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Velden, Joanne van der

J.M. van der Velden, MD

Department of Radiotherapy
University Medical Center Utrecht
PO Box 85500
3508 GA Utrecht
The Netherlands
Tel. +31 88 75 58800
Fax. +31 88 75 55850

Joanne Martine van der Velden was born on May 4th, 1988, in Vlaardingen, The Netherlands. After graduating from the Guido de Brès in 2006, she started medical school at the University of Utrecht. During her studies, she was active as a student researcher at the Julius Center for Health Sciences and Primary Care under supervision of prof. dr. J.J.M. van Delden. In 2013, she obtained her medical degree after which she started as a PhD candidate at the Department of Radiation Oncology of the University Medical Center Utrecht. Under supervision of prof. dr. H.M. Verkooijen, dr. J.J. Verlaan, and dr. Y.M. van der Linden, she coordinated the set up of the PRESENT cohort, the first cmRCT in palliative care in the outpatient oncology setting. She also initiated and coordinated the VERTICAL study, the first randomized trial within the PRESENT cohort. In 2015, she went abroad to perform a research internship at the Department of Radiation Oncology, Sunnybrook Health Science Center, Toronto, Cananda, under supervision of dr. E. Chow and dr. A. Sahgal. This year, she will complete her postgraduate master of Epidemiology. At first, she thought she wanted to be a radiologist, but got inspired by the work of her colleagues from the radiotherapy department. Therefore, she is currently a radiation oncology resident under supervision of dr. J.L. Noteboom and I.E. van Dam. She will proceed combining clinical work with research, as this is, as she believes, the best way to formulate clinically relevant and urgent research questions. Work is one of her great passions, but besides that, she loves reading, snowboarding, watching shows on Netflix, and her husband Mart Keuning.