2015 News

İsmail Günacar is 17, and just received his Bachelor's Degree from the University of Cincinnati

İsmail Günacar, age 17, has successfully earned a BS degree in biochemistry with honors from the McMicken College of Arts & Sciences of the University of Cincinnati, and has became the youngest student ever to earn a BS degree from UC. Günacar has research experience on improved nucleotide extraction and has worked on a new method to increase yield of nucleotides extracted from cell cultures. Along with his academic success, Günacar was involved in a number of extracurricular activities.   full story

CROSSING THE BRIDGE: A NEW Call from NIH for Turkey-US Research Collaboration on Affordable Medical Technologies

The National Institute of Health (NIH) just released a new Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) PAR-15-276 Turkey-US Collaborative Program for Affordable Medical Technologies (R01).   full story

EURAXESS North America meeting

EURAXESS Links North America meeting, held every 6 months, took place on June 12, 2015, in which representatives of European academic communities in the United States gathered to discuss possible contributions to their communities. TASSA represented Turkey at the meeting. Representatives from the Embassy of Italy, Embassy of Spain, Office for Science & Technology at the Embassy of France, and the German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD) joined the meeting as well.   full story

TASSA 2016 Conference will be held at the Charles M. Harper Center, University of Chicago Booth School of Business, April 2-3

We are very excited to share that our signature event, the TASSA Conference, held every two years, will take place on 2-3, 2016, at the University of Chicago. TASSA Conference is a special event, providing unique opportunities for collaboration and networking...   full story

TASSA 2014 Annual Report

2014 was a very successful year for TASSA; the TASSA Conference took place at the University of Maryland, College Park. Numerous academic institutions, companies, and organizations, both from the United States and Turkey, involved in TASSA activities...   full story

Türkiye Cumhuriyet Merkez Bankası 2015 Yılı Araştırma Ödülleri Duyurusu

Türkiye Cumhuriyet Merkez Bankası, Türkiye ekonomisi, gelişmekte olan ülke ekonomileri ve/veya merkez bankacılığı konularında yapılan akademik çalışmaların desteklenmesini sağlamak ve bu çalışmalara daha geniş kesimlerin ulaşabilmesine katkıda bulunmak amacıyla “Türkiye Cumhuriyet Merkez Bankası 2015 Yılı Araştırma Ödülleri” verecektir.   full story

Introduction of the Board Members: Ayşe Imrohoroglu

In this issue we feature Ayşe İmrohoroğlu, Professor of Finance and Business Economics, University of Southern California, Marshall School of Business.   full story

Young Scholar Profile: Burhaneddin Sandıkçı

The young scholar in this issue is Burhaneddin Sandıkçı, PhD., Associate Professor of Operations Management The University of Chicago Booth School of Business   full story

A Conversation with Ali Hortaçsu

Ali Hortacsu, Ralph and Mary Otis Isham Professor of Economics, University of Chicago.   full story

Ziya Gokaslan, MD, Named Chief of Neurosurgery at Rhode Island and The Miriam Hospitals; Neurosurgery Chair at t

Ziya L. Gokaslan, MD, FACS, has been appointed chief of neurosurgery at Rhode Island Hospital and The Miriam Hospital, and chairman of the department of neurosurgery at The Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University, effective July 1, 2015.   full story

A First Step Towards Establishment of Insitute of Health of Turkey

A law regarding the establishment of Directorate of Health Institutes in Turkey (Türkiye Sağlık Enstitüleri Başkanlığı - TÜSEB) was published on “Resmi Gazete’. According to the law, the directorate will be affiliated with the Ministry of Health of Turkey, and will have scientific and administrative autonomy and its own budget. The physical location of the directorate will be in Istanbul.   full story

Expert Opinion: Tamay Özgökmen - Understanding the Next Big Oil Spill: Recent Research at the University of Miami

The Deepwater Horizon Spill of 2010 in the Gulf of Mexico underscored the need for informed response to such events. An integral part of that response is the prediction of the oil and gas plume evolution from the wellhead all the way to the beach. Questions such as "where will the oil go?", "how fast will it get there?" and "how much oil will get there?" arise in all major spills. The answers are important in the allocation of limited response resources and in determining the overall socio-economic impact of the spill.   full story