Technical Medicine student Merel van der Stelt (25) is helping to provide prosthetics to amputees in Sierra Leone. During her internship in the African country, she used a 3D printer to create prosthetics for local patients. Now she is a part of a team aiming to set up a 3D-Lab there.
Joeke Nollet was selected as this year’s winner of the Marina van Damme scholarship. The UT alumna works as a medical doctor and will use the € 9,000 cash prize to study a new technique for diagnosing swallowing disorders. Nollet accepted the award during the UT Entrepreneurial Day ceremony in De Waaier today.
Fourteen UT Technical Medicine students have trained at the Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH) in Boston over the past three years. All of them under Dr. Rajiv Gupta, an Associate Professor of Radiology at Harvard Medical School and a Visiting Professor at the University of Twente.
Researcher Judith olde Heuvel received the annual Professor Vooijs Award last Thursday at the Technical Innovations in Medicine conference in Utrecht. The prize is given to the most clinically relevant research project in the Technical Medicine programme at the UT.
Is it possible to predict the long-term success of a bypass surgery during the operation itself? Not yet, but a researcher Pien Spoor is working to make it possible. ‘I’ve always been interested in the human heart; it’s amazing how it works. Now, working within cardiology is not just an interest, it’s my passion,’ says the recent UT graduate of Technical Medicine.
‘My main job is being a vascular surgeon. The base of my work at the UT is to translate advanced technologies to diagnosis and treatment of patients. Patient care has always been the central point for me,’ says Bob Geelkerken, respected medical doctor who is now also a professor at the University of Twente.
The University of Twente’s Experimental Centre for Technical Medicine (ECTM) is 10 years old. To celebrate this anniversary, ECTM - a simulation center that brings together technology and medicine - is organizing a conference titled 'Shaping the future of medicine'.
The University of Twente has expanded its network of international partners, which now includes IRCAD and IHU, top French institutes dedicated to innovative surgery. Today, on the 8th of March 2016, all involved parties attended a kick-off meeting at the UT to celebrate this new collaboration in the fields of education and research.