Together with the TU Delft | Global Initiative, LUMC Global has set up a collaborative research workshop which kicks off today. Students enrolled in the workshop will partake in a study to primarily analyze the correlation between spatial conditions of residential neighbourhoods and buildings, and health. They will develop a comparative analysis of two neighbourhoods in The Hague.
The course will run from October 11th till November 12th and will give students the opportunity to collaborate interdisciplinary on a relevant societal research project. Students from TUD, LUMC and LCAB (Leiden Centre for Applied Bioscience) will join forces and conduct fieldwork at community houses in specifically selected neighbourhoods in The Hague. Fieldwork will include recruiting residents to participate in the study, data collection and interviews, the collection of air samples and result analysis using the 5 dimensions on the Leefbarometer.
The collaborative educational initiative between LUMC and TU Delft hopefully marks the first of many and we’re thrilled to have initiated this project together. The interdisciplinary approach is set to cross borders in the future once the pandemic allows it, but we’re very proud to have started this project locally, letting students contribute to research projects that will hopefully benefit global healthcare.
“Our students and teachers are so brave to take on this exciting challenge!”, says Prof Maria Yazdanbakhsh, chair of the LUMC Global initiative and one of the initiators of the project. “Without the medical and social sciences we can’t make sense of what we’re doing when we’re thinking about how to design houses and cities”, adds Prof Dick van Gameren, dean of the Faculty of Architecture and the Built Environment and allied with the TU Delft | Global Initiative. “To make sense of our design work we need to work together with all the other disciplines around us.”
We will follow the progress of the students in the coming weeks and share their insights. Stay tuned!
Edouard Fu, PhD student at the Department of Clinical Epidemiology at the LUMC, uses big data to study the effectiveness and safety of kidney, diabetes and heart failure treatments. With a Rubicon grant from NWO, Edouard will conduct further research at Harvard Medical School over the next two years.
From the 24th till the 28th of January, the LUMC organized the Data Ethics winter school on behalf of the Eurolife consortium, an international network consisting of 9 European universities. The network focuses predominantly on biomedical sciences, but also related subjects in the field of Life Sciences & Health. We are very proud of the amazing success of the winter school and the exciting responses we’ve had from students. In this article we would like to share the experience of one of the participating students, Jonneke Bouwhuis.
On June 23rd, we organized the first LUMC Global Community Meeting on establishing successful Sino-Dutch collaborations in (bio)medical research and education.