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Research Ethics Committee / Human Genome, Gene Analysis Research Ethics Committee

Purpose

Putting into practice the Declaration of Helsinki and relevant government guidelines, the committee examines ethical issues that arise in medical research involving human subjects and in the clinical application of medical research, when those issues involve researchers affiliated with the Faculty of Medicine and Graduate School of Medicine of the University of Tokyo, and the University of Tokyo hospital.

Functions

Regarding activities at the Faculty of Medicine and Graduate School of Medicine of the University of Tokyo, and the University of Tokyo hospital, the committee has two functions, as follows.

1) The committee examines and monitors protocols for research involving human subjects, and it examines and monitors publication of the results of such research.

2) As needed, the committee studies and deliberates on how medical ethics should be approached and handled.

Members

Research Ethics Committee, 2015

  Name Affiliation
Chair Nobuhiko Haga Professor, Department of Rehabilitation Medicine
Vice-Chair Jun Nakajima Professor, Department of Thoracic Surgery
Masamine Jimba Professor, Department of Community and Global Health
Members Satoshi Sasaki Professor, Department of Social and Preventive Epidemiology
Hiroshi Yasuhara Professor, Surgical Center
Naoto Takahashi Associate Professor, Perinatal Center
Yutaka Osuga Professor, Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology
Akihiko Mabuchi Associate Professor, Department of Human Genetics
Naoto Kubota Associate Professor, Department of Clinical Nutrition Therapy
Hidenori Yamasue Associate Professor,Department of Neuropsychiatry
Hiroshi Yotsuyanagi Associate Professor,Department of Infectious Diseases
Masahiko Sumitani Associate Professor,Department of Pain and Palliative Medicine
Hiroshi Hukuhara Associate Professor, Urology and Andrology
Kazuto Hoshi Associate Professor, Oral-Maxillofacial Surgery, Dentistry and Orthodontics
Megumi Haruna Associate Professor, Department of Midwifery and Women's Health
Yuki Miyamoto Associate Professor, Department of Psychiatric Nursing
Katsuyuki Hoshina Lecturer, Vascular Surgery
Ryoko Murayama Project Associate Professor, Department of Advanced Nursing Technology
Hirotaka Chikuda Associate Professor, Department of Orthopaedic Surgery
Tappei Takada Lecturer, Department of Pharmacy
Akira Akabayashi Professor, Department of Biomedical Ethics
Yoshiyuki Takimoto  Associate Professor, Department of Biomedical Ethics
Norio Higuchi Professor, Department of Law (Anglo-American law, Health law)
Norichika Horie Associate Professor, Center for Death and Life Studies and Practical Ethics
Hiroko Goto Professor, Law School, Chiba University
Junichiro Okuda Professor, Department of Law, Faculty of Law, Sophia University
Yoshifumi Mizuno Individual representing the general public
Tomomi Sato Individual representing the general public

Human Genome, Gene Analysis Research Ethics Committee, 2015

  Name Affiliation
Chair Katsushi Tokunaga Professor, Department of Human Genetics
Vice-Chair Tomoyuki Fujii Professor, Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology
Members Yoshiyuki Takimoto Associate Professor,Department of Biomedical Ethics
Sachiyo Nomura Associate Professor, Department of Gastrointestinal Surgery
Junko Takita Assistant Professor, Department of Cell Therapy and Transplantation Medicine
Hiroyuki Morita Lecturer, Department of Cardiovascular Medicine
Ryuichi Miura Professor, Office for Life Science Research Ethics and Safety
Chihiro Kakiuchi Professor, Department of Neuropsychiatry
Taro Mizunuma Attorney at Law admitted in Japan
Yasuhiro Furuichi Chairman, GeneCare Research Institute Co.Ltd.
Tomotaro Nakamura  Emeritus Professor, Sophia University
Kiyohisa Mizumoto Emeritus Professor, Kitasato University
Yoshifumi Mizuno Individual representing the general public