The Chairs of the 2011 International Conference on HHV-6 & 7, Louis Flamand and Tetsushi Yoshikawa, were delighted to award Dr. Yoshizo Asano the Foundation’s Lifetime Achievement award. The author of over 90 publications on HHV-6 & 7, Yoshizo Asano served as Chair of the Pediatrics Department at Fujita Health University from 1994 to 2010 until retiring last year to become a professor for the Zambia Project at the Research Center for Zoonosis Control at Hokkaido University.
Dr. Asano has written over 90 papers on HHV-6 & HHV-7, often working with his close associate Tetsushi Yoshikawa who succeeded him at Fujita Health University. Before heading the Pediatrics Department, Dr. Asano was a visiting scientist at the FDA in Bethesda, Maryland and served in the pediatrics and virology departments at Nagoya University, Osaka University and Fujita Heath University.
The “Dharam Ablashi Lifetime Achievement Award” was established in 2006 and is given every other year to an investigator who has contributed both extraordinary work and exemplary leadership in the field of HHV-6 research.