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23 Mar 2023

Rectorate Handover Ceremony was Held at Üsküdar University...

"In life, we need to be one of those who either learn, teach or support these acts"At the handover ceremony of the Rectorate, Prof. Mehmet Zelka, who has been serving as the Deputy Rector since 2019, took the floor first. Expressing his feelings and thoughts about his academic years, Zelka talked about the process of starting the academy. Prof. Zelka said that "When we decided to start this academic life 45 years ago, a committee gathered and asked us questions to evaluate our decision. There were very appealing alternatives. They asked why you prefer academic life when those alternatives are there. Since we believe that we can provide better service in the institution you are here, and if we are in this institution, we will contribute to the training of people who will perform their duties there. Of course, there is advice that sheds light on us in a way during this life process. This advice was: 'In life, you should either learn, teach or support these acts.' Don't be the fourth one. We tried to follow this advice. We tried to learn. There is no end to this. We will continue as long as our life lasts long enough. They first offered me to wear the robe about sixteen years ago. It was fortunate to perform the duty of rector there in Skopje between 2007-2010. The Balkans are places where each of us can find a part from ourselves. In this respect, we felt like we were in our hometown there again. I returned from there at the end of 2010. In late 2010, some group of friends visited us on one occasion. When they offered to work together, we considered it a natural duty for us. We started to work at this Üsküdar University at the beginning of 2011 before the university was officially established. We are now in March, and 12 years have passed. Time passes very quickly. It was such a fortune."."The alms of knowledge are given by teaching knowledge to those who do not know"Prof. Mehmet Zelka said to the students that the aim of education and training was not to get a diploma and stated that the spiritual dimension of the work done was very strong. Prof. Zelka said "Your goal should not be to get a diploma and place it on a wall. As emphasized in our culture, the important thing is to be useful to people. To strive to be useful is to work. When this is the case, this is one of the greatest responsibilities of scientists when contributing to the teaching process. That is, to teach knowledge because the alms of knowledge are given by teaching knowledge to those who do not know. Otherwise it is a burden. With an original analogy, that is, people who have knowledge but do not transfer their knowledge to their surroundings and do not benefit from their surroundings… I ask for your forgiveness and I’ll share the example as the original version. They liken it to a book-laden donkey. Of course, we need to get rid of it, we need to make efforts to be useful. I used to recommend this to my students. I would make this advice to myself. Definitely do not measure and evaluate the cost of your work with the three or five cents you receive. The cost of the work done here is too great to be measured in terms of matter because the person you are addressing and contributing to raise is equivalent to the universe. If it can be measured, it is an asset of value. The service rendered to it should never, ever be measured by the three or five cents received. When this happens, the heart is also involved"."If the heart is involved in the work done, it is possible to achieve more profound and beautiful results"Emphasizing the participation of the power of heart in every work, Prof. Mehmet Zelka expressed his gratitude to Üsküdar University for the contributions it made to him. Prof. Zelka said that "People are often talked about muscle strength and brain power. There is a third power of man that I have not seen in almost any of the economics books but that I have seen in other works. This power is the 'power of the heart'. If the heart is involved in a job, it is in everything. If the heart is involved in every work, it is possible to achieve more profound and beautiful results. The presence of dear professor Tarhan during the performance of this duty is an extraordinary convenience for us. It has been a remarkable opportunity. I would like to express my gratitude to them for their contributions. Furkan Tarhan, the chairman of the Board of Trustees, and his members are again admirable in every sense of their approach to this issue and that they constantly follow their own approach. Thank you, as well. I would like to express my gratitude to all of our fellows we work with, our deans, directors, academic friends and administrative staff. During this time, they have made significant contributions to the performance of our duty. I thank you all individually for your contributions and express my gratitude. Thank you.".Prof. Nazife Güngör: "Our primary task is to make the world a much more humane world"Prof. Nazife Güngör, who started her speech at the Rectorate handover ceremony by referring to the challenging period our country has been going through, stressed the importance of producing and putting forward values suitable for people. Prof. Güngör said "We are in a beautiful university, a university whose system has been established, whose university structure has been completed to an important extent and which is coming to a certain place in Türkiye and even in the world. It is an honor for me to be able to serve in the next period with such a valuable duty. Of course, humanity is going through challenging days, in fact, humanity is giving its own difficult test. Humanity is actually facing a tough test of not producing properly. Working and producing are the most important condition of being human, and it is my most sacred value. The reason is that it is production that makes man human. We are born into a world, if we cannot influence the life we are born into in this world as human beings, if we do not try to change it, if we try to move forward in it by adapting and struggling in it, it means not being able to be the subject of our own life as an individual, as a human being. Therefore, it is due to the fact that man does not attach human value to themselves and cannot carry out the production processes effectively. If we are human, if we have come into this world, if we are born into this world, our primary task is to take that world towards a much more human world. The primary way to do this is to work, to produce, to produce value. There it is the production of both material and intangible value that produces value. When all of them are synthesized, human value is produced.".“The most fundamental value of a university is science”Defining the most fundamental value of a university as science, Rector Prof. Nazife Güngör highlighted the production of human equity in ensuring institutional continuity. Güngör said, “As a University, we are a university that is encouraged constantly to product under the leadership of Prof. Nevzat Tarhan. Remember that, Professor Tarhan mentions project in all the meetings. The reason behind this is actually to produce. If we are within a university, a structure, that structure must produce its resource to reinforce that structure and to sustain it. The most fundamental value of a university is science. It will produce its scientific equity, it will produce its material equity resources through scientific value, it will have presence in the world and in Türkiye in terms of academia by producing scientific value and it will continue its path by getting stronger. One of the most important activities of a university is education. Education is an important service, the most valuable thing is to contribute to human capital, to increase and strengthen human capital. Thus, this is achieved through educational institutions. We, as a university, must ideally provide education in the highest quality. One of the most important tasks of a university is to produce its own human equity. If we cannot prepare our assistants and young academicians for the future under the roof of this university, then we will not have a strong structure with continuity going forward. Therefore, institutional continuity and the academic strengthening of the institution for the continuation requires that those who grew up, should give effort to those who are growing, and those who are growing up should do their best to carry them to their own level and even beyond their own levels."."The university should serve the society and humanity in which it exists"Stating that one of the important functions of the university is to 'serve the society and humanity in which it exists’, Güngör said that a campus that are isolated within itself are degenerating and moving away from social problems. Güngör said, "Every value we create and produce at the university has social reflections. It must be transferred to society. Therefore, a university is a scientific institution, an educational institution, but at the same time an institution that produces a social value. Therefore, as it has always been important here and will always be emphasized in the future, it is necessary to give great importance to university-society collaborations, to produce value for the society, and to reflect the knowledge to be produced here to the society. If you keep a campus isolated within itself, it makes no sense. It has meaning in itself, but if it has no reflection, it degenerates within itself. Those isolated structures are doomed to contract, shrink and explode inward over time. Therefore, we have to open up to the outside, spread to the society, touch the people and listen to the problems, and produce some solution proposals and make contributions outside the campus.".Prof. Nevzat Tarhan: "We make the work valuable because we attach meaning to the work we do."Speaking in the context of the establishment stages, goals and principles of Üsküdar University in his speech at the Rectorate handover ceremony, President of Üsküdar University, Chairman of the Supreme Council of Directors, Psychiatrist Prof. Nevzat Tarhan pointed out that one of his biggest goals is to progress by adding meaning to high goals. Tarhan said, "Since the actual establishment of the University in 2011, we have handed over the flag of the Rectorate to Prof. Mehmet Zelka in 2019. In 2023, Prof. Nazife Güngör is now taking over the flag. Since the foundation of the university, we have done a lot in a really short time, we have achieved better and faster results than I expected, both in terms of the quality of the students and the competence of the lecturers and our brand value in the society. It is necessary to continue to develop and continue to do so. What is important here is that it is in accordance with the vision, mission and quality standards, that these are not only on a piece of paper, but are actually put into practice and that it is teamwork. We have four principles; criticizability, libertarianism, pluralism and participation. We have used these principles as our core values and we continue to do so. To those who ask, we say that as a university, we are like the United Nations because universities have certain goals. The values we attach importance to, competence, merit, diligence and justice can only be achieved with people who care about these four concepts and those who care about this and this as a management philosophy. Since we attach meaning to the work we do up to our capillaries, we make this work valuable, we succeed in overcoming ourselves. There are 24 most important golden values of human, one of those golden values is that transcendence, that is, one can move forward by adding meaning to goals higher than themselves. We have determined this as a vision.".“The most important production of a university is to train human”Pointing out that the most important production of a university is to train people, Prof. Tarhan emphasized that they have achieved good results in this regard. Prof. Tarhan said "There is a global competition that we can compete with in the world, there are global trends that need to foresee some things in advance. By foreseeing global trends, we can do some things if we are proactive. Thus, we tried to establish behavioral sciences, engineering sciences and neurosciences, biological sciences and social sciences within a certain philosophy as the founding theme when the university was first established. There is a rule in innovation. According to that rule, if a person has 100 hours, if they spare 85 hours to that work, they should devote 15 hours to thinking about that job, to separate the thought about the thought, and if one does this, they will make their job better. We emphasized this as a vision, and we gave importance to teamwork as a mission. The important production of a university is to train people, to train good professionals. We have achieved good results in this regard, and then being restorative is very important. We cannot solve people like this by dividing them into groups. We need to build horizontal coalitions, not vertical ones, which is why Türkiye needs this. As the university administration, we think that we can only move forward by communicating, and we can solve the problems between them through communication. Most of the problems stem from a lack of communication, therefore, it is very important to be able to keep communication alive, and it is quite important to be able to reflect that on even our capillaries like this. For this reason, I think that Nazife Güngör will continue the good services she has done in the Faculty of Communication within these vision, mission and quality standards, so I wish that her period will be well, fortunate and fruitful.".Prof. Mehmet Zelka was presented with a plaque of appreciationFollowing the speeches, President of Üsküdar University Prof. Nevzat Tarhan presented a plaque of appreciation to Prof. Mehmet Zelka, who has been serving as the Deputy Rector since 2019.Prof. Nazife Güngör was dressed in the Rector robe by Prof. Nevzat Tarhan...In the last stage of the ceremony, President of Üsküdar University Prof. Nevzat Tarhan attire the rector's robe to the new Rector Prof. Nazife Güngör. At the ceremony, Prof. Nazife Güngör's autobiography was shared with the participants.Those who attended the ceremony are as follows; Üsküdar University Chairman of the Board of Trustees Furkan Tarhan, NPİSTANBUL Brain Hospital and Üsküdar University Board Member Fırat Tarhan, Vice Rectors Prof. Sevil Atasoy, Prof. Hikmet Koçak, Prof. Muhsin Konuk, Dean of the Faculty of Engineering and Natural Sciences Prof. Osman Çerezci, Dean of the Faculty of Health Sciences Prof. Arif Aktuğ Ertekin, Dean of the Faculty of Medicine Prof. Haydar Sur,  Dean of the Faculty of Dentistry Prof. Yumuşhan Günay, Director of the Vocational School of Health Services, Director of the  Graduate School of Sciences Assoc. Prof. Mesut Karahan, Director of the Institute for Sufi Studies Prof. Elif Erhan, Advisors to the Rector Prof. Deniz Ülke Arıboğan, Prof. Tayfun Uzbay, Prof. Sırrı Akbaba, Prof. İsmail Barış, Prof. Şefik Dursun, Asst. Prof. Serdar Karagöz and Emine Dönmez, Secretary General Selçuk Uysaler, Deputy Secretary General Ayşe Öztürk and Asil Barış Bağ.In addition, all department heads and administrative staff of Üsküdar University as well as many academicians attended the ceremony.The ceremony ended after a group photo shoot.Üsküdar News Agency (ÜNA)

