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.

Care for people with acquired brain injury should be better

“There’s no shortage of care available in the Netherlands for people with acquired brain injury, but in practice it doesn’t always reach the right patient at the right time”, says Professor Caroline van Heugten. “Especially patients who are affected less in a directly visible way and more at the level of cognitive, emotional and social functioning.” Van Heugten is one of the founders of the Limburg Brain Injury Center.

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Vidi Grant for Prof. Bart Rutten

Six Vidi grants for talented UM researchers
NWO has awarded a Vidi grant worth 800.000 euro to six experienced UM researchers: Prof. Caroline Goukens, Prof. Olivier Marie and Dr. Annelies Renders (all SBE), Prof. Bart Rutten and Dr. Judith Sluimer (both FHML/MUMC+), and Dr. Tamar Sharon (FASoS). The grant enables them to develop their own innovative line of research and set up their own research group. Vidi grants enable researchers to do research for five years. NWO awards Vidi grants every year.

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