28 April 2023
Charisma Hehakaya, PhD candidate at the division Imaging & Oncology of UMC Utrecht, wins the Diversity & Inclusion Award 2023 for her boundless commitment to supporting students who are the first ones in their family to follow an academic study. Students such as Charisma.
Charisma is the founder of the First Generation Fund and the University Pioneers network. The First Generation Fund offers financial support to first generation students. The University Pioneers community helps first generation students find their way in student life and make the most of their talents.
The environment we live in has a dominant impact on our health. It explains an estimated seventy percent of the chronic disease burden. Where we live, what we eat, how much we exercise, the air we breathe and whom we associate with; all of these environmental factors play a role. The combination of these factors over the life course is called the exposome. There is general (scientific) consensus that understanding more about the exposome will help explain the current burden of disease and that it provides entry points for prevention and ...Read More