Sylvia Heeneman

Professor

Sylvia Heeneman is a Professor of Health Profession Education at the Faculty of Health, Medicine and Life Sciences (FHML), CARIM and School of Health Profession Education (SHE), Maastricht University. She studied Health Sciences at Maastricht University (graduated 1991) and completed a PhD in Cardiovascular Research (CARIM), on changes in peripheral arteries after a myocardial infarction (graduated 1997). She completed the Master Health Profession Education (MHPE) programme, Maastricht University, in 2014 (with honours).

Research in cardiovascular research: mechanisms of atherosclerosis, specifically radiation-induced atherosclerosis, and molecular imaging of atherosclerosis.

Research in health profession education: (programmatic) assessment, professional performance, portfolio and mentoring.

 

Department of Pathology
Verheylaan 10, 6229 HX Maastricht
Room number: 5M1.011
T: +31(0)43 387 66 29

  • 2020
    • Heeneman, S., & Schut, S. (2020). Meaningful mapping of remediation in longitudinal and developmental assessment models. Medical Education, 54(10), 866-868. https://doi.org/10.1111/medu.14258
    • Pacifico, J. L., Donkers, J., Jacobs, J., van der Vleuten, C., & Heeneman, S. (2020). Understanding teaching and learning conceptions among clinical faculty as a means to improve postgraduate training. International Journal of Medical Education, 11, 175-185. https://doi.org/10.5116/ijme.5f2a.76eb
    • Bala, L., van der Vleuten, C., Freeman, A., Torre, D., Heeneman, S., & Sam, A. H. (2020). COVID-19 and programmatic assessment. The Clinical Teacher, 17(4), 420-422. https://doi.org/10.1111/tct.13207
    • van der Gulden, R., Heeneman, S., Kramer, A. W. M., Laan, R. F. J. M., Scherpbier-de Haan, N. D., & Thoonen, B. P. A. (2020). How is self-regulated learning documented in e-portfolios of trainees? A content analysis. BMC Medical Education, 20(1), [205]. https://doi.org/10.1186/s12909-020-02114-4
    • Schut, S., Heeneman, S., Bierer, B., Driessen, E., van Tartwijk, J., & van Der Vleuten, C. (2020). Between trust and control: Teachers' assessment conceptualisations within programmatic assessment. Medical Education, 54(6), 528-537. https://doi.org/10.1111/medu.14075
    • Schut, S., van Tartwijk, J., Driessen, E., van der Vleuten, C., & Heeneman, S. (2020). Understanding the influence of teacher-learner relationships on learners' assessment perception. Advances in Health Sciences Education, 25(2), 441-456. https://doi.org/10.1007/s10459-019-09935-z
    • Croke, J., Milne, E., Bezjak, A., Millar, B. A., Giuliani, M., & Heeneman, S. (2020). Mentorship Needs for Radiation Oncology Residents: Implications for Programme Design. Clinical oncology, 32(4), E119-E125. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.clon.2019.09.050
  • 2019
    • Puranitee, P., Saetang, S., Sumrithe, S., Busari, J. O., van Mook, W. N. K. A., & Heeneman, S. (2019). Exploring burnout and depression of Thai medical students: the psychometric properties of the Maslach burnout inventory. International Journal of Medical Education, 10, 223-229. https://doi.org/10.5116/ijme.5dc6.8228
