What's on at APH February 2023, 43rd edition       !!! Best viewed in your browser 
Save the date! Join us at this year’s APH Spring Meeting, an afternoon to meet up with your research program peers and to network with fellow APH researchers.
Preliminary program can be found on the APH website.
Kick-off APH Diversity & Inclusion committee
The newly formed APH Diversity & Inclusion committee has set its first steps with a very inspiring 2-day 'bootcamp' to promote an inclusive working climate and inclusive research. Read More
Congratulations to Marlies Schijven for winning the Societal Impact Award 2022! 
Amsterdam UMC has founded the Societal Impact Award to increase awareness for the importance of creating societal impact through research. Beginning of January this award has been awarded to Marlies Schijven, program leader of the APH Digital Health research program. Congratulations!

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Financial support for the post-initial Master's program in Epidemiology
APH researcher Maarten Boers, Professor of Clinical Epidemiology has always worked during his career to strengthen the clinical epidemiological expertise of the medical staff. Upon his retirement, he established the Clinical Epidemiology Training Fund (OKE fund).

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Frank Cobelens and colleagues receive prestigious prize for combating Tuberculosis in Vietnam
APH researcher Frank Cobelens (Professor of Global Health at Amsterdam UMC) received, as part of the team of the Vietnam National Tuberculosis Program, the 2022 Ho Chi Minh Scientific Prize.
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Training: Writing a Data Management Plan for (first year) PhD candidates and junior researchers at VUmc.
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Public-private partnerships
to discuss experiences of employees and Amsterdam UMC policy.  Read more
Symposium: Novel large-scale genetics studies on depression  
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Symposium: Diversity in Health - HELIUS study 10 year anniversary! 
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One Day Medical MBA for medical specialists/ practitioners
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Course: Participatory action research
A four day course March 29, 30 and 31 
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Innovation for Health conference 2023 with keynote from Marlies Schijven. Read more
Save the date! APH Annual Meeting 2023 - November 21 
More information soon!
Free lecture series on Ecological Momentary Assessment
Knowledge exchange for experienced & inexperienced EMA researchers, and clinicians.

Lecture 2: Passive EMA data 
When: March 15, 11:00-12:45

Lecture 3: Analyzing active EMA data 
When: April 6, 12:30-15:30

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HELIUS turned 10!
Symposium diversity in health, 
in honor of 10 years of HELIUS research

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CaRe days 2023
More information about the CaRe days        |             Read the CaRe newsletter 2023
Call PhD scholarships 2023

In 2023, six Amsterdam UMC PhD Scholarships will be awarded to excellent students in Medicine, Medical Informatics, Biomedical Sciences or Social Sciences.

The Amsterdam PhD scholarships are financed from core government funding. The amount of the scholarship (216k) covers most of the costs of a four-year appointment as Research Trainee (Onderzoeker in Opleiding) at Amsterdam UMC. Interested? For more information: check the Amsterdam UMC Doctoral School website
Deadline for application: 14 April 2023.

