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Overall Purpose of Exchange

Kitasato University and Thomas Jefferson University, Jefferson School of Health Professions To promote mutual understanding and friendship, to promote cooperation and progression in the education and research of health sciences at Kitasato University and Thomas Jefferson University

Started in 1992 by Dr. Shirley Greening Chair, Department of Bioscience Technology, TJU and Dr. Takeda former medical director of cytotechnologist program and former pathologist at TJUH developed a relationship for faculty exchange with Dr. Hiroyuki Kuramoto, PhD former chair of the OB-GYN dept. at Kitasato School of Medicine

1997: official exchange agreement for Jefferson and Kitasato University students 1997 to 2011: over 100 students and 25 faculty from the Jefferson School of Health Professions and Kitasato University have participated in the exchange program

2012: Japan earthquake and Tsunami made it necessary to plan different type of exchange; created web conference exchange for 2012 instead of the US students traveling to Kitasato

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