Academisch Ziekenhuis Groningen
The University Medical Center Groningen (UMCG) is a teaching and research medical center in the Northern part of the Netherlands and of the largest (academic) hospitals in the Netherlands.
The UMCG focuses on healthy ageing in all priority areas: research, clinical care and education. In Groningen Healthy Ageing is seen as a joint research challenge for the UMCG, the University of Groningen, the Hanze University of Applied Sciences, and various regional, national and international partners.
It is embedded in the UMCG Center for Geriatric Medicine (UCO), European Research Institute on the Biology of Ageing (ERIBA). The multidisciplinary research extends from fundamental biological and (pre)clinical research through to applied research into social societal effects of disease and health, like the cohort study LifeLines.
In this way results can be translated rapidly into adequate and/or improved prevention and treatment methods. This leads to new products in medication and medical technology for making diagnoses, and for example for the development of new nutritional products – another aspect in which this research is of vital importance.
For more information, visit www.umcg.nl