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Pim Assendelft MD PhD

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Pim Assendelft full professor

Pim Assendelft is chair of Prevention in Healthcare.

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Pim Assendelft full professor

Pim Assendelft has a special interest in lifestyle modification and early detection of disease in medical care. He is interested in optimizing interventions, but als in the role of the healthcare professional in prevention.After his training as a general practitioner, Assendelft became researcher at the EMGO Institute (Vrije Universiteit) and later at the Amsterdam Medical Center. After being director of the Dutch Cochrane Centre he was head of Guideline development of the Dutch College of General Practitioners (2001 – 2003). In 2004 he was appointed Professor of General Practice and head of department at the LUMC in Leiden. There he was chair of the university profiling area 'Health, Prevention and the Human life cycle'. In 2013 he became professor of General Practice at the Radboudumc and head of the Department of Primary and Community Care. In 2019 he declined as head and was re-appointed as professor Prevention in healthcare.Assendelft always aims to connect research and practice. For example, he is editor of the widely used practice-oriented textbook 'Introduction to evidence-based medicine'. In 2016 he was a member of the Taskforce National Science Agenda ‘Prevention’ of the Dutch Federation of University Medical Centres (NFU).

Research group Research in primary care

Pim Assendelft's research group aims to improve healthcare, from a primary care and transmural perspective.

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Additional functions

Steering group member of the local collaborative project 'Nijmegen Green, Healthy and in Motion'Member coordinating team regional collaborations on prevention ‘OnePlanet’ Member of the management team of regional collaboration TopFit.

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Additional functions

Steering group member of the local collaborative project 'Nijmegen Green, Healthy and in Motion'Member coordinating team regional collaborations on prevention ‘OnePlanet’ Member of the management team of regional collaboration TopFit. Member of the scientific advisory board of the Dutch Brain Foundation, Dutch Public Health Status and Forecasts Report (RIVM), the Institute for Positive Health, and the national medical internet platform for prevention and lifestyle TogetherHealthy (‘SamenGezond’)

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Primary and Community Care

Radboud Institute for Health Sciences

Ideally, every procedure in clinical practice and public health should take place based on proof, instead of intuition or 'experience'. Our aim is to innovate and personalize healthcare and public health. read more