21 Mar 2023

TÜBİTAK will support more projects of 28 Üsküdar students

28 projects among 41 project applications of the TÜBİTAK 2209-A 2022/2nd Period Student Projects Support Program were deemed worthy to be supported according to University Students Research Project Support Program 2022/1st Period Scientific Results.Undergraduate students had a chance to meet academic world with TÜBİTAK support by acquiring research culture, Project developing, developing projects in cooperation with the industry, application and management competence.The names of students and their projects to be supported within the scope of TÜBİTAK 2209-A 2022/2nd Period Student Projects Support Program are as follows:Üsküdar News Agency (ÜNA)

15 Mar 2023

The Meaning and Importance of ‘March 14 Medicine Day’ were discussed…

In the event under the moderatorship of Üsküdar University Faculty of Medicine Cardiovascular Surgery Department Head, Vice Rector Prof. Hilmek Koçak, those who were participated are as follows; Faculty of Medicine Medical Sciences Department Head Vice Rector Prof. Tayfun Uzbay, Faculty of Health Sciences Occupational Therapy Department Head Vice Rector Prof. Şefik Dursun, Faculty of Health Sciences Dean Prof. Arif Aktuğ Ertekin, Faculty of Dentistry Dead Prof. Yumuşhan Günay, Faculty of Medicine Physiology Department Health Prof. Halis Köylü, Faculty of Medicine Medical Pathology Department Head Prof. İbrahim Öztek, Faculty of Medicine Physiology Department Prof. Sadettin Çalışkan and Faculty of Medicine Basic Medicine Department Medical Biochemistry Program Head Prof. Mevlüt Sait Keleş.Prof. Hikmet Koçak: “It is a profession live for others instead of themselves” Underlying that a sacred profession is fulfilled, Vice Rector Prof. Hikmet Koçak said, “This year’s March 14 Medicine Day is being held in a devastating atmosphere. The beginning of the Medicine Day was also like this. Firstly, I wish my condolences to all of our citizens and health personnel who passed away in the Kahramanmaraş earthquake. Health personnel is a profession where they live for others instead of themselves at some point. We are a profession that we leave behind our children, our spouses at home and rush into the hospital when an event occurs. We are a group of people that adopt a certain life style and combat with that life style. We fulfill a sacred profession. During those days, they waken up to a shiny day after a dark night while experience difficulties.”.Prof. Nil Sarı: “Medicine Day is special to us and it is a national festival” Informing on history and purpose of March 14 Medicine Day, Biruni University Faculty of Medicine History of Medicine and Ethics Department Head Prof. Nil Sarı said, “Medicine Day has a quality. This Day is not a day that the world celebrates. This is a unique national festival. It is only celebrated in Türkiye and it has a tremendous meaning for us. On October 30, 1918, the Armistice of Mudros was signed.  The allied powers added an article: ‘If we feel a security threat we will occupy any place.’. A short period time after being occupied in 1919, it is seen that medical students enter classes with their pajamas on a photograph taken in 1920.  After the events, some of the medical students entered the Kuvay-i Milliye (Turkish Revolutionaries) to attend the Turkish War of Independence. Medical students thought that ‘What can we do as a rebellion against this occupation?’. There was also risk of being arrested. Administrators warned them ‘hope, you will not go through a bad patch.’.  They thought that ‘This country is our hometown, we will defend it. What can we do for that?’. They chose the date that Tıphane-i Amire (First Modern Medical School in Türkiye) to react, to celebrate. Modern medicine education began in 1827. The education you receive is modern medicine education. It is based on proof. It is a medicine developed in the West and we took it and learned it way later.”.The reflection of independence spirit of the medical students against the occupation of the country…Noting that March 14 festival is also the reflection of independence spirit of the medical students against the occupation of the country, Prof. Nil Sarı said, “Memduh Necdet Bey also had a work in the first celebration on March 14, 1919. He mentioned the contributions of medicine to defending the country during the Word War I. In the World War I, a total of 765 medical students who consist of 680 Turks, 40 Greek of Turkish nationality, 35 Armenian, 10 Jewish served in the military and he said that 415 of them became martyrs.  Due the opening date 14 March 1827 of Tıbhane-i Amire, our March 14 Medicine day celebrated every year by representing official transition of our medical education from the Eastern medicine to the Western medicine is also the reflection of independence spirit of the medical students against the occupation of the country. It can be either Ottoman or Seljuk period, they were not touching the nature of the architecture.  Burning, destruction, demolishing, these are the mentality of the Europe. Damaging nature, hurting people by experimenting on them, these are the mentality of the Europe. We need to leave this behind now.”.Prof. İbrahim Öztek: “The flag hung is the first torch of our war of independence” Üsküdar University Faculty of Medicine Medical Pathology Department Head Prof. İbrahim Öztek mentioned that Tıbbiyeli Hikmet is a very important figure. Öztek said, “Tıbbiyeli Hikmet is very important.  On the March 14, 1919 during occupation days, today’s Health Sciences University, that building is known more as Haydarpaşa high school in İstanbul. 8-10 years before that, it was established as Haydarpaşa Military hospital. During Sultan Abdülhamit period, the importance of the medicine’s value comes from this, the building of the Medicine faculty was headquarters of the occupation forces and Tıbbiyeli Hikmet and his friends want to celebrate March 14. Despite of various hinders, well, that building has two big buildings. Between that towers, they hung Turkish flag that can be seen from anywhere of İstanbul.  That flag was waving there and all İstanbul was seeing it. The occupation forces were terrified with this view. In my opinion, that flag hung there by Tıbbiyeli Hikmet is the first torch of our war of independence.”.The program that received great attention by students ended after the photoshoot. Üsküdar News Agency (ÜNA)

24 Feb 2023

How should we communicate with the victims of natural disasters?

