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Research Center for Child Mental Development

Head Prof. TAKEI Noriyoshi

 The Center has been developing itself to research linked with public health, mental health and various realms of developments in Children, extending to multidisciplinary activities, while in collaboration with other university (Osaka University, Kanazawa University and Chiba university, Fukui University and Hirosaki University). One of activities includes initiation of the Hamamatsu Birth Cohort (HBC) studies in which about 1,200 children have been followed up since November 2007 to ascertain a wide range of developments, i.e., physical health as well as neuropsychological milestones, to elucidate problems or hardship in health developing children undergo and to discover preventive measures. At the same time, we are fostering professionals who specialize in the mined of children through educational programs run by the United Graduate School of Child Development (postgraduate courses) under the joint-organization of 5 universities: Osaka U, Kanazawa U, HUSM, Chiba U, and Fukui U.


Dr. Kenji J. Tsuchiya, kodomo(at)hama-med.ac.jp