2016 News

A Statement from the TASSA Board of Directors

Our hearts are heavy with the series of sad news from our home country. Turkey is suffering from terror attacks by multiple hate groups. Innocent people have lost their lives or have been seriously injured. The whole country is in a state of anxiety. As TASSA, we abhor views that defend, praise, or encourage violence, hatred, and hostility.   full story

Expert Opinion: Hasan Ayaz on the emerging field of Neuroergonomics

TASSA Vice President Hasan Ayaz discusses Neuroergonomics and the inaugural international conference planned in Paris, France   full story

Young Scholar Profile: Bumin Yenmez

The young scholar in this issue is Bumin Yenmez, Assistant Professor of Economics, Tepper School of Business, Carnegie Mellon University.   full story

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

CROSSING THE BRIDGE - March 2016

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