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09 July 2020

1 Topic 1 Guest Event Took Place Online!

The 27th session of the "1 Topic 1 guest" event organized by Uskudar University Occupational Safety, Occupational Health and Environmental Health application, and Research Center USGUMER was held online. The guest of the program was Uskudar University, Faculty of Medicine, Head of Family Medicine Dept. Member Lect. Dr. Ayhan Ozsahin.In the 27th online program, Member Lect. Dr. Ayhan Ozsahin made a presentation titled “Responsibilities of Occupational Safety Professionals during the Covid-19 Outbreak, What to Do in Training and Measures”.“Thanks to effective communication, we got people masks on.”Member Lect. Dr. Ayhan Ozsahin first gave information about the character, effects, treatment services, preventive health services, and communication studies of the virus with the Covid-19 outbreak.  Ozsahin told, “We put masks onto the society, that we can't stop them smoking, that we can't wear them seat belts, thanks to the effective communication.”“We need to level the risk” Indicating that the first task in Occupational Health and Safety is guidance, Ozsahin said, “We need to guide the employer. While providing this guidance, it is not possible to provide a zero-risk environment for the current epidemic. As long as a business operates in interaction, it is not possible to run the business at zero risk. So we need to aim to minimize the risk. We have to level the risk. Occupational health and safety professionals have to offer more alternative solutions for every risk by saying, that if we do this, the harm will be this way, instead, let's do this, the harm will be this then!”“The measures to be taken should be based on concrete evidence”Indicating that the OHS (Occupational Health & Safety) professionals should offer the measures to be taken against the Covid-19 outbreak based on concrete evidence, Member Lect. Dr. Ayhan Ozsahin said, “The most robust document we currently have, is a set of decisions and guidelines submitted by the public authority. A guide was created and published by the Scientific Committee of the Ministry of Health, right on from the start. As it gained experience, it made fine adjustments, corrected, and updated some bugs. Therefore, the OHS professionals should present the suggestions to the employer by taking the documents published by the Ministry of Labor, and the Ministry of Health and the decisions taken by the civil opinion. Thus, the conflict is reduced to less.”“Specific approach to people is needed may they can complicate collective movements”Member Lect. Dr. Ayhan Ozsahin emphasized that the epidemic spread with human beings and that the only solution is healthy human behavior since there are no effective vaccines and drugs. Ozsahin stated, “There are always different groups of people in society. They are a group of conscious, decent employees, and there is no problem to manage them. But in society, there's a small group that doesn't necessarily care, even if it's a little psychopathic. Another important group is more meticulous, more emotional employees. They tend to panic. Therefore, if there are individuals within the study management who can quickly analyze these groups and make collective movements difficult, a special support for them is necessary." The online interview ended after the question and answer session.

09 July 2020

"Covid-19 Writes Its Own Story in Every Country"

Uskudar University Rector Consultant and Medical Faculty Internal Sciences Department Head Prof. Dr. Tayfun Uzbay participated in the "World Pharmacists Covid-19 Meeting" event. Uzbay, who was the moderator of the program and says that each country follows a different struggling strategy against Covid-19, and writes its own story, said, that some time is needed to understand the real story or who wrote the true story.  The role and experiences of pharmacists were discussed in the Covid-19 process at the webinar event attended by pharmacists from The UK, France, Finland, Spain, and Turkey.“Every 100 years occurs a pandemic”On December 19th, 2019, he stated that Covid-19, which originated in China, spread throughout the world and caused a serious pandemic. Prof. Dr. Tayfun Uzbay said the pandemic had previously been underestimated before. Uzbay said; “We see such a pandemic for the first time, but it happens every 100 years. Despite today's high technology developments, it could not prevent the pandemic from suddenly stopping the world economy. We have been experiencing serious problems, especially for 2-3 months. Unfortunately, those who underestimated the virus, soon saw, that this was something that should not be taken unserious, due to encountering deaths. This is a situation that needs to be taken seriously.”“The pandemic has taught a lot”Prof. Dr. Tayfun Uzbay stated, that we, unfortunately, understood the importance of investing in the health and education system during the pandemic. Uzbay outed; “We have seen how important the health system and the understanding of the social state in health are. In line with the universal declaration of human rights, it is a fact that all people are equal regardless of race, religion, language, and gender discrimination. It is a constitutional right to protect human health and to have access to treatment when they are sick. This right is enshrined in the Constitution of the Republic of Turkey (§56) and in the constitutions of all other countries.”.“Covid-19 Writes Its Own Story in Every Country” Prof. Dr. Tayfun Uzbay said, "Each country was pursuing a different strategy of fighting Covid-19. Uzbay told; that “Considering the spread of the virus that caused the pandemic, its total weight is estimated to weigh just about 1 g, and this virus has now caused nearly seven million cases and more than four hundred thousand deaths worldwide. Unfortunately, it still continues to kill. Each country followed a different fighting strategy against Covid-19. This is a natural course of pandemic processes. Covid-19 writes its own story in each country especially for. There's a little more time to figure out the real story or who wrote the true story”.“Health care workers were in the biggest risk group during the Covid-19 process”Respectfully commemorating those who lost their lives due to the virus, Prof. Dr. Tayfun Uzbay said, that the biggest risk group in the Covid-19 process were healthcare workers. Uzbay talked like, “We are still trying to understand this virus. Pharmacists, physicians, and nurses are the three indispensable elements of human health and treatment. Health professionals have been the biggest risk group in the Covid-19 process.”

09 July 2020

Our “Distance Education” Experience Has Crossed the Limits!

