Betul Sin

Ankara UniversityTurkey

CURRICULUM VITAE BETUL AYSE SIN, MD CURRENT APPOINTMENT: Professor of Medicine Division of Immunology and Allergic Diseases, Faculty of Medicine, University of Ankara, Turkey PERSONAL DATA: Office Address: University of Ankara, Faculty of Medicine, Department of Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine, Division of Immunology and Allergic Diseases, 06100 Dikimevi-Ankara, Turkey Phone: 0-90-312-595 65 53 Fax: 0-90-312-319 00 46 e-mail: bsin@medicine.ankara.edu.tr Home Address: 8. Cadde Oyak Sitesi 5. Kısım Giriş: 4 D: 12 06530 Çayyolu-Ankara, Turkey Phone: 0-90-312-242 22 08 e-mail: bsin@medicine.ankara.edu.tr Date of Birth: May 29, 1959 Place of Birth: Bandırma- Turkey Marital Status: Single EDUCATION AND TRAINING: M.D. from 1977-1983 Ankara University, School of Medicine, Ankara- Turkey 1983-1985 General Practitioner at Community Health Center (obligatory service) Residency from 1985-1990 Ankara University, Faculty of Medicine, Department of Pulmonary Diseases, Ankara- Turkey 1990-(April-June) Observer in clinical and laboratory practice. Department of Allergy and Clinical Immunology, University of La’ Sapienza, Rome, Italy Research and Clinical Fellow from 1991-1993 Ankara University, Faculty of Medicine, Division of Allergic Diseases, Ankara- Turkey 1993-1996 Instructor in Medicine, Division of Allergic Diseases, Faculty of Medicine, University of Ankara, Turkey 1996- 2002 Associate Professor of Medicine, Division of Allergic Diseases, Faculty of Medicine, University of Ankara, Turkey 2003- present Professor of Medicine, Division of Allergic Diseases, Faculty of Medicine, University of Ankara, Turkey Visiting Scientist from 2000-2001 Johns Hopkins University, Asthma & Allergy Center (1 year, 1 month) Division of Clinical Immunology, Department of Medicine Baltimore, Maryland USA Preceptor: Alkis Togias, M.D. (Mechanisms of relation between allergic rhinitis and asthma using nasal allergen provocation and sputum induction). October-December 2002 (3 months) Swiss Institute of Allergy and Asthma Research (SIAF), Davos, Switzerland Preceptor: Akdis CA, M.D.( The investigation of cross reactivity between snake venom antigens, bovine pancreas and Apis mellifera phospholipase A2, T cell and antibody responses in bee venom allergy). PROFESSIONAL ACTIVITIES: 1989- present Member of the Turkish Society of Allergy & Clinical Immunology 1988- present Member of the Turkish Association of Tuberculosis and Thorax 1994- present Member of the European Academy of Allergy and Clinical Immunology 2001- present Member of the American Academy of Allergy, Asthma & Immunology 2009-present International Fellow of the American Academy of Allergy, Asthma & Immunology EDITORIAL ACTIVITIES: Active in peer-review for national journals. (Turkish Journal of Allergy & Asthma, Turkish Journal of Medical Sciences, Turkish Journal of Tuberculosis and Thorax) Active in peer-review for international journals. (Respiratory Medicine, Drugs & Aging, Southern Medical Journal, ALLERGY) AWARDS 1994 Poster presentation award, VIth National Allergy and Clinical Immunology Congress 1999 Poster presentation award, XVth Meeting of the Turkish Association of Respiratory Research 2000 Poster presentation award. IXth. National Allergy and Clinical Immunology Congress 2002 Poster presentation award. Xth. National Allergy and Clinical Immunology Congress 2010 Poster presentation award. XVIIth. National Allergy and Clinical Immunology Congress TEACHING: Classroom Instruction in allergy and immunology of medical students. Clinical Instruction and Attending responsibilities of clinical fellows. Advisees (Postdoctoral training in allergy): Dane Ediger, M.D. Gulden Pasaoğlu, M.D. Ozlem Göksel, M.D. RESEARCH PROJECT PARTICIPATION: 1992-1995 Title: The effect of immunotherapy on natural killer (NK) cell activity, serum levels of IL-4, IFN-, IgE and clinical response in patients with allergic rhinitis and asthma. (Turkish Scientific and Technical Research Council, TAG-1223). 1995-1998 Title: The investigation of prevalence of atopy and allergic diseases in Ankara, Turkey. (State Planning Organisation, 95 K 120240). 1998-2000 Title: Immunohistochemical findings in nasal polyposis and bronchial asthma.(Ankara University Research Foundation, 98-09-00-38). 2003-2006 Title: Class I and Class II HLA genotype investigation and cytokine polymorphisms in patients with bee sting allergy, bee-keepers,healthy controls, and clinical and immunological response to venom immunotherapy. (Ankara University Research Foundation, 2003-08-09-124). COURSES - Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, “Clinical Research Course, July 2000” (Baltimore, USA). - 16th Annual Update Frontiers in Research and Clinical Management of Asthma and Allergy at Johns Hopkins Asthma and Allergy Center, March 30 – April 1 2001. -1992-1993 Hacettepe University, Basic Immunology Education Programme, Ankara

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