The Ikemi Award

Sponsored by the Japanese Society of Psychosomatic Medicine


Dr Yujiro Ikemi

History

The Ikemi Award is presented by the Japanese Society of Psychosomatic Medicine to recognize outstanding studies in psychosomatic medicine that have been highly evaluated globally. It was instituted by the Society in 2002 to provide information to the world on the state of psychosomatic medicine in Japan. The award is named after the late Dr. Yujiro Ikemi, a professor emeritus and the first professor of the Department of Psychosomatic Medicine of Kyushu University. Dr. Ikemi made considerable contributions to the development of psychosomatic medicine and psychosomatic internal medicine in Japan.

Eligibility Criteria

The first named author of all articles published between January 1st and December 31st in BioPsychoSocial Medicine automatically become candidates for the award the following year. The winner will be presented the award at the annual meeting of the general assembly of the Japanese Society of Psychosomatic Medicine. The Award for a winner from abroad includes travel expenses to the award ceremony.

Nationality, membership in the Japanese association, age of the author, and if it is an original or review article are not factors in the selection of the winner.

The selection committee consists of six groups: the directors of the general affairs board, the editorial board, the education and training board, the future planning board, two members of the editorial board and the ethics committee.

We have strived to make the Ikemi Award a highly regarded prize with a respected international reputation in the field of psychosomatic medicine.

Evaluation Criteria

In selecting the winner of the prize, the following criterion will be taken into account:

  • Information of value to the world
  • Expression of the bio-psycho-social model
  • Potential for citation,
  • Quality of the article
  • Originality
  • Expansibility and potential
  • Ethical suitability
  • Contribution to medicine and health care of the world

We believe and are confident that the Ikemi Award is highly regarded as an internationally reputed prize in the field of psychosomatic medicine.

2016 Ikemi Award winner

The 2016 Ikemi Award was presented to Ryoko Sawamoto, M.D., Ph.D. (Graduate School of Medical Sciences, Kyushu University, Japan) for the following article:

Research
Inhibition of emotional needs and emotional wellbeing predict disease progression of chronic hepatitis C patients: an 8-year prospective study
Ryoko Sawamoto, Jun Nagano, Eiji Kajiwara, Junko Sonoda, Tetsuya Hiramoto and Nobuyuki Sudo

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2015 Ikemi Award winner

The 2015 Ikemi Award was presented to Mari Hotta Suzuki, M.D. (Health Services Center, National Graduate Institute for Policy Studies, Japan) for the following article:

Research
Epidemiology of anorexia nervosa in Japanese adolescents
Mari Hotta, Reiko Horikawa, Hiroyo Mabe, Shin Yokoyama, Eiko Sugiyama, Tadato Yonekawa, Masamitsu Nakazato, Yuri Okamoto, Chisato Ohara, Yoshihiro Ogawa

  

2014 Ikemi Award winner

The 2014 Ikemi Award was presented to Takakazu Oka, M.D., Ph.D. (Graduate School of Medical Sciences, Kyushu University, Japan) for the following article:

Research
Isometric yoga improves the fatigue and pain of patients with chronic fatigue syndrome who are resistant to conventional therapy: a randomized, controlled trial
Takakazu Oka, Tokusei Tanahashi, Takeharu Chijiwa, Battuvshin Lkhagvasuren, Nobuyuki Sudo, Kae Oka

     

The Ikemi Award was presented at the 56th annual meeting of the Japanese Society of Psychosomatic Medicine.

2013 Ikemi Award winner

The 2013 Ikemi Award was presented to Yoshiya Moriguchi, M.D., Ph.D. (Graduate School of Health Sciences, Gunma University, Japan) for the following article:

Research
Neuroimaging studies of alexithymia: physical, affective, and social perspectives
Yoshiya Moriguchi and Gen Komaki

     

The Ikemi Award was presented at the 55th annual meeting of the Japanese Society of Psychosomatic Medicine.

2012 Ikemi Award winner

The 2012 Ikemi Award was presented to Hiroe Kikuchi, M.D., Ph.D. (National Center of Neurology and Psychiatry) for the following article:

Research
Diurnal variation of tension-type headache intensity and exacerbation: An investigation using computerized ecological momentary assessment
Hiroe Kikuchi, Kazuhiro Yoshiuchi, Yoshiharu Yamamoto, Gen Komaki, Akira Akabayashi

     

The Ikemi Award was presented at the 54th annual meeting of the Japanese Society of Psychosomatic Medicine.

2011 Ikemi Award winner

The 2011 Ikemi Award was presented to Matthias J Müller, MD (Psychosomatic Medicine and Psychotherapy Giessen Academic Hospital, University of Giessen) for the following article:

Research
Helplessness and perceived pain intensity: relations to cortisol concentrations after electrocutaneous stimulation in healthy young men
Matthias J Müller

     

The Ikemi Award was presented at the 53rd annual meeting of the Japanese Society of Psychosomatic Medicine.

2010 Ikemi Award winner

The 2010 Ikemi Award was presented to Jun Nagano, M.D., Ph.D. (Kyushu University) for the following article:

Research
The parenting attitudes and the stress of mothers predict the asthmatic severity of their children: a prospective study
Jun Nagano, Chikage Kakuta, Chikako Motomura, Hiroshi Odajima, Nobuyuki Sudo, Sankei Nishima, Chiharu Kubo

     

The Ikemi Award was presented at the 52nd annual meeting of the Japanese Society of Psychosomatic Medicine.

2009 Ikemi Award winner

The 2009 Ikemi Award was presented to Takehiro Nozaki, M.D., Ph.D. (Kyushu University) for the following article:

Research
Relation between psychosocial variables and the glycemic control of patients with type 2 diabetes: A cross-sectional and prospective study
Takehiro Nozaki, Chihiro Morita, Sunao Matsubayashi, Koich Ishido, Hiroaki Yokoyama, Keisuke Kawai, Masahiro Matsumoto, Masato Takii, Chiharu Kubo

     

The Ikemi Award was presented at the 51st annual meeting of the Japanese Society of Psychosomatic Medicine.

2008 Ikemi Award winner

The 2008 Ikemi Award was presented to Hiroki Nishimura, M.A. (National Institute of Mental Health, NCNP, Tokyo) for the following article:

Research
Research Psychological and weight-related characteristics of patients with anorexia nervosa-restricting type who later develop bulimia nervosa
Hiroki Nishimura, Gen Komaki, Tetsuya Ando, Toshihiro Nakahara, Takakazu Oka, Keisuke Kawai, Toshihiko Nagata, Aya Nishizono, Yuri Okamoto, Kenjiro Okabe, Masanori Koide, Chikara Yamaguchi, Satoshi Saito, Kazuyoshi Ohkuma, Katsutaro Nagata, Tetsuro Naruo, Masato Takii, Nobuo Kiriike, Toshio Ishikawa, Japanese Genetic Research Group for Eating Disorders

     

The Ikemi Award was presented at the 50th annual meeting of the Japanese Society of Psychosomatic Medicine.

2007 Ikemi Award winner

The 2007 Ikemi Award was presented to Professor Tamaki Matsumoto (Shitennoji University) for the following article:

Research
Altered autonomic nervous system activity as a potential etiological factor of premenstrual syndrome and premenstrual dysphoric disorder
Tamaki Matsumoto, Takahisa Ushiroyama, Tetsuya Kimura, Tatsuya Hayashi, Toshio Moritani
     

The Ikemi Award was presented at the 49th annual meeting of the Japanese Society of Psychosomatic Medicine.