The experience of Uskudar University, which continues its educational activities without interruption by rapidly realizing digital transformation during the pandemic period, has exceeded the borders of the country. Our distance education courses, which reach all over the world via Uskudar University TV (UUTV), which broadcasts live lectures 6 days a week, are also watched with interest by Turkish students in Macedonia.Also, other university students showed great interest in the course videos uploaded to the official YouTube account by live broadcasting from UUTV, during the spring semester of Uskudar University, which has been studying remotely due to COVID-19. Faculty of Medicine, Head of Medical Genetics Department Member Lect. Yesim Özdemir stated, that they received thank you messages about video lessons over social media. Dr. Lect. Member Yesim Özdemir evaluated the distance education process to UNA.“Education at Uskudar University continued without any disruption”There has been a big change in the field of education during the process of the pandemic. Students, who received a formal education, suddenly started to receive education from their homes. What did Uskudar University do during the distance education process?Young lecturers like me were already using such communication tools. Our Z generation, so our students were ready for it as well. Therefore, as soon as the pandemic and isolation process started, even in the same week, thanks to our Founding Rector and Dean of Uskudar University, which already had the entire infrastructure, offered us the access methods I wanted. So we did our best to use this opportunity with our young friends together. Theoretical education has continued without any disruption, thanks to the lecture videos and virtual classrooms broadcast live on Uskudar University TV and then shared on YouTube.“We explained our lessons within the peace of mind”The Faculty of Medicine is a discipline, that requires both theoretical and practice. We have experienced many things with the pandemic as educators and students. Have you had any trouble while teaching the students?We haven't had any problems. Because the technical infrastructure of Uskudar University is ready for this and thanks to the actions and decisions taken very quickly, we were able to reach the young people through the issues we determined with our Founding Rector and Dean. Our other teachers taught in virtual classrooms. Individual controls, masks, isolation, and disinfection rules, were already being applied very properly at the entrance of the building at Uskudar University TV, where the live broadcast classes were given. So we explained our lessons with peace of mind without encountering any difficulties. I would like to thank all the team, especially Mrs. Ayça Türk. Actually It was a period full of joy and innovations.“Being open to new information made me very happy”During the distance education process, Uskudar University reached its students through different channels; synchronous and asynchronous. Can you evaluate the quality of the training provided? As a young Geneticist faculty member, I was already able to provide the best and the latest information to people, but the important thing was to convey it to our students. It figured out, from their feedback, that I was able to do this with the live broadcast I made on the TV and videos, with the possibility of watching afterward. I was very happy to be open to new information with such pleasure in the lessons. Thanks to the opportunities provided by our university, this information has been placed in the mind of our students with pleasure.Lessons were even listened from Macedonia!Do you think that students are satisfied with the education given, how are they coming reactions from the students or from outside? So far, people from different countries watched your lecture videos and conveyed to us that they were very satisfied and thanked you.The success of each job in the Z generation is evaluated at the end of the feedbacks/turnbacks. The feedback here was very positive, and it made me happy enough to make me cry. Thanks to the generosity of our university, as well as the students of the Uskudar University, I had a career with full of people who reported that they listened to the courses even from Macedonia and that they passed their exams successfully thanks to this infrastructure, which enabled us to create a video library open to all students who speak Turkish on earth. And I owe this to the Uskudar University and the infrastructure provided to us by our Rector and Dean.In the era of information, it is very proud to share and give information.Distance education is such that it will remove the limits ... What can you share about this subject? As I just said, not only the students of our university but the opportunities provided by the Uskudar University, to inform me of the achievements of the young people who benefit from our library abroad, is an opportunity to move us all further and to the more beautiful one. That's why I'm so, so happy. And these feedbacks keep coming in. I hope we can see that students from Macedonia, Europe, or other Turkish-speaking countries of the world benefit from our virtual classrooms, Uskudar University TV, and YouTube videos. In the information age, it is very proud to share information and to be informative. The happiness of this is indescribable thank you.

13 Feb 2020

Corona virus should not be feared, precautions should be taken

Üsküdar University held a conference to discuss corona virus outbreak that emerged in China, the latest data on the death of 426 people and many issues from the conspiracy theories on the social media to the ways of protection. Üsküdar University Advisor to the Rector, Faculty of Medicine, Department Head of Internal Medicine and Medical Pharmacology Department Prof. Tayfun Uzbay pointed out the importance of preventive and preventive health services. Uzbay emphasized the importance of vaccination and said, “Today there is an opposition to the vaccine. The most important tool of preventive and protective medicine is vaccine. Therefore, rejecting vaccination is very dangerous.” Üsküdar University Faculty of Medicine Dean Prof. Haydar Sur said, “The World Health Organization does not consider Turkey among the risky countries.” He said that the Ministry of Health has carried out very important studies and managed this process well.NPİSTANBUL Brain Hospital Infectious Diseases and Microbiology Specialist Dr. Songül Özer stated that it is not different from other viruses and that it would be possible for the virus to spread to Turkey. She stressed that there should be no panic, and also underlined that care should be given to hand hygiene especially.Prof. Haydar Sur: “Focus should be on the behavior codes of the corona virus”Üsküdar University held a press conference titled “The rights and wrongs of the corona virus” at the Senate Hall in Main Campus. Üsküdar University Faculty of Medicine Dean Prof. Haydar Sur stated that as of today, the virus in China has caused death also in Hong Kong and the Philippines.10 milligrams of bleach to 1 liter of boiled water!Prof. Haydar Sur pointed out the importance of hygiene and cleanliness in protecting against viruses and stated that everyone can easily make their own disinfectant. He said, “You can prepare it by pouring 10 milligrams of bleach in 1 liter of boiled water. You can use this mixture for cleaning with the help of a cloth.”Prof. Tayfun Uzbay: “Conspiracy theories will waste time”Üsküdar University Advisor to the Rector, Faculty of Medicine, Department Head of Internal Medicine and Medical Pharmacology Department Prof. Tayfun Uzbay pointed out that the importance of preventive and preventive health services is understood once more in protecting against corona virus, and that the vaccine is especially important.Dr. Songül Özer: “Corona virus may spread to Turkey, but it should not cause worry.”NPİSTANBUL Brain Hospital Infectious Diseases and Microbiology Specialist Dr. Songül Özer shared up-to-date information announced by China regarding the corona virus. She said that there are 23 thousand 214 people identified as suspicious cases in the world, and the number of confirmed cases is 20 thousand 471. She also stated that 426 people lost their lives. She shared that 624 individuals had this virus in their bodies but fully recovered.Üsküdar News Agency (ÜNA)

13 Feb 2020

One out of 10 people have intense fear of flying!