Dean of Üsküdar University Faculty of Medicine Prof. Haydar Sur advised on communication with the victims of natural disasters.It was be paid attention to be attentiveStating that reaching out to the victims of the naturals disasters via phone are often carried out by the officials, Prof. Haydar Sur said, “It is a crucial mistake not to behave attentively by thinking ‘they are not seeing me anyway’ in this kind of communication. The posture and mood of the person reflects on their voice even though they are on the phone and even, the person on the other line would understand our attitude through these reflections. To help, it is vital that these people’s trust for us must not be disrupted in any way. Besides word choice during communication via phone, tone of our voice, volume of our voice and whether we give a chance to other part to speak, pace of our talking must be friendly and purposeful.”.We must be aware of the obstacles to occur in communicationReferring to the communication obstacles that may arise in disaster situations such as earthquakes, Sur said, "People serving disaster victims have to be aware of the communication obstacles that may occur and do everything they can to overcome them.".Various factors can hinder communicationPublic Health Specialist Prof. Haydar Sur stated that there may be some obstacles in communication in disaster situations. Prof. Haydar Sur noted that these obstacles may be such as cultural differences between professionals and service recipients, obstacles such as lack of education, and physical obstacles such geographical distances when people sometimes need to travel to access services. Other obstacles were language barriers, obstacles created by the inability of the victim to focus after severe physical or emotional trauma, and disabilities caused by injury.Those providing service have some obligationsProf. Haydar Sur stated that the people serving the victims have some obligations for the most accurate communication and said, "People serving the victims are obliged to build the relationship on trust in order to understand and overcome communication barriers, to reach an effective assessment by observing and asking questions."Communication based on trust should be establishedProf. Haydar Sur stated that the experience of coming out of disasters with great losses or being a victim of crime can leave effects that will turn every aspect of the rest of life into chaos and disturbance and Prof. Sure said, "A common feeling reported by victims after a crime is to lose control. Due to the fact that victims have no control over their victimization, this sense of helplessness can persist in other areas of their lives and create suspicion and distrust towards other people and the criminal or juvenile justice system in general. It is important for victims to start regaining control of their lives and develop trusting relationships with people who can help them cope with the problems they are experiencing.".A respond must be providedPublic health expert Prof. Haydar Sur emphasized that having good information and being able to provide useful, relevant resources to victims is of great importance in building trust and Prof. Sure stated that "If we can provide timely and accurate information, we must do it. If such information cannot be provided at the time of communication, we must inform the person that we will try to obtain it within a certain period of time and return to them, and we must do so.".Üsküdar News Agency (ÜNA)

17 Feb 2023

The young doctor candidate from Üsküdar rushed to help earthquake victims!

“Being a medical student accelerated the process”Expressing that she could not hear from her family in the first hours of the earthquake, Kızıltepe said that they tried to reach Kahramanmaraş as soon as possible, but the plane tickets were sold out.Kızıltepe; “After receiving the news of the earthquake around 04.30, we could not get any clear news from our friends and families from Kahramanmaraş. For this reason, we started to look for ways to quickly go to other earthquake regions and Maraş. The plane tickets were sold out, and my friend Vahit, whom I had just met from the same class, helped a lot by giving information about the volunteer planes that would go to the region. We waited at the airport for about 8 hours to get on the plane. When I said that I was a medical student, they tried to help faster. At the end of the eighth hour, we were able to board the plane.”.“There was air traffic due to the earthquake, we could not land for a long time”Expressing that the Istanbul - Kahramanmaraş flight takes approximately 1 and a half hours under normal conditions, however they could not land for a long time due to the air traffic after the earthquake and Kızıltepe said “After the earthquake, there was air traffic due to the intensity of the flights, and we had to wait in the air for a while because there was no place to land on the runway due to the intensity. Then, due to the fuel problem, we first landed in Elazığ and then came to Kahramanmaraş. It was around two o'clock in the morning when we arrived. I came with the plane of AFAD volunteers. We stayed at AFAD Headquarters that night, a group gathered again at around 7-8 in the morning and they tried to arrange a car for us to go to the debris site. Then, we went to the wreckage areas. Since we did not have the equipment to do medical treatment, we tried to find a place where we could help more by hitchhiking, as we know the city well.”.“We provided first aid to patients who could not reach the hospital with the advice of my professors”Stating that they participated in first aid activities in various hospitals as medical faculty students in the following days, Kızıltepe stated that they continued their first aid and aid activities in the earthquake area. Kızıltepe said; “On the first day, we went to Kahramanmaraş Metropolitan Municipality General Directorate of Water and Sewerage Administration (KASKİ). There were two patients here, one was slightly injured in his hands, and the other was a child with a head injury. For the treatment of this patient, I met with Ayhan Professor from Üsküdar University Faculty of Medicine, I sent the patient's photos and we formed a group of doctors for treatment planning. After receiving the recommendations of various doctors, we tried to procure the drugs. We started his treatment and then transferred him to a suitable hospital.”.“They provided the communication between the healthcare team and the patient who came to the support from abroad”Stating that they reached the hospitals after carrying out first aid activities in various regions and wanted to support them, Kızıltepe pointed out that while they were intervening with the patients, on the other hand, they provided communication between the patients and employees with the healthcare teams coming from abroad.Kızıltepe talked about her experiences after the earthquake and said: “We went to Yörük Selim Public Hospital, where my mother served as a nurse, to find out if we were needed. There was not much need for help in terms of health in hospitals because there were too many foreign medical teams. However, they asked us to stay to give support after meeting with the hospital management. Ms. Öznur, Cardiovascular Surgery Specialist, who works at the hospital and provides the coordination, asked us to support her. For about 4-5 days, we tried to help Israeli soldiers communicate with patients and doctors. As of yesterday morning, the Israeli team returned to their countries, and we continue to support them in the hospital.”Üsküdar News Agency (ÜNA)

