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  • Lilian Kloft | PhD Cum Laude

    15-07-2021

    Obtaining your PhD Cum Laude is not something that happens very often. FPN’s Lilian Kloft has managed to do it, while expecting twins. Last month, Lilian defended her PhD thesis at the Minderbroedersberg and was granted the Cum Laude distinction.

    We talked to Lilian over Zoom, she’s at home on pregnancy leave, awaiting the arrival of her two boys. “It’s an exciting time, especially finishing the PhD. There were a lot of ups and downs in my pregnancy, so I had to move my defence once. I’m glad it all worked out and the twins are still in there”.

  • FPN Alumni Stories | Katrina Serpa | Master in Forensic Psychology

    15-07-2021

    Katrina Serpa moved from Coral Springs, Florida, US, to Maastricht to combine her interests in criminology and psychology and study the Master in Forensic Psychology. She graduated in 2015 after completing the programme, including a 2nd year internship at the University of Florida in Gainesville.

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  • Devi van der Kolk | student and mental coach at Roda JC

    20-05-2021

    Devi van der Kolk is, next to a student at Maastricht University, a mental coach at the Roda JC (a Football team from Kerkrade) youth academy. We talk about how a first-year student has found such a unique job next to her studies.

  • Out of the brain, into control

    06-05-2021

    Recently, Bettina Sorger received an NWO VIDI grant for her proposal entitled ‘Out of the brain, into control’ – Towards brain-based means of social and environmental interaction for children with severe cerebral palsy.

  • Sex, Love, Corona | Episode 4

    Sex, Love, Corona | Episode 5 | Am I normal?

    30-04-2021

    Honest talks with UM sexologist Marieke Dewitte and student guests.

    Today we’re talking about new technologies, social media and toys, and how they affect our sex lives. Bea and Berkant join Marieke once again to look at this topic from a student’s, as well as an academic, perspective.

  • Sex, Love, Corona | Episode 4

    Sex, Love, Corona | Episode 4 | New technologies

    30-04-2021

    Honest talks with UM sexologist Marieke Dewitte and student guests.

    Today we’re talking about new technologies, social media and toys, and how they affect our sex lives. Bea and Berkant join Marieke once again to look at this topic from a student’s, as well as an academic, perspective.

  • NWO Vici grant for Prof. Chantal (Sjaan) Nederkoorn

    15-04-2021

    Prof. Chantal (Sjaan) Nederkoorn of the Faculty of Psychology and Neuroscience (FPN) obtained the coveted NWO Vici grant. The upcoming 5 years, she will use this grant to research why kids (between 3-5 years old) sometimes refuse food. Children even refuse food that they have never tried before. Nederkoorn wants to discover which cognitive processes are at play, and whether these processes can be influenced.

  • Two Vici grants for Maastricht researchers

    14-04-2021

    Two researchers from Maastricht University (UM) have each received a Vici grant of € 1.5 million from the Dutch Research Council (NWO). Professor Chantal Nederkoorn (Faculty of Psychology and Neuroscience) and Professor Lorenzo Moroni (MERLN Institute for Technology-Inspired Regenerative Medicine) will use the grants over the next five years to conduct research and develop or expand their own research groups.

  • Online werkbezoek koningin Maxima

    UM psychiatrist joins Queen Máxima's online working visit

    07-04-2021

    Queen Máxima spoke online on Tuesday, April 6, with researchers, psychiatrists, a general practitioner and the MIND patient organization. The digital working visit was devoted to the effects of the corona crisis on mental health. On behalf of UM, psychiatrist and researcher Suzanne van Bronswijk (FPN / MUMC +) took part in the visit.

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