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Alma Tostmann PhD
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Alma Tostmann (PhD) is an infectious disease epidemiologist. Her research and teaching interests include global public health, infectious disease prevention and outbreak detection and control.

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Alma Tostmann researcher

As hospital epidemiologist, dr Tostmann is responsible for the surveillance and outbreak detection of Healthcare associated infections in Radboudumc; together with the Hygiene and Infection Control Unit team which consists of a clinical microbiologist and infection prevention experts. Her research and teaching interests include global public health, infectious disease prevention and outbreak detection and control. She is the regional epidemiologist for the regional antimicrobial and infection prevention network GAIN and is appointed as one the Regional Epidemiologists by the Dutch Institute for Public Health and the Environment (RIVM). She teaches in the European training program for field epidemiologists (with ECDC). Her international activities include a consultancy for RIVM on infection prevention on the Dutch Caribbean islands, as well as international research on antimicrobial resistance.

Personal prizes & awards national & international

  • 2017: Radboud Netwerk Vrouwelijke Hoogleraren, Jubileumprijs Jonge Vrouwelijke Wetenschappers
  • 2014: Teacher of the Year (‘Docent van het jaar’), Biomedical Science, year 3
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Personal prizes & awards national & international

  • 2017: Radboud Netwerk Vrouwelijke Hoogleraren, Jubileumprijs Jonge Vrouwelijke Wetenschappers (https://www.ru.nl/nvh/nvh-jubileumprijs/prijswinnaars-2017/)***
  • 2014: Teacher of the Year (‘Docent van het jaar’), Biomedical Science, year 3
  • 2009: Selected for the competitive European Program for Intervention Epidemiology Training (hosted by the European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control in Stockholm; based at Health Protection Agency -now Public Health England)
  • 2008: Awarded “L’Oréal/UNESCO For Young Women in Science Fellowship” (1 of 15 worldwide)

Additional Functions

  • 2018-present: Member European Society of Clinical Microbiology and Infectious Diseases
  • 2017-present: Associate Principle Lecturer at Radboudumc

Field of study

Medical Microbiology

Radboud Institute for Health Sciences

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