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    From leek to sashimi

    08-10-2020

    A peek inside the kitchen of Annemie Schols

  • DigiD transcending borders: Frontier workers now able to apply for DigiD

    29-09-2020

    DigiD is known as the quick and easy identification system for use of government websites. Sadly, in the past frontier workers seemed to be excluded from this service. In accordance with the ruling of the Council of State, the Dutch government has officially expanded the DigiD provision. Meaning that, as of today, frontier workers are able to apply for a DigiD. ITEM reports how this decision came about and what it means.

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    “Why not move Carnival to summer?”

    24-09-2020

    Christian Hoebe, professor of Social Medicine and head of Infectious Disease Control at the GGD Zuid-Limburg, discusses his passion for social medicine, his childhood in Alkmaar and, of course, the fight against COVID-19.

  • ITEM kapoenstraat

    A fresh start for ITEM

    15-09-2020

    Since August 2020 ITEM has moved to a beautiful historic building of Maastricht University in the city centre of Maastricht. In addition, ITEM has a new coordinator, Pascal Vossen, who runs the daily office since this spring.

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    Parenting in times of crisis

    13-08-2020

    “Be supportive and open.” This is Dr Anita Vreugdenhil’s advice to parents when it comes to communicating with their children about the corona crisis. Vreugdenhil is a paediatrician at the Maastricht UMC+ and founder and head of the Centre for Overweight Adolescent and Children’s Healthcare (COACH).

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    How to make ethically responsible corona policy?

    25-06-2020

    Associate Professor in public health ethics Peter Schröder-Bäck studied the effects of the European debt crisis on health. He is now advising  policymakers across Europe on the ethics of responding to the corona crisis.

  • Philippe Lambin

    Obtaining research grants in times of corona

    25-06-2020

    A video interview with Prof. Philippe Lambin

  • Maurice Zeegers

    ‘This is a golden age for science’

    12-06-2020

    Maurice Zeegers is not only professor of Complex Genetics and Epidemiology, but also scientific director of the Maastricht research school CAPHRI (Care and Public Health Research Institute). And during these corona times, he also functions as research partner of the WHO Evidence Collaborative. A discussion about the delicate balance between scientific rigour and social impact.

  • Peter Peters corana image

    How the coronavirus infects our small intestines

    18-05-2020

    Interview with prof. Peter Peters on the Science article he co-worked on intensively.

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