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University Medical Center Groningen

dr. E.W.H.M. Eijdems

Programme Manager Personal Health Environments/ Senior Policy Advisor Data & Samples
dr. E.W.H.M. Eijdems

Lisette Eijdems is a Molecular Biologist by training. She currently is Programme Manager Personal Health Environments and Senior Policy Advisor Data & Samples at the University Medical Center Groningen (UMCG). She did her PhD research on Multidrug resistance mechanisms at the National Cancer Institute (NKI/AvL, Amsterdam) and worked as a Postdoctoral Researcher at the Cancer Institute of UNM (University of New Mexico, Albuquerue, USA). Back in the Netherlands she became involved in the development and implementation of the UMCG Research Policy subsequently as Head of the Research Office (dept.), of the Healthy Ageing Programme, and of Infrastructure Programmes for Data & samples. Collection and use of data and samples for prevention of disease is a red line in her carrier. From NIH-funded research on the AML cohort of the South West Oncology Group (SWOG), to the founding group of the LifeLines Biobank and Cohort study, the central Expert Team of the national Parelsnoer Institute (PSI), the UMCG Biobanking Board, and leading roles in local and national biobanking programmes, such as BBMRI-NL, the Dutch node of BBMRI-ERIC. The partnership with the citizen to achieve optimal and effective use of their data and samples has her special attention. She contributed to the establishment and is steering member of the national Patient and Public Advisory Council of BBMRI-NL/Health-RI. In the UMCG she leads a team of experts, to implement infrastructure and processes to exchange health data with the citizens Personal Health Environments (PHE) and use the data in health care and research, and as such involved in regional and national collaborations. Amongst technical challenges, ethical, legal, societal, medical and scientific issues are addressed. Aiming to contribute to prevention in a partnership with citizens by the use of PHE’s.

Last modified:05 February 2020 4.05 p.m.

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Antonius Deusinglaan 1
9713 AV Groningen
The Netherlands