Near East University has realized another striking event that will shed light onto the world of medicine Prof. Dr. Tamer Yılmaz, who is a Biochemistry specialist and a lecturer at Near East University Faculty of Medicine, has had his book ‘Biochemistry of Tissue’ published. Biochemistry of Tissue is the first and only book that provides comprehensive knowledge regarding the tissues. According to the press info released by the Directorate of Press and Public Relations Office of Near East University, the book is well suited to the interest of medical students as it covers comprehensive knowledge regarding tissue structure, biochemical function, and basis of therapeutics required to address tissue associated diseases. The book is well produced and a useful textbook. From this aspect, the book has the distinction of being the first in Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus and Turkey. Biochemistry of Tissue, which is a guide book for students and medical professionals of future, will be used as a textbook at Near East University in the new academic year. In the field of Biochemistry, the book has taken its place in medical literature as the first example….. Prof. Dr. Tamer Yılmaz, Biochemistry specialist, lecturer at NEU Faculty of Medicine, and the author of the book, has made an interesting selection of material from the vast mass of biochemical data and considered many aspects of biochemistry that are particular relevance to medicine. The book systematically comprises all necessary information regarding chemical and histochemical structures in living organisms. In this context, Professor YILMAZ has successfully achieved his aim of presenting biochemistry in relation to the total functions of the living organism. The book, which will shed light onto researchers, physicians and the students studying medicine, veterinary medicine, dentistry, pharmacy, health sciences and biosciences, has the distinction of being the only textbook including all information regarding the tissues. In particular, the book, which is a guide textbook dealing with all aspects of bringing solutions to tissue associated diseases, has taken its place in medical literature as the first example of its field. The plan of the book is apparent from the title since biochemistry is considered tissue by tissue. Within this frame and in the light of the latest data, the book also provides all general information regarding molecular structure, features and functions of epithelial tissue, muscle tissue, connective tissue and nerve tissue.
Faculty of Medicine
Near East University Medical Students’ Association is hosting the student exchange group for medical internship that realized for the first time this year in cooperation with Turkish Medical Students’ International Committee (TURKMSIC). According to the press release issued by the Directorate of Press and Public Relations Office of Near East University, within the frame of the protocol that signed by Near East University Medical Students’ Association (NEUMSA) and Turkish Medical Students’ International Committee (TURKMSIC), 25 students receiving medical education at various universities in Turkey can do their medical internships at Near East University Hospital while NEU Faculty of Medicine students can do medical internship at various university hospitals in Turkey. Young doctor candidates from 14 different Turkish universities will come to Near East University…… Within the terms and provisions set by the protocol, 25 students from medicine faculties of various Turkish Universities including Uludağ University, Hacettepe University, Gaziantep University, Çukurova University, Mersin University, Istanbul Science University, Süleyman Demirel University, Trakya University, Yeditepe University, Yıldırım Beyazıt University, Ufuk University, Marmara University, Kırıkkale University and Maltepe University can do internships within different periods at Near East University Hospital. On July 11, 17 young doctor candidates began to do their medical internships on different specialties at Near East University Hospital. By virtue of this exchange program, young doctor candidates can do internship and enhance their medical knowledge and skills by getting hands-on experience and get an idea about TRNC and our culture through excursions in their free time. Medical students, who have already begun to do internship at NEU Hospital within the frame of the protocol regarding medical internship in summer, extended their appreciations to Near East University and the teaching staff for providing them with all possibilities required for a thorough medical internship.
