RIHS PhD Award for Erik Bischoff

PhD award Erik Bischoff

True to tradition, a PhD award was awarded to the best thesis of 2013 within the Radboud Institute for Health Sciences during the joined RIHS/CaRe symposium on June 11, 2014.

All (junior) Principal Investigators and full professors had been asked to nominate outstanding theses. The 8 (out of 89 RIHS theses) nominated theses were judged by the jury, consisting of Dr Mireille Broeders (chair), Prof. Judith Prins and Prof. Nico Verdonschot, according to the following criteria:

  • Innovative character of research
  • Impact for the RIHS research area
  • Quality of scientific level
  • Societal impact

Based on the summaries, the three best were selected. Subsequently, the three best theses were reviewed and consequently ranked according to the abovementioned criteria.

Final ranking:

  1. Dr Erik Bischoff: 'Self-management of COPD and its exacerbations
  2. Dr John van de Ven: 'Cuticular drusen. Clinical and genetic studies on a subtype of age-related macular degeneration'
  3. Dr Els Meeuwsen: 'Towards efficient dementia care. A comparison of memory clinics and general practitioners'

The PhD thesis award of Research school CaRe was awarded to Dr Liesbeth van Vliet (NIVEL) for her thesis: 'Balancing explicit with general information and realism with hope. Communication at the transition to palliative breast cancer care'.

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