CoRPS Center of Excellence

Research of the Department Medical and Clinical Psychology is embedded in CoRPS.

Partners

Given the mission statement of the research institute and its focus on research on the interface between medicine and psychology, a multidisciplinary approach that involves expertise from other health-related scientific disciplines is pivotal. This includes a very close collaboration with medical specialists, biologists, and other bio-medically oriented disciplines. In order to achieve this aim, CoRPS aims at strategic alliances with partners from the medical community that have an excellent clinical profile and an established scientific expertise.

The Elisabeth Tweesteden Hospital is a training hospital which provides highly specialised medical care. This top clinical hospital offers education and educational programmes in a broad sense, advancing high-quality care for patients and fulfilling an important role in applied medical scientific research. It offers the opportunity for PhD research to specialists and trainee specialists.

The lasting collaboration with the Elisabeth Tweesteden Hospital resulted in a comprehensive agreement on cooperation in the fields of research and education. Specialists and psychologists from the hospital participate in the program of the Master Medical Psychology. Because of its scientific mission, the Elisabeth Tweesteden Hospital sponsored the foundation of a shared chair in Personality and Quality of Life in the Medical Setting in 2006, held by Professors Jan Anne Roukema (oncological surgeon) and Jolanda de Vries (clinical health psychologist) who were also appointed to intensify their joint research program on oncology at the Elisabeth Tweesteden Hospital.

As of January 2007, the Elisabeth Tweesteden Hospital decided to anchor its scientific collaboration with CoRPS in the context of a more comprehensive covenant. The Elisabeth Tweesteden hospital and the department of Medical and Clinical Psychology have been working together for several years on research projects on cardiovascular disorders, and in the internship of students from the Master Medical Psychology. They also have the intention to extend this collaboration to other relevant fields of medical expertise. The Elisabeth Tweesteden Hospital also sponsored the foundation of a chair in Integrative Cardiology in 2012, held by Jos Widdershoven, cardiologist.

Departments

Department of Medical and Clinical Psychology (Dutch)

Department of Methodology and Statistics

Partners

Elisabeth Tweesteden Hospital

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The St. Elisabeth Hospital is a medium sized training hospital which provides highly specialised medical care. This top clinical hospital offers education and educational programmes in a broad sense, advancing high-quality care for patients and fulfilling an important role in applied medical scientific research. It offers the opportunity for PhD research to specialists and trainee specialists.

The lasting collaboration with the St. Elisabeth Hospital resulted in a comprehensive agreement on cooperation in the fields of research and education in 2003. Since then a member of the Department of Medical and Clinical Psychology acts as a research officer, bringing in methodological-epidemiological support. She works together with medical specialists in several research- and PhD-projects that, over the last years, have covered the medical conditions as mentioned in the CoRPS research program. Further, specialists and psychologists from the hospital participate in the program of the Master Medical Psychology. Because of its scientific mission, the St. Elisabeth Hospital sponsored the foundation of a shared chair in Personality and Quality of Life in the Medical Setting in 2006, held by Professors Jan Anne Roukema (oncological surgeon) and Jolanda de Vries (clinical health psychologist) who were also appointed to intensify their joint research program on oncology at the St. Elisabeth Hospital.

As of January 2007, the TweeSteden Hospital decided to anchor its scientific collaboration with CoRPS in the context of a more comprehensive covenant. The TweeSteden hospital and the department of Medical and Clinical Psychology have been working together for several years on research projects on cardiovascular disorders, and in the internship of students from the Master Medical Psychology. They also have the intention to extend this collaboration to other relevant fields of medical expertise. A staff member of the department started in January 2007 as a research officer in the hospital. The TweeSteden Hospital sponsored the foundation of a chair in Integrative Cardiology in 2012, held by Jos Widdershoven, cardiologist.

Integraal Kankercentrum Nederland (IKNL)

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In addition to the strategic alliance with the Elisabeth Hospital and the TweeSteden Hospital, CoRPS also closely cooperates with the IKNL (Eindhoven Cancer Registry). Since 2008 the IKNL joined CoRPS as a partner in the research projects. The purpose of the Eindhoven Cancer Registry is to provide cancer patients and their families access to comprehensive and high-quality care as close to their homes as possible.

The Center was set up to improve treatment, patient care and (clinical) research within the field of oncology. They contribute to the prevention of cancer and help to decrease the number of deaths caused by the disease. The services of the Eindhoven Cancer Registry are directed towards improving the professional, organizational and relational quality of care. In addition to professional groups, they also focus on patient associations, families, carers and voluntary workers. The aim is to provide care tailored to the individual patient's needs and to ensure that the care provided by the various disciplines is well coordinated. The IKNL sponsored the foundation of a chair in Cancer Epidemiology and Survivor ship in 2012, held by Lonneke van de Poll-Franse.