MHeNs School for Mental Health and Neuroscience

The principal focus of the School for Mental Health and Neuroscience, abbreviated as (‘MHeNs’) is to conduct high-impact translational neuroscience research on neurological and psychiatric illness as well as mental health, and to provide state-of-the-art education to Master and PhD students. To this end, MHeNs brings together basic and clinical neuroscience domains in translational focus areas and expert groups. This enables maximum synergy between research groups across its current three divisions, optimizing the use of available expertise, and forging alignment of animal models and human research projects.

COH-FIT study

Covid-19 research at MHeNs: Media coverage of Professor van Amelsvoort and the COH-FIT study.
Maastricht University is participating in a large international study into the consequences of the corona pandemic. What does it mean for our physical and mental health? What effect did the lockdown have? What lessons can we learn for the future?

Video interview only in Dutch.
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Dr. Olaf Schijns chair of EANS

Per August 1st 2020, neurosurgeon dr. Olaf Schijns from the Maastricht UMC+ and staff member of the MHeNS research school takes office as chairman a.i. of the section Functional Neurosurgery at  the European Association of Neurosurgical Societies (EANS), the European association with about 6.000 neurosurgeon–members from all over Europe.  In first instance as chairman ad interim, after which the official appointment will take place in October 2020 during the annual general meeting (AGM).

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September 21st World Alzheimer's Day - Rolling for dementia

Rolling for dementia
September 21st is World Alzheimer's Day. Certainly during this corona period, we should not forget dementia patients. That's why Golnaz Atefi is going to skate a marathon to draw attention to dementia patients and their families. She wants to raise money for the Adoption Project of Alzheimer Centrum Limburg, where pupils from primary schools regularly visit people with dementia and do things together. Golnaz will start 8th September and skate 200 km in 5 days.

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