The Leiden University Medical Center (LUMC) is one of eight University Medical Centers in the Netherlands, and has three core tasks:
- patient care
- scientific research
The LUMC employs 7000 people.
Patient care is largely focused on highly specialised care, the sort of care that cannot be provided anywhere else. The LUMC also offers a broad package of top-level clinical care, including organ transplants, cardiovascular interventions and all types of bone marrow transplants.
The research conducted in the LUMC is both fundamental and patient- and care-oriented. A considerable portion of the research focuses on the translation from fundamental research to its use in patient care (from bench to bedside and vice versa). LUMC also has a strong technical research branch, focusing on the development and clinical translation novel image acquisition and analysis technologies. It has a state-of-the-art infrastructure for translational molecular imaging, operated by multi-disciplinary research teams. LUMC research profiles are: Vascular and Regenerative medicine, Immunity and Infectious diseases, Translational Neurosciences, Biomedical Imaging, Cancer Pathogenesis and Therapy, Innovation in Health Strategy and Ageing.
(Extracted from www.lumc.nl, edited and approved by Boudewijn Lelieveldt on 2013-01-30)