2016 News

TASSA 2016 Job Fair

During TASSA’s 2016 Conference on April 2nd and 3rd, a job fair was held with the participation of 13 institutions. A detailed Job Fair report was published.   full story

New TASSA Awards

At the last TASSA meeting in Chicago, two new awards were announced, namely the Aziz Sancar and Kenan Sahin Awards, to strengthen TASSA’s commitment to this exciting Young Scholar Awards Program. Both Aziz Sancar and Kenan Sahin are inspirational leaders and long term supporters of TASSA, and through these new awards their prestigious legacy will continue to inspire, motivate and honor the very best of the next generation of scientists, scholars, engineers and entrepreneurs.   full story

TASSA 2016 Conference was a great success!

TASSA’16 took place on April 2-3, 2016 at the Charles M. Harper Center at the University of Chicago, and was a great success thanks to the 384 attendees who braved the cold, snowy Chicago weather and hundreds more online.   full story

TASSA 2016 Poster Session

The poster session of TASSA 2016 Conference was held at Charles M. Harper Center, the University of Chicago Booth School of Business, April 2, 2016. Principal investigators, students, and postdoctoral fellows partook in this unique event to present their research as well various university and institutions.   full story

TASSA 2016 Young Scholar Awards

In the 2016 TASSA Conference in April, nine junior scholars were announced as the 2016 winners of this prestigious award among approximately 170 highly qualified applications, each under the age of 35. These winners are...   full story

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