    • van der Meulen, M. W., Smirnova, A., Heeneman, S., Egbrink, M. G. A. O., van der Vleuten, C. P. M., & Lombarts, K. M. J. M. H. (2019). Exploring Validity Evidence Associated With Questionnaire-Based Tools for Assessing the Professional Performance of Physicians: A Systematic Review. Academic Medicine, 94(9), 1384-1397. https://doi.org/10.1097/ACM.0000000000002767
    • Puranitee, P., Stevens, F. F. C. J., Pakakasama, S., Plitponkarnpim, A., Vallibhakara, S. A-O., Busari, J. O., Heeneman, S., & van Mook, W. N. K. A. (2019). Correction to: Exploring burnout and the association with the educational climate in pediatric residents in Thailand (vol 19, 245, 2019). BMC Medical Education, 19, [296]. https://doi.org/10.1186/s12909-019-1723-7
    • Puranitee, P., Stevens, F. F. C. J., Pakakasama, S., Plitponkarnpim, A., Arj-OngVallibhakara, S., Busari, J. O., Heeneman, S., & van Mook, W. N. K. A. (2019). Exploring burnout and the association with the educational climate in pediatric residents in Thailand. BMC Medical Education, 19, [245]. https://doi.org/10.1186/s12909-019-1687-7
    • Heeneman, S., Driessen, E., Durning, S. J., & Torre, D. (2019). Use of an e-portfolio mapping tool: connecting experiences, analysis and action by learners. Perspectives on Medical Education, 8(3), 197-200. https://doi.org/10.1007/s40037-019-0514-5
    • Heeneman, S., & de Grave, W. (2019). Development and initial validation of a dual-purpose questionnaire capturing mentors' and mentees' perceptions and expectations of the mentoring process. BMC Medical Education, 19, [133]. https://doi.org/10.1186/s12909-019-1574-2
    • Crombag, G. A. J. C., Schreuder, F. H. B. M., van Hoof, R. H. M., Truijman, M. T. B., Wijnen, N. J. A., Voo, S. A., Nelemans, P. J., Heeneman, S., Nederkoorn, P. J., Daemen, J-W. H., Daemen, M. J. A. P., Mess, W. H., Wildberger, J. E., van Oostenbrugge, R. J., & Kooi, M. E. (2019). Microvasculature and intraplaque hemorrhage in atherosclerotic carotid lesions: a cardiovascular magnetic resonance imaging study. Journal of Cardiovascular Magnetic Resonance, 21, [15]. https://doi.org/10.1186/s12968-019-0524-9
    • Bindels, E., Boerebach, B., van der Meulen, M., Donkers, J., van den Goor, M., Scherpbier, A., Lombarts, K., & Heeneman, S. (2019). A New Multisource Feedback Tool for Evaluating the Performance of Specialty-Specific Physician Groups: Validity of the Group Monitor Instrument. Journal of Continuing Education in the Health Professions, 39(3), 168-177. https://doi.org/10.1097/CEH.0000000000000262
  • 2018
    • Schut, S., Driessen, E., van Tartwijk, J., van der Vleuten, C., & Heeneman, S. (2018). Stakes in the eye of the beholder: an international study of learners' perceptions within programmatic assessment. Medical Education, 52(6), 654-663. https://doi.org/10.1111/medu.13532
    • Bindels, E., Verberg, C., Scherpbier, A., Heeneman, S., & Lombarts, K. (2018). Reflection revisited: how physicians conceptualize and experience reflection in professional practice – a qualitative study. BMC Medical Education, 18, [105]. https://doi.org/10.1186/s12909-018-1218-y
