Prof. Hironori Yoshiyama of University of Shimane visited HU


Hironori Yoshiyama, Professor at Department of Microbiology, Shimane University Faculty of Medicine paid a working visit to HU last Oct. 12 – 14/2016. Professor Yoshiyama, a man of extensive expertise and experience in the area especially Epstein-Barr Virus (EBV) and cancer, gave an excellent presentation at HU College of Medicine and Health Sciences Conference Hall to many members of the Medical Community. Hot session of questions and answers followed the presentation and many expressed interest to work jointly and produce remarkable evidence that would impact many lives globally and especially in resource limited areas like Ethiopia.


Dr. Henok Tadele, Chief Executive Director for CMHS, said in his welcoming remarks the ties between Shimane and Hawassa Universities have already matured as already some seven HU physicians and basic science instructors have had short term trainings at Shimane including himself and right now there is one Faculty doing his PhD in Biomedical Sciences. In the time to come as well all necessary shall be done to make sure that this strategic collaboration shall flourish in its mutual benefit.

Hawassa University President Ato Ayanao Beraso and Academic Vice President Prof. Fikre Dessalegn gave official welcome to Prof. Yoshiyama at the President’s office where they discussed strategic issues such as deepening the ties with the College of Medicine as well as diversifying to other areas like Technology and others where Shimane University already became center of excellence.


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