 participated, from a wide variety of sectors including business, research and etc.
Poster session by 5 OU graduates and 3 Oulu graduates.
Q&A session with guest speakers
The hall was full of participants and we were able to get an active discussion.
Prof. Helvi Kyngäs, Head of Research Unit of Nursing Science and Health Management, University of Oulu, gave a lecture on ‘Developing a middle range nursing theory of adherence with health regiments and instrument to test it’
Prof. Maria Kääriäinen, Research Unit of Nursing Science and Health Management, University of Oulu, gave a lecture on ‘Health Coaching Intervention for patients’
Inviting 8 academics and graduates from Oulu, we were able to deepen understanding about the grand and steady research.
A special lecture ‘Advanced palliative care planning in Australia’ was given by Ms Julie Paul from AIPEACS (Australian International Palliative Education and Consultancy Services Pty. Ltd.)