Maastricht UMC+, Maastricht, The Netherlands
Prof. dr. Annemie Schols has dedicated her scientific career to the pathophysiology of respiratory disease induced metabolic derangements and their impact on patients. Schols combines fundamental and patient associated research in a translational sense with a specific focus on Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD) and lung cancer. Schols advocated her interdisciplinary translational approach, as scientific director of NUTRIM (2006-2020), which under her leadership became a world-leading Research School of Nutrition and Translational Research in Metabolism. As dean of FHML and vice-president of Maastricht UMC+, Schols has continued a proactive approach to anticipate current health challenges and societal positioning of UMCs.