While enjoying delicious virgin cocktails, the winners of the RIHS PhD award, RIHS Science Award and RIHS Societal Impact Award were announced during the RIHS Cocktails & Awards on June 21th. The winners gave a 2 minutes elevator pitch about their product.
The RIHS Societal Impact Award was awarded to a RIHS research product with a high impact on society in 2015. The product should be based on a RIHS project and could have many forms. The nominated researcher(s)/group should have played a significant part in the development of the product and this must be part of his/her RIHS work activities. Nominations were judged by a jury consisting of Prof. Jan Kremer (chair), Dr Rob Baltussen and Dr Carla van Herpen.
- The medical imaging software product developed by Colin Jacobs and colleagues, that was brought to the market as Veolity and DynaCAD Lung
- The virtual asthma clinic for children’ of Lara van den Wijngaart and colleagues
- The program “Act in case of Depression” (‘Doen bij Depressie’) of Debby Gerritsen and colleagues
The RIHS Science Award was awarded to the best peer-reviewed scientific publication of 2015 within RIHS, representing research that was performed at our University. Nominations were judged by a jury consisting of Dr Rob Aarnoutse (chair), Dr Jan Bussink and Dr Janneke Grutters.
- Sanne van den Berg et al. BREATH: Web-Based Self-Management for Psychological Adjustment After Primary Breast Cancer - Results of a Multicenter Randomized Controlled Trial (Pubmed link)
- Janneke van Kempen et al. Predictive validity of a two-step tool to map frailty in primary care (Pubmed link)
- Saloua El Messaoudi et al. Effect of metformin pretreatment on myocardial injury during coronary artery bypass surgery in patients without diabetes (MetCAB): a double-blind, randomised controlled trial (Pubmed link)
The RIHS PhD Award was awarded to the best thesis of 2015 within the RIHS. Nominations were judged by a jury consisting of Prof. Elke de Jong (chair), Prof. Bram van Ginneken and Dr René Melis.
- Angela Colbers: Exposure to antiretroviral agents in HIV-infected pregnant women: not too much – not too little
- Geert Litjens: Computerized detection of cancer in multi-parametric prostate MRI’
- Nicolien Kuper: ‘Secondary caries, mind the gap!
The award winners will receive €750. The second and third prize winners will receive €500 and €250, respectively. The prize money should be spent on work-related matters (e.g., BBQ for the research group, course, travel grant, congress fee).
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