We are delighted to announce that during the 2019 round of PI appointments at Amsterdam UMC, two outstanding AMS researchers have been appointed. Marike van der Schaaf has has been appointed PI at the department of Rehabilitation Medicine, location AMC. Marike is an epidemiologist and physiotherapist, and is an expert in the rapidly developing field of rehabilitation in acute care for critically ill and vulnerable patients. She defended her PhD on Functional recovery after critical illness in 2009 and has published several papers on the recovery of ICU (Intensive Care Unit) patients. Marike was in 2017 awarded an AMS grant of €120.000 for her research project entitled Exercise physiology in critically ill patients. Marike currently supervises several PhD candidates, and in addition she is a member of numerous editorial boards, study groups and patient platforms.
Marjolein van der Krogt specializes in the research of clinical movement analysis, cerebral palsy and musculoskeletal modelling, and is a senior researcher within the department of Rehabilitation Medicine at Amsterdam UMC, location VUmc, and head of the VUmc Clinical Movement Analysis lab. In her research Marjolein aims to integrate research and clinical care, and by doing so performs patient-oriented research projects and thereby directly improves healthcare via her research outcomes. Marjolein defended her PhD entitled Gait deviations in children Cerebral palsy: a modeling approach in 2009, and was in 2018 awarded an AMS grant of €135,000 for the project proposal Comprehensive neuromusculoskeletal modelling to predict the effect of impairments on gait in children with cerebral palsy. Marjolein has been awarded several prizes during her tenure, and is a successful co-supervisor of several PhD candidates.