APH-researcher Emiel Hoogendijk received at Friday November 3rd the Professor Schreuder dissertation award 2017 at the National Gerontology Congress in Ede, for his PhD thesis “The challenge of frailty in older adults. Risk factors, assessment instruments and comprehensive community care.” This prize is awarded every two years by the Dutch Association of Gerontology, for the best PhD thesis in the field of gerontology and geriatrics.
Emiel Hoogendijk completed his PhD in 2015 at the Department of General Practice and Elderly Care Medicine of the VU University Medical Center. Currently, he works as postdoctoral researcher at the Department of Epidemiology and Biostatistics, for the research group of the Longitudinal Aging Study Amsterdam (LASA). Earlier this year he received a VENI grant, which allows him to continue his research on frailty in older people for the next three years.