- Manager Clinical Operations
Dr. Nadine Pakker MSc, PhD graduated from the University of Nijmegen, The Netherlands, in 1993 with Epidemiology as her main subject after having worked for five months as a Research Fellow on HIV and TB at the National Institute for Medical Research in Mwanza, Tanzania. She started her postgraduate career at the Central Laboratory of the Netherlands Red Cross Blood Transfusion Service (CLB), Department of Clinical Viro-Immunology, in Amsterdam. In 1998, after successful completion of her PhD research (“Immune reconstitution during antiretroviral therapy”) at the University of Amsterdam, she joined the International Antiviral Therapy Evaluation Center (IATEC) in Amsterdam where she worked as Senior Project Manager for international clinical studies.
In 2000 Pakker moved to Uganda to initiate and coordinate a multi-center clinical trial on Mother-to-Child HIV transmission. Both in Uganda and in Rwanda she was responsible for setting up clinical research sites and for training staff on Good Clinical Practice and research ethics. In addition, she coordinated pediatric and adult antiretroviral treatment programs.
In 2004 she was appointed as a Country Coordinator for HealtheFoundation, a training organization focusing on blended e-learning programs for health care workers in developing countries. In 2006 she was certified as an Adverse Event (EAE) trainer by Technical Resources International, Inc, USA.
In 2007 as representative in Uganda she joined the Center for Poverty-related Communicable Diseases (CPCD), based in the Netherlands, as Technical Advisor/Scientific Coordinator for the INTERACT program that focuses on HIV, TB and malaria research and capacity building in Rwanda and Uganda.
In June 2008 she was appointed Director of AMC-CPCD Uganda and established the African branch office of the CPCD. Up to time the office is operational as the African branch office of the Amsterdam Institute for Global Health and Development (AIGHD) in Amsterdam, The Netherlands.
In July 2011 Pakker returned to the Netherlands and combined her previous responsibilities for the AIGHD and HealtheFoundation. At AIGHD she is the Director of Clinical Operations and Data Management, responsible for good conduct and implementation of clinical research in global settings and research capacity building in Africa and Asia. At HealtheFoundation she acts in the role of Managing Director, responsible for global health education of healthcare workers and communities.
Pakker has published over 25 articles in peer-reviewed journals.