2015 News

A Conversation with Moshe Arditi

Our guest on this issue of The Bridge is Moshe Arditi, Professor of Pediatrics, Executive Vice-Chair of the Department of Pediatrics and the Director of the Infectious and Immunological Diseases Translational Research Center at Cedars Sinai Medical Center, Los Angeles.   full story

Young Scholar Profile: Handan Acar

The young scholar in this issue is Handan Acar, a postdoctoral scholar, at the University of Chicago's Institute of Molecular Engineering.   full story

Introduction of the Board Members: Selim Ünlü

In this issue we feature Selim Ünlü, Professor of Biomedical Engineering, and Electrical and Computer Engineering at Boston University.   full story

Serdar Bulun, MD is elected to the National Academy of Medicine

Serdar Bulun, MD, chair of the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, has been elected to the National Academy of Medicine (NAM), formerly known as the Institute of Medicine.   full story

Murat Günel, MD, is elected to the National Academy of Medicine

Yale Cancer Center's Dr. Murat Gunel, Nixdorff-German Professor and chair, department of neurosurgery, and professor of neurobiology and genetics, Yale School of Medicine; and chief, department of neurosurgery, Yale-New Haven Hospital, has been elected to the National Academy of Medicine.   full story

Alper Bozkurt Named to Popular Science's 'Brilliant 10'

Alper Bozkurt, from North Carolina State University has been named as one of "Brilliant 10" by the Popular Science Magazine. Currently working as an Assistant Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering at North Carolina State University, Dr. Bozkurt's research focuses on the Internet of Bionic Things, in areas ranging from human-animal communication to insect biobots to human health monitoring devices.   full story

TASSA represented Turkey in the EURAXESS Conference

On November 19, twenty-four organizations representing twelve different countries including Turkey, gathered at the Spain Arts & Culture Center in Washington DC, for the “First Annual Meeting of the European Scientific Diasporas.” Harvard Fellow Professor Canan Dağdeviren and TASSA’s managing editor Handan Uslu represented Turkey at the meeting and participated on two different panels.   full story

Vamık Volkan is awarded the Mary Sigourney Psychoanalysis Award

Vamık Volkan won the 2015 Sigourney Awards – North American Region. Being born into the conflict in Cyprus, Vamık Volkan's work focused on applying a psychoanalytic approach to conflicts. The way Vamık Volkan applied object relations theory to mental states has enhanced the understanding of personality disorders.   full story

TASSA congratulates Turkey's own Prof. Aziz Sancar for receiving the Nobel Prize in Chemistry

Along with Thomas Lindahl, Paul L. Mordrich, Aziz Sancar was awarded the Nobel Prize in Chemistry for his work on the mechanism of DNA repair this Wednesday.   full story

CROSSING THE BRIDGE - September 2015

ERC Grants as a Tool for Creating Soft-Landing Bases in Turkey   full story

Duygu Kayaman develops an app for the blind and the visually impaired

Duygu Karaman (26), visually impaired herself, developed the mobile application "My Dream Partner" (Hayal Ortağım) for the blind, and was listed in "35 Innovators under 35" by the MIT Technology Review.   full story

Canan Dağdeviren develops a device to facilitate skin cancer diagnosis.

2015 MIT Technology Review announced Canan Dağdelen, an exceptional female Turkish scholar, as an “Innovator Under 35.”   full story