About the Center

Principles

Pandemic rising of prevalence of diabetes is a serious issue in the world. Especially Tokushima prefecture is notorious about the worst diabetes mortality in Japan. Improvement of mortality in diabetic patients is the most important challenge for Tokushima prefecture. Therefore, Diabetes Therapeutics and Research Center (DTRC) has been established as the regional and strategic research institute for diabetes in the University of Tokushima since 2010. The purposes of DTRC are (1) to improve clinical diabetes practice in the Tokushima University Hospital as the leading regional hospital in clinical network of Tokushima prefecture, (2) to establish the global network with other departments and other institutions to develop innovative diabetic research, (3) to apply excellent basic research into clinical practice as the translational research, (4) to manage the intellectual property among researchers in the University of Tokushima, industries and the government of Tokushima prefecture, and (5) to educate talented medical staffs who can promote innovative diabetic medicine in the clinical practice.

 

History

Jan 1,2010 DTRC was established.
Professor Toshio Matsumoto was installed as the director of DTRC. Professor Seiichi Oyadomari was installed as the director of the Division of the Diabetic Research and Delopment, and the director of the Department of Molecular Research in DTRC. Professor Sumihare Noji was installed as the professor of the Department of Diagnostics,and Professor Toshiaki Tamaki was installed as the professor of the Department of Drug in the Division of Diabetic Research and Development. Professor Makoto Funaki was installed as the professor of Department of Clinical Research in the Division of Clinical Diabetology.
Jan 16,2010 Professor. Munehide Matsuhisa was installed as the director of the Division of Clinical Diabetology in DTRC.
Apr 1,2010 Professor Hiroshi Inoue was installed as the professor of the Department of Genetic Research in the Division of Diabetic Research and Developmenti in DTRC.
Dec 1,2010 Dr.Hiroshi Sakaue was installed as the associate professor of the Department of Molecular Research in DTRC.
Apr 1,2012 Because Professor Sumihare Noji was promoted to the vice president of University of Tokushima, he moved to the adviser of the Department of Diagnostics in DTRC.
  Professor Seiichi Oyadomari was also installed as the professor of the Department of Diagnostics in DTRC.
Jun 16,2012 Professor Issei Imoto was installed as the professor of the Department of Genetic Research in the Division of Diabetic Research and Development in DTRC.

 

 

 

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