14 Feb 2023

Free medicine is provided from 25 field pharmacies in the earthquake region

In case of need, new field pharmacies will be openedAfter the earthquake, Üsküdar University Faculty of Medicine Head of Medical Sciences Department Prof. Tayfun Uzbay said that 25 field pharmacies were established and medicines were provided free of charge for earthquake victims who were affected by the earthquake and needed medicine. Pharmaceutical supply chain severely damagedEmphasizing that one of the important issues in such natural disasters is to ensure uninterrupted access to medicine in a healthy way, Prof. Tayfun Uzbay said, “It is vital that both the immediate and effective treatment of the injured survivors and the access of the survivors to the drugs they are constantly using or will use. This is a very large-scale disaster and approximately 13-14 million people in our 10 provinces were affected by the disaster. Pharmacies and pharmacists in Hatay, Adıyaman, Kahramanmaraş, Malatya, Gaziantep and Kilis, which are the most important links of the pharmaceutical supply chain, were also severely damaged. In some of these provinces, access to medicine suddenly disappeared, while in others it was severely disrupted. Due the fact that pharmacies were also destroyed, pharmacists lost their lives or were left under the debris. We also lost Head of Pharmacist Chamber in Adıyaman Pharmacist Hüseyin Kemal Taş with his family.”.Pharmacy services must get alarmedProf. Tayfun Uzbay pointed out that pharmacy services were stopped in many provinces and districts in the earthquake area and continued his remarks as follows:“The lack of access to medication is also of great importance for patients who survive and have to use medication chronically. For example, lack of access to their medication is fatal for someone who has diabetes and is dependent on insulin. Similarly, lack of access to medication can lead to permanent and serious health problems and even death for those with blood pressure patients, epilepsy patients, thyroid patients, and those with other chronic diseases who have to use medication continuously. This is also a very important point, as it can lead to indirect losses for survivors. On the other hand, it is essential that surgical materials, especially anesthetic drugs and various serums, are sufficient and accessible for the treatment of those who were removed from the debris or injured during the earthquake. It is of great importance to restore access to medicine and pharmacy services in terms of healing the wounds and increasing survival after the earthquake.”Field pharmacies were created at many pointsStating that the Turkish Pharmacists’ Association (TPA) is an experienced non-governmental organization with 54 pharmacist chambers scattered all over the country and it is a very strong and fast-acting non-governmental organization in such disasters, Prof. Tayfun Uzbay said, “The Turkish Pharmacists' Association has made significant contributions in terms of both access to medicine and financial support in forest fires, flood disasters and mining accidents. In this disaster, the TPA has had a good reflex so far and continues to do so. Immediately after the earthquake, the TPA Central Committee and the Supervisory Board convened and quickly determined the situation, and implemented their plans for access to drugs in coordination with the relevant pharmacy chambers. For such cases, there was a mobile truck pharmacy used by the TPA. However, the scale of this disaster is enormous. For this reason, not only mobile truck pharmacies, but also mobile or field pharmacies were created at many points with the containers provided.”.Free medicines are provided in 25 mobile pharmacies.Stating that the pharmacies that set out from the first day of the earthquake were established at different points in the earthquake region, Prof. Tayfun Uzbay said, “It is worth expressing that the medicines and all kinds of medical supplies provided from these pharmacies are free of charge. As of today, there are 6 in Kahramanmaraş, two in the center, 4 in Türkoğlu, Afşin, Pazarcık and Elbistan, 6 in Hatay, one in the center, two in Defne, and one in İskenderun, Kırıkhan and Samandağ. There is a total of 25 pharmacies operating in Gaziantep, 2 in Islahiye and Nurdağı, 4 in Malatya, all at various points in the center, 5 in Adıyaman, 3 in the center and in the districts of Besni and Gölbaşı, and 2 in the center of Şanlıurfa. Additional containers will continue to be supplied if new ones need to be opened as needed. All kinds of medicines can be accessed from these pharmacies. The status of the applicant is investigated through the Turkish ID number and the needed chronic medications are given. In addition, medical and material support is provided to surviving hospitals and nearby field hospitals.”.TEB continues its activities in disaster areas without interruptionIn addition, the chambers of pharmacists in the provinces that were not affected by the earthquake also established field pharmacies, especially in the districts in need, with the medical supplies and drugs they provided in an organized manner. Prof. Tayfun Uzbay concluded his remarks as follows:“In addition to medication donations, they also collect clothing, food and drink and deliver them to the region. Volunteer pharmacists are constantly visiting the region, and the volunteers are periodically renewed to keep the power alive and the service continuous. As part of my duty in the Central Committee of the Turkish Pharmacists’ Association, I try to reach Ankara and support the coordination activities from the center. Some of our Central Committee and Supervisory Committee members are currently managing the coordination of pharmaceutical and pharmacy services in critical points such as Adıyaman, Malatya, Hatay and Kahramanmaraş. Many of our chamber presidents and board members are also scattered in the earthquake zone. Together, they work devotedly to prevent any disruption to a vital issue such as medicine. Our crisis desk in the center consists of TEB President, Secretary General, Vice President, Treasurer and other members and TEB employees. They are in close communication with the field. Moreover, communication continues with the Ministry of Health and AFAD. There is currently no concept of overtime here. We are in an effort to close this great disaster with the least damage by doing our part for everyone.”. Üsküdar News Agency (ÜNA)  

13 Feb 2023

Public health work is vital in earthquake

The neglect of public health service can pose the risk of epidemics!Üsküdar University Faculty of Medicine Dean Prof. Haydar Sur evaluated the importance of public health work in earthquakes and what needs to be done.Survivors should be provided with access to treatmentEmphasizing the importance of studies on public health in earthquakes, Prof. Haydar Sur said, “While the search and rescue works, which must be carried out immediately after the earthquakes, are carried on, it is necessary to plan and ensure that people who are rescued from the debris have immediate access to appropriate treatment. It is important to regularly record the necessary equipment and medicine, manpower and what has been done. It is also very important that the mortal remains taken from the rubble are properly delivered to the families and that they are assisted in the funeral process.”.The needs of earthquake survivors should also be metStating that the work to be done for the people who survived the earthquake without injury, Prof. Haydar Sur said, “After the earthquake, the majority of the population of the society will be in this situation. Immediately after basic needs such as shelter, water and food, toilet, heating and safety must be met. These people need information such as telling their problems about themselves, their relatives and governor’s decisions and developments, helping others even in this state, or being useful.”.Negligence of public health services may pose risk of epidemicNoting that after these processes, the return to normal will take place gradually, Prof. Haydar Sur said, “In this process, not only clinical services, but also public health services should be carried out on behalf of health services. If public health services are not provided, vital issues such as collecting garbage, emptying the toilet cabins or keeping the field toilets always usable by opening new pits, providing healthy use and drinking water and food for adequate and balanced nutrition will immediately be disrupted and it will be one of the most feared things, which are epidemics will arise.”.Hygiene conditions must be fully ensuredEmphasizing that a special importance should be given to vaccination activities and health education activities among basic public health practices, Prof. Haydar Sur said, “If the hygiene conditions are fully met, the return of the survivors to their normal daily life is faster. The two most important items of hygiene studies are, of course, water and soap. In this regard, especially typhoid, paratyphoid, cholera, amoebic or bacillus dysentery, as well as many respiratory tract infectious diseases and diarrheal diseases, especially measles in children, should be followed carefully. Also, attention should be paid to lice and scabies outbreaks.”.The earthquake also damaged the habitats of animals, beware of pests!Stating that the fight against rodents such as pests and mice has a very important place in public health studies, Prof. Haydar Sur said that the earthquake also damaged the habitats of these animals and made them in a search of a new habitat.Psychological support should not be neglectedStating that psychological support for society is an important issue in public health, Prof. Haydar Sur said, “Within the scope of these works, psychological support has a high risk of being neglected, however, a very important part is providing psychological support to the society. In these days when almost everyone is in pain, those who suffer should be motivated to understand the situation, accept, recover and return to normal. Psychotherapy support should be given to people who are in depression.”.Work in the earthquake zone should be carried out in a planned mannerNoting that any work to be carried out in the earthquake zone should be carried out within a great planning, Prof. Haydar Sur said, “It should be known that doing all these works in a random way will do more harm than good to the society. If it is known that unplanned and casual supports do not have a helping feature, the importance of health management in disasters will be better understood. It should not be forgotten that the provision of the necessary resources, their management and administration, all activities will be recorded and it will be a great source of data both at the time of the disaster and later in the retrospective evaluation phase. Even if electronic facilities are not available, registration forms created on plain paper and basic information must be recorded regularly and completely.”.Teams must be in communicationProf. Sur said “It is seen that teams working in isolation from each other for multiple purposes cause a waste of resources a lot of time,” and continued, “In order to prevent this, the employees working in relation to it must meet the teams in the same region or in the surrounding regions for any kind of service we are providing to which target group, and they should integrate with them and prevent duplications. It will be very useful for professionals to come together and hold meetings from time to time, evaluate the situation and revise their plans.”.Lack of public health work can have tragic consequencesEmphasizing that those who manage the health service must be in contact with the administrators of areas such as security, municipality, housing, and the media, Prof. Haydar Sur concluded his remarks as follows:“Where international health professionals come to help, they will also need to be helped to adapt to the environment. Public health works are among the works that no one will notice and perhaps appreciate if they are given at such times and there are no shortages. However, when its lack is experienced, a pathetic result emerges, such as a new disaster on top of the disaster. Before reaching this situation, it is expected that public health professionals will perform the services and support the organization in the delivery of clinical services.”Üsküdar News Agency (ÜNA)

