At International Women’s Day (8 March), Alma Tostmann received a Young Female Scientist award handed out by the Women Professors Network of the Radboud University during the conference ‘Women in the Spotlight’ at the LUX in Nijmegen. These awards are handed out every other year to excellent female scientists who not only stand out in science but also in teaching and societal commitment, in the categories alpha, beta, gamma and medical science.
DrTostmann is an infectious disease epidemiologist with a background in tuberculosis research (Tanzania) and hospital infections. Now she works at the Department of Primary and Community Care at the Radboudumc and collaborates with doctors and nurses from nine public health units in the region on applied infectious diseases research. Her research topics range from vaccine acceptance at the ‘Bible Belt’ to identifying the potential need for vaccination among adult refugees in The Netherlands. In her teaching at the Medical Faculty she always puts an effort in inviting students to the world ‘outside of the umc’. These activities include the annual trip for 3rd year Bachelor students from the minor Global Health and Infectious Diseases to the head quarters of the World Health Organization in Geneva, Switzerland. In The Netherlands, 18% of all professors are female, which puts our country at the bottom of the list in Europe. The Radboud University ranks above the average for The Netherlands with 24%. The Women Professors Network was established in 2001 on the initiative of all female professors at Radboud University and the Radboudumc and aims to advance the position of women in science.
Read more >> http://www.ru.nl/nvh/netwerk-vrouwelijke-hooglerarenprijs/prijswinnaars-2017/dr-alma-tostmann/
(Photo: dr. Tostmann on the right)
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