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Hiroshima University Medical School

Address1-2-3, Kasumi, Minami-ku, Hiroshima, Japan 734-8551
OverviewHiroshima Prefectural Medical College (established in 1945), the predecessor of the Medical School, was placed under the control of the national government in 1953 to establish Hiroshima University Medical School. The Medical School consisting of the School of Medicine and the Institute of Health Sciences carries out integrated studies and educational programs in various fields of medicine.
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Faculty : Medical Department and Institute of Health Sciences
Graduate School : The Graduate School of Biomedical & Health Sciences
Adjunct Facilities etc.: Center for Medical Education, Advanced Medical Skills Training Center

Hiroshima University Hospital

Address1-2-3, Kasumi, Minami-ku, Hiroshima, Japan 734-8551
OverviewHiroshima University Hospital is a general hospital with 746 beds, which consists of 32 clinical departments, 13 dental departments, and 16 central clinical facilities. The Hospital has a high reputation not only for being a key teaching/training hospital for physicians, dentists, and medical students at home and abroad but also for being a highly specialized general hospital.
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Clinical Departments : 45 clinical departments
Central Clinical Facilities : Clinical Laboratory and 15 other facilities

Hiroshima University Research Institute for Radiation Biology and Medicine (RIRBM)

Address1-2-3, Kasumi, Minami-ku, Hiroshima, Japan 734-8553
Tel(082) 257-5802
Fax(082) 255-8339

RIRBM was established in 1961 with the aim of conducting research on the late medical and biological effects of the atomic bombing and establishing fundamental measures concerning the medical treatment of atomic bomb survivors.

The institute consists of 3 research divisions, Radiation Basic Science, Radiation Translational Medicine and Radiation Medical Science as well as 1research fields, Division of Radiation Information Registry, Radiation Research Center for Frontier Science and Center for Radiation Disaster Medical Science 

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Division of Radiation Basic Science (5 research fields), Division of Radiation Translational Medicine (4 research fields), Division of Radiation Medical Science (4 research fields), Division of Radiation Information Registry, Radiation Research Center for Frontier Science, Center for Radiation Disaster Medical Science 

Radiation Effects Research Foundation (RERF)

Address5-2, Hijiyama Park, Minami-ku, Hiroshima, Japan 732-0815
URL and English)
OverviewThe Atomic Bomb Casualty Commission (ABCC), predecessor of RERF, was established by the United States in 1947. Participation by the Japanese National Institute of Health of the Ministry of Health and Welfare commenced in 1948. In April 1975, RERF was established as a nonprofit foundation under Japanese Civil Law and according to an agreement between the Governments of Japan and the United States. RERF conducts research and studies, for peaceful purposes, on the medical effects of radiation on man and on diseases which may be affected by radiation, with a view to contributing to the maintenance of the health and welfare of atomic bomb survivors and to the enhancement of the health of all mankind. A number of studies on health effects of radiation are being carried out, such as epidemiological studies including clinical epidemiology, immunological studies, studies of mutations, genetic studies, and studies of radiosensitivity.
Major ProjectsStudies of A-bomb Survivors' Health
Clinical, Epidemiological, and Statistical Studies
Genetic Studies
Immunological Studies
Reassessment of Atomic Bomb Radiation Dosimetry etc.

Hiroshima A-bomb Casualty Council

Address3-8-6, Senda-machi, Naka-ku, Hiroshima, Japan 730-0052
OverviewEstablished in January 1953, and reorganized into the present Council as a nonprofit foundation in April 1956 when the Council’s Japanese name was changed to the current one. The Council, with the aim of research of A-bomb-related disorders and reviewing/promoting the measures for health management and aid for A-bomb survivors, has carried out a number of projects. After relocated to the Hiroshima Comprehensive Health Center in September 1989, in addition to the existing programs, the Council, equipped with the state-of-the art medical test equipment and sophisticated information technology, has been actively engaged in various activities, such as health management/promotion/education for the citizens of Hiroshima including A-bomb survivors. April 2012, the Council has authorized by Governor of Hiroshima Prefecture as a public interest incorporated foundation.
Major ProjectsMedical Examination of A-bomb Survivors
Studies of Health Management for A-bomb Survivors
Support to A-bomb Survivors

Hiroshima Red Cross Hospital & Atomic-bomb Survivors Hospital

Address1-9-6, Senda-machi, Naka-ku, Hiroshima, Japan 730-8619
OverviewThe former Hiroshima A-bomb Hospital, which had played a pivotal role in medical care of A-bomb survivors since its establishment in September 1956, was merged with Hiroshima Red Cross Hospital in April 1988. Hiroshima Red Cross Hospital & Atomic -bomb Survivors Hospital has, in place, the medical care system that can meet the ever-diversifying medical needs of A-bomb survivors, and is making efforts to maintain/improve health of A-bomb survivors.
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Medical Care of A-bomb Survivors, Support of Overseas A-bomb Survivors, and Other Social Health Care Projects
(A-bomb Survivors Division: Departments of Internal Medicine, Surgery, Radiology, and Orthopedics)
Attached Facility: Nuclear Radiation Effects Countermeasure Research Institute

Hiroshima A-Bomb Survivors Relief Foundation

Address3-50-1 Kurakake, Asakita-ku, Hiroshima, Japan 739-1743
OverviewHiroshima A-Bomb Survivors Relief Foundation was jointly established by Hiroshima Prefecture and City in March 1969, aiming at supporting the A-bomb victims and improving the welfare for them. This foundation operates nursing homes for A-bomb survivors, who have difficulty in living in their home due to physical and/or mental disorders or other personal reasons. The foundation currently operates the following three homes in Hiroshima City:
- Funairi Mutsumi-en (general nursing home for A-bomb survivors with an accommodation capacity of 100 people)
- Kandayama Yasuragi-en (special nursing home for A-bomb survivors with an accommodation capacity of 100 people)
- Kurakake Nozomi-en (special nursing home for A-bomb survivors with an accommodation capacity of 300 people)
Major ProjectsOperation of special and general nursing homes for A-bomb survivors
Peace education for students of elementary, junior high, and high schools
Welfare education for students of technical schools of nursing and care-giving, working adults, and medical trainees