26 Jan 2023

Health managers gathered in the dining event for cooperation

Prof. Haydar Sur: “It is our greatest ambition to carry out this cooperation for many years”Üsküdar University Dean of Faculty of Medicine Prof. Haydar Sur made the opening remarks at the event. Sur said that: “Thanks to the contact we made with the principal, since he is an educator who gives great support to education, he understood the situation and paved the way for this. The chief physicians of the two hospitals to which he addressed provided us with great support in overcoming many obstacles, large and small, which we came across. We would not have been able to reach the level of satisfaction with the education that our fourth-year medical school students have today, if it were not for the will of the head of the principal and the technical support of our chief physicians who support this and our teachers who support them. In this respect, first of all, as the Dean of the Faculty of Medicine, I would like to thank all of you for your support. We are fully aware of how good support this is. It is our greatest ambition to get this support on track in a sustainable manner from now on, without ever exploiting it, and to carry on this cooperation for many years. When our young graduates work as doctors, maybe in your institutions, I am sure you will be happy when you see how well they are trained.”.Prof. Necdet Sağlam: “It is very important that physicians are trained by seeing patients”Ümraniye Education and Research Hospital Chief Physician Prof. Necdet Sağlam said that “As Ümraniye Education and Research Hospital, we are a large hospital on the Anatolian side of Istanbul, operating as the most diverse patient density in the public sector. In line with the guidance of our esteemed director and the request of our professor Nevzat Tarhan, we sat down and talked to them about how we can help them in this regard when our esteemed dean, vice-rectors and department heads came to visit us. We held a meeting with our department heads, professors, and administrative officers. Later, they held one-on-one meetings and completed technical studies on how to get support from us. Afterwards, we continue to provide educational support with our professors and their specialists, who are suitable for our working environment and suitable for clinics. Education is really important. It is very important that physicians are educated by seeing patients and receiving clinical support.”.Dr. Semra Baripoğlu: “Practice is very important”NP Istanbul Hospital Deputy Chief Physician Psychiatrist Dr. Semra Baripoğlu; “On behalf of my institution, I would like to thank all of you for your contribution to our students. A group also did psychology internships at our hospital. Meeting the patient one-on-one during internships, observation, experience are very important for them. Practice is very important. I am sure that they are experiencing the same excitement in other areas under your supervision.”.Prof. Cem Çelik: “We will try to help students to practice” Prof. Cem Çelik from Bahçeci Clinic said “As Bahçeçi clinic, we genuinely try to support Department of in the Faculty of Medicine. I hope, we will try to help our students with routine practice in our clinic in next periods. I think that it will continue in a supportive way like this.”.Prof. Nevzat Tarhan: “Now, our students are luckier than us”Emphasizing that a great importance is attached to raising students in a quality manner as a principle, President of Üsküdar University Prof. Nevzat Tarhan said “For us, fourth grade was a critical period. In principle, we attach great importance to the quality education of our students. When I think of it from my own perspective, medical education is an education requiring conscious. If the students we train make a wrong treatment, we feel responsible, as well. That's why we want to raise our young friends well and make them see cases; pave the way for them, and offer them a climate of opportunity. For this reason, our hospitals and directorates in Ümraniye and Sancaktepe acted very constructively in this regard. Special thanks to them. Our students are very satisfied. When our dean in Cerrahpaşa came to us, he said, 'I wonder if we should do this ourselves?' We have established a student assistant system. Each group has one student assistant. That person gives us a weekly report informing us on how the classes are going. We have officially insured. Benefit status is a system that processes information in the manner of how. An excellent reporting is carried out. Professor Haydar Sur sent the results of the last group. There is better feedback than we thought. It was a three-week process in the NP as well. Children's department, general surgery, internal medicine, all saw important cases. They can ask their professors, they can talk about it. We could not learn anything from the professors during the assistantship training. We could not even learn from the head assistant. We were learning from the senior assistant. Our current students are more fortunate. They can directly ask questions to lecturers and experts. They can see cases together. I hope this system we have established will be sustainable.”.Prof. Kemal Memişoğlu: "Anyone can be a doctor, but not everyone can be a physician"Istanbul Provincial Health Director Prof. Kemal Memisoglu mentioned that they provide not only training but also education to the students and added “Anyone can be a doctor. I teach ethics classes at the University of Health Sciences. Anyone can be a doctor, but not everyone can be a physician. Rules for medicine were established in the 5th century BC on the basis of ethical values. One of the most important of these has been defined as medicine, the leader of the society and also the exemplary person. People will entrust their lives and their bodies to a person they have never met. It has to be reliable, it has to be an example. We do not just teach but also, we educate you. We have to do something very important while training, we need to set an example. We need to set an example both as a teacher, as an institution, and in behavior, as a university, and as a directorate so that you can be a physician. I really congratulate Üsküdar University, especially my professor Nevzat Tarhan because for the first time, we came across a university that thanked a hospital group, a directorate, which has provided internship opportunities to many universities and educational institutions for years, with such a courteous meal. First of all, I thank you for that. There are many scientists, many universities, many public administrators, many politicians, many businessmen in this country, but this country needs many exemplary people. It needs exemplary universities. It needs exemplary bureaucrats.”.Those who also participated in the cooperation dinner are as follows;Üsküdar University Vice Rector and Head of Department of Cardiovascular Surgery, Faculty of Medicine, Prof.  Hikmet Koçak, Dean of the Faculty of Health Sciences of the University, Prof. Arif Aktuğ Ertekin, Üsküdar University Secretary General Selçuk Uysaler, Deputy Secretary Generals Ayşe Öztürk and Asil Barış Bağ, Head of Corporate Communications Department Tahsin Aksu, Head of Career Center Department Aslı Cevahir Arabacı Keleşabdioğlu, NP İstanbul Hospital management team and doctors, as well as Doctors from Ümraniye Education and Research Center and Bahçeci clinic.The dinner, which took place in a friendly atmosphere, ended after a group photo shoot.Üsküdar News Agency (ÜNA)

17 Jan 2023

Medical Genetic Specialist Prof. Nesrin Erçelen will Develop Medication for the Important Study Long Covid

Endless pandemic long covidWhile the Covid-19 pandemic slows down compared to previous years, a "silent pandemic" still exists all over the world: Long Covid or Prolonged Covid... After 3 years, we saw that some complaints continued for months, that the disease was not just a flu and that  it did not go away just like the flu. After Covid, we see sudden heart attacks, heart disease, permanent lung infections, coughs, kidney disease, joint and rheumatic diseases, rashes, skin lesions and also very serious nerve damage in many people. Paralysis, epilepsy, neurological findings that have never been seen before, widespread or local pain in the body, personality disorders, psychiatric cases, temporary hallucinations, hearing and vision losses, ongoing taste and smell disorders are experienced. In other words, this disease can leave us with permanent damage.Covid is a disease that disrupts genesStating that Covid-19 is not only a virus disease, but also a permanent infection that disrupts genes, Prof. Erçelen said, "The virus can bind its genetic structure to our body, and it not only causes a disease against ourselves with its genomes, especially by disrupting the control of the immune system, but also affects all the systems. Therefore, even though Covid is recovered, its side effects continue as Prolonged Covid."Expressing that one’s own immune cells are out of control against the human body during Covid infection, Prof. Erçelen stated, “In our experience so far, we have learned that Covid cannot be treated with old system medication because we can only treat a virus that causes the system to break down with another medication that can control the entire system, which are also biological drugs. We treated the disease with stem cells when the infection was seen densely. We used stem cells, which are called mesenchymal stem cells that spread throughout the body. These are cells that immediately act and provide healing when a situation that will harm the body occurs. When the mesenchymal stem cell enters the body, it works just like the Internet. It recognizes the molecules secreted by immune cells that are overproduced, out of control, and goes there.It establishes a signal link between its own stem cell code and the immune system stem cell, and corrects the out-of-control genomic structure of the immune system. However, in some cases, their doses are not enough and they cannot act immediately. We and other groups have turned these cells into medicine and given them to patients, and stem cell therapy has become a medication option in Covid with the high recovery rates seen, together with the work of other groups in the world.”. Prof. Erçelen stated that many people lost their life due to the stroke, heart attacks after the Covid infection and that many people suffered from diseases that impair their life quality of life. Prof. Erçelen said "Long Covid has become the new problem at the beginning of the world. That's why, after using stem cells as a medicine in the treatment and achieving success, we started to think about whether we can use it as a preventative one. We have obtained the necessary permissions from the Ministry. We compare the group that we treated with stem cells and the other patient group that were treated without receiving stem cells. We will examine which group has more side effects, which one has no infection. This study will last for 6 months to 1 year. It is a tremendous study and a study in which many scientists working on the treatment of Covid’s side effects from different fields will work together, and some of the genetic studies will be carried out in the Üsküdar University Pharmacogenetics Laboratory.”.Hope for a new cell therapy to replace vaccines arisesProf. Erçelen explained that vaccines are effective against viruses, however, it is constantly changing and effective vaccines against the virus are sometimes insufficient. Prof. Erçelen said, “in this case, we set out to see if we can plan a new protective cell treatment that fights against all viruses and will allow us to fight against future diseases. We need to prove this scientifically. Türkiye's infrastructure and legal regulations are both very suitable for this. We are a fortunate country. We will continue our work in our R&D laboratory, in our pharmacogenetics laboratory, starting right after these results.”.Collaboration proposal from Mayo ClinicIndicating that these studies are a first in the world, Prof. Erçelen said, "That's why there are very serious clinics that want to cooperate with us. Now we can name them. Mayo Clinic is one of them.".It leads the stem cell therapies among the top 10 in the worldOne of the groups that make stem cell therapy, which allows stem cell therapy to be among the medicine and treatment options in Covid, is Prof. Nesrin Erçelen and her team. The study of the Erçelen group, which is among the top 10 among 1200 studies conducted in the world, shows that over 80% success is achieved in the treatment given during cytokine storm, and 40% success is achieved in intubated patients. Highlighting that there are hundreds of patients undergoing stem cell therapy in Türkiye, Prof. Erçelen said, "We followed 210 of them before and after their treatment. There are 10 studies in the world that have been followed in such a way, controlled, shown to be beneficial and not harmful. One of them is ours. There are 734 patients who were treated and followed up at certain doses in this way, 210 of them are ours. In other words, we have treated one-third of the patients who received standard stem cell therapy in the world and benefited.”.We can live up to 140 years with preventive medicineStating that the 21st century we are in is an era of biotechnology and genetics, Prof. Nesrin Erçelen said, "in the human genome project, the entire DNA code of the person was deciphered and medicine became personal in 2000. We can distinguish one person out of 8 billion in the world by looking at it. We can plan a special health service for an individual, we can choose the doses and the doses of special drugs for a person and we now have the opportunity to measure the risks a person brings since their birth and treat it before the disease occurs. This is why we can now say that if we can use these preventive treatments, we can say that the human lifespan can be medically 140 years and higher. Our genetic structure is 40 percent effective in the emergence of diseases. However, our genetic structure, which we call epigenetics, has an impact. Environmental factors, what we eat, drink, air pollution, including hormones in the womb, the drugs we use, our habits affect our DNA by 60%. Therefore, if we know our own risks and determine both preventive treatment and healthy conditions accordingly, we can reduce our lifespan, aging, and increase our healthy life. We call this preventive medicine.”.Health and genomic medicine are a governmental strategyProf. Erçelen said, "We have seen major pandemics such as Covid that affect the economy, defense, social life and our future. Genomic science is not only about people but also all living things, plant species, climate, future drought. That's why we need to focus on this issue as much as possible and our government even a little bit more. Both our academy and our private institutions need to take care of it more intensely. The 5 richest people in the world founded a biotechnology company two years ago, and the company with the largest budget ever established... It is both revenue-generating and strategic."Türkiye Gazetesi 