Near East University Faculty of Medicine Graduation Ceremony was realized with high level participation
2015-2016 Academic Year graduates of Near East University Faculty of Medicine received their diplomas with a glorious ceremony that realized with the participation of high level protocol including TRNC Assembly President, ministers, MPs, and top government officials. Near East University Faculty of Medicine Graduation Ceremony for the academic year 2015-2016 was held at AKKM Main Hall with participation of TRNC Assembly President Sibel Siber, TRNC Health Minister Dr. Faiz Sucuoğlu, independent MPs Hasan Taçoy and Menteş Gündüz, NEU Founding Rector Dr. Suat İ. Günsel, NEU Board of Trustees Chairman Assoc. Prof. Dr. İrfan S. Günsel, vice rectors, Faculty of Medicine Dean Prof. Dr. Gamze Mocan, faculty deans, faculty members, guests, students and their parents. The graduation ceremony began with stand in silence and followed by national anthem. The music recital received standing ovation. Then, Prof. Dr. Gamze Mocan, Dean of Faculty of Medicine, Prof Dr. Tamer Şanlıdağ, NEU vice Rector, Dr. Faiz Sucuoğlu, TRNC Minister of Health, and Sibel Siber, TRNC Assembly President, delivered opening remarks respectively. Prof. Dr. Mocan: Near East University Faculty of Medicine has become an internationally respected center of quality education, scientific research and unmatched health services “Near East University Faculty of Medicine places great value on academic excellence, medical research, integrity, interdisciplinary collaboration, professional ethics and competence. The academic staff of NEU Faculty of Medicine is dedicated to ensure the educational, intellectual, professional, and personal development of our distinguished students, who are deeply committed to the study and practice of medicine, and to medical research. We set foot on the road of medical education with the most up-to-date scientific technology and infrastructure seven years ago. Today, we have become an internationally known and respected center of quality education, scientific research and unmatched health services. Training and learning continue lifelong in medicine. Medical science needs altruism. It is an arduous and long termed process. Those who set foot on this road will be going on their way as go-getter persons without boredom and reluctance. Medical science is in a constant development as a result of scientific research and technological advances regarding medicine. Therefore, lifelong learning is the key to ensuring that doctors keep their professional knowledge up to date and benefit from the latest treatment techniques in order to offer safer and the most effective treatment options for their patients” said she. Addressing to graduates, Professor Mocan underlined the crucial role of physicians in ensuring public health. “Throughout your education you have been equipped with the most up-to date comprehensive knowledge, skills and practice and now you are ready to begin your career as competent physicians who are able to take the advantage of the new technologies to provide early and accurate diagnosis and appropriate treatment. You are good physicians capable of utilizing new technologies and updating yourselves. You are inquisitive, questioning and full of love and ready to assume roles and responsibilities in preventive medicine to promote and contribute to both public health and community-based educational approaches. Wherever you go, you will take active roles in medical field and represent our faculty as competent, keen and researcher physicians. While you feel pride of your faculty, which is an internationally esteemed destination of contemporary education and science, we will also be proud of you. I wish all of you good luck on this long and challenging way” said Professor Mocan. Prof. Dr. Tamer Şanlıdağ: “We will be always at the side of our young colleagues with all our heart, knowledge, experience and wish of success” “You will not only become a fine doctor, but you will be a doctor who can make the world healthier by giving hope and providing contemporary and safe treatment options for health issues and contribute to our health through the most innovative medical techniques that is available. Science is a matter of expertise and competence. Medical science needs altruism. It is an arduous and long termed process. In every step that you cover while fulfilling your professions, with all of our heart, knowledge, experience and wish for success, we will be always at your side” said he. Health Minister Dr. Sucuoğlu: A physician should set an example for the public with his/her behavior “Doctoring requires exemplary behavior; physicians should set a model for the public. I have no doubt that our young colleagues are well equipped to ensure the best healthcare and treatment to restore the patient’s health through the most innovative medical techniques that is available. I wish health, happiness and continuing success for all graduates. I congratulate them with all my heart” said he. TRNC Assembly President Dr. Siber: You have taken a great load over your shoulders by becoming physicians. With this responsibility, I am sure that you will exert all required effort and achieve a good career. “In order to achieve success in your career, you should be competent in all areas of your practice. However, competence is more than just medical skills and knowledge; it also comprises practicing safely and effectively. The doctor-patient relationship is the foundation of the practice of medicine. You will be successful physicians, if you love people and reflect your patience, compassion, altruism, trustworthiness in your services, and feel happy with every patient that you restore his/her health. It is a nice but arduous profession. I and the Minister of Health are also physicians. However, no one becomes a doctor in order to be a politician. To be a politician is temporary; your profession is fundamental. I urge all graduates to be devoted to their profession and never stop learning. I wish all of you continuing success throughout your career” said she. Following the opening speeches, the diploma ceremony was realized. The graduates were presented their diplomas after swearing the Hippocratic Oath. Students that graduated with the highest grade point average were awarded with gold medals Faculty’s top graduate was presented the gold medal and her diploma by TRNC Assembly President Sibel Siber. Minister of Health Faiz Sucuoğlu, NEU Board of Trustees Chairman Assoc. Prof. Dr. İrfan S. Günsel, NEU vice Rector Prof. Dr. Tamer Şanlıdağ, and academics took the stage one by one and presented the graduates their diplomas. The ceremony ended with taking group photos and throwing graduation caps.
Near East University attends International Stem Cell and Regenerative Medicine Congress and Iranian National Stem Cell Festival
Near East University attended to the International Stem Cell and Regenerative Medicine Congress and the First Iranian National Stem Cell Festival organized in cooperation with the ICSC2016 scientific and academic institutins, and held in Tehran According to a press statement released by the Press and Public Relations Directorate of the Near East University, Prof. Dr. Nedime Serakıncı, Head of Centre of Excellence and Genetics and Cancer Diagnosis Research Centre which is a department under the Centre of Excellence, and Head of Medical Genetics Department, attended to the conference as an invited sepeaker and session chairman.
