Iwate Medical University has launched Iwate Tohoku Medical Megabank Project which seeks to restore medical services following the disaster [the Great East Japan Earthquake and Tsunami of March 2011]. This Project plans to dispatch physicians and conduct health surveys primarily in coastal regions of Iwate and Miyagi Prefectures.
With the cooperation of residents of the Sanriku Coast of Iwate Prefecture (as well as inland areas), this Project aims to foster good health today and create healthy communities for tomorrow. The Project also seeks to implement personalized preventative measures and medical care for the first time in Tohoku by studying collected health and genetic information.
※This Project is being implemented jointly with Tohoku University as a national recovery project.
Main Project efforts include: