Greetings

Important Notice
As of November 1st, 2015, The Center for Clinical Research, Keio University School of Medicine (Keio CCR) has transferred all the functions and activities to Clinical and Translational Research Center (CTRC), a program of Keio University Hospital. Keio CCR now serves as a clinical research division of KUH-CTRC.


The year 2008 marked the 150th anniversary of Keio University's foundation, to celebrate which a series of commemorative projects have been implemented to renovate the school's infrastructure and enable global-standard activities in the fields of education, research, health care provision and philanthropy. At the School of Medicine, which will celebrate its own centennial in 2017, we are striving to build new frameworks for medical education, research and healthcare to achieve excellence and global leadership. As a part of these efforts, Keio University School of Medicine and Keio University Hospital have launched a new initiative in 2006: Keio Centre for Clinical Research (CCR).

The new Clinical Research Building completed on our Shinanomachi campus in February 2008 provides Keio CCR with the resources it needs to fulfill its tasks. The centre, in alignment with the 5-year national plan to boost clinical research under the auspices of the Japanese Ministry of Health, Labour and Welfare, has been functioning as a hub to support clinical research at Keio. Keio CCR has also been liaising with a number of intra- and extramural organizations, from Japan and overseas alike, to share and emulate their best practices to improve our operational efficiency. We welcome all the interested colleagues, researchers and entrepreneurs for further productive and successful collaboration.

Kenzo Soejima, M.D., Ph.D.

Director and Professor, Center for Clinical Research