Recent teaching activities
STOLA lecture 2017
For this evening, I was invited to give a lecture on trends and determinants of global health at STOLA. This foundation organizes elective courses for medical students with an interest in global health.
Guest lectures in Bogota and Medellin
This week I am in Bogota and in Medellin, Colombia. I was invited to give a lecture on the global burden of non-communicable diseases at the International Days of FUCS university. I also gave seminars on the importance of nutrition in health and disease at the departments of Pediatrics, Cardiology, and Surgery at FUCS university and at CES university in Medellin. Great to meet so many new people and discuss potential collaborations!
Nutrition education for medical students
Excited to talk about the ‘sense and non-sense’ of nutrition hypes at this event for medical students. It is so important to have more nutrition and lifestyle education in the general medical curriculum! Good initiative by Student & Voeding!
Minor Global Health 2017
This is my fourth year of teaching in the minor Global Health already! This summer I gave several lectures on non-communicable diseases and on the role of nutrition and lifestyle in global health in this minor targeted at medical students. Always such a motivated and engaged group!
Clinical Technology, Delft
My first time at Delft University! Great to be involved in the BSc research projects of the Clinical Technology program here. Very impressed by the combined medical and technical knowledge of these students.
Lecture lifestyle and CVD prevention
In this year’s Cardiovascular Epidemiology course of NIHES I give a lecture and practical on the role of lifestyle in primary and secondary cardiovascular disease prevention.
Erasmus University College
My first time at Erasmus University College, the new international honor’s college of Erasmus University. What a beautiful building in the city center of Rotterdam! I was invited to give lectures on nutrition and health and the strength of evidence from different types of studies, in the course on Food, Taste, and Nutrition.
Also this year, I gave guest lectures on maternal health, child health, and healthy ageing, in a course on global public health for the MPhil program at Cambridge University