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Jun-ichi Kira

Jun-ichi Kira, Japanese neurologist. Achievements include established disease entity of Asian type multiple sclerosis; discovery of atopic myelitis. Grantee grants for Master of Science research, Ministry of Health and Welfare of Japan, Tokyo, 2000-2002. Member of Japanese Society Neurology (member committee), American Neurological Association (correspondent).

Background

  • Kira, Jun-ichi was born on December 22, 1954 in Saiki, Ohita, Japan. Son of Shigeyoshi and Setuko Kira.

  • Education

    • Doctor of Medicine, Kyushu University, Fukuoka, Japan, 1979. Doctor of Philosophy, Kyushu University, Fukuoka, Japan, 1986.

    Career

    • Visiting fellow section on myelin chemistry National Institutes of Health, Bethesda, Maryland, 1982—1985. Assistant professor department neurology Kyushu University, Japan, 1985—1995, associate professor department neurology Japan, 1995—1997, professor, chairman department neurology Neurological Institute, Graduate School Medical Sciences Japan, since 1997, director Neurological Institute Graduate School Medical Sciences Japan, 1989—2000. Chairman Fukuoka Prefectural Network for Intractable Neurological Disease, 1998—2000.

    Major achievements

    • Achievements include established disease entity of Asian type multiple sclerosis. Discovery of atopic myelitis.

    Works

    • Contributor articles to professional journals.

    Membership

    Member of Japanese Society Neurology (member committee), American Neurological Association (correspondent).

    Connections

    • Married Masako Nakata Kira, November 1982. Children: Naoko, Yu-ichi, Natsuki.
    • father: Shigeyoshi Kira
    • mother: Setuko Kira
    • spouse: Masako Nakata Kira
    • children: Naoko Kira
    • Yu-ichi Kira
    • Natsuki Kira
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    Born December 22, 1954
    (age 62)
    Nationality
    • 1979
      Kyushu University
    • 1986
      Kyushu University
    • 1982 - 1985
      Visiting fellow, section on myelin chemistry National Institutes of Health
      Bethesda, Maryland, United States
    • 1985 - 1995
      assistant, professor department neurology Kyushu University
      Japan