Faculty of  Medicine, Hokkaido University

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(Data as of July 1, 2022)


Name (Title)
Award for

The Japan Academy Prize

1934 *Imperial Academy Prize

KON Yutaka (Professor)
Research on silver reaction of cells


SHIRATO Hiroki(Professor)
Biomedical and Engineering Research about Real-time Tumor Tracking Radiotherapy/Particle Beam Therapy against Cancer

Medal of Honor with Purple Ribbon


HIRAI Hidematsu (Professor)
Immunochemical studies on cancer


KOBAYASHI Hiroshi (Professor)
Pathology research

Imperial Invention Prize


SHIRATO Hiroki (Professor)
Development of a real-time tumor-tracking particle beam therapy system

Minister of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology Award

2015 (13th award)

SHIRATO Hiroki (Professor)
Development and promotion of a real-time tumor-tracking proton beam therapy system for pinpoint irradiation of tumors in motion

Hokkaido Science and Technology Award

1967 (8th award)

ITO Shinji (Professor)
Research on the mechanism of biological metabolic regulation and development in other new fields

1970 (11th award)

WAKABAYASHI Masaru (Professor)
New technological development in cancer radiation therapy

1976 (17th award)

TAKAKUWA Eimatsu (Professor)
Contribution to enhanced wellbeing in Hokkaido through the development of equipment to evaluate the Function of Concentration Maintenance (TAF)

1980 (21st award)

HIRAI Hidematsu (Professor)
Contribution to the development of medical technology through experimental studies on alpha-fetoprotein

1987 (28th award)

AIZAWA Miki (Professor)
Contribution to the development of medical science and technology through international pioneering studies on HLA

1990 (31st award)

YASUDA Hisakazu (Professor)
Contribution to medical development through initiatives including work to enable early detection of ischemic heart disease

1992 (33rd award)

MATSUMOTO Shuzo (Professor)
Contribution to medical development through initiatives including the development of diagnostic criteria for immune deficiency syndromes
(Directors of Medical Hospital)
Contribution to medical development through initiatives including the establishment of foundations to prevent tumor recurrence by suppressing tumor cell growth and avoid the development of immunodeficiency diseases

1994 (35th award)

OSATO Toyoro (Professor)
Contribution of medical development and enhanced wellbeing in Hokkaido through studies on the mechanism of virus-induced human oncogenesis

1997 (38th award)

KAWAKAMI Yoshikazu (Professor)
Contribution to medical development through initiatives including work to enable home oxygen therapy

2004 (45th award)

YOSHIKI Takashi (Professor Emeritus)
Development and analysis of an animal model of human T-cell leukemia virus type 1 (HTLV-1) infection

2008 (49th award)

MINAMI Akio (Professor)
Contribution to the development of basic and clinical research on upper-limb surgery

2010 (51st award)

ASAKA Masahiro (Professor)
Proposal of a new approach for the elimination of gastric cancer fatalities in Japan

2013 (54th award)

SEYA Tsukasa (Professor)
A novel pathway for dendritic cell priming: discovery and application to anti-tumor immunotherapy

2014 (55th award)

SHIRATO Hiroki (Professor)
Development of and clinical studies on high-precision photon beam therapy and particle beam therapy using stereotactic irradiation, real-time tumor-tracking and other technologies

2018 (59th award)

NISHIMURA Masaharu (Professor Emeritus)
Global contribution to research on chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) and awareness-raising activities in Japan

2019 (60th award)

MATSUI Yoshiro (Professor Emeritus)
Development of new surgical treatment for severe cardiac failure and resumption of heart transplantations in Hokkaido

2020 (61st award)

SHIMIZU Hiroshi (Professor Emeritus)
Elucidation of the pathophysiology of intractable congenital skin diseases and the development of new treatments for such disorders

2021 (62nd Award)

AKITA Hirotoshi (Professor)
Development of personalized cancer treatment using companion diagnostics and the construction of cancer genome precision medicine