Professor of Geriatric Medicine
SOPHIA DE ROOIJ
Professor of Geriatric Medicine
[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]Sophia E.J.A. de Rooij [1969] is professor in Internal Medicine, specialized in Geriatric Medicine. She was registered as geriatrician (2000) and as internist (2002). In 2002 she set up a department of Geriatrics and a research group focusing on acute hospitalization in older people in the Academic Medical Center, Amsterdam, The Netherlands. Currently, dr de Rooij is head of the University Centre for Geriatric Medicine at the University Medical Center Groningen, University of Groningen, the Netherlands, the EU reference site for Healthy Ageing. Since 2002 her group worked on innovative health care projects concerning acutely admitted elderly hospital patients with a special interest in delirium, pathophysiology of delirium, clinimetrics, disability, and health services research. She is PI of several RCTs including a placebo-controlled trial on the effect of melatonin on the onset of delirium in hip fracture patients, a trial on transitional care for hospitalized older patients discharged home, and a trial on integrated care coordination in community dwelling older persons. Her UMCG research now concerns gaining knowledge about the process of ageing mechanisms and its translation into clinical practice, designing novel evidence based risk strategies and interventions, and its implementation into society and daily clinical practice. All studies are performed together with representatives of the elderly. Furthermore, she developed an awarded serious health game in delirium, entitled Delirium Experience[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text][www.deliriumexperience.nl][/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text] and she is involved in a number of other e-health initiatives. She has mentored > 20 PhD students, > 20 masterstudents and trained >10 fellows in geriatric medicine. Since 2013 she is also president of the Dutch Society of Internal Medicine. Her UMCG research lines are: 1. Healthy Ageing from a patient perspective 2. Healthy Ageing from a population perspective[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row]