    • Pacifico, J. L., van der Vleuten, C. P. M., Muijtjens, A. M. M., Sana, E. A., & Heeneman, S. (2018). Cross-validation of a learning climate instrument in a non-western postgraduate clinical environment. BMC Medical Education, 18, [22]. https://doi.org/10.1186/s12909-018-1127-0
    • Fransen, F., Martens, H., Nagtzaam, I. F., & Heeneman, S. (2018). Use of e-learning in clinical clerkships: effects on acquisition of dermatological knowledge and learning processes. International Journal of Medical Education, 9, 11-17. https://doi.org/10.5116/ijme.5a47.8ab0
  • 2017
    • Kloosterman, A., van Dillen, T., Bijwaard, H., Heeneman, S., Hoving, S., Stewart, F. A., & Dekkers, F. (2017). How radiation influences atherosclerotic plaque development: a biophysical approach in ApoE(-/-) mice. Radiation and Environmental Biophysics, 56(4), 423-431. https://doi.org/10.1007/s00411-017-0709-2
    • van Hoof, R. H. M., Voo, S. A., Sluimer, J. C., Wijnen, N. J. A., Hermeling, E., Schreuder, F. H. B. M., Truijman, M. T. B., Cleutjens, J. P. M., Daemen, M. J. A. P., Daemen, J-W. H., van Oostenbrugge, R. J., Mess, W. H., Wildberger, J. E., Heeneman, S., & Kooi, M. E. (2017). Vessel Wall and Adventitial DCE-MRI Parameters Demonstrate Similar Correlations With Carotid Plaque Microvasculature on Histology. Journal of Magnetic Resonance Imaging, 46(4), 1053-1059. https://doi.org/10.1002/jmri.25648
    • van Hoof, R. H. M., Hermeling, E., Sluimer, J. C., Salzmann, J., Hoeks, A. P. G., Roussel, J., Daemen, M. J. A. P., Struijker-Boudier, H., Wildberger, J. E., Heeneman, S., & Kooi, M. E. (2017). Heart rate lowering treatment leads to a reduction in vulnerable plaque features in atherosclerotic rabbits. PLOS ONE, 12(6), [0179024]. https://doi.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0179024
    • Heeneman, S., & de Grave, W. (2017). Tensions in mentoring medical students toward self-directed and reflective learning in a longitudinal portfolio-based mentoring system - An activity theory analysis. Medical Teacher, 39(4), 368-376. https://doi.org/10.1080/0142159X.2017.1286308
    • Rademakers, T., van der Vorst, E. P. C., Daissormont, I. T. M. N., Otten, J. J. T., Theodorou, K., Theelen, T. L., Gijbels, M., Anisimov, A., Nurmi, H., Lindeman, J. H. N., Schober, A., Heeneman, S., Alitalo, K., & Biessen, E. A. L. (2017). Adventitial lymphatic capillary expansion impacts on plaque T cell accumulation in atherosclerosis. Scientific Reports, 7, [45263]. https://doi.org/10.1038/srep45263
    • Heeneman, S., Schut, S., Donkers, J., van der Vleuten, C., & Muijtjens, A. (2017). Embedding of the progress test in an assessment program designed according to the principles of programmatic assessment. Medical Teacher, 39(1), 44-52. https://doi.org/10.1080/0142159X.2016.1230183
    • van Hoof, R. H. M., Schreuder, F. H. B. M., Nelemans, P., Truijman, M. T. B., van Orshoven, N. P., Schreuder, T. H., Mess, W. H., Heeneman, S., van Oostenbrugge, R. J., Wildberger, J. E., & Kooi, M. E. (2017). Ischemic Stroke Patients Demonstrate Increased Carotid Plaque Microvasculature Compared to (Ocular) Transient Ischemic Attack Patients. Cerebrovascular Diseases, 44(5-6), 297-303. https://doi.org/10.1159/000481146
