It is with a sense of sadness and sorrow that the President and the Director General of the Islamic World Academy of Sciences (IAS) in Amman, Jordan; announce the passing away of the eminent Turkish scientist/ doctor of medicine: Prof. Uğur Dilmen, Fellow of the Islamic World Academy of Sciences, Executive Editor/ Medical Journal of IAS.
Prof. Dilmen passed away on 7 May 2015. He was 60.
Dilmen obtained his MD from Hacettepe University Ankara/Turkey in 1979, his MSc from the same University in 1982 and his PhD from Ataturk University in Turkey in 1994.
He was Professor of Pediatrics, Ataturk University, Medical Faculty, 1994-1996 and Dean, Fatih University Medical Faculty; and Professor of Pediatrics and Neonatology; 1996-the present.
Prof. Dilmen was awarded the Cihad Tahsin Gürson Research Award (Platelet antibodies in sepsis) in 1982; the TÜBİTAK (Turkish Scientific and Technical Research Council) Award (Nifedipine in hypertensive emergencies of children in 1988); and the IAS Ibrahim Memorial Award in 1996.
Prof. Dilmen was a lecturer in Pediatrics, Turkish Health and Therapy Foundation from 1987-1988; a Physician in Chief, Turkish Health and Therapy Foundation Medical Center from 1990-1994; a Professor of Pediatrics and Neonatology, Atatürk University, 1994-1996; and Dean, Fatih University Medical Faculty, 1996-2001.
Prof. Dilmen was a member of the Turkish Medical Society; National Pediatric Society; Perinatology Endockrinolody Societyi; Neonatoloji Societyi; and the World Medical Association.
Prof. Dilmen was elected as a Fellow of the IAS in 2001.
IAS President, Fellows and staff offer their heartfelt condolences to his family and friends.