21 Nov 2022

TÜBİTAK will support another 18 students of Üsküdar University

17 projects among 25 projects that is applied for the TÜBİTAK 2209-A 2022/ First Period Support Program for Student Projects, were deemed worthy to be supported according to 2022/ First Period Scientific Evaluation Results by the Support Program for University Students Research Projects.Moreover, one projects will be supported within the TÜBİTAK 2209-B program according to 2022/ First Period results of Support Program for University Students Projects on Industry.Undergraduate students had opportunity to acquire research culture, develop a project, develop a project in cooperation with the industry and to meet academic world by improving their competence in application and management thanks to the support of TÜBİTAK.The consultancy of students whose projects are supported was carried out by Üsküdar University Faculty Members Prof. Tunç Çatal, Prof. Korkut Ulucan, Assoc. Prof. Mesut Karahan, Assoc. Prof. Aylin Yalçın Sarıbey, Assoc. Prof. Vildan Enisoğlu Atalay, Asst. Prof. Cihan Taştan, Asst. Prof.  Üyesi Salih Tuncay, Asst. Prof. Özlem Oğuz, RA. Göksu Yılmaz.Names of students and Project names that are supported within the Scope of TÜBİTAK 2209-A, 2209-B Support Program for University Students Research Projects are as follows (in Turkish):Üsküdar News Agency (ÜNA)

15 Nov 2022

Prof. Nesrin Kartal Özer participated in an international symposium in South Korea

Globally distinguished scientists had an exchange of ideas in the symposium held in South Korea that many distinguished scientists around the world attends as spokesperson.Prof. Nesrin Kartal Özer participated as an invited spokesperson in the 53th Symposium titled New Insights on the Landscape of Redox Signaling in Human Diseases by Korean Academy of Science and Technology held in Seoul, South Korea. Özer made her speech titled 'High Cholesterol Induced Endoplasmic Reticulum Stress Signaling: Role in the Progression of Cardiovascular Diseases' in the symposium.In addition, Prof. Nesrin Kartal Özer also were invited to SFRR-Asia 2022 ‘New Paradigm for Research on Oxidative Stress& Inflammation held by Seoul National University in South Korea. Özer made her speech titled ‘Cholesterol impact on cellular stress promoting nonalcoholic steatohepatitis’ in the meeting where Özer was session moderator.Üsküdar News Agency (ÜNA)

10 Nov 2022

Gazi Mustafa Kemal Atatürk was commemorated on the 84th Anniversary of His Death…

As Üsküdar University, we, once again, commemorate our Ancestor with respect, love and gratitude.Üsküdar University organizes commemoration event annually within 10th of November Commemoration of Atatürk and Atatürk Week.The Founder of Republic of Türkiye Gazi Mustafa Kemal Atatürk closed his eyes to the motherland he loved the most and to life on November 10, 1938.  The death of Atatürk who must be an example to all with his importance that he places to education, women and animals, profoundly affected Turkish Nation. Atatürk who is a leader often seen as an example and loved by not only Turkish people but also by other nations, said farewell to us on November 10, 1938 when it was five past nine. Atatürk has been commemorated with many ceremonies on every 10th of November since the day he passed away to today.Üsküdar University academic and administrative staff with students commemorated Mustafa Kemal Atatürk in all the campuses when the clocks were showing 09:05.Üsküdar News Agency (ÜNA)

28 Oct 2022

Affiliated Hospitals Inspection by the Council of Higher Education (YÖK) was held in Üsküdar University

University committee under the chairpersonship of the President of Üsküdar University Prof. Nevzat Tarhan informed the YÖK authorities in the Üsküdar University NP Health Campus where YÖK Inspectors and the university committee gathered together.Dean of Faculty of Medicine Prof. Haydar Sur performed a presentation on works of hospital and education.The inspector committee was informed on operations how students receive health education in the Faculties of Medicine and Dentistry through application in the NPİSTANBUL and Memorial hospitals by touring the hospitals.The University committee and YÖK inspectors gathers together with medical and health students during their hospital visits and they took photo with the students.It is planned that the inspection will continue for a day.Üsküdar News Agency (ÜNA)

24 Oct 2022

Üsküdar Medical Students’ Union Club organized a Seminar on “Prostate Cancer”

The guest of the event held at Üsküdar University Health Sciences Campus İbn-i Sina Auditorium was Assoc. Prof. Fatih Ozkaya was who is well-recognized with his studies in the field of urology.  Özkaya informed young physician candidates about the symptoms, diagnosis methods and treatment of the disease while giving general information on prostate cancer. The event organized by the Üsküdar Medical Students' Union (MSU) Club lasted for about an hour and it was followed with great interest by the students of the Faculty of Medicine.Üsküdar News Agency (ÜNA)

14 Oct 2022

Everything for the "Smoke-Free Campus"...

“More than 20 million people smoke tobacco in Türkiye”Making striking remarks on the increase and decrease of smokers, World Health Organization Director and Green Crescent Scientific Committee member Prof. Toker Ergüder said: “First of all, we should start reducing smoking with our relatives. We must warn everyone around us. Support us in smoking addiction as doctor candidates. As doctors, you have to live in a smoke-free environment. The increase in smoking addiction is highly seen especially between the ages of 18-25. In Türkiye, 125,000 people die every year due to smoking. In our country, 25% of all deaths are caused by smoking. In fact, smoking rates are decreasing all over the world, however, these rates are increasing in our country. Another problem we have in Türkiye is the increase in smoking rates, especially among women. Especially among female doctors, female nurses and female teachers, smoking rates are much higher than the general population. In men, smoking rates decrease as education and status increase, while in women, smoking rates increase as education and status increase. Since cigarette companies know all this very well, a cigarette company will offer you the first cigarette maybe a just outside of this university, maybe in a cafeteria and if you can say no to them, you will be saved from being addicted for the rest of your life.”.“The main reason for the spread of tobacco is the tobacco industry”Mentioning the concept of tobacco control, Ergüder emphasized that deaths due to smoking would decrease thanks to this control. Ergüder said: “Use of tobacco is the most important preventable cause of death in the world and in our country. We can express this situation as tobacco control because the most important and preventable public health problem in Türkiye is use of tobacco. The main cause of the tobacco epidemic and its spread is the tobacco industry. Our struggle is not with smokers, all smokers are people who became addicted at a young age and trapped by the tobacco industry. Our biggest fight is with the tobacco industry. For example, there is no industry behind it to spread malaria, but there is an industry behind it to spread this tobacco germ. This industry unfortunately tries to make a profit by making everyone addicted. There are very effective methods to prevent the epidemic. We must implement these methods.”.“Exposure to cigarette smoke causes serious illness”Expressing the structure and harms of cigarettes, Ergüder said: “It is the form of tobacco, which is a poisonous plant, compressed and wrapped in a thin paper. It contains 3 substances. These are carbon monoxide, nicotine and tar.  There are at least 70 carcinogenic substances among them and there are about 7 thousand chemicals. 99% of lung cancers are caused by smoking. The main addictive substance is nicotine. Others are substances that cause cancer. Cigarette smoke contains more than 6,000 harmful chemicals, 50 of which are known to be carcinogenic. Both the smoking cigarette and the cigarette they are exposed to as a passive smoker cause disease in people's bodies. When you take the cigarette smoke from your mouth, it goes to the lungs and mixes with the blood from there. It is then discharged with urine as nicotine. It causes cancer and various diseases in all the organs it goes to.”.Üsküdar News Agency (ÜNA)

