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Brief Biography of Organisation:

The Radboudumc is one of the largest academic medical centers in the Netherlands, with approximately 11,000 employees and 609 hospital beds. It functions as the medical faculty of the Radboud University with approximately 3,000 students. The Radboudumc aims to have a significant impact on healthcare by providing excellent quality of care and research with a focus on participatory and personalized healthcare, operational excellence and sustainable networks.

The Research activities are concentrated in Themes and organised in 3 research institutes: Radboud Institute for Molecular Life Sciences (RIMLS), Radboud Institute for Health Sciences (RIHS) and the Donders Institute for Brain, Cognition and Behaviour (DCN). RIMLS is a leading multidisciplinary research institute within the domain of molecular mechanisms of disease and particularly in the fields of cell biology, molecular medicine, and translational research. RIHS is a research institute at the cutting edge of clinical and healthcare science that aims to innovate and personalize healthcare and public health. As part of the Donders Institute for Brain, Cognition and Behaviour – the Donders Center for Medical Neuroscience is devoted to understanding the mechanistic underpinnings of human cognition and behaviour in health and disease.

Together we do our utmost every day to make a positive contribution to the future of healthcare and medical science.

Role Organisation will play within project:

The National Institute for Public Health and the Environment (RIVM) and the Radboud university medical center (Radboudumc) are proud to be part of the PANDEM-2 project as team from the Netherlands. Together we will be representing the end users and will provide input for the various sub-projects; we will develop training courses and test their feasibility and the feasibility of the IT systems developed.

The RIVM team is led by Aura Timen, head of the National Coordination of Infectious Disease Control (LCI), and Mart Stein, LCI research coordinator. The Radboudumc is represented by infectiologist and Doctor Chantal Bleeker, physician-microbiologist Joost Hopman and epidemiologist Alma Tostmann. The different backgrounds in the team provide a wide range of knowledge, experience and practical insight to support the development and implementation of the programs and systems to be put in place as a result of the PANDEM-2 project.

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Nijmegen, Netherlands