Graduate School of Medicine / School of Medicine, Tohoku University
東北大学 大学院医学系研究科/東北大学 医学部医学科


TOHOKU UNIVERSITY Ranking #3 in Japan

TOHOKU UNIVERSITY Ranking #3 in Japan

Nature Index Enhanced Institutional Profile for the United Centers for Advanced Research and Translational Medicine (ART), Tohoku University School of Medicine
Founded in 2002, the United Centers for Advanced Research and Translational Medicine (ART) is a part of the School of Medicine at Tohoku University, which has roots extending all the way back to 1817. Researchers at the center are vigorously pursuing basic research into the principles of life, clinical research based on associations between various organs, and translational research geared towards generating intellectual property. This three-fold mission is reflected in the three divisions of the center: the Division of Basic Medical Research, the Division of Translational Research, and the Division of Clinical Research.
Researchers at ART have forged many collaborations with scientists at other institutions, both in Japan and overseas. Within Tohoku University, the center has particularly strong connections with the Graduate School of Pharmaceutical Science, the Graduate School of Dentistry, the Graduate School of Biomedical Engineering, and the Institute of Development, Aging and Cancer.
Reflecting the current trend toward post-genomic research and recognizing the importance of going beyond genomic research, the center was reorganized in 2010 into core centers, each of which consists of a team of interdisciplinary researchers who share a common mission and research vectors. This core-center structure is intended to foster projects through a proactive, flexible organization rather than the vertical course-based approach typical of traditional research departments. ART currently has 14 core centers. While pursuing advanced multidisciplinary research based on their stated missions, each core center collaborates with the Clinical Research, Innovation and Education Center (CRIETO) in Tohoku University Hospital in areas ranging from basic medicine through translational research and clinical research. In this way, ART is seeking to strike an optimal balance between applied research, such as drug discovery and medical equipment research and development, and basic research, which will provide vital seeds for future science. 
In addition, ART is actively seeking to promote the utilization of big data as well as provide a platform for collaboration between industry, academia, and government. Other priorities are to cultivate young researchers and bolster research infrastructure.

1 November 2017 - 31 October 2018

Principal institution: Tohoku University

Region: Global
Subject/journal group: All

The table to the right includes counts of all research outputs for Graduate School of Medicine / School of Medicine, Tohoku University published between 1 November 2017 - 31 October 2018 which are tracked by the Nature Index.

Hover over the donut graph to view the FC output for each subject. Below, the same research outputs are grouped by subject. Click on the subject to drill-down into a list of articles organized by journal, and then by title.

Note: Articles may be assigned to more than one subject area.

24 4.55

Outputs by subject (FC)

Subject AC FC
Life Sciences 20 3.83
Chemistry 3 0.44
Earth & Environmental Sciences 2 0.31

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