Radboud University Medical Center

Department of Geriatric Medicine

Our People

WORKING GROUP

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

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

Drs. Karin Habets (Data Manager), Department of Geriatric Medicine, Radboud University Medical Center, Nijmegen, the Netherlands

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

 

PROJECT GROUP

Community Representatives: Sijmon Terpstra, Elisabeth Vreede-Chabot

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

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

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

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

Dr. Cynthia Hofman, Vilans Centre of Expertise for Long-term Care, Utrecht, the Netherlands

Prof. dr. Nathalie van der Velde MD PhD, representative from NvKG (Dutch Association for Clinical Geriatrics), Amsterdam UMC, the Netherlands 

 

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

 

SPECIAL INTEREST GROUPS

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

 

Special Interest Groups

  • Informal Caregiving (chair: Dr. Silke Metzelthin, Maastricht University)
  • Dementia (chair: Hein van Hout, VUMC)

 

EXPERT GROUP

This group of methodological experts serves as the advisory group that oversees the development of the questionnaires and item sets of different TOPICS-MDS instruments. Members:

 

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

Prof. Dr. Job van Exel, Institute of Health Policy & Management (iBMG), Erasmus University Rotterdam, the Netherlands

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

Prof. dr. Ruud Kempen, CAPHRI School for Public Health and Primary Care, Department of Health Services Research, Maastricht University, Netherlands

Prof. dr. Philip van der Wees, IQ Healthcare – Scientific Center for Quality of Healthcare, Radboud University Medical Center, Nijmegen, the Netherlands

Dr. Cynthia Hofman, Vilans Centre of Expertise for Long-term Care, Utrecht, the Netherlands

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

Community Representative: Elisabeth Vreede-Chabot