Department of Paediatric Diseases, Insitute of Tropical Medicine, Nagasaki University
1-12-4 Sakamoto, Nagasaki 852-8523, Japan
TEL:+81-95-819-7764 / FAX:+81-95-819-7844

The Department of Pediatric Infectious Diseases (PID) is a recently expanded department of the Institute of Tropical Medicine. We work on a wide range of diseases with special attention on pediatric infectious diseases including pneumonia, diarrhea, dengue and malaria. Our research interests include integration of clinical and environmental epidemiology at international, national and local levels.

Tropical Medicine and Health

Year 2018

  • 2016/10/13
  • A paper titled "Molecular evolution of respiratory syncytial virus subgroup A genotype NA1 and ON1 attachment glycoprotein (G) gene in central Vietnam." led by Keisuke Yoshihara was published by Infection, Genetics and Evolution. [Abstract]
  • 2016/07/25
  • Prof. Yeonseung Chung from Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology (KAIST) joins the PID as a Visiting Professor.
  • 2016/06/26
  • We organized a Pre-conference Workshop "Time-series regression analysis in environmental epidemiology: concepts of dlnm (distributed lag non-linear models) and its application"for the 2016 International Society for Environmental Epidemiology and International Society of Exposure Science - Asia Chapter Conference.
  • 2016/06/16
  • A paper titled " Association of RSV-A ON1 genotype with Increased Pediatric Acute Lower Respiratory Tract Infection in Vietnam." led by Keisuke Yoshihara was published by Scientific Reports. [Full text]
  • 2016/05/0
  • Dr. LayMyint Yoshida promoted to a professor of the PID!
    All the PID members are very happy and celebrated for his promotion.
  • 2016/04/01
  • Assist. Profs. Chihiro Iwasaki and Mizuki Takegata joined the PID.
    Welcome Chihiro and Mizuki!!
  • 2016/02/01
  • Assist. Prof. Noriko Kitamura joined the PID. Welcome Noriko!
  • 2015/11/19
  • Dr. Lay-Myint Yoshida held a press conference with Prof. Kouichi Morita, the Dean of NEKKEN, and Prof. Shigeru Katamine, the President of Nagasaki University, on 19th November, 2015 and announced that they will start a research to evaluate PCV schedules in a naive population in Vietnam. It came out in NHK evening news (19 Nov 2015), Nihon Keizai Shimbun (19 Nov 2015, the evening edition), the Nagasaki Shimbun (20 Nov 2015), and Nishinippon Shimbun (20 Nov 2015).
  • 2015/08/26
  • BioMed Central will be a new publisher of Tropical Medicine and Health (TMH) from January 2016.
  • 2015/07/16
  • A paper titled "Time series regression model for infectious disease and weather." led by Chisato Imai was published by Environmental Research. [Full text]
  • 2015/06/16
  • A paper titled "Suicide and ambient temperature in east Asian countries: a time-stratified case-crossover analysis." led by Dr. Yoonhee Kim was accepted by Environmental Health Perspectives. [Full text]
  • 2015/03/31
  • Michiko Toizumi, a PhD student, was awarded from Mitsuji Inoue Medical Research Grant.
  • 2015/03/12
  • Michiko Toizumi has been awarded a research grant from The Japan Foundation for Pediatirc Research for study of neurodevelopment in children with congenital rubella syndrome.
  • 2015/03/03
  • A special lecture of health economics by Prof. Anne Mills of London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine will be held on 6th March. [Website]
  • 2015/02/02
  • A paper titled "Mortality Associated With Pulmonary Hypertension in Congenital Rubella Syndrome", Pediatrics, 2014; 134:2 e519-e526, led by Dr.Michiko Toizumi, PhD student of the Department of Paediatric Infectious Diseases, was selected as the 1st NEKKEN Best Article Award.
  • 2015/01/29
  • An application for Master's degrees of the School of Tropical Medicine and Global Health was opened. To view the course specification, research areas and entry requirements, visit the school website.
  • 2014/12/03
  • Welcome to our department, Ali and Chad! [Photo]
  • 2014/11/27
  • Keisuke Yoshihara, PhD student of the Department of Paediatric Infectious Diseases, was awarded for Young Investigator Award of the15th Asia Pacific Congress of Clinical Microbiology and Infection. [Conference website]
  • 2014/11/22
  • A paper titled "Mortality Associated With Pulmonary Hypertension in Congenital Rubella Syndrome", Pediatrics, 2014; 134:2 e519-e526, led by Dr. Michiko Toizumi, PhD student of the Department of Paediatric Infectious Diseases, was selected as the Best English Paper at the 67th annual meeting of Kyusyu Paediatric Society. [Phpto]
