June 12, 2023

Tokyo, Japan (June 7, 2023) – Daiichi Sankyo Company, Limited today announced that its affiliate, the Japan Research Foundation for Clinical Pharmacology* (headquarters, Tokyo; Director General, Toshiaki Sai), has awarded its 16th “Japan Research Foundation for Clinical Pharmacology Research Award” to five young researchers.

Award recipients are selected from research papers submitted from projects funded with subsidies from the foundation, and innovative research projects with expectations for future development are eligible for the award.

The Foundation hopes that this award will motivate young clinical pharmacology researchers who are involved in the establishment of appropriate drug treatments and encourage future research results. The awards ceremony and presentation of research themes will be held on November 14, 2023.

*The mission of the Foundation is to promote clinical pharmacology and foster the development of clinical pharmacologists. The Foundation was established in 1975 and has worked on a variety of projects relating to clinical pharmacology, including promotion of research and overseas studies for Japanese researchers.

Recipients of the 16th Japan Research Foundation for Clinical Pharmacology Research Award




Research theme

Satoshi Ueshima

Laboratory of Clinical Pharmacy
College of Pharmaceutical Sciences, 
Ritsumeikan University

Pharmacogenomic and
pharmacoepidemiologic study on risk factors
bleeding in Japanese patients with atrial
fibrillation treated with apixaban

Jin Endo

Department of Cardiology
Keio University School of Medicine

Development of novel treatment for
pulmonary hypertension using bioactive

Yuki Hitomi

Department of Human Genetics
National Center for Global Health and
Elucidation of the pathogenic mechanism of
severe drug eruption using whole-genome
DNA analysis information


Yotaro Matsumoto

Laboratory of Oncology, Pharmacy
Practice and Sciences, Graduate School
of Pharmaceutical Sciences,
Tohoku University

Development of comprehensive modified
nucleoside analysis method and its
application to cancer diagnosis  

Jun Muto

Department of Neurosurgery 
School of Medicine
Fujita Health University

Intraoperative real-time near-infrared
image-guided surgery to
identify brain and spine tumors