USF Health international collaborations continue with recent visits to Japan, South Korea

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USF Health’s international and interprofessional collaborations continue through a recent trip to Gifu University in Japan and Seoul National University in Korea.

USF has active collaborations with students visiting both universities, and USF faculty and a graduate student recently visited the universities as part of long-standing collaborative affiliations.

The affiliation with Gifu University, which is based in the USF Health College of Public Health, is an example of several connections USF and USF Health have around the world that offer research, education and study-abroad opportunities. In addition, it is an example of the cross-college collaboration and interprofessional education and practice taking place at USF.

USF Health’s Haru Okuda, MD, at Gifu University in Japan. (Photo courtesy of USF Health)

Included on this recent trip was Dr. Haru Okuda, MD, FACEP, FSSH, professor in the USF Health Morsani College of Medicine, associate vice president of USF Health Interprofessional Education Program and executive director and CEO of the Center for Advanced Medical Learning and Simulation (CAMLS); Atsuko Sakai, professor in USF Judy Genshaft Honors College; and Emma Underwood, a PhD student in the USF Health College of Public Health, who is spending a summer conducting research at Gifu University.

The visit to Gifu University included lectures given by the USF team, tours of the university and hospital, meetings with faculty, clinical staff and leadership, including the president of Gifu University, and cultural immersive events.

The Gifu collaboration has extended to an additional USF partner in Thailand, with Gifu now sending a medical student next year for research with USF affiliate faculty at Mahidol University.

Story reposted from USF Health