  • 2014/11/07
  • An article reporting the Tokyo Global Health Forum and London-Nagasaki Global Health Joint Seminar was uploaded on the LSHTM website [LSHTM]
  • 2014/10/23
  • London-Nagasaki Global Health Joint Seminar will be held in the Sakamoto campus, inviting four senior speakers from London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine (LSHTM). [Program]
    Place: Pompe Hall, Sakamoto campus, Nagasaki University
    Date:28 October 2014 from 1pm to 6pm
  • 2014/10/23
  • A paper titled "Systematic review on methodology: time series regression analysis for environmental factors and infectious diseases" led by Chisato Imai, PhD student of the PID, was accepted by Trop Med Health. [Full text]
  • 2014/08/22
  • The study led by Dr. Michiko Toizumi and Dr. Lay-Myint Yoshida published in Pediatrics has been focused at Pulmonary Hypertension News.
  • 2014/08/06-08/07
  • A Kick-Off Symposium for "Development of an Infectious Diseases Early Warning System for Southern Africa incorporating Climate Predictions (iDEWS)", a five-year project supported by the Japan's Science and Technology Research Partnership for Sustainable Development (SATREPS) Programe, was held on 5th August in Pretoria, South Africa. The project is aimed at developing a climate-based early-warning system to improve the infectious disease controls including malaria in Limpopo province. [Program] [Department of Science & Technology]
  • 2014/07/15
  • A paper titled "Tropical influenza and weather variability among children in an urban low-income population in Bangladesh." led by Chisato Imai, PhD student of the PID, was accepted by Global Health Action. [Full text]
  • 2014/07/08
  • Dr. Robert Corner from the Curtin University stays PID for 2 months to work together on spatio-temporal analysis for vector-borne diseases and environmental variability.
    Welcome Dr. Rob!
  • 2014/06/26
  • Dr. Michiko Toizumi’s work on congenital rubella syndrome in Vietnam has been accepted by Pediatrics. [Abstract]
  • 2014/06/16
  • Dr. Yoonhee Kim joined the department on 16 June, 2014. Her profile here.
  • 2014/03/11
  • The "Public Health on Lake Victoria in Africa" project collaborating with JAXA has been introduced on the website of Earth Observation Research Center of JAXA. [Website]
  • 2014/02/21
  • The PID hosted the Global Health Joint Meeting with the faculty members of the Graduate School of Public Health, Seoul National University. [Program][photo][Nagasaki University web pages]
  • 2014/02/04
  • WELCOME LUNCH for Drs. Nakyung Kim and EunHa Park from Seoul National University visiting us for a week to set up an ambient dust sampling system.
  • 2014/01
  • Prof. Hashizume has been appointed Editor-in-Chief of the Tropical Medicine and Health, the official journal of the Japanese Society of Tropical Medicine. Prof. Lay Myint has been appointed Managing Editor of the journal. [Japanese Society of Tropical Medicine]
  • 2013/12/9-12
  • Prof. Hashizume attended the Regional Thematic Working Group on Climate Change and Health which was held in Jakarta, Indonesia from 9-12 December 2013 and had a presentation on "Flooding and diarrhoea: methodological challenges for scientific evidence". [Regional Forum on Environment and Health][UNDP]
  • 2013/09/19
  • A paper co-authored by Prof. Hashizume was selected as the Best Paper published in Epidemiology and Dr. Ai Milojevic, the first author of the paper, received Kenneth Rothman EPIDEMIOLOGY Prize 2013. Congratulations Ai ! [Abstract]
  • 2013/01/12-14
  • The Department of Pediatric Infectious Diseases (PID) hosted the "Workshop for the synthesis report on climate change and health in WPRO " [Program photo1/2/3/4/5/6]
  • 2012/11/12
  • A special lecture titled “New challenges in Global Health” by Professor Peter Piot (Director of London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, Former and founding Executive Director of UNAIDS) will be given on November 26, 2012 from 5:30pm to 7pm at Ryojun Auditorium, Nagasaki University Sakamoto Campus.[Poster]
  • 2012/10/24-26
  • Prof. Hashizume had a presentation at the RIHN 7th International Symposium "Complexification and Simplification: Ecosystems, human health and lifestyle in Asia" (October 24 - 26, 2012. Research Institute for Humanity and Nature (RIHN), Kyoto) [Program]
  • 2012/09/18
  • Professor Hashizume attended Pacific Regional Climate Change and Health Symposium in Nadi, Fiji (2012 September 13-15) [Program]