The plane crash at Sabiha Gökçen Airport has caused many people who are afraid to fly to be anxious. Experts say that air travel is 266 times less risky than road travel, and negative news about aircraft and movies based on the accident trigger fear significantly.Üsküdar University Faculty of Medicine Head of Clinical Psychology Department Psychiatrist Assoc. Prof. Gökben Hızlı Sayar made evaluations about passenger psychology based on the plane crash at Istanbul Sabiha Gökçen Airport.10 percent of passengers experience intense fearSayar started by talking about the factors that triggered flight fears. She said; “Mark Twain has a famous saying: ‘Many people spend their lives suffering from tragedies that have never happened.’ Fear of flying is such a situation for many people, but it is a proportional and rational protection attitude towards a real danger. In some cases, fear acts as a protector by keeping the person away. However, if the level of fear increases, the person will panic and their reactions will be restricted. According to commercial airlines statistics, 1 out of every 4 passengers boarding the plane (24 percent) shows more or less symptoms of fear of flying, and 10 percent of them fear intensive flight. This fear affects the lives of many people and restricts the use of the airway in transportation, leaving the person and her/his environment in a difficult situation. Most flight-related news, such as plane crashes, and air piracy, reinforce fear of flying in people. In addition, in many films, plane crashes and hijackings are used as a theme of fear. In spite of this, we hardly come across articles and news that address the reliability and comfort of the flight. The fact that negative messages are so intense, triggers the fear of flying and reinforces the flight.”266 times less risky than highwaySayar stated that airline travels are less risky than other travel types. She continued by saying: “The first step in overcoming fear of flying is to have information about aviation. If an airplane is insecure, it is banned from flying anywhere in the world. When it comes to security in this sector, the expense is inevitable, every flight related event is checked many times. All of the commercial aircraft we board today have a backup system, so if a system does not work, another system will take over. This double safety also includes flight personnel. Airplanes are quite reliable, considering that many technicians before each departure did not check our car, we did not drive with a spare driver, and that many times more lives died in road crashes every year than plane crashes. To put it in numbers, the probability of accidents in road traffic is 266 times compared to the airway, and the risk of death from cigarettes is 4 thousand times higher than deaths due to flight. While the number of people traveling by air in 3 years is 3 billion, the number of people who died in plane crashes is less than those who died in 1 year from bee stings.”Phobia is confused with cowardiceAssoc. Prof. Gökben Hızlı Sayar pointed out that the concepts of fear and phobia are confused in society. She said; “Despite having all this information, if the person's fear is excessive, meaningless and constant, even if there is a possibility of encountering this situation, and if this situation hinders the daily life and functions of the person, then we call the fear "phobia". Similarly, if the person is too afraid of the plane, cannot get on, avoids when one needs to board it or can endure the flight with a lot of trouble, that person has aviophobia. Phobia is not a condition of cowardice. Many people with aviophobia are brave, agile and successful in their daily lives. But aviophobia is a disease and its treatment is possible. Frequent flying of the person who is afraid of flight will help one to overcome the fear of learning and practicing relaxation and breathing exercises.”Fear of flying can be treated in a short timeSayar ended her words by addressing the fear of flight treatments: “In the treatment, it is primarily evaluated whether the person has other phobias, mental disorders such as depression, stress related disorders, substance use. Drug treatments or psychotherapies can be applied depending on the cause, severity and nature of the problem. In psychotherapies, it is possible to overcome the phobia by changing the negative perceptions and false thoughts about the flight, positive conditioning, systematic desensitization, relaxation techniques and overcoming it. With appropriate treatment, a success rate of 70 to 90 percent is achieved in a short time. Nowadays, major airline companies are implementing short-term and highly effective flight fear therapies.”Üsküdar News Agency (ÜNA)

05 Feb 2020

Prof. İbrahim Öztek: “Every Turkish teenager should do studies like Aziz Sancar”

Hocalı, the owner of Karabakh veteran medals, known as the “Aksakalli” of the Turkish sports world, has a voice in many branches from sports to medicine, from the federation presidency to coaching, from intellectuality to book writing. Prof. İbrahim Öztek answered questions from Üsküdar News Agency reporter Şüheda Damgacı. He said, “I sleep 3 hours every night to save time and continue my studies for 50 years.” Üsküdar University, Faculty of Medicine, Head of the Department of Medical Pathology Öztek was awarded the “İlhanlı Azerbaijan Medal”. Öztek points out that for the development of our country, every Turkish teenager must engage in Nobel prizes, such as Aziz Sancar.Üsküdar News Agency (ÜNA)

05 Feb 2020

Prof. Nevzat Tarhan: “Personalized treatment prevents unnecessary drug use”

The 3rd “Rational Drug Use” panel was held to commemorate Üsküdar University Advanced Toxicology Laboratory Director Prof. Tuncel Özden, who died on 5th of February, 2017. Attention was drawn to the conscious use of conventional medicine. Üsküdar University Founding Rector Prof. Nevzat Tarhan stated that they took the first steps of personalized treatment years ago. He said, “Our studies show that personalized treatment is cost-effective. Personalized treatment also prevents the use of unnecessary medicines.”  Üsküdar News Agency (ÜNA)

10 Dec 2019

The first event of Üsküdar Medical Club was actualized!

