Rotary Club of Ann Arbor Welcomes Global Grant Scholar Dr. Norihito Kaku from Japan

It is with great pleasure that the Rotary Club of Ann Arbor and District 6380 welcome Global Grant Scholar Dr. Norihito Kaku. He will be joining the Ann Arbor Rotary meetings via Zoom and hopefully, before too long, you will be able to meet him in person. He is here with his wife Sachiko and his three children.

He will be here conducting research at the University of Michigan. He has worked as a medical doctor for 13 years. Here is a bit about Dr. Kaku in his own words:

“I was born at Goto Islands, Nagasaki. I have lived in Nagasaki Prefecture except for one year I lived in Kenya when I was 3 years old. I played Handball when I was Junior High School and High School student. I entered Nagasaki University School of Medicine and played Rugby football (picture).

After I completed initial clinical training program of medical doctor at regional hospital for two years, I’ve been working for 11 years as physician who specialized in infectious diseases and respiratory medicine. I also entered Nagasaki University Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences. I did research on molecular epidemiology of infectious diseases, novel treatment of pulmonary infections, and onset and serious condition of pneumonia. After I graduated from Graduate School early, I’ve worked as an Assistant Professor at Department of Laboratory Medicine, Nagasaki University Hospital.

I’d like to advance my research on the mechanisms of onset and serious condition of pneumonia at the University of Michigan. In addition, I’d like to enjoy life in United States with my
family (wife, two daughters, and son). I’m looking forward to interacting with Rotary members in Michigan.”