Roos Emilie Barth

University Medical Centre Utrecht, The Netherlands

Roos Barth was born on July 25th 1977 in Gouda, the Netherlands. After graduating from secondary school in 1995 (Gymnasium Christelijk Lyceum in Gouda), she started medical school at Utrecht University. During this period she participated in an elective in emergency medicine in Belo Horizonte, Brazil, for three months and in a research project on hepatitis B vaccination in Batam, Indonesia, for four months. She also studied Italian in Florence, Italy, where she subsequently did part of her clinical rotations. In 2002 she obtained her medical degree and started residency in internal medicine at the Hilversum hospital (presently named Tergooi hospital), under supervision of Dr. S. Lobatto. Two years later, she interrupted her residency for a period of four months to work at the Ndlovu medical centre in Elandsdoorn, South Africa (founded by Hugo and Liesje Tempelman). Here, she became interested in HIV-care in Africa and started the research described in this thesis. In 2005 she continued her residency at the University Medical Centre Utrecht, under supervision of Prof. dr. E. van der Wall and subsequently Prof. dr. D.H. Biesma. In 2007 she started her fellowship in infectious diseases at the University Medical Centre in Utrecht, under supervision of Prof. dr. I.M. Hoepelman. Meanwhile, she obtained a master’s degree in clinical epidemiology, and returned to South Africa for several times to continue her research. She became an internal medicine & infectious diseases specialist in September 2009.

Biography Updated on 27 June 2010

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