An Interdisciplinary Training Ground for
the Next Generation of Medicine

Yutaka Kawakami
Dean, Keio University Graduate School of Medicine

The discipline of medicine touches everyone. Developments in medical science can have a positive impact on all humanity, and should accordingly be disseminated throughout the world.

It also goes without saying that building global networks is of paramount importance not only for the advancement of medical research, but for the nurturing of research communities.

It is for this reason that the Keio University Graduate School of Medicine is actively pursuing ever-greater internationalization and interdisciplinary exchange. We have been developing education and research partnerships with leading universities and institutions around the world, as well as teaching certain graduate courses exclusively in English.

The Keio University Graduate School of Medicine also has a history of sending personnel abroad to top institutes around the world, and in recent years, graduates from leading international institutions have come knocking on our door.

The Keio University Graduate School of Medicine will continue to contribute to the advancement of medical science by nurturing a community of medical scientists and clinical researchers who will help define future international standards. From the lab bench to the patient bedside, this intent is at the heart of both our research and our educational activities.

Dean, Keio University Graduate School of Medicine Professor, Division of Cellular Signaling, Institute for Advanced Medical Research
Yutaka Kawakami

Graduated from Keio University School of Medicine in 1980. Worked as a research associate in the University of Florida Department of Medical Microbiology and Immunology from 1985 to 1987. Worked with Dr. Leroy Hood at the California Institute of Technology Department of Biology in 1989, and worked with Dr. Steven Rosenberg at the National Cancer Institute, National Institutes of Health from 1990 until 1997. Has taught in the Keio University School of Medicine Institute for Advanced Medical Research since 1997 and served as its director from 2005 to 2015.