Causes of cell death were discussed The 1st International Cell Death Research Congress, which was organized for the first time by Cell Death Research Association, was held in Izmir, Turkey. Near East University took its place at the congress that provided platform for many worldwide renowned figures to discuss issues and exchange ideas regarding research studies conducted in the field of health in Turkey. The latest global medical developments were discussed The four-day-event provided platform for renowned scientists that are authority figures in their fields to put forward significant approaches that will shed light on the treatment for auto-immune and degenerative diseases. The latest medical development and advances were discussed through a wide variety of topics such as ‘Cancer and Cell Death Relations’, ‘Stem Cell and Therapeutic Approaches’, ‘Cell Death associated with Autoimmune System’, ‘Therapeutic Approach for Cell Death and Diseases’, and ‘Natural Products as Potential Cancer Therapy Enhancers’. According to the press release issued by the Directorate of Press and Public Relations Office of Near East University, the study on ‘Can Adenovirus 36 induce 3T3-L1 Preadipocytes into Mature Adipocytes’ which was conducted cooperatively by Near East University and Celal Bayar University faculty members including NEU vice Rector Prof. Dr. Tamer ŞANLIDAĞ, Prof. Dr. Seda VATANSEVER, Prof. Dr. Sinem AKÇALI, Müjde KIVANÇ, Mehtap KOÇAN, and Ferdiye TANER, was presented at the congress by Dr. Ferdiye TANER.
Near East University Medical School student with her own design attends 1st International Congress on Medicine and Medical Biotechnology
Jana Salem, a third year student of Near East University Medical School attended to the 1st International Congress on Medicine and Medical Biotechnology with her own study titled “Jana’s Bed Belt(JBB) For High Risc For Fall Patients in Long Term-Stay and Wards: Descriptive Study”, through which she designed a safety belt. The conference held by Fatih University Scientific Research Society of Faculty of Medicine.
41th congress of Federation of European Biochemical Societies hosted by Turkish Biochemical Society will be held at Ephesus Congress Centre in Kuşadası, between 3-8 September 2016. Prof. Dr. Nazmi Özer, Head of Medical Biochemistry Department of Near East University will chair the congress. The organization is the largest convention on the field of molecular life sciences and biochemistry which has over 40 thousand members from 43 countries.
The Near East University Faculty of Medicine has been represented at the 13th International Congress of Human Genetics, which was held in Kyoto, Japan via two studies. According to the press info release issued by the Directorate of Press and Public Relations of Near East University, all human and medical genetics communities, including human genetics in Europe and American Human Genetic Communities participated in the 13th International Congress of Human Genetics, in Kyoto, Japan, which is held biennially. Near East University was represented with two scientific studies… It was revealed that Specialist Dr. Yeliz Cengiz from the Department of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry and Specialist Dr. Mahmut Çerkez Ergören from the Department of Medical Biology of Near East University jointly presented “A Case study on Autisms Spectrum Disorder (ASD) in Rare Genetic Disorder Case”. It was pointed out that since this case was the 2nd case reported in the world, Specialist Dr. Yeliz Cengiz’s presentation drew the attention of neuroscientists. Furthermore, it was stated that the work of NEU Academic Member of Department of Medical Biology, Assist. Prof. Dr. Mahmut Çerkez Ergören, which was addressed as one of the greatest genetic epidemiology studies in Northern Cyprus, titled as “Genetic Mapping of the Cardiology Patients in the Cyprus Turkish Community” had also drawn significant attention of multidisciplinary researchers at the congress. Subsequent to the aforementioned presentation, a joint decision was taken to conduct a meta-analysis with the world’s leading centres and share information, besides making consultations. Making a statement on the matter, Academic Member of the Department of Child and Adolescent Psychology of Faculty of Medicine of Near East University Dr. Cengiz’s expressed that science now functioned multi-disciplinarily and congresses facilitated the opportunity to share and cooperate across disciplines; therefore creating the opportunity for researchers to develop themselves, besides representing their institutions at international platforms.
