Grants and awards RIHS

Radboud Institute for Health Sciences



John Graunt Award 2016 for Paul Pharoah

* Early work

Professor Paul Pharoah qualified in Medicine from the University of Oxford in 1986. After a series of posts in internal medicine he worked for a year in Malawi on a leprosy vaccine trial. Then he completed his training in public health medicine before taking up a post as research fellow in the CRC Human Cancer Genetics group at the University of Cambridge. Having completed his doctoral studies in 1999 he won a CRUK Senior Clinical Research Fellowship. On completion of his fellowship in 2009 he was appointed Reader in Cancer Epidemiology and then promoted to a personal Chair in 2012. He is now professor of cancer epidemiology at the Depts. of Oncology and Public Health & Primary Care of the University of Cambridge. In addition to this professor Pharoah is Director of Teaching of the Dept. of Public Health & Primary Care and Honorary Consultant in Public Health for Public Health England.

* Research group

Professor Pharoah runs a research group with major interests in

  1. the genetic susceptibility to breast and ovarian cancer
  2. methodological issues in investigating the polygenic basis of cancer susceptibility 
  3. the influence of germline genotype and molecular pathological characteristics of breast and ovarian cancer on prognosis and response to treatment.
Professor Pharoah has been pivotal for the start of the Breast Cancer Association Consortium and the Ovarian Cancer Association Consortium, extremely successful global research collaborations to identify the genetic underpinnings of the risk and prognosis of breast and ovarian cancer. Through these consortia, dozens of new susceptibility loci and mutations have been identified. Professor Pharoah published almost 600 papers, many of them as senior or corresponding author.

* About the award

Since 2016, the Radboud Institute for Health Sciences honors an outstanding scientist every two years for their extraordinary achievements in one of the population sciences.

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Richard Grol Visiting Scientist Award 2016 for Trish Greenhalgh

* Nominated

Trish Greenhalgh is Professor of Primary Care Health Sciences at the University of Oxford, United Kingdom. Prof. Greenhalgh was nominated for the award by Prof. Gert Westert, leader of the Radboudumc research theme Healthcare Improvement Science.

Considering her extremely impressive CV as well as her inspiring college tour and lecture in Nijmegen on May 26th 2016, the RIHS management had an easy task in deciding to award Trish Greenhalgh.

* About Trish Greenhalgh

Trish Greenhalgh is an internationally recognised academic in health services research/ primary health care and a practising GP. She joined her department in January 2015 after previously holding professorships at University College London and Queen Mary University of London. As Director of the Interdisciplinary Research In Health Sciences (IRIHS) unit, she leads a program of research at the interface between social sciences and medicine, with strong emphasis on the organisation and delivery of health services. Her research seeks to celebrate and retain the traditional and humanistic aspects of medicine while also embracing the unparalleled opportunities of contemporary science and technology to improve health outcomes and relieve suffering.

* About the award

The Radboud Institute for Health Sciences honors a foreign researcher or teacher with the Richard Grol Visiting Scientist Award. This award is named after the founder of the institute.

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Other RIHS awards

RIHS PhD award

The RIHS PhD Award is annually awarded to the best thesis within the RIHS. 

RIHS Science Award

The RIHS Science Award is annually awarded to the best peer-reviewed scientific publication within RIHS, representing research that was performed at our University

RIHS Societal Impact Award

The RIHS Societal Impact Award is annually awarded to a RIHS research product with a high impact on society. The product should be based on a RIHS project and can have many forms. The nominated researcher(s)/group should have played a significant part in the development of the product and this must be part of his/her RIHS work activities.

4-year PhD position

To stimulate innovative health sciences research a number of PhD positions are annually available within RIHS. 

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Grants and awards Radboudumc

Radboudumc grants several awards and subsidies every year. Our scientists also receive prestigious national and international awards.

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