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Medical Lead for the Clinical Research Unit (CHRIM); Clinical Scientist at CHRIM; Academic Paediatrician and Clinical Pharmacologist at the Winnipeg Children’s Hospital; Assistant Professor of Paediatrics, Internal Medicine, Pharmacology at the U of M
CHRIM and the department of Paediatrics & Child Health provided me with an excellent opportunity for a combination of the clinical work as a paediatrician and the means and support to conduct clinical research in paediatrics, and specifically in children with obesity and/or diabetes, looking at the effects of these diseases and genetics on medication use, and the use of innovative therapies for the prevention and treatment of these conditions and diseases. After my first Canadian experience at SickKids in Toronto, I looked around for jobs in Canada. The opportunities and scale of CHRIM and the University of Manitoba, and the inspiring workplace and colleagues were unparalleled, and greatly contributed to my decision to join forces with the DREAM theme and CHRIM.
Medical School (combined MD/PhD program) 1995-2004
PhD in Paediatric Pharmacoepidemiology (2.5 years) 1999-2002 Thesis: Unlicensed and off-label drug use in children . Departments of Pediatrics (Prof.dr. J.N. van den Anker) and Pharmaco-epidemiology (Prof.dr. B.H.Ch. Stricker, Prof.dr. M.C.J.M. Sturkenboom); Erasmus University Rotterdam and Erasmus University Medical Center Sophia Childrens Hospital
Senior Researcher in Pharmaco-epidemiology 2002-2004
Departments of Medical Informatics and Pharmacoepidemiology, Erasmus University Rotterdam. Supervisor Prof.dr. M.C.J.M. Sturkenboom
General Pediatrics Internship (10 months) 2004-2005
Department of Pediatrics, Sint Franciscus Gasthuis, Rotterdam, The Netherlands (Head: Dr. M. Huijsman)
Pediatrics Residency Training (4.5 years) 2005-2009
Department of Pediatrics, Sophia Children’s Hospital, Erasmus Medical Center (Director: Dr. M. de Hoog) and Department of Pediatrics, Medisch Centrum Rijnmond Zuid (Head: Dr. C. Lincke)
Clinical Fellowship in Paediatric Clinical Pharmacology 2010-2012
Department of Clinical Pharmacology & Toxicology, and the MotheRisk Program, Hospital for Sick Children, University of Toronto, Toronto ON, Canada. (Mentor: Prof. G. Koren)
Chief Fellow 2012
Paediatrics, Type 1 and Type 2 Diabetes, Pharmacology, Epidemiology and Drug Safety