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Medical educator

Atsuo Okamura, Japanese medical educator. Achievements include discovery of the involvement of casein kinase I epsilon in hematopoietic cell self-renewal and apoptosis; research in prognostic improvement in allogeneic hematopoietic stem cell transplantation by using mycophenolate mofetil.

Background

Okamura, Atsuo was born on November 20, 1969 in Osaka, Japan. Son of Tadakazu and Sumiko (Tanaka) Okamura.

Education

Doctor of Medicine, Kobe University School Medicine, 1995. Doctor of Philosophy in Medicine, Kobe University Graduate School Medicine, 2003.

Career

Fellow internal medicine Ono Municipal Hospital, Japan, 1996—1999. Resident internal medicine Kobe University Hospital, Japan, 1995—1996, postdoctoral fellow hematology, 2003—2006, senior research associate hematology, 2006—2008, assistant professor oncology-hematology, since 2008.

Achievements

  • Achievements include discovery of the involvement of casein kinase I epsilon in hematopoietic cell self-renewal and apoptosis. Research in prognostic improvement in allogeneic hematopoietic stem cell transplantation by using mycophenolate mofetil.

Membership

Coordinated physician, trustee Japan Marrow Donor Program, since 2007. With child sponsor, finance donor World Vision Japan, since 2004. Finance donor Kobe Oji Zoo, Japan, since 2005.

Member of Japanese Society Medical Oncology, Japanese Society Hematopoietic Cell Transplantation, Japanese Society Hematology, Japanese Society Internal Medicine.

Interests

  • Other Interests

    Beading.

Connections

Married Kayoko Sengoku, March 10, 2002. Children: Yuta, Tomona.

father:
Tadakazu Okamura

mother:
Sumiko (Tanaka) Okamura

spouse:
Kayoko Sengoku

child:
Yuta Okamura

child:
Tomona Okamura