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Teruo OKANO

Name Teruo Okano Teruo OKANO
Department Institute of Advanced Biomedical Engineering and Science (Tokyo Women's Medical University)
Title Professor
[Joint Appointment]
Department University of Utah
Title Distingished Adjunct Professor, Director - Cell Sheet Tissue Engineering Center
Areas of Expertise Regenerative Medicine, Biomaterials
Qualifications Ph.D.
Biography 1979 Assistant Professor, Institute of Biomedical Engineering, Tokyo Women's Medical University
1984 Visiting Assistnat Professor, Department of Pharmaceutics, University of Utah
1986 Research Associate Professor, Department of Pharmaceutics and Center for Controlled Chamical Delivery, University of Utah
1987 Associate Professor, Institute of Biomedical Engineering, Tokyo Women's Medical University
1994 Professor, Institute of Biomedical Engineering, Tokyo Women's Medical University, Adjunct Professor, University of Utah
1999 Director & Professor, Institute of Biomedical Engineering, Tokyo Women's Medical University
2001 Director & Professor, Institute of Advanced Biomedical Engineering, and Science, Tokyo Women's Medical University
2005 Member, Science Council of Japan
2007 President, Tissue Engineering & Regenerative Medicine International Society-Asia Pacifid Chapter
2009 President, Japan Society of Drug Delivery System
2010 President, Japanese Society for Regenerative Medicine
2011 Acting Secretary General, Office of Medical Innovation, Cabinet Secretariat for Government of Japan
2012 Vice President, Tokyo Women's Medical University
2014 Emeritus Professor (- Present)
2016 Distinguished Adjunct Professor, Director - Cell Sheet Tissue Engineering Center, University of Utah (- Present)
Publications →TWMU Database
Awards and Honors 1983 Science News Award, Japan Society for Medical Electronics and Medical Engineering
1989 The 48th Noteworthy Inventions, Science and Technology Agency
1990 The 49th Noteworthy Inventions, Science and Technology Agency
1990 Outstanding Paper Award, Controlled Release Society
1992 The Award of the Japanese Society for Biomaterials
1995 Outstanding Paper Award, Controlled Release Society
1996 Outstanding Paper Award, Controlled Release Society
1997 Outstanding Pharmaceutical Paper Award, Controlled Release Society
1997 Clemson Award for Basic Research, Society for Biomaterials
1997 Fellow, American Institute of Medical and Biological Engineering
1998 Award of the Society Polymer Science, Japan
1999 The Award of the Official Journal of Japanese Society for Artificial Organs
1999 The Award of the Japanese Society for Medical and Biological Engineering
2000 The Award of the Japanese Society for Medical and Biological Engineering
2000 The Award of the Official Journal of Japanese Society for Artificial Organs
2000 Founders Award, Controlled Release Society
2000 Fellow, Federation of Biomaterials Science & Engineering
2000 The Award of the Official Journal of Japanese Society for Artificial Organs
2002 The Award of the Official Journal of Japanese Society for Artificial Organs
2005 Leona Esaki Prize
2006 Nagai Innovation Award, Controlled Release Society
2009 Yamazaki-Teiichi Prize
2009 Commendation for Science and Technology by the Minister of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology
2009 Emperor’s Medal with Purple Ribbon (National Meritorious Achievement Award)
2010 Fellow, Controlled Release Society
2012 Honorary Professorship, Sichuan University, China
2012 Fellow, Tissue Engineering and Regenerative Medicine International Society
2013 Outstanding Achievement in Polymer Science and Technology from Society of Polymer Science Japan
2014 Fellow, Science Council of Japan
2014 Fellow, The Royal Society of Chemistry
2014 Outstanding Achievement in Biomaterials Science, Japanese Society for Biomaterials
2016 Honorary Professorship, Harbin Medical University, Chine
2018 Excellence Achievement Awards, Tissue Engineering and Regenerative Medicine International Society-Asia Pacific
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