prof. dr. E.E.S. Nieuwenhuis Full Professor
- Medical Management
Edward Nieuwenhuis, pediatrician, obtained a PhD in mucosal immunology (Prof. Blumberg, Harvard University and Prof. Heijnen, Utrecht University). He became a paediatric gastroenterologist, focusing on the innate immunesystem in Inflammatory Bowel Disease. His work includes the development of a enterocolitis model in Zebrafish. His current research focuses on IBD, somatic stemcells, epithelial biology and genetics.
In 2009, Edward Nieuwenhuis was appointed as Chairman of the Paediatrics Division of the Wilhelmina Children’s Hospital Utrecht , The Netherlands. In 2010, he was also appointed as Chairman of the leading program (speerpunt) Child Health of the University Medical Center Utrecht.
During this period, the Hospital has established strong alliances with medical centers and research institutes in the Netherlands (e.g. Maxima, national center for pediatric oncology, Hubrecht institute for developmental biology & stem cell research) and abroad (e.g. Boston Children’s, The Hospital for Sick Children, Toronto, Hospital Pablo Tobon Uribe, Medellin).
His goal is to build an integrated academic Children’s Hospital which provides health care, medical training and science of excellent standards.
2003 Chair CD1-NKT session 12th International Congress of Mucosal Immunology, Boston, USA
2004-2009 Research Committee Erasmus MC-Sophia Children’s Hospital, Rotterdam
2005-2009 Working Group Pediatric Allergic Diseases
2006-2009 Chairman Committee on Clinical Nutrition Erasmus MC-Sophia Children’s Hospital
2006-2009 Consultant for the International Immunity Advisory Board of Royal Numico
2006-2009 Member Steering Committee for the Masters of Science program ‘Infection and Immunity’, Erasmus University, Rotterdam
2007-2011 Scientific Advisor Committee for primary child care in the Netherlands
2008-2009 Board member, MRACE, Erasmus University advisory committee
2008-2014 Founder, CEO & CSO LipImmune
2010- Member of the Board, Wilhelmina Research Fund, Utrecht
2009- Member of the Local Board, Ronald McDonald Huis, Utrecht
2010- Scientific Advisor Nutricia
2010- Scientific Advisor Friso
2011- Scientific Advisor International Congress of Mucosal Immunology, Paris, France,
2011- Medical Advisor Health Council of the Netherlands (RGO)
2011-2015 Editor-in-Chief Pediatric Journal 'Kinderarts&Wetenschap'
2015- Cheif Editor 'Leerboek Kindergeneeskunde'
Member, Society of Mucosal Immunology (SMI)
Member, Dutch Society of Pediatrics (NVK)
Board member, Dutch Society of Immunology (NVVI)
Member, European Society of Ped Gastroenterology Hepatology and Nutrition (ESPGHAN)