Kenta Wakaizumi

First Major Graduate School of Economics M1
Ph.D. in Medicine
Research Subject

The effect of aerobic exercise for the chronic pain patients and the research for the pain relief mechanism through the brain reward system

Hobby Exploration and innovation for the better style of the work and life.
Special skill Medical pain-treatment, Neural block, Three-degree black belt of Kyudo

Self-Introduction

I am an anesthesiologist and graduate school student. I am doing my research on the neuroscience of pain with clinical working as an anesthesiologist. You know, Anesthesia is the medical treatment that makes patients fall a sleep during surgery and removes wound pain out of them. However, my work is not only the surgical anesthesia but also the pain treatments without surgery, which includes the palliative care of cancer pain and chronic pain treatment. In particular, I am good at the treatment of chronic pain, which includes low back pain, leg pain, shoulder pain, headaches, and so on. In clinical situation, some patients get a relief, but some patients have an untreatable pain. To put them out of the obstinate pain that is difficult to treat, I got into the fundamental research of chronic pain. On the other hand, I know another problem on Japanese medical services of pain treatment: there is just little information on chronic pain. Sharing the information with medical staffs, patients, and all other people has not been well done. Particularly, Japanese tend to stand pain. There have been also few specialists and few special institutes of chronic pain. Whereas the medical improvement of pain treatment is, of course, an essential issue for us, the knowledge other than medicine is critical for my endeavor. Therefore, the theme of this leading graduate school program, all-round type, matches my vision. Leadership and management skill are very important for a medical doctor and it is common in foreign countries that a medical doctor studies these skills in a business school. I am just on the early stage of the leading program and I would like to study hard to make the Japanese society best.

My life as a RA

My schedule on Saturday

ある2・3週間のスケジュール

6:30
Wake up. Usual breakfast with bread and maple-butter, and a cup of coffee.
7:30-8:30
Moving from my home to the Hiyoshi Campus West Annex by Nanboku line through Meguro line. In a car, I am making a report or a presentation usually.
9:00-1st and 2nd hr
English Class. The intense practice for skill-up of English communication. 13:00~ 3rd and 4th hr, Group Project Exercise. Each research assistant (RA) produces and progresses his/her own project on the theme, the Science for Development of Super Mature Society. My theme is “Science of Motivation”. It is the collaboration with my mentor. The big property we get is the friendship with our mentors who have a wealth of humanity, sociality, and knowledge.
13:00〜 3rd and 4th hr
Group Project Exercise. Each research assistant (RA) produces and progresses his/her own project on the theme, the Science for Development of Super Mature Society. My theme is “Science of Motivation”. It is the collaboration with my mentor. The big property we get is the friendship with our mentors who have a wealth of humanity, sociality, and knowledge.
16:30〜 5th hr
Carrier path lecture. We can get the opportunity that we meet with the special persons who we cannot meet with usually. A half of them are foreigners.
18:00〜 
CHave a dinner with RAs or have a meeting.
20:00
Go home.

Internship

The internship to foreign companies is a requirement of this program. I would like to go to the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development(OECD) or the World Health Organization (WHO), because I am a medical doctor. I am looking forward to the internship, because I can get a trend of international medicine. I need to know the direction of the medical trends in a world for the medical improvement of Japanese pain treatment. Furthermore, it is the important opportunity when I see the internship members coming from several countries, who are the medical leaders in the future. This internship is a great benefit for us in the program for leading graduate school, because just a doctor had never gotten this type of opportunity. I would like to bring many valuable experiences back to Japanese medicine.

For students

The most important benefit for us in the program for leading graduate school is a friendship with the great people although there are some other benefits such as attractive classes and the cost aids of academic working. The extraordinary professors and mentors have marvelous experiences and humanities and all RAs are excellent and well motivated. I can get a new idea everyday through the time with them. Why don’ t you come with us? Would you try to find out your own new ability in the leading program?