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ZonMw Medical Inspirator Prize for research ‘Lyme paralyses lives’

Together with patient representatives, clinician-researchers from Radboucumc (Internal Medicine) Amsterdam UMC and researchers from Leiden University (Andrea Evers and Henriët van Middendorp) have received the Medical Inspirator Prize 2019 of The Netherlands Organisation for Health Research and Development (ZonMw).


The Medical Inspirator Prize is for the most inspiring collaboration between patients, patient organisations and researchers. The project is entitled ‘Lyme paralyses lives’ (Lyme legt levens lam) and aims to create a diagnostic decision model for individuals treatment advise, based on determinants for long-term quality of life, including patient characteristics, self-management, expectancies, and interventions. 

Medische Inspirator prize for an initiative by Bart-Jan Kullberg (Radboudumc) and patient en patient representative Kees Niks (Lyme association)

Research group:

  • patient representatives Kees Niks, Diana Uitdenbogerd and Irma Beate
  • researchers Radboudumc (Bart-Jan Kullberg, Hadewych ter Hofstede and Fidel Vos), Amsterdam UMC (Jaap Maas) and Leiden University (Andrea Evers and Henriët van Middendorp, see photo banner)

Source: Radboudumc

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