Üsküdar University Medical Club performed its first activities. The event was held on November 14, World Diabetes Day. Speakers of the event was Üsküdar University Advisor to President Prof. Tayfun Uzbay, Dean of the Faculty of Medicine Prof. Haydar Sur and Memorial Ataşehir Hospital Endocrinology and Metabolism Diseases Specialist Assoc. Prof. Ferit Kerim Küçükler.Diabetes was discussed from different aspects in the event held in the Main Campus Nermin Tarhan Conference Hall.“Diabetes and obesity walk arm in arm”Prof. Tayfun Uzbay delivered the opening speech of the event and stated, “The prevalence of diabetes in Turkey is close to 34%. The most common cause of diabetes is malnutrition. Bad eating habits are the biggest problems of our age. Diabetes and obesity walk hand in hand. Nutrition is very, very important in diabetes.”“The alternative to medicine is still in medicine”Prof. Uzbay went on to mention the error of turning to alternative medicine, which is frequently done especially in Turkish society. He said; “Medicine is a field of science. The scientific locomotive of the world is medicine. It is a mistake to seek remedies in a science such as medicine in alternative medicine and to ignore the blessings of medicine. Alternative medicine also requires expertise. There are ethical rules and conditions. There is no field outside of medicine that complements medicine. The alternative of medicine is still in medicine.”“Eat Healthy and do sports”Prof. Haydar Sur talked about obesity and diabetes. He pointed out that increased weight gain triggers diabetes. He said, “We need to balance the weight gain by burning calories from what we eat and not be afraid to move. We need to spend time for sports in order to be healthy. Consuming packaged foods, inactivity and long working hours, together with weight gain, generate people to diabetes.”“Don't surrender to obesity”Prof. Sur stressed the key point of medical science in people's lives. He said, “You're medical students. You are all examples. Live your life in such a way that you become an example to your patients and then to those around you. Medicine is conducive to a healthy life. Don't surrender to obesity.”“Eight million people have diabetes in Turkey”Assoc. Prof. Ferit Kerim Küçükler mentioned in the beginning of his speech and drew attention to diabetes in Turkey and in the world. He said; “By a rough estimate of eight million people have diabetes in Turkey. 425 million people live with diabetes in the world. In addition, seven million people are diagnosed with diabetes each year. These are very risky figures.”“Diabetes affects many systems in our body”Küçükler pointed out that diabetes is a disease that should not be underestimated. He said; “Diabetes affects many systems in our body. It has the potential to cause damage everywhere. At the same time, diabetes reduces life expectancy by 5-10 years.”The event ended after the presentation of plaques and collective souvenir photography.Üsküdar News Agency (ÜNA)

23 Oct 2019

Üsküdar University Academicians met at the Science Communication Summit

The conference based on “Human’s search of meaning” was organized by BİAKADEMİ with the scientific support of Üsküdar University. Üsküdar University academics took part in the Science Communication Summit as speakers.Üsküdar University Founding President Prof. Nevzat Tarhan gave the opening speech of the conference. Afterwards, Üsküdar University Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences, Department of Psychology Faculty Member Prof. Sinan Canan made a presentation titled “Human as Part of Meaning”.Üsküdar University Vice Dean of Humanities and Social Sciences, Department of Psychology Faculty Member Assoc. Prof. Tayfun Doğan gave a conference on “Human's Search for Meaning: What Should One Devote Life to?”.Üsküdar University Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences, Department of Sociology Faculty Member Assoc. Prof. Barış Erdoğan talked about “the Sociology of love” and touched on that love is not much loved by the authorities.Üsküdar University Advisor to President, Faculty of Medicine Department Head of Internal Medicine Prof. Tayfun Uzbay made a presentation entitled “Women Brain, Men Brain” and emphasized that the human brain is focused on pleasure in general.Üsküdar News Agency (ÜNA)

10 Oct 2019

2019-2020 academic year orientation programs are concluded

Üsküdar University orientation programs for the students who are enrolled in 2019-2020 academic year are concluded with the participation of academic and administrative staff. The students were informed about all the functioning and activities of the university in the 5-day programs.Orientation days were held at Main Campus Nermin Tarhan Conference Hall and Çarşı Campus Emirnebi Conference Hall. The instructors of Faculties of Medicine, Communication, Humanities and Social Sciences, Engineering and Natural Sciences, Health Sciences, Vocational School of Health Services, Preparatory School and International Office informed the students about every aspect.In the orientation programs; Directors of Corporate Communication, Student Affairs, Information Technologies; Health, Culture and Sports; Library Documentation, Career Center and International Relations introduced their units to students.Üsküdar News Agency (ÜNA)

