Daniel Kotz appointed professor at Heinrich-Heine-University Düsseldorf

Daniel Kotz (CAPHRI) has been appointed professor in general practice with a main focus on addiction research and clinical epidemiology at the Institute of General Practice of the Heinrich-Heine-University Düsseldorf. In 2013, Daniel was granted €1.25 million from the ‘NRW Rückkehrerprogramm’, which is an incentive scheme funded by the Ministry of the German federal state North Rhine-Westphalia (NRW).

It allows postdoctoral researchers currently working abroad to return to an NRW university in order to develop their own research programme and to set up a new research group. The theme of Daniel Kotz' research programme is ‘Treating tobacco addiction: new clinical approaches’.
It focuses on increasing the effectiveness and impact of smoking cessation interventions and covers three key topics: providing the evidence base for behaviour change techniques in smoking cessation counselling; assessing the emerging role of the electronic cigarette as an aid in smoking cessation; and evaluating the safety of existing pharmacological smoking cessation treatments.

The future home base of Daniel will be the Institute of General Practice at the Heinrich-Heine-University Düsseldorf, but he will stay formally affiliated for a small part with the Department of Family Medicine.
Prof dr Daniel Kotz