    • Heeneman, S., & Driessen, E. W. (2017). The use of a portfolio in postgraduate medical education - reflect, assess and account, one for each or all in one?GMS Journal for Medical Education, 34(5), [57]. https://doi.org/10.3205/zma001134
    • van der Meulen, M. W., Boerebach, B. C. M., Smirnova, A., Heeneman, S., Egbrink, M. G. A. O., van der Vleuten, C. P. M., Arah, O. A., & Lombarts, K. M. J. M. H. (2017). Validation of the INCEPT: A Multisource Feedback Tool for Capturing Different Perspectives on Physicians' Professional Performance. Journal of Continuing Education in the Health Professions, 37(1), 9-18. https://doi.org/10.1097/CEH.0000000000000143
  • 2016
    • van der Vleuten, C., & Heeneman, S. (2016). On the issue of costs in programmatic assessment. Perspectives on Medical Education, 5(5), 303–307. [303]. https://doi.org/10.1007/s40037-016-0295-z
    • Donners, M. M. P. C., Bai, L., Lutgens, S., Wijnands, E., Johnson, J., Schurgers, L. J., Liu, C-L., Daemen, M., Cleutjens, K. B. J. M., Shi, G-P., Biessen, E. A. L., & Heeneman, S. (2016). Cathepsin K Deficiency Prevents the Aggravated Vascular Remodeling Response to Flow Cessation in ApoE(-/-) Mice. PLOS ONE, 11(9), [e0162595]. https://doi.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0162595
    • van Hoof, R. H. M., Heeneman, S., Wildberger, J. E., & Kooi, E. (2016). Dynamic Contrast-Enhanced MRI to Study Atherosclerotic Plaque Microvasculature. Current Atherosclerosis Reports, 18(6), [33]. https://doi.org/10.1007/s11883-016-0583-4
    • Vöö, S., Kwee, R. M., Sluimer, J. C., Schreuder, F. H. B. M., Wierts, R., Bauwens, M., Heeneman, S., Cleutjens, J. P. M., van Oostenbrugge, R. J., Daemen, J-W. H., Daemen, M. J. A. P., Mottaghy, F. M., & Kooi, E. (2016). Imaging Intraplaque Inflammation in Carotid Atherosclerosis With F-18-Fluorocholine Positron Emission Tomography-Computed Tomography Prospective Study on Vulnerable Atheroma With Immunohistochemical Validation. Circulation-Cardiovascular Imaging, 9(5), [e004467]. https://doi.org/10.1161/CIRCIMAGING.115.004467
  • 2015
    • Heeneman, S., Pool, A. O., Schuwirth, L. W. T., van der Vleuten, C. P. M., & Driessen, E. W. (2015). The impact of programmatic assessment on student learning: theory versus practice. Medical Education, 49(5), 487-498. https://doi.org/10.1111/medu.12645
    • Herias, V., Biessen, E. A. L., Beckers, C., Delsing, D., Liao, M., Daemen, M. J., Pham, C. C. T. N., & Heeneman, S. (2015). Leukocyte Cathepsin C Deficiency Attenuates Atherosclerotic Lesion Progression by Selective Tuning of Innate and Adaptive Immune Responses. Arteriosclerosis Thrombosis and Vascular Biology, 35(1), 79-86. https://doi.org/10.1161/ATVBAHA.114.304292
    • Sluimer, J. C., Gijbels, M. J., & Heeneman, S. (2015). Detection of Intraplaque Hemorrhage in Mouse Atherosclerotic Lesions. Methods in Molecular Biology, 1339, 339-48. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-1-4939-2929-0_24
    • van Berlo, J., Heeneman, S., Verhoeven, B., & van der Vleuten, C. (2015). Een Mindmap-gebaseerd Portfolio ter Ondersteuning van Reflectie in een Competentiegericht Onderwijsprogramma. Tijdschrift voor Hoger Onderwijs, 34-54.
