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Team

Research Assistants & Nurses

 

Barbara Elsenga

Barbara started her career in healthcare at one of the Amsterdam hospitals where she worked as management assistant. It was here where her interests in the more practical side of healthcare developed, which moved her to obtain a degree as a medical assistant. During the following years she has been working on and off in- and outside of healthcare. She never lost her appeal to healthcare though and as of 2001 she has been specializing as assistant in various departments, such as the operating room and the clinical laboratory. After working multiple years at several of the Emergency Care Units of the AMC, she started working for the AGEhIV Cohort Study as an all-round research assistant in November 2010.

 

Laura del Grande

Laura Del Grande was born and raised in Switzerland, and graduated as a nurse in 2003. Afterwards, she worked for several years in different hospitals in Switzerland and The Netherlands. Since August 2006 she has been living and working in The Netherlands. In 2009 she started working at the GGD Amsterdam as a research nurse. As of November 2016 she has been working as a research nurse for the AGEhIV Cohort Study.

Ivette Agard

Ivette Agard was born in Paramaribo – Suriname, and graduated there as a nurse and intensive care nurse. Afterwards, she worked at the Academic Hospital Paramaribo. As of 1986 she worked at different departments of the Amsterdam UMC location VUmc: intensive care units (acute internal medicine, neurosurgery and surgery), outpatient clinics of surgery and anaesthesiology (as a nurse and later as a team manager). Since January 2019 she has been working as a research nurse for the AGEIV Cohort Study.

Researchers

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Peter Reiss

(principal investigator)

Peter Reiss is the initiator and Principal Investigator of the AGEhIV Cohort Study. He has studied medicine at the University of Amsterdam. After his training in Internal Medicine at the OLVG Hospital in Amsterdam, he specialized in Infectious Diseases at the University Hospital of Leiden. As of 1987 he has been affiliated with the Academic Medical Center (AMC), currently as staff member of the Global Health Division and the Division of Infectious Diseases. 2006 he received the title of professor of Internal Medicine, specializing in the complications of the treatment of HIV infection. From 2013 he has been director of the dutch HIV Monitoring Foundation.

Maria Prins

(principal investigator)

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Maarten Schim van der Loeff

After completing his medical studies at the VU medical center, Maarten Schim van der Loeff worked as a tropical doctor in Zambia and the Gambia. He studied epidemiology at the London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine. In 2003 he obtained his PhD at the University of Amsterdam. His PhD research focused on HIV-2, an HIV subtype mainly present in West Africa. Since 2005 he is associated with the AMC as a principal investigator and since 2008 he works at the GGD Amsterdam. His research focuses on sexually transmitted infections, for example gonorrhea, chlamydia, HPV, and HIV.

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Rosan van Zoest

Rosan van Zoest studied medicine at the University Medical Center (UMC) in Nijmegen. After receiving her degree, she has worked as a medical resident at the Neurology and Neurosurgery departments of the OLVG Hospital in Amsterdam. As of July 2013 she has been working for the Amsterdam Institute for Global Health and Development (AIGHD) and the Academic Medical Center as a study coordinator and PhD candidate for the AGEhIV Cohort Study.

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Eveline Verheij

Eveline Verheij studied medicine at the Academic Medical Center (AMC) in Amsterdam. After her graduation she has worked as resident in Internal Medicine at the Haga Hospital in the Hague. From 2016 she has been working as study coordinator and PhD candidate for the AGEhIV Cohort Study.

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Sebastiaan Verboeket

Sebastiaan Verboeket completed his medical studies at the Academic Medical Center (AMC) in Amsterdam. After receiving his degree, he has worked as a medical resident at the Intensive Care department of the Red Cross Hospital in Beverwijk, and later at the Intensive Care department of the VU medical center in Amsterdam. As of October 2016 he has been working for the Amsterdam Institute for Global Health and Development (AIGHD) and the AMC hospital as a PhD candidate and study coordinator for the AGEhIV Cohort Study.

AGEhIV Study Group

Scientific oversight and coordination

Academic Medical Center, Department of Global Health, en Amsterdam Institute for Global Health and Development (AIGHD)
P. Reiss, F.W.N.M. Wit, M. van der Valk, R.A. Van Zoest, E. Verheij, S.O. Verboeket, B.C. Elsenga

Public Health Service Amsterdam, Department of Infectious Diseases
M. Prins, M.F. Schim van der Loeff, L. del Grande, L. May, G.R. Visser

Datamanagement

HIV Monitoring Foundation
S. Zaheri, M.M.J. Hillebregt, Y.M.C. Ruijs, D.P. Benschop, A. el Berkaoui

Project management and administrative support

Amsterdam Institute for Global Health and Development (AIGHD)
W. Zikkenheiner, F.R. Janssen

Central laboratory support

Academic Medical Center, Laboratory for Viral Immune Pathogenesis and Department of Experimental Immunology
N.A. Kootstra, A.M. Harskamp-Holwerda, I. Maurer, M.M. Mangas Ruiz, A.F. Girigorie, B. Boeser-Nunnink

Participating HIV physicians and nurses

Academic Medical Center, Division of Infectious Diseases
S.E. Geerlings, A. Goorhuis, J.W.R. Hovius, F.J.B. Nellen, T. van der Poll, J.M. Prins, P. Reiss, M. van der Valk, W.J. Wiersinga, M. van Vugt, G. de Bree, F.W.N.M. Wit; J. van Eden, A.M.H. van Hes, F.J.J. Pijnappel, A. Weijsenfeld, S. Smalhout, M. van Duinen, A. Hazenberg

Other Collaborators

Academic Medical Center, Department of Cardiology
J. de Jong, P.G. Postema

Academic Medical Center, Division of Endocrinology and Metabolism
P.H.L.T. Bisschop, M.J.M. Serlie

Free University Medical Center, Division of Endocrinology and Metabolism
P. Lips

Academic Medical Center, Department of Gastroenterology
E. Dekker

Academic Medical Center, Division of Geriatric Medicine
N. van der Velde

Academic Medical Center, Division of Nephrology
J.M.R. Willemsen, L. Vogt

Academic Medical Center, Department of Neurology
J. Schouten, P. Portegies, B.A. Schmand, G.J. Geurtsen

Academic Medical Center, Department of Ophthalmology
F.D. Verbraak, N. Demirkaya

Academic Medical Center, Department of Psychiatry
I. Visser

Free University Medical Center, Department of Psychiatry
A. Schadé

Academic Medical Center, Department of Medical Psychology
P.T. Nieuwkerk, N. Langebeek

Academic Medical Center, Department of Pulmonary Medicine
R.P. van Steenwijk, E. Dijkers

Academic Medical Center, Department of Radiology
C.B.L.M. Majoie, M.W.A. Caan, T. Su

Academic Medical Center, Department of Gynaecology
H.W. van Lunsen, M.A.F. Nievaard

Academic Medical Center, Division of Vascular Medicine
B.J.H. van den Born, E.S.G. Stroes

HIV Vereniging Nederland
W.M.C. Mulder

 
HIV monitoring
AIGHD
GGD Amsterdam
AMC
 
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