LUMC's Young Faculty Network (YFN) aims to connect postdoctoral fellows, senior researchers, and assistant and associate professors within the Leiden University Medical Center. It provides a platform to exchange knowledge, ideas, and experiences amongst members. Furthermore, the YFN works together with the LUMC's Board of Directors and different local committees to promote the role of young scientists within the university medical center.
YFN will organize a series of symposia and workshops on topics relevant to the audience. More information on upcoming events can be found in the LUMC activities calender.
Since 2016 the YFN Board is constituted Janine van Gils (NIER), Luuk Hawinkels (MDLZ), Noel de Miranda (PATH), and Diane van der Woude (REUM).
The primary platform for YFN is a dedicated LinkedIn network group, where interesting articles and polls are posted and a forum is provided to discuss amongst members of the group. Memberships and posts are moderated to ensure focused discussions
YFN encourages all LUMC employees fitting the profile to join the YFN LinkedIn group for which a LinkedIn account is required.
The YFN was founded in 2012 by four young faculty members from the LUMC - Ramon Arens (IHB), Mettine Bos (STOL), Yaël Nossent (HLK) and Wiep Klaas Smits (MM) - with endorsement from the Dean of the LUMC, Prof.Dr Pancras Hogendoorn.