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Antwerp, Belgium
Universitair Ziekenhuis Antwerpen Dienst
Nefrologie Wilrijkstraat 10 2650 Edegem Belgium
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Employment

  • Since 01-10-2010 Full time staff member at the department of Nephrology Hypertension, Antwerp University Hospital (Chief of staff: 2010-2013: Prof. Dr. Gert Verpooten / 2013 up to now: Prof. Dr. Daniel Abramowicz)
  • Since 01-04-2011 Academic assistant staff member at the University of Antwerp Academic teaching assignments.
  • Since 2010 Contributor to the course “Kidney 2” (Master 1) at the Faculty of Med-icine and Health Sciences, University of Antwerp
  • Since 2011 Contributor to the course “Evidence Based Medicine” (Bachelor 3) at the Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences, University of Antwerp
  • Since 2010 Contributor to the course “Kidney 2” (Master 1) at the Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences, University of Antwerp Since 2011 Contributor to the course “Evidence Based Medicine” (Bachelor 3) at the Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences, University of Antwerp.
  • PhD in Medicine, thesis entitled “Kidney transplantation: walking the thin line between benefits and harms” (Promotors: Prof.Dr. J-L Bosmans and Prof.Dr. D. Abramowicz) Ongoing clinical and epidemiological research in the field of kidney transplantation.

Experience with clinical trials

  • 2013: Principal Investigator for an investigator-driven phase I/II clinical trial on dendritic cell vaccination for cytomegalovirus in patients awaiting kidney transplantation at the Antwerp University Hospital
  • 2017:National investigator for sponsored international multicenter clinical trial in C3 nephropathy
  • Local Principal Investigator at the Antwerp University Hospital for several multicentric clinical trials in nephrology
  • Co-investigator for several clinical trials performed in the Antwerp University Hospital

Awards

  • June 2018: ERA-EDTA Registry Ultrashort Term Fellowship award for the project “Does kidney transplantation improve patient survival compared to dialysis in the current era in Western Europe? Pilot study with the results of the Belgian population.”