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Martina  Cornel

 CV Martina CORNEL

Current position and affiliation:
Martina Cornel, M.D, Ph.D. (♀, 1959) is professor of community genetics and public health genomics at the VU University Medical Center in Amsterdam. She is a physician and epidemiologist. In recent years she was involved in research on genetic screening criteria, a pilot on preconception screening for cystic fibrosis and hemoglobinopathy, research on genetic education and the international database for rare diseases (Orphanet). She teaches medical students and health science students in the areas of health promotion and large scale applications of genetics & genomics and is involved in postgraduate training in these areas.
She was a member of the Health Council Committees on Neonatal Screening and “Screening between hope and hype” and is chair of the program committee Neonatal Heelprick Screening. 
In 2009 Martina Cornel was candidate for the senior societal impact award of the VU University, Amsterdam. On March 4th 2010 Isa Houwink and Martina Cornel won the Centre for Society and Genomics competition "putting plans into practice" for adding the - often forgotten- genetic component to the guideline cardiovascular risk management for general practitioners (read the short report on p 5 in LEV).

Membership scientific boards
Chair of the Public and Professional Policy Committee (PPPC) of the European Society of Human Genetics (ESHG) (

Chair of Dutch Program committee Neonatal Hielprik Screening (

Lid van commissie Bevolkingsonderzoek van de Gezondheidsraad (                            

Lid van de beraadsgroep Volksgezondheid van de Gezondheidraad (

Vicevoorzitter van de VSOP (

Member of the Coordination Committee of Human Technopole (

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