Scoliosis is a condition that leads to strong 3-D deformation of the spinal column. It occurs in adolescent female children, often without obvious cause, but also later in life as degenerative... more
Maurice Zeegers has been Scientific Director of the CAPHRI School for Public Health and Primary Care for six months now: “This is an organisation with motivated and very talented researchers”
“It is... more
Chris Arts appointed Associate Professor
As of 1 May 2016, Dr Chris Arts has been appointed Associate Professor Translational biomaterials research. Chris Arts has been working as lecturer and senior... more
PhD cum laude for Hanneke Beerens
On 29 April 2016 Hanneke Beerens defended her PhD thesis entitled ‘Adding life to years; quality of life of people with dementia receiving long-term care’ and was... more
12 May 201612.00 hrs.

PhD ceremony Tanja DorresteijnSupervisors: Prof. G. Kempen, Prof. J. VlaeyenCo-supervisor: Dr G. ZijlstraTitle: A home-based program to manage concerns about falls; Feasibility... more
Klasien Horstman appointed member of ZonMw Committee Fostering Responsible Research Practices
On 21 April 2016 ZonMw installed a new Committee Fostering Responsible Research Practices. This committee... more
Milena Pavlova receives AXA Award of 250,000 Euro
The AXA awards are endowed by the AXA Research Fund, which is the Science Philanthropy Initiative of the AXA Insurance Group. The awards are prizes... more
As per 1 April 2016, Prof. Jeanine Verbunt was appointed head of the Department of Rehabilitation Medicine. She succeeds Prof. Rob Smeets. The department’s research is embedded within CAPHRI’s... more
8 April 201612.00 hrs.

PhD ceremony Marieke RoozeboomSupervisor: Prof. P.M. SteijlenCo-supervisors: Dr N.W.J. Kelleners-Smeets, Dr P.J. NelemansTitle: Diagnosis and treatment of basal cell... more
Five CAPHRI researchers have been appointed by Royal Decree as member of The Health Council of the Netherlands for a period of 4 years. The Health Council is an independent scientific advisory body... more
On 14 March 2016 the Dr Jan Huynen Award was presented to the best PhD dissertation in the field of life– and biomedical sciences. Out of 84 applications the jury selected five nominees from which... more
Prof. Wim Groot has been elected as member of the Supervisory Board of the Patients Federation NPCF. The NPCF represents over 160 patient- and consumer organisations. They strengthen the position of... more
Eating fish more than three times a week during pregnancy was associated with mothers giving birth to babies at increased risk of rapid growth in infancy and of childhood obesity, according to an... more
Prof. Dirk Ruwaard has recently been appointed Chairman of the Advisory Board of the Dutch Healthcare Authority (NZa) for a period of four years. The appointment can be renewed once. The NZa Advisory... more
4 February 201616.00 hrs.
PhD ceremony Tiara Lopez PenhaSupervisors: Prof. M.F. von Meyenfeldt, Prof. R.R. van der HulstCo-supervisors: Dr E.M. Heuts, Dr A.C. VoogdTitle: Breast Cancer Related... more
Dr Gera Nagelhout and Professor Hein de Vries from the Department of Health Promotion worked together with a team of social workers from Apeldoorn on a grant proposal for Fonds NutsOhra regarding... more
At the New Year’s reception Brigitte Caenen received the UM Award 2015, consisting of a statue and a dinner voucher. The UM Award is given to employees in recognition of their distinctive performance... more
During the fortieth Dies Natalis celebrations on 11 January Dr Anja Krumeich was awarded the Wynand Wijnen Education Prize for her involvement in establishing the Master of Global Health. The jury... more
21 January 201612.00 hrs.
PhD ceremony Astrid JanderSupervisor: Prof. H. de VriesCo-supervisors: Dr L. Mercken, Dr R. CrutzenTitle: Alcohol Alert; the development and evaluation of a Web-based... more
In 2015 the committee of the Diana Forsythe Award of the American Medical Informatics Association (AMIA) selected two winning papers, and one of them is the paper:Lecluijze I, Penders B, Feron F and... more
1 December 201514.00 hrs.

PhD ceremony Denise AlexanderSupervisors: Prof. H. Brand, Prof. M.J. Rigby, GothenborgCo-supervisor: Dr P. Schröder-BäckTitle: Finding, Developing and Using Indicators of... more
Recognition as a Master of the American College of Rheumatology is one of the highest honours the College bestows on a member. This distinction is given to members age 65 or older who have made... more