Radboud University Medical Center

Department of Geriatric Medicine

Our People

WORKING GROUP

Prof. Marcel Olde Rikkert (Main Contractor), Department of Geriatric Medicine, Radboud Medical Center, Nijmegen, Netherlands

Dr. René Melis (Principal Investigator), Department of Geriatric Medicine, Radboud Medical Center, Nijmegen, Netherlands

Drs. Franca Leeuwis (Project Manager), Department of Geriatric Medicine, Radboud Medical Center, Nijmegen, Netherlands

Drs. Karin Habets (Datamanager), Department of Geriatric Medicine, Radboud Medical Center, Nijmegen, Netherlands

Drs. Zjala Ebadi (Research Associate), Department of Geriatric Medicine, Radboud Medical Center, Nijmegen, Netherlands

Drs. Maja Laros (Management Assistant), Department of Geriatric Medicine, Radboud Medical Center, Nijmegen, Netherlands

 

PROJECT GROUP

Dr. Nienke Bleijenberg, Julius Center for Health Sciences and Primary Care, UMC Utrecht, Netherlands

Dr. Jeanet Blom, Public Health and Primary Care, Leiden University Medical Center, Leiden, Netherlands

Dr. René Melis, Department of Geriatric Medicine, Radboud Medical Center, Nijmegen, Netherlands

Dr. Silke F. Metzelthin, CAPHRI School for Public Health and Primary Care, Department of Health Services Research, Maastricht University, Netherlands

Dr. Maaike Muntinga, Department of General Practice and Elderly Care Medicine/EMGO + Institute for Health and Care Research, VU University Medical Center, Amsterdam, Netherlands

Dr. Nynke Smidt, Department of Epidemiology, University of Groningen, University Medical Centre Groningen, Netherlands

Dr. Jane Murray Cramm, Institute of Health Policy & Management, Erasmus University Rotterdam, Netherlands

Dr. Hein van Hout, Department of General Practice & Elderly Care Medicine/EMGO + Institute for Health and Care Research, VU University Medical Center, Amsterdam, Netherlands

 

*The members of the Working Group are also engaged in Project Group activities

 

SOCIETAL BOARD 

To ensure equitable distribition of TOPICS-MDS data, an independent Societal Board was established to review the societal merits of all incoming data requests. Members of the Societal Board were nominated by the National Care for the Elderly network and the Board is currently comprised of eight members.

 

Chairman: Wim van den Heuvel

Community Representatives: Sijmon Terpstra, Elisabeth Vreede-Chabot

Health Policy Representatives: Hans Gerritsen, Mike Leers

Science Representatives: Cretien van Campen, Rob van der Sande

 

SPECIAL INTEREST GROUPS

In order to exchange experiences and knowledge regarding TOPICS-MDS, Special Interest Groups (SIGs) were initiated. These SIGs are facilitated by TOPICS Working Group to expand research in topical areas in geriatric medicine. If you are interested in participating in a SIG, please contact us!

 

Special Interest Groups

  • Informal Caregiving (chair: Dr. Silke Metzelthin, Maastrict University)
  • Identification of Frailty (chair: Dr. Jeanet Blom, LUMC)
  • Co- and Multimorbidity (chair: Dr. Jeanet Blom, LUMC)
  • Diversity (chair: Dr. Maaike Muntinga, VUMC)
  • Dementia (chair: Hein van Hout, VUMC)

 

STEERING COMMITTEE

Dr. Bianca M. Buurman, Dept. of Internal Medicine and Geriatrics, Academic Medical Center, Amsterdam, Netherlands

Prof. Jacobijn Gussekloo, Dept. of Public Health and Primary Care, Leiden University Medical Center, Leiden, Netherlands

Prof. Henriette van der Horst, Dept. of General Practice and Elderly Care Medicine, EMGO Institute for Health and Care Research, VU University Medical Centre Amsterdam, Netherlands

Prof. Marcel G.M. Olde Rikkert, Dept. of Geriatric Medicine, Radboud University Medical Center, Nijmegen, Netherlands

Prof. Sophia E.J.A. de Rooij, University Center for Geriatric Medicine, University Medical Centre Groningen, Netherlands

Prof. Jos M.G.A. Schols, Dept. of Family Medicine and Dept. of Health Services Research, CAPHRI School for Public Health and Primary Care, Maastricht University, Maastricht, Netherlands

Prof. Marieke J. Schuurmans, Dept. of Rehabilitation, Nursing Science & Sports, University Medical Center Utrecht, Netherlands

Dr. Dini Smilde, Dept. of Research Policy, Erasmus MC University Medical Centre, Rotterdam, Netherlands