Royal decoration for Gerhard Zielhuis

Zielhuis , Gerard

Today, Gerhard Zielhuis, Professor of Epidemiology, was appointed by His Majesty as Officer in the Order of Orange-Nassau.

For many years, Gerhard Zielhuis (Department of Health Evidence) has committed himself to research, education, and patient care at Radboud university medical center and to the development of Epidemiology in the Netherlands. He was one of the founders of the study of General Medicine, the precursor to Biomedical Sciences.
Zielhuis was the impetus behind the Parelsnoer (Pearl Necklace), an initiative for the development of biobanks in which hospitals collect clinical data for specific patient groups. Connecting these biobanks is invaluable for a better understanding of the factors that determine why and how someone becomes ill or remains healthy.

Over the past few years, Professor Zielhuis has distinguished himself as a scientific researcher, lecturer, and director at an extraordinary level. One of several ways he showed this was as the Director of Research at Radboud university medical center (2006 to 2009), where he played a significant role in research structuring at the institutes.


In total  nine current or former employees of Radboud University and Radboud University Medical Center received royal honours for their outstanding scientific or social merit. Read more >>


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