Helena M (Lenny) Verkooijen studied medicine at the University of Utrecht, the Netherlands. From 1997-2000 she coordinated a multi-institutional study, which was a collaborative project between the departments of Surgery, Radiology, Pathology and Epidemiology of 19 Dutch hospitals. Here, she commenced her training in Clinical Epidemiology. She obtained her PhD in December 2000.
From 2001 to 2005, she worked as an epidemiologist at the Institute for Social and Preventive Medicine of the Geneva University, Switzerland. In 2006 she moved to Singapore , where she is now working as assistant professor at the Department of Community, Occupational and Family Medicine of the National University of Singapore. She still holds a joint appointment as consulting epidemiologist at the Geneva University .
Her research interests lie in the field of cancer epidemiology: international comparisons of cancer incidence and mortality trends, screening and diagnosis of early breast cancer, familial breast cancer and outcome research.
She teaches prevention and epidemiology of cancer and coordinates and teaches the “Control of Non-Communicable Disease Module” in the Master of Public Health Program, which recently started at the National University of Singapore.
Lenny Verkooijen has (co-)authored around 40 papers in peer-reviewed journals. In November 2006 she received the SIAK-Essex Prize, which is yearly awarded by the Swiss Institute for Applied Cancer Research.
|May 2008||Along with Dr Robert Paling of the Office for International Cooperation of the University Medical Center Utrecht had a meeting with PhD candidates for the “Asia Europe Clinical Epidemiology and Evidence-Based Medicine Programme”|
|April 2008||Meeting with the Department on the “Asia Europe Clinical Epidemiology and Evidence-Based Medicine Programme”|
|February 2008||To discuss on the selection of PhD candidates for the Asia Europe Clinical Epidemiology and Evidence-Based Medicine Programme, the www.asialink-ce.org website and the EBM programme for undergraduate and postgraduates|
|November 2007||Launch of the ” Asia Europe Clinical Epidemiology and Evidence-Based Medicine Programme” and the website www.asialink-ce.org and facilitator for the workshop on “Advanced Diagnostic Research: Theory and Practice”|
|September 2007||Discussion on the “Asia Europe Clinical Epidemiology and Evicence-Based Medicine Programme”. She is the regional co-ordinator for the programme.|