During the RIMLS New Years affairs and drinks on Tuesday the 17th of January the RIMLS award winners 2016 were announced. Kalijn Bol, affiliated with the Depts. of Tumor Immunology and Medical Oncology, theme Cancer development and immune defense, received the Best Thesis Award for her thesis entitled “Dendritic-cell based immunotherapy in melanoma”. Her thesis supervisors were Prof. Jolanda de Vries and Prof. Winald Gerritsen. She combined her work as a PhD student with her residency in Internal Medicine. She currently works as a resident at the Canisius Wilhemina Hospital (CWZ) in Nijmegen and continues to stay involved in the clinical trials with dendritic cell vaccination in melanoma patiënts.