TWLA 8th Educational Panel by Dr. Özlem Bozdağı Günal on “Effect of Substance Abuse on Brain Development in Adolescence”

On Saturday, April 20, 2019, we hosted Özlem Bozdağı Günal at our eight educational panels. We would like to thank her for her presentation on the “Effect of Substance Abuse on Brain Development in Adolescence”.

Özlem Bozdağı Günal, MD, PhD, is a faculty member at Rutgers New Jersey School of Medicine, Department of Psychiatry. After receiving her MD degree from Hacettepe University in Turkey, she received her PhD in Pharmacology and completed her post-doctoral work at Duke University and Mount Sinai Hospital in New York. She has over thirty articles, 2 patents and various awards published in refereed scientific journals. Dr. Günal’s field of study is to understand the molecular mechanisms of neuropsychiatric disorders, including autism and addiction behavior, and to define treatment goals.

TWLA VII. Educational Panel: “What happened to the things that we eat everyday?

Dr. Gülsüm Eda Akbaş , gynecologist and obstetrician, presented her research on “What happened to things that we eat everyday?”

Dr. Gülsüm Eda Akbaş graduated from Üsküdar American High School in 1991. Dr. Akbaş completed her degree at Marmara University Faculty of Medicine in 1997. In 1999, she started to work as an assistant at the Department of Biochemistry of Istanbul University Cerrahpaşa Medical Faculty. A year later, she continued her education at Yale University School of Medicine, Obstetrics and Gynecology in the USA. Dr. Akbaş started to work as a research assistant at Yale University. This training journey was advanced with her training at the Cornell Medical School and Mount Sinai Medical School.

Currently Dr. Akbas serves as an obstetrician and gynecologist at Greenburgh Health Center, White Plains, NY. She is affiliated with White Plains Hospital and Westchester Medical Center.