10 Oct 2019

Prof. Nevzat Tarhan gave valuable advice to future doctors

Üsküdar University Faculty of Medicine, which received its first students this year, started the 2019-2020 academic year with a ceremony. Üsküdar University Founding President Prof. Nevzat Tarhan, Yaşar Aydın - Vice Chairman of Memorial Health Group and Uğur Genç - CEO of Memorial Health Group attended the ceremony in which academic upgrade hooding ceremony was also held. Prof. Nevzat Tarhan stated that they aim to provide medical education with high quality and robust infrastructure as a university and that medical profession is not only profession. Indicating that change and suffering is a part of development, Prof. Tarhan emphasized the importance of critical thinking, questioning and emphasized the importance of cooperation, teamwork and communication. Prof. Nevzat Tarhan advised future doctors to dream.Üsküdar University Founding President Prof. Nevzat Tarhan provided an opening speech at the ceremony which was held at Üsküdar University Main Campus Nermin Tarhan Conference Hall. Prof. Tarhan remarked that Üsküdar University, which was established in 2011 and received its first students in 2012, provides education to more than 20 thousand students in 5 faculties and a vocational school of health sciences.Prof. Nevzat Tarhan: “We aimed to provide high quality medical education with strong infrastructure”Prof. Nevzat Tarhan remarked that medical school is an important step as they are a thematic university in the fields of behavioral sciences and health. He also shared that they are working to provide a strong and high quality medical education and that they have established standards above average. Üsküdar University received its first medical students in 2019-2020 academic year. Prof. Nevzat Tarhan stated that they have started this journey along with NPİSTANBUL Brain Hospital and Memorial Health Group in cooperation.Prof. Nevzat Tarhan: “The medical profession is not only a profession, but an art.”Prof. Nevzat Tarhan emphasized that the medical profession is not only a profession but an art. He gave recommendations to medical students as a “senior companion”. Prof. Nevzat Tarhan pointed out the importance of 21st century skills for capturing the future and underlined the fact that his students will work hard to achieve these skills.Prof. Nevzat Tarhan: “Changing and suffering is part of development.”Prof. Tarhan said that 21st century skills aim not only to meet today's needs, but to meet the needs of the future. He said, “If there is an understanding that understands the needs of the future, one can develop and progress accordingly. Changing and developing are sometimes painful and difficult. Medical students have to work almost 24 hours. You will aspire to the difficult occasions and you will suffer but in this way one can improve. One can face the current challenges by considering benefit for the future. For this reason, endurance training is one of the trainings of positive psychology.”Prof. Nevzat Tarhan: “Knowledge is permanent in learning by experience.”Prof. Tarhan noted that one of the 21st century skills is learning by experience. He continued as, “Theoretical knowledge is forgotten, whereas learning through experience cannot be forgotten. Our five senses, like sight and hearing, are not enough for the reflection of permanent knowledge in our memory. Intuition and emotions also need to step in. Then the information becomes permanent. We, as the university, tried to do this. We tried to implement the Hybrid Management and Training System. Instead of the traditional classical system, we aimed to apply the application from the first year. We wanted our medical students to learn by experience.”Importance of cooperation, communication and dreaming was emphasizedProf. Nevzat Tarhan stressed the importance of critical thinking and questioning and advised his students to ask many questions and be curious. Prof. Nevzat Tarhan stated that they adopted the philosophy of learning organization as a university along with the students and teachers. He also emphasized the importance of cooperation, teamwork and communication. Prof. Nevzat Tarhan advised doctor candidates to build their networks and that they should have a strong imagination.Prof. Haydar Sur: “You will be shaped by hundreds of years of experience.”Üsküdar University Faculty of Medicine Dean Prof. Haydar Sur said that they had gone through a difficult path while establishing medical school and that their cooperation with Memorial Group was important. He thanked Üsküdar University Founding President Prof. Nevzat Tarhan and the academicians. Prof. Haydar Sur said “You are new and the faculty is new but you will be trained here with hundreds of years of academic staff experience.”Memorial Healthcare Group CEO Uğur Genç: “Work a lot and make a difference”Memorial Group CEO Uğur Genç stated in his speech that they attach great importance to this cooperation. He continued as, “We set out on this journey to add value to you and to train good physicians. Work a lot and make a difference. Noone can succeed without working hard. Don’t be ordinary.”Prof. Nevzat Tarhan presented a sculpture of Feeler to Yaşar Aydın, the Vice Chairman of the Board of Directors of Memorial Health Group Yaşar Aydın expressed their satisfaction with the cooperation also.Prof. Nevzat Tarhan gave the first lectureFounding President Prof. Nevzat Tarhan gave the first lecture on “Definition of Positive Psychology and Basic Concepts”. Prof. Tarhan stated that positive psychology is an area that helps individuals from birth to death to connect to life and take life to a more positive point. He also informed that positive psychology, which emerged at the beginning of the 2000s, is also called the science of happiness and is considered a tool to achieve happiness.Hooding ceremony was heldFounding President Prof. Nevzat Tarhan, Deputy President Prof. Mehmet Zelka, Faculty of Medicine Dean Prof. Haydar Sur, Memorial Group CEO Uğur Genç and Vice Chairman of the Memorial Group Yaşar Aydın participated at the hooding ceremony to present the hoods to the following academicians appointed to Faculty of Medicine;Asst. Prof. Sait Cahit Alkış, Asst. Prof. Ayhan Özşahin, Asst. Prof. Mehmet Güven Günver, Asst. Prof. Yunus Veli Emir, Asst. Prof. Songül Özer, Asst. Prof. Aydın Enver Süzer, Asst. Prof. Seda Nur Akyol, Asst. Prof. Güzin Oğuz Yıldırım, Asst. Prof. Mehmet Soyarslan, Asst. Prof. Necati Alp Tabak, Asst. Prof. Merve Setenay İris Koç, Asst. Prof. İlknur Bozkurt, Asst. Prof. Deniz Ergeç, Asst. Prof. Sevda Yeşim Özdemir and Asst. Prof. Yusuf İlker Çömez.Here are the names of the academicians that have earned the title of professorship and received theri hoods;Prof. Turan Tunç, Prof. Cihan Meral, Prof. Nur Dilek Bakan, Prof. Cem Çelik, Prof. Fehmi Kaçmaz, Prof. Engin Acıoğlu, Prof. Argun Ediz Yorgancılar, Prof. Mehmet Kerem Canbora and Prof. Umut Demirci.A souvenir photograph was taken at the end of the ceremony which was broadcasted live from Üsküdar University TV.Üsküdar News Agency (ÜNA)

01 Oct 2019

The new academic year began with the orientation program for medical and preparatory students

2019-2020 Academic year started with the orientation program for the students. The Faculty of Medicine and preparatory students participated in the orientation program. The students were informed on many issues related to academic and administrative work.In the program organized for the Faculty of Medicine students, all the functioning and studies of the university were explained in the İbn-i Sina Conference Hall at NP Campus.“Nothing in medical education is fictitious”Faculty of Medicine Dean Prof. Haydar Sur gave a speech at the program and remarked that university life is the most important preliminary stage of transition to maturity. Prof. Sur also noted that medical education is a long marathon. He said, “This process is fun because it's human-oriented. Nothing is fictitious in this education. We learn the concrete things in the human body and soul.”“Everyone will graduate by learning an instrument”Prof. Sur emphasized that limiting medical education to medicine would leave the person incomplete. He continued as, “You will have a difficult educational period. But we do not want you to stay away from your social lives. We want you to be active in your social activities and have your hobbies such as music and painting. Therefore, when you meet with your patient, you can ensure the integrity of the soul and mind. We want every student graduating from here to learn an instrument.”“Wearing a white coat requires attention”Prof. Sur also said that they will organize a white coat ceremony and he said, “Wearing a white coat requires attention. You can't take it off once you wear it. The white coat represents pureness, honesty and positive hope for your patient's lives.”Administrative units informed the studentsÜsküdar University General Secretary Selçuk Uysaler participated in the program. Career Center Director Asil Barış Bağ, Corporate Communications Director Tahsin Aksu, Student Affairs Director Cumhur Bakır, Health Culture and Sports Director Özcan Demir, Library and Documentation Director Murat Gündoğlu and Directorate of Information Technology Outsourcing Software Unit Manager Regaip Kırkıl informed the students about the unit and their operations.Faculty of Medicine Dean Prof. Haydar Sur introduced the academic staff to the students at the end of the program.The program ended after the souvenir photo was taken.Orientation programs will continue with Vocational School of Health Services and other faculties.Üsküdar News Agency (ÜNA)