28 Sept 2022

Prof. Tayfun Uzbay represented Türkiye in the 80th International FID Congress

All reports of the working groups in the field of pharmacy were reported and Prof. Tayfun Uzbay represented our country by voting on the behalf of President of the Turkish Pharmacists’ Association in the congress that topics from the FIP budget to politics and projects, were discussed and voted.Uzbay “Worldwide pharmacy will experience a change after the Covid 19”Prof. Tayfun Uzbay participated in all the official programs within the congress and expressed his observations. Uzbay said that: “Worldwide pharmacy will experience a change after the Covid 19. They are in the search of that. They concern a lot the quality of the pharmacy education. They discussed that the private universities effects adversely the education standards and job satisfaction of pharmacists and lack of motivation.  It is said that 40% of pharmacy graduates in Israel are lean to different fields due to disappointment and low job satisfaction.”.Üsküdar News Agency (ÜNA)

08 Sept 2022

Joy of 9th Graduation in Üsküdar!

“Learning only technical skills leads to do wrong things”Enthusiasm and excitement were experienced at the same time during the 9th Graduation Ceremony held in the Ataşehir Ülker Sports and Event Hall.  Vice Rector and Graduation Organization Coordinator Prof. Sevil Atasoy and Vice Rector Prof. Hikmet Koçak were among academicians who participated in the ceremony where Üsküdar University Head of Board of Trustee and Member of TARHAN – IDER Foundation Management Council Fırat Tarhan also attended.Üsküdar University President and President of Supreme Council of Management Prof. Nevzat Tarhan gave some advices to our new graduates in his opening speech.Stating that we are gathering in this first graduation ceremony of Üsküdar family after the pandemic, Prof. Nevzat Tarhan said “I would like to call those who were students during the pandemic as veterans. They went to university under difficult conditions. Sometimes they have been to the university and sometimes they have taken online course and they have followed lessons online. During the pandemic, we gave a very rapid reaction to it as university. Without doing any video lessons, our professors showed great example of sacrifice. We continue lessons online as live and we tried to continue education without decreasing the quality of education. Thankfully, process about the pandemic is going in a controlled way. We are almost in the stage of being able to hold a grand meeting on this matter.  That’s why I would like to say to all of us and humanity that we have recovered from this process.”.Prof. Nevzat Tarhan indicated that university education is just like a marathon and said “This graduation ceremony is one of the most important milestones for our young fellows. Now being student is over. Being student have an aspect of leisure time and the aspect of responsibility is seen less. After graduation, this leisure time will be limited little bit and responsibilities will be more occurred. That’s why, I would like to welcome our new graduates to the reality of life because the dynamics after graduation is not the same as the dynamics before the graduation.  Those who can adapt to this, those who are successful at school, can be successful at life; they can be successful at their professions, and they can be successful at their family life. “.Prof. Nevzat Tarhan stated that our aims as a university are not to teach only technical and academic skills but also to tech life skills at the same time and he continued “By teaching you social skill and emotional skills, we developed a strategy that you can be graduates who will be happy and successful in life and who will do good things. We put an effort to apply this strategy and there are skills of the 21st Century within this strategy. There are skills of innovation and entrepreneurship. Just I have said it shortly before, there are life skills. We established these life skills by creating a course named Positive Psychology in 2013 during the first years of university. Later, Harvard University started this course in 2015. Later, Yale University began to teach it in 2018. Now, this course is given in secondary schools and high schools in developed countries. Mindfulness is thought as a course not only in universities but also in those schools.”.Emphasizing the importance of life skills Prof. Nevzat Tarhan said “If we do not teach life skills, young people who learned only technical skills do wrong things. When we examine the content of these courses on life skills, what does it teach? It teaches to know yourself, empathy, forgiveness, helping and sharing.”.Prof. Nevzat Tarhan continued with his words and said “These are already the reality of our Anatolian wisdom. We tried to present this within a scientific methodology and we presented a positive psychology course. We contributed greatly to the literature on this matter and we achieved first results of this in the academy. We experienced an interesting event. Within that program, there are 17 labels. Üsküdar University was deemed worthy 2 labels of those 17 labels. That’s why 2021-2022 brought good luck to us.”.Stating that one of the labels is Quality Education, Prof. Nevzat Tarhan said that “We proved that we provide a world-class education.  In last years, Time Higher Education (THE) that is an organization using standards of United Nations, officially gave us this label within the international standards in last April.  The other label is Good Health and Well Being.  The main reason that we earn this label is that we teach life skills to the youth since the first grade. We obtained this label when we documented this. This is not an easy label to get.”.Prof. Nevzat Tarhan said that being able to foresee the state of the world on certain topics contributed a lot to this by being proactive and also stated that Üsküdar University ranked on top 500 foundation universities among world universities. Tarhan continued his words by saying:“This year we experienced another surprise. There is an organization for institution and university ranking called SCIMAGO. It is other than THE organization. SCIMAGO also ranks world universities within the research index of Scopus database. In ranking of world universities, there are four foundation universities in Türkiye within top 500 universities. We are one of that four universities. We are a university that has a high research index score and is among top 500 universities in the world.  We ranked among top 500 universities by an international ranking organization among 5 research indexes in the world. Even our ranking is 398, you can find it on our website.”Moreover, Prof. Nevzat Tarhan also informed about another good news from UNESCO and said “There is a UNESCO TWAS program.  UNESCO determined excellence centers. The UNESCO Representative visited our university. They announced us as an excellence center for neuroscience field and they published it.  We are the only university with an excellence center in Türkiye.  It is defined by UNESCO TWAS and they decided to send us students for postdoc education, that is, post doctorate education in the field of neuroscience.”Prof. Nevzat Tarhan said that we received another good news from Ministry of Industry and Technology and he continued “Our esteemed Minister Mustafa Varank announced it. They published a list of universities with patent applications in Türkiye.  We ranked second with 12 patents among foundation universities this year.  We ranked second in patent applications among 200 universities, foundation universities in Türkiye. Here, I would like to thank to our academicians and those who applied to patents and here there is a technology transfer office and incubator center that we founded. As you know it is before the Technopark. There one coordinator who is responsible for patents in our incubator center. There is one coordinator who is responsible for projects. We have responsible departments for subject on R&D. This is one of the first results that is yielded from establish a technology transfer office in according to standards by TUBİTAK (Scientific and Technological Research Council of Türkiye). This incubator center is carried out by our technology transfer office and labors of our academicians.  That is, it is not possible to achieve these results if our academicians do not look after it. Here, I thank to all our academicians who raised our students on behalf of them. Their labor is very important. Moreover, I would like to express my gratitude to all esteemed and honorable mothers, fathers and seniors who trust their children to us and support them constantly.  Thank you and may you live long!”.Stating that as university, they gave about 30 thousand students and now they have 23 thousand students within the university, Prof. Nevzat Tarhan said that “There are 6 faculties, 1 vocational school and 5 institutes. We have over 600 academic staff, 39 undergraduate program, 59 associate degree programs, 46 postgraduation programs, 14 doctorate programs and 86 laboratories. We have officially recognized application partner NPISTANBUL Hospital which is the second neuroscience hospital in the Europe and the first one in Türkiye. This hospital continues its services intensely in the international area. Now, it is in service of our students as a hospital that carried out with international patients occupying one-third of capacity.  Both interns and fourth grade students of Faculty of Medicine will have internship here and then they will be interns.”.Emphasizing that as a university, they aim to be not in the world standards but to be above the world standards Prof. Nevzat Tarhan said that “World standards is a small goal for us. The big goal is to be above the world standards. Therefore, I would like to tell an example to our students since our goals are big. In 1960s, American President Kennedy, visits NASA. He see a cleaning personnel there. He has the broom in his hands and he jokingly asked him ‘What are you doing?’. Can you believe the vision of the cleaning personnel? He says ‘I help in preparation of spaceships to be sent to the space.’  Vision. When Architecture Sinan was building Süleymaniye Mosque, he visits 1 or 2 workers there. He asks about that they are doing. One of them says ‘I work for a daily wage.’ And the other worker says ‘I am building the biggest sanctuary of the world.’ Both of them are doing the same job but the vision is really important here.”.Stressing the importance of having a vision, Prof. Nevzat Tarhan said “My young fellows, let your vision to be bigger than yours. Let your vision to be bigger than Türkiye. Let your Vision to be bigger than universe.  In that way, only you can make the right decisions and go forward in the right way.  This is one of the most matters that we give importance the most and it is the matter that we aim to reach with positive psychology course…  Yale University made this course open to public with the title of goodness science and 3.5 million people registered to this course in a short time and New York Times published a news about this.  Why? Because people need goodness science. That’s what the world leads to right now.  These knowledges are produced by our Anatolian culture. It is the culture of east. This is our social capital. We need to enrich our social capital. The capitalist system that focused on mainly financial capital now crashed against the wall and now it is working on social capital, working more on the psychological capital.”.Indicating that it is understood that a human being is a psychological creature, Prof. Nevzat Tarhan said that “All economists were desiring a Homo Economicus in the 2000s. Daniel Kahneman who is economist psychologist, received the 2002 Nobel prize. His thesis was on psychological factors in buying behavior. After that, it is understood that a person is not Homo Economicus but is a Homo Psychologicus. A human being is a psychological creature. When investing, they do not invest for money, they invest in things they love, they do it for appreciation, for trust. That’s why, we need to improve ourselves in this field.  To summarize, I would like to say that to our young fellows, you should have ego ideals and goals when you realizing your ideals.”.Prof. Nevzat Tarhan also warned young graduates and said “I would like to warn them on one matter. Believe me that social media is a very dangerous and troubled place. If you make one mistake, your relatives will forget it but social media does not. When you do a mistake, your loved ones will forgive it but social media does not. That’s why, I resemble the social media with a backslider. It is not possible to know their intentions truly. It has proven by experience. I wish success to you all.” Prof. Nevzat Tarhan chatted with a graduateGamze Önder who graduated from Üsküdar University, Faculty of Health Sciences, Department of Social Work chatted with Prof. Nevzat Tarhan Prof. Dr. Nevzat Tarhan chatted for a while. Tarhan congratulated and wished success to Gamze Önder who received her diploma by joining the ceremony with a wheelchair.Students ranking the highest were presented with plaques and they received their giftsIn the ceremony, students ranking the highest were presented with plaques and they received their gifts.  Graduates who ranked in top 3 in under graduation programs are as follows: Huriye Sude Ceşen, Rabia Duman, Sıla Kulaç, Seba Alturkmanı and Mohammad Al-Hammad. Their plaques and gifts were presented by Üsküdar University President Prof. Nevzat Tarhan, Deputy Rector of Üsküdar University Prof. Mehmet Zelka, Üskükdar University Chairman of Board of Trustees Furkan tarhan and Tarhan Foundation Board of Management Member Fırat Tarhan.Graduates who ranked in top 3 in associate degree programs are as follows: Ebru Güneş, Ülkü Dilli and Sinemiz Kaçar. Their plaques and gifts were presented by Vice Rector and Graduation Organization Coordinator Prof. Sevil Atasoy, Vice Rector Prof. Hikmet Koçak and Rector Advisor, 22nd, 23rd, 24th Deputy Halide İncekara.He presented diploma to his daughterHappy memories were experienced during the ceremony. Üsküdar University Department of Industry Engineering Asst. Prof. Hasan Çiçek presented diploma to his daughter Cansu Çiçek who graduated from Clinical Psychology Post Graduation Program.Dr. Osman Coşkun became a part of joy of her daughter’s graduationThe Presidency of Republic of Türkiye, Council of Science, Technology and Innovation member Dr. Osman Coşkun also became a part of the joy of his daughter’s graduation. Neva Coşkun who graduated from Üsküdar University, Department of Psychology, received her diploma by her father Dr. Osman Coşkun.Our successful sport teams were presented their plaquesIn the ceremony, the sports teams of Üsküdar University, which achieved significant success in their branches, were also presented with plaques. University President Prof. Nevzat Tarhan, Deputy Rector Prof. Mehmet Zelka, Üsküdar University Chairman of the Board of Trustees Furkan Tarhan and Tarhan Foundation Board of Trustees Member Fırat Tarhan presented plaques to teams of football, futsal, female and male basketball, female volleyball and korfball.At the ceremony where the graduates were invited to the stage in order to receive their diplomas, some graduates received their diplomas with their babies and children.Graduation oath was recited and caps were thrownÜsküdar University, Faculty of Medicine Dean Prof. Haydar Sur made graduates recite the graduation oath. Later, graduates threw their caps. The ceremony where exciting and joyful moments were experienced ended with a DJ performance.  Graduation ceremony was broadcasted live on ÜU TB and Üsküdar University YouTube channel.Üsküdar News Agency (ÜNA)

