Jan Deprest en Marleen Temmerman verkozen als lid van National Academy of Medicine


The National Academy of Medicine (NAM) announced the election of 90 regular members and 10 international members during its annual meeting. Election to the Academy is considered one of the highest honors in the fields of health and medicine and recognizes individuals who have demonstrated outstanding professional achievement and commitment to service.

“This extraordinary class of new members is comprised of exceptional scholars and leaders who have been at the forefront of responding to serious public health challenges, combatting social inequities, and achieving innovative discoveries,” said National Academy of Medicine President Victor J. Dzau.  “Their expertise will be vital to informing the future of health and medicine for the benefit of us all.  I am truly honored to welcome these esteemed individuals to the National Academy of Medicine.”

Jan Deprest, MD, PhD, FRCOG, professor in obstetrics and gynaecology, University Hospitals Leuven, Leuven, Belgium, and University College London, United Kingdom. For his landmark translational studies through the Eurofoetus consortium, which led to the development of a percutaneous method for fetoscopic occlusion of the fetal trachea. His work has changed the standard of care worldwide for fetal diseases such as twin-to-twin transfusion syndrome and congenital diaphragmatic hernia.
Marleen Temmerman, MD, MPH, OB/GYN, PhD, director, Centre of Excellence in Women and Child Health, Aga Khan University, Nairobi, Kenya; and founding director, International Centre for Reproductive Health, Ghent University, Ghent, Belgium. For being one of the penholders of the U.N. Global Strategy for Women’s, Children’s, and Adolescents’ Health, founding director of the International Center for Reproductive Health at Ghent University, with sister research organizations in Kenya and Mozambique, and a collaborative academic network of 32 universities and seven NGOs worldwide, and director of the Centre of Excellence in Women and Child Health, Aga Khan University, East Africa.

Link naar de NAM website voor het volledige bericht: https://nam.edu/national-academy-of-medicine-elects-100-new-members-2022/

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