24 July 2019

Üsküdar University Faculty of Medicine will bring the new understanding of 21st century medicine

Üsküdar University Faculty of Medicine will accept its first students in 2019-2020 academic year. Üsküdar University Dean of Medicine Faculty Prof. Haydar Sur stated that they are preparing an educational infrastructure required by the 21st century with the hybrid education model. Prof. Sur remarked that “We have to work at the speed of science. Therefore, we are trying to get together a lifelong learning environment. We strive to ensure that students learn throughout their lives, not during their education. We will train the doctors of the 21st century.” Üsküdar University Dean of Faculty of Medicine Prof. Haydar Sur stated the Faculty of Medicine will accept its first students this academic year and provided further information about the faculty.When Üsküdar University was founded in 2011, the Faculty of Medicine was not established as a strategic institution and that it was planned to initiate the Faculty of Medicine when the departments related to other fields of health were completed. Prof. Sur continued as “Since its establishment, Üsküdar University has been a university that grants diploma in almost every field of health professions. We founded the Üsküdar University Faculty of Medicine and crowned our university. All the necessary infrastructure and academic staff have been established in medicine and other health sciences up to this date. This is our biggest advantage. The programs in the Faculty of Health Sciences shed light on the establishment of the Faculty of Medicine. So we started with more experience.”Area for medical students only…Prof. Sur referred to Üsküdar University Faculty of Medicine’s differences and remarked that every detail was considered for medical students. Prof. Sur continued as following:“We have many privileges as the Faculty of Medicine. I do not think that there is another medical faculty that is built on an area of 6 thousand square meters and belongs only to medical students. We have a very rich and aesthetic infrastructure. We have a great library. Medical education requires a little more study environment than other branches of education. The majority of medical students spend more time in the library. Therefore, the library has to be the main comfort area for medical students. When I see our library, I wish I could relive my student life. Our laboratories are designed to provide the easiest training. After studying in these laboratories, our students will have the opportunity to practice in NPİSTANBUL Brain Hospital and Ataşehir Memorial Hospital, which we have contracts with. Academically, the Institution of Higher Education places an obligation to study with at least 19 teachers in the first three years in a newly opened Medical Faculty. We have started with 45 academicians and hopefully 40 more academicians will join us.”We structured a lifelong learning environmentProf. Haydar Sur said that medicine and medical technologies are constantly evolving and are open to change. He continued as, “In less than 3 years, half of the information we provide to our students today will be falsified by science. This means that you need to work/study constantly to stay good all the time. Therefore, as academicians, we will still study. Our students will also study constantly, so no laziness. We have to study at the speed of science. Therefore, we are trying to structure a lifelong learning environment. We strive to ensure that the students learn throughout their lives, not only during their education. We will train the doctors of the 21st century.”Hybrid education model will be implemented in the Faculty of MedicineProf. Haydar Sur added that the technologies and the opportunities it provides have led to changes in the design of the training while developing the training models. Prof. Sur said “There is a method that has come from thousands of years in the world. The teacher gives the lesson and the students ask questions. Different models such as hybrid models have emerged as a result of new methods such as computer technologies and simulation environments. The hybrid model means that faculty adopts both problem-based learning and integrated system. As Üsküdar University, we have established a hybrid medical school curriculum. Teacher will give homework to the students, and when necessary teacher and students will sit around a table to discuss the subject. Then the teachers will contribute. A problem will be learned in an active learning environment. Integrated systems include respiratory, digestive and circulatory systems. Different fields of medicine will be discussed in the same system. Different departments will be integrated into the same system. The learning method of the modern age should be as such. The era of forcing the student to sit and study is now over”.Students will be able to access information at any timeProf. Haydar Sur stated that the laboratories of Üsküdar University Faculty of Medicine are equipped with the latest systems and each student will have a microscope. He said “We have screens as technology. We made our student do applications. Lectures can be watched again at home by students. There are possibilities to contact through Stix program. A student will not be able to make an excuse and say ‘I wanted to learn but could not reach any information’. We ended this excuse.”Prof. Haydar Sur also advised the Faculty of Medicine prospective students and doctors of the future. He continued as, “You have to take care of your own body first as a physician. We will teach healthy lifestyles from the first grade. One who does not claim own health, cannot claim the health of others.”Prof. Haydar Sur said that the need for physicians has risen in our country. He said, “Our population is getting older and is increasing. Elderly means someone who needs a doctor more. As people get older, they begin to have more difficult diseases to cope with. Naturally, the need for a physician increases. It is our most important duty to provide a great time for the rest of individuals’ lives. Physicians need to keep their knowledge fresh throughout their lives. We bring the 21st century understanding of medicine.”Üsküdar News Agency (ÜNA)

22 July 2019

Üsküdar University received great interest at the fair!

