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PhD E.L. Voorn

Position
Research Associate
Main activities
Education, Research
Specialisation
Rehabilitation Medicine
Focus of research

Physical activity and exercise in neuromuscular diseases.

Key publications
  • Koopman Fieke S., Voorn Eric L., Beelen Anita, Bleijenberg Gijs, de Visser Marianne, Brehm Merel A., Nollet Frans No Reduction of Severe Fatigue in Patients With Postpolio Syndrome by Exercise Therapy or Cognitive Behavioral Therapy: Results of an RCT Neurorehabilitation and neural repair 2016;30 (5):402-410 [PubMed]
  • Voorn Eric L., Koopman Fieke, Nollet Frans, Brehm Merel A. Aerobic exercise in adult neuromuscular rehabilitation: A survey of healthcare professionals Journal of rehabilitation medicine 2019;51 (7):518-524 [PubMed]
  • Voorn Eric L., Gerrits Karin H., Koopman Fieke S., Nollet Frans, Beelen Anita Determining the anaerobic threshold in postpolio syndrome: comparison with current guidelines for training intensity prescription Archives of physical medicine and rehabilitation 2014;95 (5):935-940 [PubMed]
  • Voorn Eric L., Koopman Fieke S., Brehm Merel A., Beelen Anita, de Haan Arnold, Gerrits Karin H. L., Nollet Frans Aerobic Exercise Training in Post-Polio Syndrome: Process Evaluation of a Randomized Controlled Trial PLoS ONE 2016;11 (7):e0159280 [PubMed]
  • Voorn Eric L., Beelen Anita, Gerrits Karin H. L., Nollet Frans, de Haan Arnold Fatigue resistance of the knee extensor muscles is not reduced in post-polio syndrome Neuromuscular disorders 2013;23 (11):892-898 [PubMed]
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Curriculum Vitae

Personal Information:

Name: Voorn
First name: Eric
Birth date: 13 March 1986

 

Education:

  • 2009 – 2014 PhD, department of Rehabilitation, Academic Medical Center (AMC), University of Amsterdam, The Netherlands.                                                                                                                                                                        Thesis title: Aerobic exercise capacity in post-polio syndrome.
  • 2008 – 2009 Postgraduate teaching diploma, Faculty of Humand Movement Sciences, VU University Amsterdam, The Netherlands.
  • 2007 – 2009 MSc Human Movement Sciences (cum laude), Faculty of Humand Movement Sciences, VU University Amsterdam, The Netherlands.
  • 2004 – 2007 BSc Human Movement Sciences, Faculty of Humand Movement Sciences, VU University Amsterdam, The Netherlands.

 

Post-graduate training:

  • 2017, University Teaching Qualification (Basis Kwalificatie Onderwijs, BKO), Academic Medical Center (AMC), University of Amsterdam, The Netherlands.
  • 2014, Basic course in Legislation and Organization for Clinical Researchers (ICH/GCP), re-registration, VU Medical Center (VUmc), VU VU University Amsterdam, The Netherlands.
  • 2010, Basic course in Legislation and Organization for Clinical Researchers (ICH/GCP), Academic Medical Center (AMC), University of Amsterdam, The Netherlands

 

Employment history:

  • 2019 – present, Senior Researcher and Lecturer, department of Rehabilitation, Academic Medical Center (AMC), University of Amsterdam, The Netherlands.
  • 2014 – present, Independent trainer in a multicenter RCT to assess the efficacy and safety of intravenous immunoglobulin treatment in post-polio syndrome (IG1104). Task: on site training of outcome assessment procedures (i.e. physical performance and muscl strength). Sites are located in Europe, Canada, and the USA.
  • 2013 – present, Development and coordination of the course  "Measurement in Movement", Faculty of Medicine, University of Amsterdam, The Netherlands.    
  • 2014 – 2019, Postdoctoral researcher and lecturer, department of Rehabilitation, Academic Medical Center (AMC), University of Amsterdam, The Netherlands.
  • 2015, Researcher, Center for Adapted Sports Amsterdam (CASA), Reade, Amsterdam, The Netherlands.
  • 2013, Lecturer in the course "Exercise Physiology" and supervisor in the courses "Bachelor Thesis" and "Academic Exploration". Faculty of Humand Movement Sciences, VU University Amsterdam, The Netherlands.
  • 2008 – 2009, Lecturer in the course "Human Biology". School of Human Movement & Sports, Windesheim, Zwolle, The Netherlands.
  • 2008 – 2009, Teaching assistent in the courses; "Introduction in Functional Anatomy" and "Anatomy of the Lower Extremities". Faculty of Humand Movement Sciences, VU University Amsterdam, The Netherlands.

 

Research programmes

Prof. MD PhD F. Nollet (Improving functioning in complex rehabilitation populations)

PhD J.A.J.M. Beelen (Optimizing quality of care in the rehabilitation care pathways: neurological rehabilitation and children rehabilitation)

Current research funding
  • AMC
  • Post-Polio Health International
  • Prinses Beatrix Spierfonds