Radboud University Medical Centre (RUMC) Nijmegen, the Netherlands
Radboud university medical centre (Radboudumc, www.radboudumc.nl) is part of the Radboud University Nijmegen and has over 9,000 employees and 3,000 students, working in healthcare, research and teaching. Radboudumc is one of the eight university medical centres in the Netherlands. Radboudumc’s key strengths are medical life-sciences and clinical practice, with an infrastructure comprising state-of-the-art technology platforms and (translational) research facilities. The university has ample experience with FP6 and FP7 projects, both as partner (more than 70 projects) and as coordinator (more than 10 projects).
Radboudumc’s Department of Primary and Community Care integrates the disciplines of general practice, public health, occupational health, nursing home medicine (which in the Netherlands is a recognized specialty ‘specialist medicine for the elderly’) addiction medicine, medicine for the intellectually disabled, occupational medicine, health insurance medicine. With these specialties, it is the most comprehensive primary care university department in the Netherlands.
Core activities of the Department are: teaching of bachelor and master students; training of residents in general practice, nursing home medicine, occupational medicine and addiction medicine; and scientific research to support evidence-based primary care. The Department’s research programs are embedded in the Radboud Institute of Health Sciences (RIHS, www.rihs.nl), which aims to improve clinical practice and public health by generating evidence about the efficacy and efficiency of existing and new treatments and policies. Some of the research areas in the Department of Primary and Community Care are: mental health; infections and immunisation; multimorbidity; health in specific populations; immigrant health; patient-centeredness and patient participation; issues related to community-based and / or district-centred provision of care; effective methods of medical teaching.
Dr. Maria van den Muijsenbergh, MD, PhD
Head of the EUR-HUMAN team of RUMC
General Practitioner and senior researcher at the department of Primary and Community care of RUMC, and at Pharos, national centre of expertise on Health disparities, Utrecht the Netherlands
Ms. Tessa van Loenen, MSc
Staff member of the EUR-HUMAN team of RUMC
Scientific researcher at Impuls, Radboudumc.
Ms. Marrigje Hofmeester, MD,
Co-worker on the EUR-HUMAN team of RUMC