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CaRré newsletter March 2018 (67)
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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.

Editorial staff:
Annerika Slok, CAPHRI
Roxanne Schaakxs & Deborah Gibson-Smith, APH
Tessa Jansen, NIVEL 
Marieke de Visser, RIHS

Letter from the director
Dear Colleagues,

It is a pleasure to update you on some important developments within our Research School CaRe. After 10 years of active involvement as coordinator of the CaRe PhD Education Committee Christel van Gool handed over her task to Annerika Gidding-Slok. We are grateful to Christel for her continuous efforts for the CaRe PhDs of our 4 Institutes! And we are happy to welcome Annerika who is post-doc at CAPHRI and was one the winners of last year’s CaRe Award of the best PhD thesis in 2016. Annerika has already started to chair the education committee, to improve the CaRe website and to prepare our CaRe days of 2016. 

On May 16 and 17 we will have our National CaRe Days in Den Bosch.  Again an exciting program has been made...

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Who will join our CaRe team
Dare to CaRe?
We are looking for two PhD students who would like to join us in the CaRe PhD education Committee (PEC). 
The PEC includes representatives from each of the four institutes, generally a member of staff and a PhD student.

We meet four times a year to discuss developments within CaRe and policies regarding PhD students, to evaluate the quality of the CaRe courses currently on offer, and to brainstorm about new courses to be set up in view of the field’s recent developments. 

Currently, we are looking for two new PhD respresentatives; one working at RIHS and  one working at CAPHRI. 

Who CaRes?
If you are interested in expanding your network and contribute to the quality of CaRe, please contact Annerika (annerika.slok @ maastrichtuniversity.nl) for more information!

In this newsletter, a rebus has been hidden.
If you find the rebus and solve it, you can win a bol.com voucher worth €10,-.
Good luck!

The winner of last Rebus is Inge van der Putten, working at the department of Health Services Research at CAPHRI. Congratulations!

CaRe days 2018
Present your own work!
May 16 and 17 the annual CaRe days will take place in 's Hertogenbosch. 
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? 
  • 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 will be send out soon by care-secretariaat@maastrichtuniversity.nl.

For the program and registration please click on the following link:

CaRe research days 2018
A task of CaRe is to provide a selection of high quality PhD training opportunities (courses, lectures, workshops etc) that cover transferable skills, methodological skills as well as the scientific topics central to CaRe’s mission in health care. 
Courses can be followed at all participating institutes, but sometimes additional courses are offered. 
If you know about courses that can be interesting for your peers, please let me know, and I will add them to our website. Email annerika.slok @ maastrichtuniversity.nl

PhD training
News from the institutes

€ 233.155 UWV grant for the project: "Development of a guideline on low back pain and sciatica for insurance physicians and occupational physicians" >> read more

165.000 euro subsidy for the 2-year project: "ProudWoman: enhancing the health of menopausal women in lower social economic positions" >> read more

Cees Hertogh in Trouw: Accept the human vulnerability, especially in the elderly >> read more

LEFF (Lifestyle, Energy, Fun & Friends) intervention program for obese and overweight children effective >> read more

Sarcopenia Awareness Show: ‘unusual’ research and lots of fun! >> read more

University with the neighbourhood  >> read more

10 jaar Academische Werkplaats Publieke Gezondheid Limburg >> read more 

Inaugural lecture Prof. Manuela Joore  >> read more 
Toolkit for healthy urban lives in slums  >> read more

Painful love of music  >> read more

Differences in recording of adverse events between general practitioners >>read more

Kim de Groot wins the Johanna Diepeveen-Speekenbrink Science Award 2017 >>read more

People with an intellectual disability prefer to make their own choice about where and with whom they want to live >>read more

Vici grant for Maroeska Rovers  >> read more 

The physician and prevention: You can have doubts, but take a stand >> read more 

Health checks users report positive experiences >> read more 

Women are more sensitive to pain than men >> read more 

Citizen panel on making choices in health care  >> read more

Test of Time
“Regular check-up of the teeth by the dentist is screening, and should therefore comply to the recognized rules for screening, before it is implemented on a large scale.” Mark Spigt, December 2004

The idea for this proposition came from a professor at our department; Paul Knipschild. He wondered how the dentists were able to lobby so successfully, that everybody more or less agrees that checking your teeth every half year is a good idea. 

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PhD tales
Roxanne Schaakxs (APH)
Major depressive disorder across the life span: the role of chronological and biological age

During my PhD-trajectory at Amsterdam Public Health (APH, VU Medical Center), I studied whether there is an association between major depressive disorder and age. 
Major depressive disorder (MDD) is a serious psychiatric disorder with a high disease burden. Moreover, MDD has been associated with a higher likelihood for non-psychiatric chronic diseases to occur, such as cardiovascular diseases, diabetes, obesity and even premature mortality. It has been suggested that MDD in older age has a different presentation, different risk factors, and a different course compared to MDD in younger ages. With life expectancies increasing and more people reaching older age, it is important to tailor depression prevention, diagnosis and treatment to one's age.

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PhD tales
Romy Bes (NIVEL)
Selective contracting by health insurers: the perspective of enrolees

In the Dutch health care system, health insurers play an important role. They are supposed to prudently purchase care on behalf of their enrolees, the patients. They are supposed to purchase care based on price and quality and need to channel their enrolees to contracted care providers in order to increase competition between care providers. This competition should lead to better value for money health care. Channelling enrolees is usually done with negative financial incentives, which means that enrolees need to pay (part of) the costs themselves if they consult with a provider that is not contracted by their health insurer. 

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Mandy Xian Hu
Golden Triangle

Some months ago, I spent time abroad in the ‘City of Bridges’. I bet you’re thinking of Venice. But did you know there’s a city that knocked the former world leader off its throne by three bridges? This city is a ‘Golden Triangle’ that sits between two rivers decorated with numerous bridges. With a total of 446, the rightful claim to the nickname ‘City of Bridges’ goes to Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA. 

Are you wondering who enhanced your knowledge with this insightful fact? My name is Mandy, I’m a PhD candidate at Amsterdam Public Health (VU University Medical Center) with specific interest in the autonomic nervous system.

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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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