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金沢医科大学 高齢医学

As a unique class specializing in elder care in Hokuriku district, we provide medical care for the elderly, study geriatric conditions and aging, and develop human resources with expert knowledge and skills.
The population of the elderly will increase and the world will be a high-aged society, so it is expected that geriatric conditions and diversification will correspondingly increase. There is no doubt that elder care will become more necessary.
Our class engages in daily care, education, and study for this eventuality.

Contact Information

TEL: 076-286-2211 +81-76-286-2211 / FAX: 076-286-6053 +81-76-286-6053 / Email: gerontol@kanazawa-med.ac.jp

Faculty

Professor and Chair

  • MORIMOTO Shigeto 森本茂人教授20150422

Professor(Additional Post)

  • IWAI Kunimitsu
  • NAKAHASHI Takeshi

Associate Professor

  • OKURO Masashi

Senior Assistant Professor

  • IRITANI Osamu

Assistant Professor

  • YANO Hiroshi
  • MORITA Takurou
  • HIMENO Taroh
  • OKUNO Tazuo

Research Doctor

  • WATANABE Keisuke
  • NAKAJIMA Kumie
  • IGARASHI Yuta

Research Achievements

Research Activities

  • Morita T, Okuno T, Himeno T, Watanabe K, Nakajima K, Koizumi Y, Yano H, Iritani O, Okuro M, Morimoto S.
    Glycemic control and disability-free survival in hypoglycemic agenttreated
    community-dwelling older patients with type 2 diabetes mellitus.
    Geriatr Gerontol Int.2017.
  • Okuno T, Watanabe K, Nakajima K, Iritani O, Yano H, Morita T, Himeno T, Igarashi Y, Okuro M, Morimoto S.
    Major electrocardiographic abnormality predicts support/care-need
    certification and/or death in community-dwelling older adults with no
    history of cardiovascular disease.
    Geriatr Gerontol Int.2017.
  • Higashikawa T, Hamazaki Y, Iritani O, Morita T, Himeno T, Okuno T, Yano H, Watanabe K, Okuro M, Kanda T, Morimoto S.
    Blood pressure and disability-free survival among community-dwelling diabetic and non-diabetic elderly patients receiving antihypertensive treatment.
    Geriatr Gerontol Int. 16: 365-373, 2016.
  • Iritani O, Koizumi Y, Hamazaki Y, Yano H, Morita T, Himeno T, Okuno T, Okuro M, Iwai K, Morimoto S.
    Association between blood pressure and disability-free survival among community-dwelling elderly patients receiving antihypertensive treatment.
    Hypertens Res. 37: 772-778, 2014.
  • Koizumi Y, Hamazaki Y, Okuro M, Iritani O, Yano H, Higashikawa T, Iwai K, Morimoto S.
    Association between hypertension status and the screening test for frailty in elderly community-dwelling Japanese.
    Hypertens Res. 36: 639-644, 2013.

External Research Funding

  • 2016 Comprehensive Research Project on Measures against Dementia, Health Labour Sciences Research Grant
    A study to perform a nationwide information registration of people with dementia and monitoring with the aim of appropriate and timely treatment.
  • 2013 Comprehensive Research Project on Measures against Dementia, Health Labour Sciences Research Grant
    A study regarding a search for the factors promoting onset of dementia and the inhibition factors by a large-scaled epidemiologic survey.
  • 2012 MEXT-Supported Program for the Strategic Research Foundation at Private Universities
    Creation of the life innovation in graying remote rural areas.
  • 2011 Health and Labour Sciences Research Grant, Comprehensive Research on Aging and Health
    Development of “guidelines for the first steps and emergency triage to manage elderly evacuees” project.
  • 2011 Japan Society for the Promotion Science, Grant-in-Aid for Scientific Research C
    Determination of neuro physiological diagnostic method for mild cognitive impairment (MCI).