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Halil Tekiner

Halil Tekiner, born in 1983 in Kayseri, Turkey, to pharmacist parents, holds a Bachelor of Science degree in pharmacy and Master's and Ph.D. degrees in the history of pharmacy and pharmacy management, all obtained from Ankara University. With an abiding commitment to the humanitarian and historical aspects of medicine and pharmacy, he has conducted post-graduate research at esteemed institutions such as Harvard Medical School and the University of Wisconsin-Madison in the United States, Philipps University in Marburg, Germany, Helsinki University in Finland, among others.


Tekiner is a full professor at the School of Medicine and the School of Pharmacy at Erciyes University, Kayseri. He holds the position of President at the International Society for the History of Pharmacy and is a member of the International Academy for the History of Pharmacy. He has authored, co-authored, and edited 12 books and published over two hundred papers in eight languages. His primary research interests lie in medical and pharmaceutical history, medical humanities, and medical eponyms.


Throughout his career, Tekiner has been honored with numerous awards, including the Turkish Academy of Sciences Distinguished Young Scientist Award, the National Golden Mortar Award, the Distinguished Service Award of the 6-Dots Blind Foundation, the Pharmacist Hamdi Bey Award for the History of Pharmacy, the International Pharmaceutical Federation's Weblogger of the Year Award, and the Turkish Academy of Pharmacy Award. Aside from his academic pursuits, Tekiner is interested in classical and folk music as a musician and composer. Some of his musical compositions have been published individually or in anthologies, including select works featured on CDs.

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