University Fair is organized at İstanbul Congress Center in which 105 universities attended. Üsküdar University once again received great interest from prospective students and their families. Üsküdar University academicians, students and consultants provide information on all issues to candidates and parents who will make a choice.Üsküdar University President Prof. Nevzat Tarhan and Dean of Humanities and Social Sciences Faculty Prof. Deniz Ülke Arıboğan also attended the fair at İstanbul Congress Center. Tarhan and Arıboğan answered the questions from prospective students and their families.“The choice you make, will not be the last choice of your life”Dean of Humanities and Social Sciences Faculty Prof. Deniz Ülke Arıboğan gave a conference to prospective students within the scope of preference days. Prof. Arıboğan shared stimulating ideas in her conference that is entitled “Making the Right Choice and New Occupations in a Changing World”.Prof. Arıboğan reminded the candidates that they are at a very important point of their lives and also that the choice they make, will not be the last choice of their lives. Therefore, they should stay away from being stressed out.“Professions have to keep up with the new civilization” Arıboğan stated that a new plane of civilization has been formed in the changing world and she added, “The new level of civilization is destroying traditional occupations. Professions have to keep up with the new civilization. There shouldn’t be a doctor or lawyer who does not know about artificial intelligence. The future occupations should be directed in this plane.”“Everyone can be a doctor but not everyone can be a good doctor”Arıboğan emphasized the importance of leading young people to the professions in line with their abilities and she continued as, “All young people should be led to professions that are in line with their abilities. Everyone can be a doctor but not everyone can be a good doctor. Doing a job fondly brings advancement in that profession.”“You can shorten your way with the right choices” Prof. Arıboğan remarked and advised the following in her speech, “Let the students make professions compatible with their abilities. Let them be educated according to their fields. Let the guitarist play guitar, not to be an engineer. Whoever loves sewing should specialize in that. If you don't have any certain ability, you can go further to a point in an area. But you can shorten your way with the right choices”.The program ended after Prof. Arıboğan answered the students' questions.Üsküdar News Agency (ÜNA)

08 July 2019

Graduation enthusiasm of Üsküdar University

5,943 students who graduated from associate degree, undergraduate and graduate programs received their diplomas with a magnificent ceremony at the Graduation Ceremony of Üsküdar University's 2018-2019 Academic Year. Üsküdar University President Prof. Nevzat Tarhan, who advised young graduates, said that “We want our students to have dreams for the society and humanity in addition to being successful and happy individuals.” Graduates of Child Development pointed out the problem of “child brides” and Hasan Wasfi Salman Dader, who graduated from computer engineering, had emotional moments when he watched the video of his family and relatives at Gaza, who could not attend the ceremony.5 thousand 943 students who graduated from Üsküdar University's associate degree, undergraduate and graduate programs, received their diplomas at the ceremony held at Ülker Sports and Event Hall in Ataşehir, Istanbul.Üsküdar University President Prof. Nevzat Tarhan stated in his graduation speech that how proud they are that the first graduates were 230 students in 2014 and the number increased exponentially every year as this year it rose up to 5 thousand 943 students.Prof. Nevzat Tarhan: “We are a student-focused university”Prof. Tarhan stated that they work not only for students success but also for them to be good individuals and that they try to keep the quality high and to be a student oriented university. Prof. Tarhan continued as “We have a quality standard of being a student oriented university. We care about this because there is no efficient production where quality is not available. We aim to raise the quality bar even further as a university.”Prof. Nevzat Tarhan: “You cannot change the world unless you change yourselves”Prof. Nevzat Tarhan continued as, “You were a spark when you came to college, now you're a flame.” What does the flame do? It starts to illuminate and heat its surroundings, but it must burn itself before it does so. You cannot change the world unless you change yourselves. If you are going to do something, it is important that you win your first success, your victory against yourself. It is important that you begin to correct the world starting from yourself.”Prof. Nevzat Tarhan: “Solidarity is essential, the struggle is an exception.”Prof. Tarhan said that “life is a struggle” motto is misunderstood. He continued, “There is competition in the sentence that ‘life is struggle’. However, cooperation is essential in life, struggle is an exception. Confidence is essential in human relations; doubt is an exception. Don't lose your relationship capital due to suspicion of insecurity.” Prof. Tarhan shared that unhappiness, loneliness and aimlessness are the main reasons of future anxiety.Advices from Prof. Nevzat Tarhan Prof. Nevzat Tarhan said that the skills of the 21st century are innovation, entrepreneurship and most importantly, teamwork. He advised his students to have ego ideals, to plan for the future, to learn a foreign language, not to be addicted to technology, but to dominate technology. Prof. Tarhan remarked, “Having good intentions, being patriotic and religious does not protect the individual from mistakes. What protects people is accountability. You must not lose your sense of accountability.” Prof. Tarhan said, “In addition to being successful and happy individuals, we want our students to be individuals with dreams for the society they live in and for humanity.”Awards were given to the highest ranking studentsSign language instructor Ahmet Kerem Erkan also accompanied Prof. Nevzat Tarhan as he translated Tarhan’s speech to sign language. The awards were presented to the top three students. Firomsa David Osman, the International Student Representative and Tayfun Gözler, the President of the Alumni Association, each gave a speech at the ceremony. Üsküdar University President Prof. Nevzat Tarhan, Üsküdar University Chairman of the Board of Trustees Furkan Tarhan and İDER Foundation Member of the Board of Trustees Fırat Tarhan gave diplomas to the highest ranking graduates. Vice Presidents, Deans of the Faculties, Director of Vocational School and other academic staff presented diplomas to the graduates.The athletes of football, futsal and basketball teams, who led Üsküdar University to success in the inter-university sports competitions, were also awarded at the ceremony.Presented diplomas to their daughters Üsküdar University Advisor to the President and the AK Party 22, 23 and 24 Term Istanbul Deputy Halide İncekara presented the diploma. To her daughter Ülkü İncekara who graduated from the psychology department. Üsküdar University Asst. Prof. Hasan Çiçek presented the diploma to her daughter who graduated from English Psychology Department. Bolu Abant İzzet Baysal University Dean of the Faculty of Medicine Prof. Muhammet Güzel Kurtoğlu also presented the diploma to his daughter Fatma Hacer Kurtoğlu who graduated from Molecular Biology and Genetics Department.Mother-daughter graduated together The mother-daughter graduated from the Department of Psychology and they experienced the joy of receiving a diploma together. Filiz Yılmaz and her daughter Zeynep Yılmaz, received great attention at the ceremony.Student got emotional with the video message of his parents from Gaza  Hasan Wasfi Salman Dader, who graduated from the computer engineering department at the ceremony, experienced emotional moments with the video message of his family and relatives from Gaza, who could not attend the ceremony. Dader got emotional by the words of his family, who said how proud they were of him.“Child Brides” attracted attention  The most interesting and remarkable message of the ceremony in which colorful banners were opened was the graduates of Faculty of Health Sciences, Child Development program. It stated “In every 7 minutes a child becomes a ‘bride‘ / In every seven minutes in the world, a child is devastated / In every seven minutes in the world, one more light fades away.”Caps were finally tossedThe graduation ceremony ended with the delivery of the pennant and the reading of the graduation oath. The ceremony, which was quite enthusiastic, ended with the graduation of new graduates. The graduation ceremony was broadcasted live from ÜU TV and Üsküdar University Facebook account. Üsküdar News Agency (ÜNA)

