Last week we welcomed Prof. Dr. Annemie Schols, the new dean of the Faculty of Health, Medicine and Life Sciences (FHML), at our Medace facilities. In alignment with the objectives for FHML in the field of education and research, Medace is a logical partner in the innovation chain to further develop ideas coming from the hospital and university.
As the new dean of FHML, Dr. Schols sees opportunities for expanding cooperation within the Maastricht UMC +, the further shaping of interfaculty and external cooperation to strengthen the faculty in a regional and national context: ‘I look forward to consolidating and further developing the initiatives that have been taken in recent years under the leadership of the current dean, Albert Scherpbier.’
Centre of Excellence for research
Prof. Dr. Schols has a long career within FHML, as a researcher and as director of NUTRIM School of Nutrition and Translational Research in Metabolism. Under her leadership, NUTRIM has grown into a worldwide Center of Excellence for research in the fields of obesity, diabetes, COPD and cancer cachexia.