Merve Karacaoglu, MSc
Merve's research within the Vici project focuses on identifying patients at risk of developing unidentified somatic symptoms, such as pain, itch or fatigue. She is interested in unravelling the risk factors associated with early stage symptoms, and she tries to understand how and why certain patient groups acquire chronic somatic symptoms over time. These symptoms can have lifelong debilitating effects for the patients, thereby highly impacting their daily functioning and quality of life.
Having more scientific insight on the underlying mechanisms has direct societal implications such as early detection of somatic symptoms in primary care as well as reduced costs of healthcare utilization, not to mention a better quality of life of patients receiving early interventions. Her research aims to address this problem by making use of psychological, neurobiological and genetic methods.Back to the people page
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Andrea Evers chair of the new lanced platform PGMP Today, 11 November 2020, the new Platform Health and Medical Psychology (PGMP) will be launched! The platform represents Dutch associations and networks that are active in Health and Medical Psychology.
Andrea Evers member of Supervisory Board VU The Supervisory Board of the VU foundation has completed the appointment process for three new members, which will start in the course of 2021. Due to the expiry of the second (and therefore last) terms, three of the five current Supervisory Board members
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Andrea Evers appointed Medical Delta Professor for Healthy Society Nine professors can now also call themselves "Medical Delta professors". They received a dual appointment to at least two of the five academic institutions in South Holland affiliated with Medical Delta. This will boost health & technology.