26 Apr 2019

Üsküdar University Faculty of Medicine is audited successfully

The Council of Higher Education commission made an on-site visit to Üsküdar University Faculty of Medicine in order to evaluate the preparations made for student admission planned for 2019-2020 academic year.Faculty's education program, academic and administrative staff, library, classrooms, laboratories and social living areas were visited within the scope of the visit.Üsküdar University’s top executives and all the academic and administrative staff of the medical school hosted the commission under the leadership of Üsküdar University President Prof. Nevzat Tarhan.The commission made constructive and supportive proposals during the visit.Üsküdar News Agency (ÜNA)

15 Apr 2019

We are as old as our veins!

Üsküdar University Faculty of Medicine organized an event titled “How to live without a heart disease?”. Marmara University Faculty of Medicine, Head of Department of Family Medicine Prof Mehmet Akman and Founder of Varol Academy Koray Varol attended the event as speakers.  The event which took place at Main Campus Nermin Tarhan Conference Hall, provided important information about what should be done to protect heart health.Excess weight and harmful substances are the enemy of heartProf. Mehmet Akman stated that the best indicator for a person to look younger is the age of the vein. He said, “The answer to know how old you are, depends on the condition of your veins”.Prof. Akman said that our veins may age very early, and there may be blockages in our veins over time and mentioned that accumulation of cells that store cholesterol in the wall of the vein     causes hardening of the arteries. Prof. Akman also mentioned that the elastic structure of the arteries will not respond to blood pressure by hardening.Prof. Akman stressed that we may have a heart attack if the blood vessels are plugged and not enough blood go into our heart. He expressed that 55 % women death rate and 45% men death rate are due to cardiovascular diseases. He also noted that excess weight, harmful substances and genes cause heart disease.“We should go on a walk 3 days a week”Prof. Akman emphasized that sports and nutrition are important factors in our lives and said “We should take walks slow enough to talk to the person next to us and yet feel the pulse.” Prof. Akman said that we should go on a walk 3 days a week.He also noted that carbohydrates are the most important source of energy for us and that carbohydrates should be as purified as much as possible.“We all have our own talents”Varol Academy Founder Koray Varol said, “We all have our own talents. Introversion and extroversion are both talents. Trying to discover your own skills may make you more satisfied with your life. If you find a job in accordance with your own abilities and plan a life for it, you will get a very serious life satisfaction.”Varol shared that we feel more valuable and more at peace in places where we receive life satisfaction, which is a very serious benefit to our heart.The event was concluded after presenting their plaques and taking a family photo.Üsküdar News Agency (ÜNA)

20 Mar 2019

2019 Golden Axon Leadership Award presented to Prof. Nevzat Tarhan

Üsküdar University Founding President Prof. Nevzat Tarhan received 2019 Golden Axon Leadership Award by Brain Mapping Foundation. Prof. Nevzat Tarhan is the only Turkish individual to receive among the Leadership awards in Los Angeles. Same award was presented to 2018 Nobel Prize Winner American Neuropsychiatrist Eric Kandel.More than 800 scientists from all over the world gathered at the annual World Brain Mapping Congress organized by the US-based Brain Mapping Foundation.Within the scope of the 2019 World Brain Mapping Congress held at the Los Angeles Convention Center; Humanitarian Aid Award, Pioneer in Medicine Award, Pioneer in Technology Development and Golden Axon Leadership Award were presented.Prof. Nevzat Tarhan received Leadership Award 2019 Golden Axon Leadership Awards are presented to Üsküdar University President Prof. Nevzat Tarhan, Dr. Jeff Wang, Harry Kloor, Actor, Director and Producer Sean Stone due to strategic programs, creating awareness about the foundation and its mission through global collaborations and partnerships. Dr. Deepak Chopra is the recipient of the 2019 Humanitarian award for his global humanitarian and philanthropic work. Dr. Katrin Amunts is the recipient of the Pioneer in Medicine award for her role as scientific director of the European Human Brain Project and for developing a 3D atlas of the human brain. California Senator Kamala Harris is the recipient of the Pioneer in Healthcare Policy award for her legislation in support for healthcare and medical research and the Pioneer in Technology Development Award is presented to The French Muscular Dystrophy (AFM) Telethon for their tireless effort in introducing lifesaving drugs, which have saved thousands of lives of patients with muscular dystrophy.                                                                        The awards are presented to individuals who are leaders and pioneersProf. Nevzat Tarhan Is the only Turkish individual to receive the leadership award. Same award was presented to 2018 Nobel Prize Winner American Neuropsychiatrist Eric Kandel.The Brain Mapping Foundation brings together scientists, physicians and engineers from many different disciplines. In addition, the care and treatment of civilians and wounded soldiers with neurological disorders are always at the forefront of the activities. In this context, life-saving multidisciplinary clinical trials are also carried out. This organization gives awards to individuals who are leaders and pioneers in their fields as well as philanthropists each year.Üsküdar University President Prof. Nevzat Tarhan met with Los Angeles Vice-Consul of the Consulate General of Turkey Aylin Şenyüz Eleveld at the 2019 Golden Axon Leadership Awards ceremony.Click below to watch Prof. Nevzat Tarhan's acceptance speech;Click to watch Prof. Nevzat Tarhan's biography prepared for the 2019 Golden Axon Leadership Award ceremony;For more details on 2019 Golden Axon Leadership Awards;Üsküdar News Agency (ÜNA)

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