Discover the projects Health House is involved in.
Excessive alcohol consumption can not only lead to health problems, but is also the source of a great deal of nuisance, especially in a student city like Leuven. To make students and young people between 16 and 25 years old aware of this problem, the city of Leuven, KU Leuven, UZ Leuven and AB InBev are launching a "Smart Drinking Programme" in Health House. "Smart Drinking" is an experience programme that aims to give young people a sober view of the consequences of excessive alcohol consumption in nightlife.
In April 2018, HELIS Academy was launched. Funded by Interreg Vlaanderen-Nederland (EU), the project’s main aim is to bridge the gap between the competences required for jobs in the Life Sciences & Health sector and the existing training programmes. The project is executed by ten Dutch and Flemish partners from academia and industry, including VIB represented by the VIB Bioinformatics Core. The Dutch-Flemish collaboration aims to assess the teaching and training needs of Life Sciences & Health companies in the Netherlands and Flanders. In addition, the partners will develop and offer courses to help students acquire the desired skills and competences. HELIS Academy will focus on the general ‘industry readiness’ of students in Life Sciences & Health at all levels of education. In addition, it will focus on specific skills for certain types of jobs within the sector.
Deep brain stimulation (DBS) is a neuromodulation therapy for movement disorder patients. DBS is not selective – it stimulates a broad population of neurons, causing side effects and sub-optimal therapy. Two novel technologies for selective stimulation rely on controlling temporal and spatial stimulation parameters. The DBS SELECT project, granted by EIT Health, will validate these complementary approaches in patients, leading to an improved therapy. A new education platform will better inform patients and clinicians, thus increasing market penetration. Coordination and implementation of this newly created education platform will be performed by Health House.