14 March 2019

Bart-Jan Kullberg has received the ZonMw Medical Inspirator prize 2019. This prize for the most inspiring collaboration between researchers and patients has been awarded both by a scientific jury and by public voting.

The ZonMw Medical Inspirator prize includes a grant of €100.000 for the research proposed by Kullberg and two Lyme patients, studying chronic symptoms attributed to Lyme disease. The research team further includes the Lyme disease experts Dr Hadewych ter Hofstede and Dr Fidel Vos at Radboudumc and Sint Maartenskliniek, as well as the Department of Health Psychology at Leiden University, and the Amsterdam UMC Institute for Work and Health.

The PLEASE 5+ study will include the approximately 300 patients with chronic Lyme-associated symptoms who have been part of the previous PLEASE trial by the same Radboudumc researchers (N Engl J Med 2016). The current project will assess patients’ long-term experiences with both regular and complementary therapies, as well as the impact of their disease on quality of life and work. The role of patients in initiating, designing and executing the PLEASE 5+ study is unprecedented.

Bart-Jan Kullberg is member of theme Infectious diseases and global health.

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