Radboud Institute for Health Sciences



John Graunt Award 2018 for Alessandro Vespignani

* Early work

Alessandro Vespignani received the John Graunt Award 2018, in recognition of his ground breaking research in the spreading of lethal infectious diseases. With his work,  Vespignani contributed to health protection of people around the planet by combining two research fields: epidemiology and network science. He showed that the social network of people plays a major role in the spreading of viruses. And this forms the basis for health scientists who are building models for the prediction and prevention of the spreading of viruses such as Zika and Ebola.

* Research group

Professor Vespignani’s research activities focus on the data-driven computational modeling of epidemic and spreading phenomena and the study of biological, social and technological networks.

* 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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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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RIHS PhD Award

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

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RIHS PhD Award

The RIHS PhD Award is annually awarded to the best thesis within the RIHS. 
 
The call for the RIHS PhD Award 2017 and the RIHS PhD Award 2018 for the PhD candidates who delivered the best theses in 2017 and 2018, respectively, is open.
RIHS researchers may submit max. 1 nomination for each award. Deadline for submission is 14 January 2019. Please submit your nominations to RIHS@radboudumc.nl.

Eligible PhD theses:
  • Thesis was successfully defended between 1-1-2017 and 31-12-2018.
  • PhD candidates must be registered in the RIHS Graduate School (Training and Supervision Plan approved).
  • RIHS affiliation must be mentioned in the thesis.
  • Portfolio of training preferentially included in the thesis.
 Please submit:
  • Motivation for the nomination by one of the supervisors (max 250 words)
  • Digital version of the PhD thesis
  • Up-to-date publication list of the work in the thesis
The PhD award committee will assess the nominated theses on the basis of motivation and content, according to the following criteria:
  • Originality / innovative character
  • Scientific quality
  • Relevance of the research within the RIHS’ field of knowledge, societal impact and clinical relevance

 
Previous winners

Year Name Title PhD thesis
2016 Jan Rongen An evidence based evaluation of the treatment of meniscus tears
2015 Angela Colbers Exposure to antiretroviral agents in HIV-infected pregnant  women: not too much – not too little
2014 Richard ten Broek The burden of adhesions
2013 Erik Bischoff Self-management of COPD and its exacerbations
2012 Mark van den Boogaard Delirium in intensive care patients; Detection, impact, prediction, prevention and biomarkers
2011 Betsie van Gaal SAFE or SORRY? A programme to implement multiple guidelines simultaneously
2010 Hein Janssens Gout arthritis in general practice
2009 Sita Vermeulen Genetic epidemiology of homocysteine and related diseases
2008 Mauf Graff Effectiveness and efficiency of community occupational therapy for older people with dementia and their caregivers
2007 Marianne van Iersel The interplay between gait and cognitive function in elderly people
2006 Jeroen Schouten Improving the quality for antibiotic use for respiratory tract infections at hospitals

RIHS Societal Impact Award

The RIHS Societal Impact Award is annually awarded to a RIHS research product with a high impact on society.

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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.
 
The call for the RIHS Societal Impact Award 2017 and the RIHS Societal Impact Award 2018 for the RIHS research product with the highest impact on society in 2017 and 2018, respectively, is open. RIHS researchers may submit max. 1 nomination for each award. Deadline for submission is 14 January 2019. Please submit your nominations to RIHS@radboudumc.nl.

Please submit:
  • Description of the product (max 250 words)
  • Name(s) of responsible RIHS researcher(s)
  • Motivation for the nomination (max 400 words). Please use the following headings (if applicable) which will also be used as assessment criteria:
    1. Use in guidelines or policy documents
    2. Implementation in healthcare market
    3. Societal relevance, including importance for the patient
    4. Media attention
Previous winners
 
Year Name Title PhD thesis
2016 Jack de Groot PhD thesis ‘Decision making by relatives of eligible brain dead organ donors’
2015 Colin Jacobs The medical imaging software product, developed by Jacobs and colleagues, that was brought to the market as Veolity and DynaCAD Lung

RIHS Science Award

The RIHS Science Award is annually awarded to the best peer-reviewed scientific publication within RIHS.

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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.

The call for the RIHS Science Award 2017 and the RIHS Science Award 2018 for the best peer-reviewed publication in 2017 and 2018, respectively, is open. RIHS researchers may submit max. 1 nomination for each award. Deadline for submission is 14 January 2019. Please submit your nominations to RIHS@radboudumc.nl.

The paper should be published in 2017 or 2018 and the work reported in the paper must be performed within RIHS. RIHS must be mentioned in the affiliations. Members of the jury will assess all papers based on originality and scientific quality.

Please submit:

  • Pdf of the publication
  • Motivation for the nomination (max 250 words)

Previous winners

Year Name Paper
2016 Rik Hansen Validation of Noninvasive In Vivo Compound Ultrasound Strain Imaging Using Histologic Plaque Vulnerability Features (link)
2015 Sanne van den Berg BREATH: Web-Based Self-Management for Psychological Adjustment After Primary Breast Cancer - Results of a Multicenter Randomized Controlled Trial (link)

 


RIHS Supervisor of the year

From 2018 onwards RIHS awards the supervisor of the year.

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RIHS Supervisor of the year

The call for the RIHS Supervisor of the year 2018 is open. A RIHS PhD candidate or a group of RIHS PhD candidates can nominate his/her/their supervisor.
Deadline for submission is 14 January 2019. Please submit your nominations to RIHS@radboudumc.nl.

The RIHS director will review the nominations and decide who will receive the award together with the dean.

Please submit:

  • Motivation for the nomination (max 500 words)

4 year PhD position

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

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4 year PhD position

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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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