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Research at TMDU

TMDU brings together the wisdom of diverse academic disciplines, carries out pioneering research, and passes on the results to the wider society.

At Tokyo Medical and Dental University (TMDU), our mission and goal as Japan‘s only comprehensive medical university goes beyond the production of impressive research results; we are also committed to passing on those results in a way that benefits medical care and health in the community. The commitment to “cultivating professionals with knowledge and humanity” expressed in our mission statement means that in order to link our advanced and creative research and ground-breaking medical treatment technology to society, we must pay special attention to research that elucidates the fundamentals of life phenomena as well as to anticipate the societal benefits that follow. In short, TMDU must conduct its basic research from the standpoint of applying its results to clinical practice, medical care improvement, and the health and well-being of society.

In April 2017, TMDU established the Institute of Research to help carry out this mission in a timely manner by integrating research functions and establishing the necessary research infrastructure. This university-wide institute will serve as a flagship leading the way in medical, dental and life science research by expanding the university’s research support system and enhancing its overall research environment. Taking such strides, the institute will contribute to TMDU’s aspiration to become a leading comprehensive medical university and graduate school.

The Advanced Multidisciplinary Research Cluster within the Institute of Research will focus on core research fields recognized in Japan and abroad as TMDU strengths. It was established to accelerate teaching and research work that goes beyond the traditional boundaries of basic and clinical research. In this division, the Organ and Tissue Neogenesis Consortium was launched in September 2017 with the key concept of “taking the next step from regeneration to neogeneration.” In December 2018, the Medical Innovation Consortium was also launched in the division to pursue social implementation of innovative medical technologies, and finally the Rare Disease Consortium was launched to overcome refractory diseases in February 2020. TMDU also established the Institute of Open Innovation in December 2018 to facilitate innovative research in collaboration with public institutions and private companies. Finally, TMDU has established the Young Innovative Medical Scientist Unit in the division to accelerate efforts to foster young professionals who will open a new era of innovative medical science.