Division of International Strategy U.S. - Japan Cooperative Medical Sciences Program: USJ CMSP (Research on Global Health Issues)
|Key Fields||Other programs(1st)|
|R&D phase||Basic Study, Applied Study, Nonclinical Study/Pre-clinical Study, Clinical Study, Clinical Research|
Overview of the program
The U.S.-Japan Cooperative Medical Sciences Program (USJCMSP), one of the oldest bilateral programs in the history of the National Institutes of Health (NIH) of United States, was established in 1965 (under a US Presidential-Japan Prime Ministerial level agreement) to strengthen the Japanese research capacity and address issues of public health importance in the Asia-Pacific region. The program continues to maintain its value as a unique tool to foster research collaboration among the US, Japan and the Asia-Pacific Region. The program has nine Joint Panels (AIDS; Acute Respiratory Infections; Cholera and other Bacterial Enteric Diseases; Hepatitis; Parasitic Diseases; Cancer (previously the Genes, Environment and Diseases Panel); Nutrition and Metabolism (inactive on the US side); Mycobacterial Diseases; and Viral Diseases) and one cross-cutting Joint Immunology Board. For more information also visit the NIH home page
- US-Japan Cooperative Medical Science Program Organization and History | NIH: National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases
Under the U.S.-Japan Cooperative Medical Sciences Program (USJCMSP), the diseases panels are engaged in research into aspects of diseases that are endemic in the Asian region in areas including nutrition and metabolism, cancer, AIDS, hepatitis, parasitic diseases, viral diseases, mycobacteria, acute respiratory infections (bacterial/viral), cholera and other bacterial enteric diseases and immunology.
|Panel||Chair||Title and Representative institutions|
|Viral diseases||NISHIZONO Akira||Professor, Department of Microbiology, Faculty of Medicine, Oita University|
|AIDS||MATANO Tetsuro||Professor and Director, Institute of Medical Science, University of Tokyo
AIDS Research Center, National Institute of Infectious Diseases
|Hepatitis||KANTO Tatsuya||Director General, The Research Center for Hepatitis and Immunology, National Center for Global Health and Medicine|
|Parasitic diseases||KANO Shigeyuki||Director, Department of Tropical Medicine and Malaria, National Center for Global Health and Medicine|
|Acute respiratory Infections||DOI
|Professor, Departments of Microbiology and Infectious Diseases, Fujita Health University School of Medicine
Professor of Medicine, Division of Infectious Diseases, University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine
|Professor, Division of Bioresources, Hokkaido University, International Institute for Zoonisis Control|
|Cholera and other Bacterial Enteric diseases||IIDA
|Professor, Research Institute for Microbial Diseases|
|Professor, Division of Vaccine Science, Department of Microbiology and Immunology, The Institute of Medical Science, The University of Tokyo|
|Project Leader, Project for Prevention of HPV-related cancer, Exploratory Oncology Research & Clinical Trial Center, National Cancer Center|
|Professor & Chairman, Department of Diabetes, Endocrinology and Nutrition, Kyoto University Graduate School of Medicine|
U.S.-Japan Cooperative Medical Sciences Progrm Collaborative Awards for early-stage and female scientists
The purpose of the USJCMSP collaborative awards is to foster new or expanded infectious diseases and immunology focused biomedical research collaborations between researchers in Japan, the Asia and Pacific region (APac), and U.S. investigators and institutions. It is required that all collaborative research project is implemented by the collaborative teams including early-stage or female investigators as a PI from around the region.
Basic immunology and endemic and emerging infectious diseases that are relevant to the APac region are eligible for this competition.
- 1st round: USJCMSP Collaborative Awards 2016 focused on infectious diseases and immunology. Thirteen joint research projects were selected for funding, and their study results were presented at the 20th and 21st EID conferences.
- 2nd round: USJCMSP Collaborative Awards 2018 focused on viral diseases and immunology. Ten joint research projects were selected for funding, and their study results will be presented at the 22nd EID conferences.
- 3rd round: USJCMSP Collaborative Awards 2019 focused on infectious diseases and immunology. Competition opened in October 2018, and results of the call will be announced in 2019.
Program Officer (PO):TSUNETSUGU-YOKOTA Yasuko, Professor, Department of Medical Technology, School of Human Sciences, Tokyo University of Technology
- Bethesda Declaration
- 50 Years On: The United States-Japan Cooperative Medical Science Program 1965-2015
- 50th Anniversary Celebration of the U.S.-Japan Cooperative Medical Sciences Program and Activities under the Program
- U.S.-Japan Cooperative Medical Sciences Program (USJCMSP) 20th International Conference on Emerging Infectious Diseases in the Pacific Rim
- U.S.-Japan Cooperative Medical Sciences Program (USJCMSP) 21th International Conference on Emerging Infectious Diseases in the Pacific Rim
- Dr. Mitsuaki Nishibuchi, Professor at Kyoto University, receives an Honorary Doctorate from the Prince of Songkla University, Thailand, in recognition of his contributions in U.S.-Japan Cooperative Medical Sciences Program
Past funding opportunities
- FY 2016 Infectious Disease and Immunology Research: U.S.-Japan Cooperative Medical Sciences Program (USJCMSP) Collaborative Award Initiative, 2016
- FY 2018 Viral Diseases and Immunology Research: U.S.-Japan Cooperative Medical Sciences Program Collaborative Awards, 2018
- FY 2019 Infectious Diseases and Immunology Research: U.S.-Japan Cooperative Medical Sciences Program Collaborative Awards, 2019
Last updated 01/28/22