Department of Clinical Research

Director of the Department of Clinical Research
Makoto Funaki M.D., Ph.D.

The prevalence of diabetes is rapidly increasing both in Japan and all over the world, which causes a tremendous burden on the health care system. Tokushima has been known for its highest diabetes-related mortality rate in Japan for decades. To overcome diabetes both locally and globally, we participate in multidirectional interdisciplinary research with the Division of Diabetic Research and Development, and aim to bring research outcome to the forefront of the fight against diabetes. To this end, we will conduct a population-based research to reveal the cause of diabetes. We will also conduct translational and clinical research to develop a state-of-the-art technology for diabetes treatment.