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Radboud University Nijmegen Medical Centre

Radboud University Nijmegen Medical Centre
Department of Cognitive Neuroscience
Donders Institute for Brain, Cognition and Behaviour,
Geert Grooteplein-Noord 21,
6525 EZ Nijmegen, The Netherlands.

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Project leader

Prof. Jan K. Buitelaar

Prof. Jan K. Buitelaar

Phone: +31-24-36-10750 or +31-24-36-10655
Fax: +31-24-35-41435
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Project staff

Dr. Jeffrey Glennon

Phone: +31-24-36-14242
Fax: +31-24-35-41435
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Description of organisation

The Radboud University Nijmegen Medical Centre (RUNMC) is a leading Dutch institute for medical research. The Department of Psychiatry and the Karakter Child and Adolescent Psychiatry University Centre (both headed by Professor Jan K Buitelaar) are specialized in top-level clinical care and research in neuropsychiatric disorders such as ADHD, Conduct Disorder, Schizophrenia and Autism Spectrum Disorders. This research is embedded in two local research institutes, the Donders Institute for Brain, Cognition and Behaviour, and the Nijmegen Centre for Evidence-Based Practice. As such, research into the efficacy and safety of medication treatment for psychiatric disorders in children and adolescents is on the priority list.

The Nijmegen child and adolescent psychiatry groups have access to about 2000 new child and adolescent patients per year. The clinical and research teams includes a total of 30 child and adolescent psychiatrists, 20 senior psychologists, 5 post-docs and 20 trainees.

Previous experience

RUNMC (Jan K Buitelaar) has been involved in many international collaborations, including multi-site international medication trials (e.g. Buitelaar et al., 2007; Medori et al., 2008; Reyes et al., 2006) and NIH sponsored projects on the genetics of ADHD (International Multisite ADHD Genetics – IMAGE, R01MH62873 to Steve Faraone, P.I.) and on gene-by environment interactions in an Autism Birth Cohort (UO1 NS 047537-01 to Ian Lipkin, P.I.). Jan Buitelaar has been Principle Investigator of several large-scale national research projects, such as a screening study for Autism Spectrum Disorder in over 30,000 infants. RUNMC also has ample expertise in the management/coordination of FP6 Integrated Projects.

Profile of staff members

Jan K Buitelaar (MD, PhD) is child and adolescent psychiatrist, and professor of Psychiatry and Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, and head of the Department of Psychiatry of RUNMC, and of the Karakter Child and Adolescent Psychiatry University Centre. He has been involved in numerous medication trials in children and adolescents with ADHD, Conduct Disorder and Autism Spectrum Disorder. He is Editor-in-chief of European Child and Adolescent Psychiatry. He is further active in genetic, brain imaging and cognitive studies, and has published over 240 peer-reviewed papers.

Floor Scheepers (MD, PhD) is a child and adolescent psychiatrist and assistant professor. She prepared her PhD thesis on schizophrenia and is specialized in schizophrenia and Conduct Disorder in adolescents. She is medical director of the outpatient and inpatient units for adolescent psychiatry.

Rutger Jan van der Gaag (MD, PhD) is a child and adolescent psychiatrist and professor of Clinical Child and Adolescent Psychiatry. His areas of expertise include medication research in ADHD, Oppositional Defiant Disorder and Conduct Disorder. He is director of the outpatient and inpatient units for child psychiatry.

Nanda Lambregts-Rommelse (PhD) is a cognitive psychologist and assistant professor. She completed her PhD thesis on the cognitive endophenotype of ADHD.

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