Near East University was represented at the Meeting of Endocrine Society which is the oldest and most active organization in the field of endocrinology
Near East University was represented successfully at ENDO 2016, the 98th Endocrine Society’s Annual Meeting and Expo that held in Boston, Massachusetts on 1-4 April, 2016. According to the press release issued by the Directorate of Press and Public Relations Office of Near East University, Asst. Prof. Dr. Neşe Akcan from the Department of Pediatrics of Near East University Faculty of Medicine represented Near East University at the 98th Annual Meeting and Expo of Endocrine Society by presenting a case report on “Congenital Isolated ACTH Deficiency Presented with Recurrent Lower Respiratory Tract Infections”. Asst. Prof. Dr. Neşe Akcan: I feel the great happiness of representing my country and university at the 98th Annual Meeting of the 100-year-old Endocrine Society Touching upon the significance of representing our country and Near East University at such outstanding international platforms, Asst. Prof. Dr. Neşe Akcan, lecturer at the Department of Pediatrics of Near East University Faculty of Medicine, expressed her feelings and impressions regarding the issue. “I am extremely proud and happy that I had the opportunity to represent my country and university by presenting a case report at ENDO 2016, which is one of the world’s most prestigious conferences. The 100-year-old Endocrine Society is the world’s oldest, largest and most active global membership organization representing professionals from the field of endocrinology. It has more than 17,000 members from over 120 countries. Presenting my study at the annual meeting of such an outstanding organization made me very happy” said she. What is Endocrine Society? The Endocrine Society is an international medical organization in the field of endocrinology and metabolism that founded in 1916. Medical doctors, scientists, researchers and educators constitute the majority of the society’s members. This 100-year-old medical organization is the largest global membership organization in the field of endocrinology. The Society’s mission is to advance excellence in endocrinology and promote its essential and integrative role by conducting bench research and developing new therapies for hormone-based disorders that affect millions of people such as diabetes, thyroid disorders, obesity, infertility, growth disorders, sleep disorders and endocrine cancers. The Society also aims to gather all current information in a common consensus, to standardize the diagnostic and therapeutic approaches and to promote new studies to scientists involved in endocrinology.
ReLEx SMILE LASER Technology ending eyeglass use within 22 seconds now at Hospital of Near East University
The ReLEx SMILE Laser Technology, which is a bladeless, painless, risk-free, comfortable method featuring a shorter recovery period, is now athe Hospital of Near East University. The ReLEx SMILE Laser Technology is an advanced level minimally-invasive treatment method that can even be used on patients suffering from eye dryness (xerophthalmia) and have very thin cornea, or suffer from visual disorders such as very low myopic and astigmatism. The ReLEx SMILE Laser Technology available at Hospital of Near East University at the same time with exclusive clinics of the world! The ReLEx SMILE Laser Technology, which is the very latest eye surgery technique in use only at a few health centres in Turkey and at some exclusive health centres in the world, is a fast, reliable, precise, bladeless, painless, risk-free and comfortable treatment method used to treat vision disorders. Preliminary Examination before ReLEx SMILE Laser Laser operations are assessed in terms of the eye and health condition of the patient through a preliminary health examination. Depending on the findings and health condition of the patient, laser operation is practiced if the patient’s general condition is found to be operable. Eye treatment within 22 seconds only! The whole treatment process is carried out within a single stage lasting only 3-4 minutes. The technology is expressed to be minimally invasive and to be flapless surgery enabling lenticule and a small incision of 2 – 4 mm is created inside the intact cornea, enabling an 80 % smaller side-cut as compared to a LASIK flap. Furthermore, 30 % less cap cut is needed. As there is no need for a flap, the healing time of the patients is expressed to be faster than the conventional LASIK. The vision is 80% better instantly after the operation and reaches 100% within a few days. Treatment of Myopia -10 and Astigmatism up to +/- 5… ReLEx represents the beginning of a new era in refractive surgery, on the grounds of its significant advantages in terms of the patient’s comfort, since there is no need to pass from one instrument to another – as in the LASIK procedure – there is no need for the patient to change their position. This is the main reason why the procedure only takes a few minutes. Furthermore, ReLEx helps to preserve the cornea biomechanics thus leading to results most concordant with the natural structure of the eye, treating myopia up to -10 and astigmatism of +/- 5. Advantages of ReLEx SMILE Laser Treatment Bladeless laser technology Treatment within 22 seconds (fastest laser technology500 kHz) Ease of incisionless operation Superior protection of corneal biomechanics Opportunity to apply in thin corneas Opportunity to apply in patients suffering from eye dryness No risk of displacement or shift of the valve Silent and odorless treatment Comfort provided during and after treatment Quick and safe recovery Closest results to the natural structure of the eye End of vision treatment with laser in abroad With the ReLEx SMILE Laser Technology provided by the Hospital of Near East University, the patients will no longer need to travel abroad for their eye treatments and get the opportunity to receive their eye treatment through the use of the latest technology available at the Hospital of EarEast University in Northern Cyprus.
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