Esther Tanck associate professor

After I studied Biomedical Sciences (major in Human Movement Sciences) at the Radboudumc, I started my Ph.D. at the Orthopaedic Research Laboratory in September 1995. In June 2001 I graduated for my Ph.D. on a thesis entitled “Mechanical Regulation of Bone Development” and since then I’m working for the ORL. In 2014 I was appointed as Associate professor ‘onderwijs in beweging’.
 
Educational activities
As Principal Lecturer and mentor for the RIHS I’m involved in many educational activities such as coordinating the minor ‘Moving questions: an introduction to Clinical Human Movement Sciences’; the ‘Radboud Student Conference‘ and the Master course ‘Orthopedic Biomechanics in motion’. Also I am member of the Education Management Team 1 of the Bachelor’s program Biomedical Sciences and Medicine.
 
Research Impression
My research activities lie in the field of Biomechanics. In my research line we aim to improve the prediction in femoral and vertebral fracture risk in patients with bone metastases by developing patient specific computer models, i.e. non linear finite element models. In addition our goal is to implement a new and fast tool for fracture risk prediction in a clinical setting. I have also been supervising PhD students who work on this research line.
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Esther Tanck associate professor

Esther Tanck is an associate professor at the Radboud Institute for Health Sciences. She is connected to the Reconstructive and regenerative medicine theme and to the Orthopaedics department.

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Personal prizes & awards national & international

  • 2011: Bohn Stafleu van Loghum prijs 2011. Best paper of NVMO conference: 'Het gebruik van een dagelijkse quiz als onderwijsvorm: een TOPdag voor studenten.'

Education

  • 1990-1995: Biomedical Sciences / Human Movement Sciences at Radboudumc Nijmegen
  • 2001: PhD thesis Mechanical regulation of bone development
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Education

1990-1995: Biomedical Sciences / Human Movement Sciences at Radboudumc Nijmegen
2001: PhD thesis Mechanical regulation of bone development
2005-2009: VENI project 'Prediction of fracture risk in patients with metastatic bone defects'
2012: Major tutor Clinical Human Movement Sciences
2013: Principal lecturer

Field of study

Orthopaedics

Radboud Institute for Health Sciences

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