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CaRe newsletter March 2019
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The National Research school CaRe is a collaboration of APH (Amsterdam Public Health research institute) of the AMC, VUmc, VU and UvA in Amsterdam, CAPHRI (Care and Public Health Research Institute) of Maastricht University, NIVEL (Netherlands Institute for Health Services Research) in Utrecht, and  RIHS (Radboud Institute for Health Sciences) of the Radboud university medical centre in Nijmegen.
CaRe’s mission is national research collaboration as well as support and coaching of promising young researchers in the field of public health and primary care.

Letter from the director
Dear Colleagues,

It is a pleasure to update you on some important developments within our Research School CaRe. 
Approximately 25 years after André Knottnerus co-founded the Netherlands School of Primary Care Research CaRe, he decided to step down as chair of the board of CaRe. André was the first scientific director of CaRe. Without his experience and expertise CaRe would not be what it is today. We appreciate that André thought that the time has come that the chair of CaRe should go to another CaRe member institute, and we are very glad that he will stay on as board member until the end of his term in December 2020. We are also very glad that Chris van Weel (who was also one of the co-founders of CaRe) will be André’s successor, and take over his position as chair of the board. Chris also brings in an incredible expertise, as former chair of the department of Primary and Community Care in Nijmegen, co-editor of the Lancet and past president of WONCA (World Organization of General Practitioners). 

After 7.5 years as director of the Radboud Institute for Health Sciences, Bart Kiemeney will step down at the end of March. He has decided ....

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Vacancy in Nijmegen
Grant Advisor Valorization/RIHS (0.8 FTE)
Job description
To further strengthen our Grant Support Office, part of the Valorisation Department, we are looking for a Grant Advisor to support research leaders in the Radboud Institute for Health Sciences (RIHS). Support by the Grant Support Office targets most of the available external grant programs and funding sources. Support and advise is primarily aimed at the acquisition and the pre-award phase of the project life cycle (proposal – or project development), project management is not a main task of the Grant Support Office.

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CaRe days 2019
Present your own work!
May 8 and 9 the annual CaRe days will take place in Eindhoven. 
The first day is especially for PhD students of all four institutes of CaRe, and the second day is for both PhD students and senior staff. 

PhD students who are attending the CaRe days will be invited to present their own work in the parellelsessions of the first day. Why should you do this?
Amongst others:
  • Get experience in presenting your work 
  • Increase your network: who else is working in the same research field/on the same topic? 
  • Exchange ideas in terms of e.g. methods, tools/questionnaires, analyses etc. 

So, if you would like to present your work on the first CaRe day, reply to the email that is send to you by care-secretariaat@maastrichtuniversity.nl.

You can still register for the CaRe days! For the program and registration please click on the following link:

CaRe days 2019
Part of a PhD trajectory is to follow courses and go to conferences. Most institutes offer their own courses, but sometime there are interesting and relevant courses that you can follow at other institutes. We try to collect these additional courses and keep our website up to date. 

The courses who are currently known to us are: 
  • 19-22 March, 2019: Advanced European bioethics course “Suffering, Death and Palliative Care” >>More information
  • Write a scientific article and getting it published. One day course. Utrecht, 8 april or 27 juni. More information: www.frankdevries.com
  • Summer School Health Communication & Health Promotion, Maastricht, June 24-28, 2019. >> More information
  • INTRODUCTIEcursus Kwalitatieve onderzoeksmethoden in de gezondheidszorg (in Dutch).  Nijmegen 21 & 22 Oktober 2019: >> More information
If you know about courses that can be interesting for your peers, please email them to our CaRe secretariat, and we will add them to our website www.researschoolcare.nl

News from the institutes

Successful 3rd Annual Meeting Amsterdam Public Health 2018 >> read more

IKHERSTEL nominated for the Value-Based Health Care Prize 2019 >> read more

APH is proud partner of the Hacking Health Amsterdam >> read more

@Ease opens a location in Amsterdam >> read more

VU-researchers identify over 300 genetic variants for the spectrum of well-being >> read more

Impressive first results "Healthy School of the Future" >> read more

The Lancet Public Health publication >> read more

Looking back at the 20th Anniversary of the Living Lab Ageing and Long-Term Care South-Limburg >> read more

Trained prisoners detect tuberculosis in Ethiopian prisons >> read more 

Fifty years of tobacco policy in the Netherlands: a difficult process >> read more 

Nivel Verbindt: connecting researchers and healthcare professionals >>read more 

Nivel researcher Liesbeth van Vliet received ‘For Women in Science’ fellowship >>read more

Shared decision-making about future care with patients with profound intellectual disability >>read more 

Evaluation of a program aimed at improving the social position of young people with chronic conditions >>read more  

Nivel website new and improved! >>read more

Kick-off OnePlanet innovation centre for sustainable technology   >> read more 

KNAW Ammodo Award for Teun Bousema >> read more 

Prevalence of sexual harassment in academic medicine >> read more 

Patient has an important role in reducing inappropriate care >> read more 

Kullberg recipient of the ZonMw Medical Inspirator prize 2019  >> read more 

Ingrid Kremer
My Canadian adventure
It already seems such a long time ago that I returned from my two-months visiting fellowship to the University of British Columbia (UBC) in Vancouver, partly supported by the Association for Canada Studies in the Netherlands. Arriving on the 30th of August, I was lucky to enjoy the last rays of sun of the summer of 2018. “Normally”, the Vancouver summer lasts until October, and after summer, it rains - even more than in the Netherlands - and it keeps raining until spring, with the Vancouverites rarely seeing any sun light in between. 
During my first few days in Vancouver, I took some time to familiarize myself with the Canadian “easy going” mentality, making sense of the blocks made up by numbered avenues and streets (No need for a compass: if you see the mountains, you’re facing north), waiting in organized lines for public transit, and seeing the highlights of Vancouver, such as small-town-within-a-metropolis Gastown, green and serene Stanley Park and the first nation heritage exhibition in the Museum of Anthropology. 

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Magnus Münch
The Cambridge experience

Recently, I spent five months in the city of Cambridge, UK. This visit was a part of my PhD, which I'm doing jointly at the dep. of Epidemiology & Biostatistics at the VUmc and the Mathematical Institute of Leiden University. The visit was made possible by an  APH methodology travel grant, that paid for my lodging and travel expenses. Although the main purpose of the visit was to collaborate on a research project, I definitely managed to have some fun as well. I will try to describe both parts of my time in Cambridge here.

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The mission of The Netherlands School of Primary Care Research concerns:
Contributing to better health and health care through high quality training of young researchers and multidisciplinary cooperation between excellent research institutes in the field of primary health care, transmural care, public and occupational health and health policy, focused on the development and implementation of new scientific knowledge in these fields. 

This mission is shared by the four participating research institutes of CaRe, i.e. APH (Amsterdam Public Health research institute) of the AMC, VUmc, VU and UvA in Amsterdam, CAPHRI (Care and Public Health Research Institute) of Maastricht University, NIVEL (Netherlands Institute for Health Services Research) in Utrecht, and  RIHS (Radboud Institute for Health Sciences) of the Radboud university medical centre in Nijmegen

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