MOSAICS training days and upcoming events

The second phase of the MOSAICS training days for 2020 took place from 14 – 16 October, this time face-to-face at Oortjeshekken in Nijmegen. The ESRs underwent a full day of statistics training on the first day, headed by Hans Burgerhof from the University of Groningen. The latest research on objective and subjective measures in … Read more

MOSAICS ESRs get BROK® certified, and other exciting updates

After weeks of preparation and a tough examination process, we are glad to announce that all four MOSAICS ESRs are officially BROK® (Basic course on Regulations and Organization for clinical investigators) certified! The BROK® course is compulsory for all clinical investigators within the Netherlands, and requires the fulfilment of stringent requirements set by the legislator … Read more

Impressions from the MOSAICS Fresher’s Week (II)

The second half of the MOSAICS Fresher’s Week on July 9-10th 2020, at the Cochlear Technology Centre in Mechelen, Belgium. The first day saw talks from several members of the ESR PhD supervision team, who are experts in both the clinical and research world of CI, from cochlea to cortex. Wendy Huinck and Emmanuel Mylanus … Read more

Impressions from the MOSAICS Fresher’s Week (I)

Despite a move from face-to-face to virtual platforms due to the coronavirus pandemic, the first part of the MOSAICS Fresher’s Week was a great success. Several experts in the field of CI shared their knowledge with the four MOSAICS ESRs and their supervisors through various online sessions.  Sue Archbold kicked-off the Fresher’s Week on June … Read more

MOSAICS Fresher’s Week in times of COVID-19

The ongoing pandemic is having an impact on all sectors and spheres of human interaction, including on project meetings and training events. The first MOSAICS network-wide training event, the MOSAICS Fresher’s Week, originally planned to take place at the Cochlear facilities in Mechelen at the beginning of April 2020, will instead soon be starting with … Read more

EURO-CIU call for improved accessibility to communication during the CoVID-19 pandemic

In its latest March 2020 Newsletter, MOSAICS partner EURO-CIU, the European Association for Cochlear Implant Users, raises awareness for the specific challenges encountered during the current CoVID-19 pandemic. EURO-CIU highlights the importance of following governmental guidelines while still providing an inclusive and accessible environment for those with hearing impairments.  We support their call for improved … Read more

MOSAICS ESRs participate in Cochlear Academy training

The four MOSAICS ESRs have taken their first steps towards a truly interdisciplinary research path, by taking part in two formation courses that Cochlear provides to their employees. The first of these provided an introduction to audiology and an overview of the hearing solutions in the Cochlear portfolio of middle ear, bone conduction and cochlear … Read more

Visit to the Medizinische Hochschule Hannover

This week Loes Beckers (ESR2) and her supervisors Dr. Birgit Philips, Dr. Wendy Huinck and Dr. Emmanuel Mylanus were welcomed by  Prof. Dr. Andrej Kral and Prof. Dr. Andreas Büchner for a visit at the Medizinische Hochschule Hannover (MHH). They met to discuss the possibilities for Loes’ six-month secondment within the MOSAICS project. Several ideas … Read more

MOSAICS ESRs kick-off their projects

All four ESRs have now started their venture within MOSAICS and, together with the supervisory team, officially kicked-off their projects on February 14th, 2020 at Radboud university medical center. This was the first time all the ESRs and supervisors finally had the opportunity to meet together. After a meet and greet session, the ESRs were … Read more

MOSAICS featured in Radboudumc press release

The MOSAICS project was featured in a recent press release by the Radboud university medical center (Radboudumc). Read the press release here and find out what our experts Dr. Emmanuel Mylanus and Dr. Wendy Huinck had to say about the current challenges in cochlear implant research and how the MOSAICS project will help overcome them. … Read more