Judith Prins, full professor of Medical Psychology and prominent principal investigator, has been appointed scientific director ad interim (a.i.) of the Radboud Institute for Health Sciences (RIHS) as of 1 April. She succeeds Bart Kiemeney, who will focus on carrying out research and teaching again after his RIHS directorship of more than seven years.Judith Prins (1958) has been connected with Radboud university medical center since 1986. Trained as a developmental psychologist, Judith worked at the Center for Pediatric Oncology until 1989. From 1991-1996 she specialized as a clinical psychologist at our hospital. After her doctorate in 2003, Judith held several positions at the Department of Medical Psychology including supervisor, tutor, patient care coordinator and eventually full professor. She was appointed interim head of the department in 2007, followed by an appointment as head of the Department and full professor of Medical Psychology (2009). Her clinical and scientific focus is psycho-oncology. Judith has edited several text books and has (co)written 180 publications. Judith holds several positions at the International Society of Behavioral Medicine. In addition, she has been a member or board member for organizations such as the Radboud Foundation AYA and the Scientific Board of the Dutch Cancer Society.
“We are very pleased that such a prominent principal investigator, with remarkable experience in the fields of research, education and patient care, will hold the position of scientific director a.i. of the Radboud Institute for Health Sciences”, states Paul Smits, chair of the Executive Board and dean of Radboud university medical center.
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