Dr. sc. med. Valerie Ann Luyckx, Oberärztin Nephrologie

Dr. med.
Valerie
Luyckx, PhD

Oberärztin
Nephrologie
Associate Professor (Kanada, University of Alberta), Honorary Associate Professor (Department of Paediatrics and Child Health, University of Cape Town, Sudafrika)
Akademischer Werdegang

2019: PhD Biomedical Ethics and Law, University of Zürich, Switzerland
2013: MSc Public Health in Developing Countries, London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine (LSHTM), London, England
2003: American Board of Internal Medicine (Nephrology, re-certification 2013), Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA, USA
1996: American Board of Internal Medicine (Internal Medicine, re-certification 2010), University of Miami, Miami, FL, USA
1990: MB BCh (Bachelor of Medicine and Surgery), University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg, South Africa

Klinischer Werdegang

since 2021: Oberärztin, Pediatric Nephrology, Universitäts-Kinderspital Zürich, Zürich, Switzerland
2021: Fellow Pediatric Nephrology, Universitäts-Kinderspital Zürich, Zürich, Switzerland
2019-2021: Oberärztin, Nephrology, Kantonsspital Graubünden, Chur, Switzerland
2018-2019: Consultant, Global Health Ethics Team, World Health Organization, Geneva, Switzerland
2017-2018: Professor (Assoc Canada), Nephrology, University Hospital Zürich, Switzerland
2015-2016: Oberärztin, Internal Medicine, Kantonspital Graubünden, Chur, Switzerland
2014, 2015: Locum Tenens, Internal Medicine, ICU and Nephrology, Stanton Territorial Hospital, Yellowknife, NWT, Canada
2014, 2015: Consultant Specialist, Internal Medicine and Nephrology, Queens Hospital, Blantyre, Malawi
2011-2013: Associate Professor with Tenure, Medicine and Nephrology, University of Alberta Hospital, University of Alberta, Edmonton, Alberta, Canada
2005-2011: Assistant Professor, Medicine and Nephrology, University of Alberta Hospital, University of Alberta, Edmonton, Alberta, Canada
2002-2005: Associate Physician, Instructor in Medicine (Nephrology), Brigham and Women’s Hospital, Harvard University, Boston, MA, USA
2000-2002: Specialist Physician, Internal Medicine and Nephrology, Chris Hani Baragwanath Hospital, University of the Witwatersrand, Soweto, Johannesburg, South Africa

Facharztausbildung

1993: Senior House Officer, paediatrics, Johannesburg General Hospital, University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg, South Africa
1992: Externship – medicine and nephrology, Jackson Memorial Hospital, University of Miami, Miami, FL, USA
1992: Senior House Officer, gynaecology, Hillbrow Hospital, University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg, South Africa
1991: Internship, orthopaedics, general surgery, general medicine, oncology, Hillbrow Hospital, University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg, South Africa

Weiterbildung

1996-2000: Fellowship, Nephrology, Joint programme Brigham and Women’s and Massachusetts General Hospitals, Harvard University, Boston, MA, USA
1993-1996: Residency, Internal Medicine, Jackson Memorial Hospital, University of Miami, Miami, FL, USA

Preise und Ehrungen
  • 2020: «Reviewer of the Year» Kidney360 Journal
  • 2010: Leonard Tows Humanism in Medicine Award, University of Alberta and Arthur P. Gold Foundation
  • 2005: Dean’s commendation for excellence as Preceptor in Introduction to Clinical Medicine, 2nd year medical students Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA
  • 2004: Dean’s commendation for excellence as Preceptor in Introduction to Clinical Medicine, 2nd year medical students Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA
  • 2000: Nominee, «Resident and Fellow Award for Excellence in Clinical Teaching» by Harvard Medical Students
  • 1996: Prize for clinical distinction, Internal Medicine, University of Miami, FL
Tätigkeiten in Expertengremien
  • since 2021: Deputy Chair, Advocacy Working group, International Society of Nephology (to be chair 2023-2025)
  • since 2020: Core group, Ethics in radiation protection Working group, World Health Organization
  • since 2020: Zentralethikkommission (ZEK), SAMW, Schweiz
  • since 2020: Wissenschaftliche Sekretariat, Swiss Medical Board
  • since 2020: Member of Board, EUDIAL Working Group, European Dialysis and Transplant Association
  • since 2019: Member Renal Disaster Preparedness Working Group, International Society of Nephrology
  • since 2019: Member Dialysis Working Group, International Society of Nephrology

Editorial boards:

  • since 2021: Member editorial board PLOS Global Public Health
  • since 2021: Member editorial board Blood Purification, Review Editor, Frontiers in Nephrology
  • since 2021: Guest Editor, special issue on «Ethics Issues in Nephrology» for Seminars in Nephrology
  • since 2021: Member editorial board, African Journal of Nephrology
  • since 2020: Member editorial board, Seminars in Nephrology
  • since 2019: Member editorial board, Nature Reviews Nephrology
  • since 2019: Member editorial board, Clinical Journal of the American Society of Nephrology
  • since 2019: Member editorial board, Kidney 360 Journal
  • since 2019: Member editorial board, Current Opinion in Nephrology and Hypertension
Mitgliedschaften
  • International Society of Nephrology
  • American Society of Nephrology
  • European Renal Association
  • African Renal Association
  • Swiss Society of Nephrology
  • Life member of Gold Humanism Honor Society
Forschungsschwerpunkte
  • Gerechtigkeit und Gerechtigkeit in Bezug auf den Zugang zu medizinischer Versorgung in ressourcenarmen Umgebungen – konzentrieren sich hauptsächlich auf nichtübertragbare Krankheiten, aber starke Überschneidungen mit der öffentlichen Gesundheit, Prioritätensetzung, soziale und strukturelle Gesundheitsdeterminanten, Ethik der Forschung in ressourcenarmen/gefährdeten Umgebungen
  • «Moral distress» im Gesundheitswesen, die in ressourcenarmen Umgebungen getragen werden
  • Implementierungs-(Forschungs-)Ethik in Umgebungen mit geringen Ressourcen
  • Entwicklungsprogrammierung und ihr Einfluss auf die Entwicklung chronischer Krankheiten im Laufe des Lebens
  • Traditionelle Heilmittel und die Niere
Eingeworbene Drittmittel
  • 2020: Lead PI. Swiss Kidney Foundation Grant (2 years): Access to expensive therapies in nephrology in Switzerland
  • 2020: Co-investigator. Assessing ethical conflicts and moral distress among veterinarians in Uganda (Makere University). PI Dr Samuel Okech
  • 2019: Co-lead, Brocher Foundation funding for international workshop «African Perspectives on the (human) Right to (health) care», held in January 2020 (co-applicant Dr Thierry Ngosso, Cameroon/U St Gallen/Harvard)
Publikationen