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Thijs Eijsvogels assistant professor

Thijs’ work combines the fields of physiology, cardiology and epidemiology and studies are performed in the general population, cardiovascular patients and athletes.

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Thijs Eijsvogels assistant professor

Thijs Eijsvogels is trained in exercise physiology at the Radboud University (PhD degree, NL), Hartford Hospital (postdoc, USA) and Liverpool John Moores University (postdoc, UK). Thijs is interested in the physiological and cardiac responses of the human body to acute and chronic (endurance) exercise performance. His research is focused on the benefits and potential deleterious effects of exercise across the whole spectrum of physical activity: from sedentary behavior to extreme volumes of exercise. Thijs’ work combines the fields of physiology, cardiology and epidemiology and studies are performed in the general population, cardiovascular patients and athletes. His goal is to find the ultimate exercise prescription for cardiovascular health improvement. 

Personal prizes & awards national & international

  • 2017: New Investigator Award (American College of Sports Medicine)
  • 2016: Physiomics Award 2014 - Radboud Internationalization Award (Radboud University)
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Personal prizes & awards national & international

  • 2017: New Investigator Award (American College of Sports Medicine)
  • 2016: Physiomics Award 2014 - Radboud Internationalization Award (Radboud University)
  • 2012: PhD thesis award (Nederlandse Vereniging van Sportgeneeskunde)
  • 2009: Honorable citation (Young Author Award Nederlands Tijdschrift voor Geneeskunde)

Field of study

Physiology

Research group Exercise physiology

Thijs Eijsvogels’ research group studies the acute and long-term effects of exercise on health. Current projects involve cardiac imaging following lifelong exercise training, optimizing cardiac rehab, assessing thermoregulatory responses in elite athletes and development of cooling strategies.

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