Jan 14, 2020
Hikaru Nakagawa, a student in the doctoral program at the Graduate School of Community and Human Services, won the “Best Speaker Award (2nd Prize)” at the 14th International Congress of Physiological Anthropology 2019.
Hikaru Nakagawa, pursuing the third year of his doctoral program and belonging to the laboratory of Takayuki Ishiwata at the Graduate School of Community and Human Services, won the Best Speaker Award (2nd Prize) at the 14th International Congress of Physiological Anthropology 2019 (ICPA 2019), held September 24–27, 2019.
The Best Speaker Award, which Nakagawa won, is awarded to an excellent speaker selected from among researchers who deliver presentations at the “Young Investigators Session for Talks Presented” at the ICPA 2019. This year, eight out of 45 young researchers were chosen to make oral presentations, and the award winners were selected from among them.
This is the first time a student from Rikkyo University received an award at the ICPA.
Hikaru Nakagawa, a third-year student in the doctoral program at the Graduate School of Community and Human Services:
I am pleased to report to you that I was able to win the Best Speaker Award (2nd Prize) at the ICPA 2019. I gave a presentation about the particular method of instantly measuring brain neurotransmitters and physiological indices in heat-acclimated rats; I have been engaged in conducting this research since my first year of the doctoral program. While many of the presentations were based on research mainly targeting humans, I feel honored to have received recognition from the observers for basic research performed using rats. It was my first time making an oral presentation in English, and I am profoundly grateful for all the advice I received from my academic supervisor, from the teachers within and outside the campus, as well as my fellow graduate students. As I am still inexperienced in many aspects such as answering questions in English, I aim to make an increased effort regarding both my research and presentation skills.
Jan 14, 2020