2016 News

Zika virus: A new vector-borne threat in the Americas

Ebola virus infection commanded most of the infectious and tropical disease headlines of 2014 and 2015. Now a very different disease, Zika virus or Zika fever, has become a global news item. The World Health Organization (WHO) has declared Zika virus infection a global emergency and is estimating about 3-4 million cases by the end of 2016.   full story

TASSA editor brings popular science to thousands in Turkey through his podcast.

Every other Saturday, Bahri Karacay, the current editor of TASSA and a research associate professor of Pediatrics at the Carver College of Medicine of the University of Iowa, puts on his headphones and records the upcoming episode of his popular podcast "Bahri Karacay ile Bilim". Since October of 2015, iTunes-Turkey has featured "Bahri Karacay ile Bilim" as one of the top podcasts in Turkey.   full story

A Conversation with Ahmet Hoke

In every issue of The Bridge, we aim to introduce a member of our diaspora. These individuals touched the lives of many by their research, teaching or service activities. Our guest on this issue of The Bridge is Ahmet Hoke, Professor of Neurology, and the Director of Neuromuscular Division at Johns Hopkins University.   full story

Cenk Cavusoglu, principal investigator, receives grant to create a robotic heart catheter

In order to treat atrial gibrillation, researchers from Case Western reserve Universiy has undertaken a research project. Cenk Cavusoglu will be guiding the research, which has a funding of $1.3 million. The research will be funded by the NIH to develop a prototype.   full story

Aziz Sancar and Kenan Sahin will be keynote speakers at the TASSA 2016 Conference

During the TASSA 2016 Conference, Aziz Sancar, MD, PhD, the Sarah Graham Kenan Professor of Biochemistry and Biophysics at the UNC School of Medicine, member of the UNC Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center, and Dr. Kenan Sahin, founder and Chief Executive Officer of TIAX LLC, will be joining us as keynote speakers.   full story

TASSA Participates at the Science Diaspora Event, AAAS Annual Meeting by NODES

As part of the AAAS Annual Meeting in Washington, DC, NODES (Networks of Diasporas in Engineering and Science) held a half day discussion and networking event that engaged scientists and engineers, students, innovators, and government and embassy officials on model practices for catalyzing the growth and engagement of science and engineering diasporas in policy processes both in their country of origin and in the United States.   full story

TASSA Participates the ATAA Leadership Conference

TASSA President Prof. Haluk Unal spoke at the 36th Annual Turkish American National Leadership Conference held by ATAA in Washington DcCon February 25-27, 2016.   full story

Sadık Esener will lead Oregon Health & Science University's large-scale early cancer detection initiative.

Sadik Esener, professor of Nanoengineering and Electrical and Computer Engineering at Jacobs Center of Engineering at University of California, San Diego was chosen to lead Oregon Health & Science University's large-scale early cancer detection initiative.   full story


Technology Transfer and Seed-Stage Venture Capital Funds in Turkey   full story

HAVELSAN will attend TASSA 2016 Conference

HAVELSAN, one of the biggest software company in Turkey, wants to become one of the most favoured companies for employees and ready to work with any professional around the world in Havelsan’s areas of activity. Therefore; Havelsan is eager to meet Turkish American scientists and scholars in Chicago.   full story

Scholarship for Turkish women accepted to Graduate Level Economics programs in US

Grants will be awarded to Turkish women accepted to Masters or PhD programs in Economics at accredited schools in the United States, in memory of Sena Eken Schieber.   full story

TASSA's Aydoğan Özcan is awarded the International Commission for Optics Prize

Aydogan Ozcan, Chancellor’s Professor of Electrical Engineering and Bioengineering at the UCLA Henry Samueli School of Engineering and Applied Science, and a Board Director at TASSA, has received the International Commission for Optics (ICO) Prize.   full story