Our Principal Investigators form the foundation of our research environment and educational programs. The Executive Board is responsible for the management of the school. The Scientific Director, Prof. Tilman Hackeng, has full and integral responsibility and reports tot the Dean.
The Executive Board of the school consists of the Scientific Director (Prof. Tilman Hackeng), the Managing Director (Rob van der Zander) and the Leaders of the Main Themes. The Executive Board is responsible for the management of the school and meets monthly to discuss and decide upon issues at strategic and tactic level. The Scientific Director has the full and integral responsibility for the school and reports to the Dean.
- Professor Tilman Hackeng, Scientific Director
- Professor Hugo ten Cate, Leader Main Theme I
- Professor Harry Crijns, Leader Main Theme II
- Professor Harry Struijker Boudier, Leader Main Theme III
- Professor Coen Stehouwer, Executive Advisor
- Rob van der Zander, Managing Director
- Professor Uli Schotten, Representative Strategic Board
The Strategic Board was formed at the end of 2012 to advise and support the CARIM scientific director in managing long term policy. The board is also meant to be a discussion forum and to generate written visions about the future of CARIM and its survival in an increasingly competitive European scientific environment. The Strategic Board meets regularly to discuss issues such as grant applications, national and international collaboration networks, interdisciplinary communication and CARIM’s visibility in the (inter-)national cardiovascular field.
- Professor Uli Schotten, chair
- Professor Paul Volders
- Dr Judith Sluimer
- Dr Judith Cosemans
- Dr Aaron Isaacs
- Dr Paola van der Meijden
- Dr Martijn Brouwers
- Dr Jordi Heijman
- Rob van der Zander
The Principal Investigators, together with all the chairmen of the departments connected to CARIM, constitute the School Council. The School Council meets four times a year and is headed by the Scientific Director.
The CARIM Research Council was restructured in the summer of 2014 by the Strategic Board and consists of the following people:
- Professor Frits Prinzen, chair
- Dr Kristiaan Wouters, secretary
- Professor Erik Biessen
- Dr Matthijs Blankesteijn
- Professor Chris Reutelingsperger
- Dr Marjo Donners
- Dr Gerry Nicolaes
- Dr Henri Spronk
More information on the mission and procedure of the Research Council can be found here.
Education Program Committee
The Education Program Committee coordinates both the PhD and Master’s programs and advises the Executive Board on all issues regarding these educational programs.
Education Program Coordinator
The PhD coordinator advises the Executive Board on all issues regarding the PhD program. Within CARIM the PhD coordinator works closely with the CARIM Office, policy advisor and Scientific Director. Click here for more information on our PhD program and the Education Program Committee.
The Finance Department of Maastricht University provides support on accounting the CARIM research projects on a part-time basis.
At this moment the Finance employees are Henny Kerckhoffs, Esther van Heel and Mark van Gisteren.
Patrick Janssen and Dennis Aarts of the Human Resources Department of Maastricht University are related to CARIM.
Participating departments and disciplines
The research in the three main themes involves the research activities of people working in several departments/disciplines of Maastricht University Medical Center+. Within the framework of MUMC+, CARIM collaborates closely with the clinical Cardiovascular Center (Hart en Vaat Centrum).