University Medical Centre Utrecht, UMCU,
The Netherlands

Scientific contact person: Prof. Theo Verheij
Institute: Julius Center for Health Sciences and Primary Care 

Description of the Institute
The University Medical Centre Utrecht (UMCU) is composed of the Academical Hospital Utrecht, the Wilhelmina Children’s Hospital and the Medical Faculty of Utrecht University. The UMCU has a leadership position in many medical specialisms, by combining patient care with education and research. To maintain this leadership position, UMCU strives to conduct research at frontiers of knowledge manifested around five main fields, one of which is infectious diseases. At the Julius Center for Health Sciences and Primary Care research is conducted in fields of primary care, clinical epidemiology and public health. One of the main research groups within the Center focuses on infectious diseases and employs experts in the fields of primary care, infectious diseases, epidemiology, medical technology assessment, public health and social sciences.
 

Qualifications and contribution to the project
The research group on infectious diseases within the Julius Center has considerable experience on large observational and intervention studies in primary care. In addition several studies on antibiotic use have been conducted. The staff combines clinical with epidemiological expertise.
Theo Verheij holds expert positions both on a national and international level. He is member of several national committees on grants for research projects, member of the Advisory Board of the Dutch College of General Practitioners, and member of the board of the Dutch Working Group on rational antibiotic use (SWAB). On an international level he was one of the founders and first chair of the General practice Respiratory Infections Network (GRIN), and is currently member of the working party of the European Respiratory Society (ERS) on guidelines on the management of adult lower respiratory infections and chair of the study group on infectious diseases in primary care (ESPRIT) within the European Society of Infectious Diseases and Clinical Microbiology (ESCMID).
He acquired funds for several large research projects on respiratory tract infections in primary care and under his supervision 16 PhD students finished their thesis successfully until now. Professor Verheij published over 120 papers in peer-reviewed journals, mainly on respiratory tract infections and antibiotic use in primary care and is one of the principal investigators of GRACE, a large Network of Excellence project funded by the EU.

Scientific contact person: Prof. Theo Verheij
Institute: Julius Center for Health Sciences and Primary Care 

Description of the Institute
The University Medical Centre Utrecht (UMCU) is composed of the Academical Hospital Utrecht, the Wilhelmina Children’s Hospital and the Medical Faculty of Utrecht University. The UMCU has a leadership position in many medical specialisms, by combining patient care with education and research. To maintain this leadership position, UMCU strives to conduct research at frontiers of knowledge manifested around five main fields, one of which is infectious diseases. At the Julius Center for Health Sciences and Primary Care research is conducted in fields of primary care, clinical epidemiology and public health. One of the main research groups within the Center focuses on infectious diseases and employs experts in the fields of primary care, infectious diseases, epidemiology, medical technology assessment, public health and social sciences.
 

Qualifications and contribution to the project
The research group on infectious diseases within the Julius Center has considerable experience on large observational and intervention studies in primary care. In addition several studies on antibiotic use have been conducted. The staff combines clinical with epidemiological expertise.
Theo Verheij holds expert positions both on a national and international level. He is member of several national committees on grants for research projects, member of the Advisory Board of the Dutch College of General Practitioners, and member of the board of the Dutch Working Group on rational antibiotic use (SWAB). On an international level he was one of the founders and first chair of the General practice Respiratory Infections Network (GRIN), and is currently member of the working party of the European Respiratory Society (ERS) on guidelines on the management of adult lower respiratory infections and chair of the study group on infectious diseases in primary care (ESPRIT) within the European Society of Infectious Diseases and Clinical Microbiology (ESCMID).
He acquired funds for several large research projects on respiratory tract infections in primary care and under his supervision 16 PhD students finished their thesis successfully until now. Professor Verheij published over 120 papers in peer-reviewed journals, mainly on respiratory tract infections and antibiotic use in primary care and is one of the principal investigators of GRACE, a large Network of Excellence project funded by the EU.

Theo Verheij, Alike van der Velden and Marijke Kuyvenhoven