16 Nov 2021

Prof. Tayfun Uzbay was elected to the Central Committee of the Turkish Pharmacists Association

Prof. Tayfun Uzbay, Head of the Department of Internal Medical Sciences at Uskudar University Faculty of Medicine, Head of the Department of Medical Pharmacology, was elected to the Central Committee of the Turkish Pharmacists Association at the 43rd Ordinary Grand Congress of the Turkish Pharmacists Association.Prof. Tayfun Uzbay: “I stand by public health in all matters related to medicine"At the 43rd Ordinary Grand Congress held this year, the Turkish Pharmacists Association also expressed the different dimensions of the Covid-19 pandemic, its effects on health systems and health workers, the struggle against it and the stage reached in this struggle, the transformations it has build-up in social structures and individual lives.Prof. Tayfun Uzbay, who was elected to the TEB Central Committee at the congress held with the main theme of "Health and Pharmacy in the Shadow of the Pandemic", expressed his happiness on Twitter account with the following words: “I was elected to the TEB Central Delegation by raising the bar at the 43rd Ordinary Grand Congress, which I attended as a delegate to Istanbul. Continue to work to meet the expectations of delegates for ethical, transparent, accountable governance. I stand by public health in all matters related to medicine.”

12 Aug 2021

A wristband that prevents hand tremors is designed!

Established at the BrainPark Incubation Center operating within Uskudar University, ALEA aims to provide solutions in the field of health with wearable neurotechnology products. The wristband produced by the company aims to prevent tremors and improve the quality of life of the individual in the treatment of "tremor", also known as tremor disease. The founding partner of the company, Prof. Dr. Sultan Tarlacı said that they also developed products for neurological diseases such as epilepsy, migraine, depression, ulcerative colitis, hypertension, diabetes, and tinnitus (tinnitus).

12 Mar 2021

ZOOM license to 23 Thousand Üsküdar Students from Üsküdar University!

Üsküdar University, which has created a solid technological infrastructure with significant investments, has implemented the concept of "Phy-gital University" in order to offer its students distance and uninterrupted education opportunities during the pandemic process. With this step, students benefit from both physical and digital education of the university in the most effective way. While Üsküdar University students were able to get online education synchronously (live) by entering the virtual classroom application Perculus via the ALMS program with the distance education courses and applications carried out on many digital platforms, a cooperation now has been made with Zoom. Integration studies for synchronous (live) education by entering Zoom via ALMS and recording and re-watching the lessons are also continuing.Interactive Participation has Become EasierTaking another important step in order for its students to get more efficiency from online courses, the university, together with its academic staff, purchased a total of 23 thousand Zoom licenses for each of its students. After the tests of giving Master's courses via Zoom software on the STIX program, which offers students easier interactive participation, there is no limit of interaction and time. Therefore, classes will now be held using Zoom software via ALMS with the Zoom licenses obtained. In Zoom classes, all students will be able to keep their cameras open without the limit of people. You will be able to participate instantly with the microphone. Thus, it is aimed to increase the learning efficiency and to increase the interaction in the lessons that will be made more interactive.Students will be able to receive a much more qualified education...Academicians and students, who can also benefit from online meetings and conferences via ZOOM, can also share information, documents and homework 24/7 by communicating with each other through the STIX program ( developed by Üsküdar University Information Technologies Directorate. Üsküdar News Agency (ÜNA)

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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