    • van der Vleuten, C. P. M., Schuwirth, L. W. T., Driessen, E. W., Govaerts, M. J. B., & Heeneman, S. (2015). Twelve Tips for programmatic assessment. Medical Teacher, 37(7), 641-646. https://doi.org/10.3109/0142159X.2014.973388
  • 2014
    • Hanssen, N. M. J., Wouters, K., Huijberts, M. S., Gijbels, M. J., Sluimer, J. C., Scheijen, J. L. J. M., Heeneman, S., Biessen, E. A. L., Daemen, M. J. A. P., Brownlee, M., de Kleijn, D. P., Stehouwer, C. D. A., Pasterkamp, G., & Schalkwijk, C. G. (2014). Higher levels of advanced glycation endproducts in human carotid atherosclerotic plaques are associated with a rupture-prone phenotype. European Heart Journal, 35(17), 1137-1146. https://doi.org/10.1093/eurheartj/eht402
    • Gabriels, K., Hoving, S., Gijbels, M. J., Pol, J. F., te Poele, J. A., Biessen, E. A., Daemen, M. J., Stewart, F. A., & Heeneman, S. (2014). Irradiation of existing atherosclerotic lesions increased inflammation by favoring pro-inflammatory macrophages. Radiotherapy and Oncology, 110(3), 455-460. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.radonc.2014.01.006
  • 2013
    • Borissoff, J. I., Otten, J. J. T., Heeneman, S., Leenders, P., van Oerle, R., Soehnlein, O., Loubele, S. T. B. G., Hamulyak, K., Hackeng, T. M., Daemen, M. J. A. P., Degen, J. L., Weiler, H., Esmon, C. T., van Ryn, J., Biessen, E. A. L., Spronk, H. M. H., & ten Cate, H. (2013). Genetic and Pharmacological Modifications of Thrombin Formation in Apolipoprotein E-deficient Mice Determine Atherosclerosis Severity and Atherothrombosis Onset in a Neutrophil-Dependent Manner. PLOS ONE, 8(2), [e55784]. https://doi.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0055784
    • Rademakers, T., Douma, K., Hackeng, T. M., Post, M. J., Sluimer, J. C., Daemen, M. J. A. P., Biessen, E. A. L., Heeneman, S., & van Zandvoort, M. A. M. J. (2013). Plaque-Associated Vasa Vasorum in Aged Apolipoprotein E-Deficient Mice Exhibit Proatherogenic Functional Features In Vivo. Arteriosclerosis Thrombosis and Vascular Biology, 33(2), 249-+. https://doi.org/10.1161/ATVBAHA.112.300087
    • Nergiz-Unal, R., Kuijpers, M. J. E., de Witt, S. M., Heeneman, S., Feijge, M. A. H., Garcia Caraballo, S., Biessen, E. A., Haenen, G. R. M. M., Cosemans, J. M., & Heemskerk, J. W. (2013). Atheroprotective effect of dietary walnut intake in ApoE-deficient mice: Involvement of lipids and coagulation factors.Thrombosis Research, 131(5), 411-417. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.thromres.2013.01.003
    • Gaens, M. E., Backes, W. H., Rozel, S., Lipperts, M., Sanders, S. N., Jaspers, K., Cleutjens, J. P. M., Sluimer, J. C., Heeneman, S., Daemen, M. J. A. P., Welten, R. J., Daemen, J. W., Wildberger, J. E., Kwee, R. M., & Kooi, M. E. (2013). Dynamic Contrast-enhanced MR Imaging of Carotid Atherosclerotic Plaque: Model Selection, Reproducibility, and Validation.Radiology, 266(1), 271-279. https://doi.org/10.1148/radiol.12120499
  • 2012
    • Hoving, S., Heeneman, S., Gijbels, M. J. J., Poele, J. A. M. T., Visser, N. L., Cleutjens, J., Russell, N. S., Daemen, M. J. A. P., & Stewart, F. A. (2012). Irradiation induces different inflammatory and thrombotic responses in carotid arteries of wildtype C57BL/6J and atherosclerosis-prone ApoE(-/-) mice. Radiotherapy and Oncology, 105(3), 365-370. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.radonc.2012.11.001
    • Gabriels, K., Hoving, S., Seemann, I., Visser, N. L., Gijbels, M. J., Pol, J. F., Daemen, M. J. A. P., Stewart, F. A., & Heeneman, S. (2012). Local heart irradiation of ApoE(-/-) mice induces microvascular and endocardial damage and accelerates coronary atherosclerosis. Radiotherapy and Oncology, 105(3), 358-364. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.radonc.2012.08.002
    • Stadler, N., Heeneman, S., Voo, S., Stanley, N., Giles, G. I., Gang, B. P., Croft, K. D., Mori, T. A., Vacata, V., Daemen, M. J. A. P., Waltenberger, J., & Davies, M. J. (2012). Reduced metal ion concentrations in atherosclerotic plaques from subjects with Type 2 diabetes mellitus. Atherosclerosis, 222(2), 512-518. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.atherosclerosis.2012.03.015