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Jun-ichi Kira

neurologist

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.

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