For all program news visit the APH program newspage
Health Behaviors & Chronic Diseases 
Joreintje Mackenbach and Jillian O’Mara have been awarded this year’s APH-HBCD voucher for the project “Getting the World Out – exploring and addressing the needs of HBCD researchers in terms of dissemination skills”. Read more
Mental Health
During the symposium 'Societal Challenges, Global Mental Health and Humane AI' APH researchers Claudi Bockting and Frank Cobelens spoke about various mental health challenges that people face across the globe. Read more
Societal Participation & Health
The APH SPH research program has concluded 2022 in a festive way at Vondel CS. Many SPH colleagues attended the lunch, workshop and 'escape box' event. Read more & see pictures
Global Health 
Professor Constance Schultsz, physician microbiologist at Amsterdam UMC, researches antimicrobial resistance and emerging infectious diseases. Schultsz talks about infection prevention and a new "silent" pandemic, which is killing hundreds of thousands of people worldwide. Read more
Aging & Later Life
Many elderly people are at risk of malnutrition. APH researcher Emiel Hoogendijk and colleagues published an article in The Lancet to address urgency. Malnutrition occurs not only in people living at home, but even more often in care facilities and hospitals. Read more
Quality of Care
Maternal health outcomes continue to worsen in the United States. APH researcher Ank de Jonge explains: “The differences are rather stark. The U.S. model relies much more on medical interventions than the model in the UK and the Netherlands.” Read more
Personalized Medicine
In 2022 the Personalized Medicine research program has spent their voucher budget on the development of Special Interest Groups (SIGs). These SIGs aim to stimulate collaboration on three specific topics: Patient centered care, Responsible innovation in personalized medicine and Intersectionality. The awarded grants can be found on the website
Mariska Leeflang (Associate Professor, Epidemiology and Data Science at Amsterdam UMC) has received a European Horizon grant. Within this OSIRIS project, the international team will conduct research on Open Science. Read more.
Digital Health
Workshop, February 21: APH Digital Health topic session - Barriers and solutions to bring AI into health practice. In this workshop, APH DH together with 'VU Campus Center for AI and Health' will provide a brief introduction into the AI and health domain and try to understand why AI solutions do not easily make it into practice. Read more
Amsterdam UMC Doctoral School new central registration system

As of end of January 2023, the Doctoral School central registration system for Amsterdam UMC PhD students has been put into use. With this central registration the Doctoral School can work in a more digitalized way, and aims to serve the PhD candidates and their PhD team even better.

By means of an online web form, new PhD candidates register at the Amsterdam UMC
Doctoral School, the research institutes ánd PhD association ASAP at the start of their PhD trajectory. The PhD candidates who are already ina PhD trajectory have already been loaded in the central system, they do not have to take any action. Read more

APH PhD Newsflash February 2023 - Additional ceremonies

Last week, February 1, we shared the PhD ceremonies of February 2023. Unfortunately three PhD ceremonies were accidentally left out of this newsflash. Therefore we want to share with you these names and titles. You can find the updated newsflash here.


Danique Bos - van den Hoek
Promoting interprofessional shared decision making | Communication skills training in palliative cancer care

February 13, 2023,
14:00 UvA Agnietenkapel
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Kim Setkowski 
When people fall through the cracks of despair - it is time to make a net of hope

February 23, 2023,
11:45 VU Aula
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Giulia Inguagiato 
Tools for dialogue: A Pragmatist Approach to Clinical Ethics Support

February 23, 2023,
15:45 VU Aula
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Junior Travel Grants
The awarded grants page on the APH website has been updated. We now have a platform for junior researchers to publish their travel stories and experiences. Have you been awarded a travel grant the past year? Write a blog post and we will publish this on our website. Inspire others! Read more 
Research Quality Visits
Promoting ongoing improvement in research quality is one of the primary goals of APH.
Opening up research practices in ongoing research projects to colleagues within the research institute to foster a research culture of transparency, trust, mutual support, and continuous improvement. A tool developed by the APH Scientific Quality Committee (SQC), to foster the quality of APH research projects, is the Research Quality (RQ) visit. Read more
VU Open Access publishing

As of January 1st, 2023, the Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam made Open Access publishing the norm. This has been decided by the Executive Board. The new policy means that scientific publications by VU-authors must be made Open Access under an open license. Hereby, the VU takes an important step towards accessible and transparent science for all. Read more 

The Amsterdam Public Health research institute organizes onboarding meetings for new APH researchers every three months. The main goal of the onboarding meeting is getting to know the research institute and fellow APH researchers better. 

We will inform you about APH and its assets and explain how you can contribute and benefit from your affiliation to APH. It is a diverse afternoon and a great opportunity to meet fellow APH researchers.

Next meeting: March 21, 2023  |  15:00-16:30 (online)

More onboarding meetings in 2023:
August 29  |  15:00-16:30 (online)
November 28  |  15:00-16:30 (online)

You can register for one of our onboarding meetings via this registration form.

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