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.
What you’ll do
Monochorionic diamniotic twin pregnancies, sharing one placenta with blood vessel anastomosis have a high risk of pregnancy complications. Selective fetal growth restriction (sFGR) occurs when there is unequal placenta sharing. A small placenta shares results in abnormal blood flows and less growth. The growth restricted fetus is at risk for fetal demise, and because of the anastomosis between the twins the other twin is at risk too for fetal demise or severe neurodevelopmental damage. The pathogenesis, diagnostic criteria, management, and outcome of sFGR are not well-established yet.
With this unique collaboration between the LUMC, UZ Leuven, and Karolinska we aim for an important milestone in the research on sFGR. This is where you come in! You will design, execute, and coordinate the collection of data, which you will then process, analyze and interpret. You conduct literature reviews, and give written and oral reports on the outcomes of your research.
Last month we kicked off the pilot study on housing and health, set up by the TU Delft | Global Initiative, Leiden Center for Applied Bioscience (LCAB) and LUMC Global in which 6 groups, consisting of students from all institutes, joined forces to analyse the correlation between spatial conditions of residential neighbourhoods and buildings, and health. All groups developed a comparative analysis of two neighbourhoods in The Hague, with each group looking at different neighbourhoods. Last week, on November 10, they presented their findings and suggestions on the central theme: how do we build a pandemic proof and healthy city?
The Globalization, Accessibility, Innovation, and Care (GAIC) Network has released its 2022 Annual Report. The report showcases how the network has grown into an international, interdisciplinary academic network through the studying of changes in society, access to health care, and global changes in demographics and technology. “GAIC links inquiry of digital innovation, health and humanities, social sciences, and cultural studies. By investigating extraordinary phenomena in different places, a comparative and critical perspective with regards to findings is encouraged“, said LUMC Prof. Dr. Mirjam van Reisen, Coordinator GAIC.