‘How do we create a sustainable hospital?’ This is the main question the Interdisciplinary Thesis Lab ‘Sustainable Hospitals’ centers around. On February 9th, eleven (including international) master students have started their master thesis research project related to this very question. Medical Delta’s Thesis Lab and the LDE Centre for Sustainability will supervise these students during their research.
Together, the students will research sustainability from different angles. Some examples of their research focus are: sustainable and safe treatments for patients, re-usage of medical instruments used in the operating theatre, and the implementation of green initiatives in the management and organization of care.
7% of the total Dutch CO2-footprint comes from the healthcare sector, including emission by power consumption, medicine and traveling. Moreover, hospitals produce a lot of waste, of which 20 to 30% comes from the operating theatre. This pollution increases when implementing new technologies and materials. Thus, there’s plenty of motivation to facilitate research on making the healthcare sector more sustainable. The research results from the master students will be made available in practical solutions to healthcare professionals, researchers, medical doctors and/or patients, ensuring the master students have an immediate influence on making hospital care more sustainable.
Read more about the Thesis Lab Sustainable Hospitals and the research projects taking place here: https://www.medicaldelta.nl/nieuws/interdisciplinair-thesis-lab-sustainable-hospitals-van-start (Dutch)
In 2018, Prasanna Iyengar was awarded a Marie Skłodowska-Curie – Postdoctoral Fellowship (MSCA-IF) to implement a research project on bladder cancer at Leiden University Medical Center (LUMC) in The Netherlands. This two-year fellowship allowed Prasanna to pursue an independent line of research as a senior postdoc, thereby elucidating mechanisms of bladder cancer metastasis as well as further developing his career track.
Leiden2022 marks what the City of Leiden has achieved in science till date and how it wishes to move forward to contribute to challenges of various kinds. The LUMC is one of many organizations showcasing science in practice with interactive events for a variety of target groups. Like with all Leiden based companies, Leiden2022 offers the LUMC the opportunity to show its societal and academic value on an international stage, strengthening its international position, as well as explore possibilities for new international collaborations to contribute to global healthcare challenges even more comprehensively. The Global Impact in Health symposium on May 30th, 2022, part of the LSH week, aims to stimulate just that by bringing together healthcare experts from all over the world working on a broad range of important health(care) related research and projects. Here’s a few things you can expect.
LUMC Global has set out to stimulate international connections in (bio)medical research and education to contribute to global healthcare. Setting up several PhD projects has been one of the key elements in doing this and we’re very proud we’ve been able to set up as many as eight different PhD projects. We are now looking for a Global PhD candidate in Obstetrics in a collaborative projects with Karolinska Institutet, Sweden and UZ Leuven, Belgium.