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The Growing Role of Academia in Japan - March 2012 Organized by Translational Research Informatics Center (TRI)
On behalf of Dr. Fukushima, the director of the Translational Research Informatics Center (TRI), Kobe, Japan, Dr. Rebecca Kush was invited to be a keynote speaker at the final session of a meeting that took place on 2-3 March 2012 in Tokyo; the theme was Life Science Innovation: The Growing Role of Academia in Japan. This final session was entitled “Coordination, Support and Training Program for Translational Research” and was slated as “one of the most important national projects of the Japanese Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology (MEXT)”.
TRI and MEXT developed this program over the course of 5 years to increase the application of basic research to patient care, so called Translational Research, through promoting organizations, within universities to become centers of translational research. Moreover, as a part of the program, TRI has also been working on projects in relation to CDISC standards and has translated CDISC standards into Japanese.