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Sigma Xi Installs New Chapter at Elmezzi Graduate School of Molecular Medicine

April 04, 2023


On March 30, 2023, Sigma Xi installed its newest chapter at The Elmezzi Graduate School of Molecular Medicine at Northwell Health. The ceremony was held in-person in Manhasset, New York and presided over by Sigma Xi President-elect Marija Strojnik. It was a celebration of the new chapter’s officers, members, and commitment to growth and advancement of the school's research enterprise.

Dr. Annette Lee, Dean of The Elmezzi Graduate School, delivered the inaugural presidential address. She will lead a group of founding members that include Drs. Yousef Al-Abed, Lance Becker, Betty Diamond, Daniel Grande, Christine Metz, Barbara Sherry, Bettie Steinberg, Kevin Tracey, and Ping Wang. The founding members will guide the chapter through its initial years of development and activity, including recurring meetings, events, membership growth, and participation in Sigma Xi's annual conference, the International Forum on Research Excellence (IFoRE).

Elmezzi_strojnik_leeThe ceremony was also attended by Sigma Xi's Executive Director and CEO, Dr. Jamie Vernon, and Sigma Xi's Director of Membership and Chapters, Dr. Richard Watkins. CEO of Northwell Health, Michael Dowling, delivered the keynote address.

The Elmezzi Graduate School of Molecular Medicine, located in Manhasset, NY, is an individually tailored and accelerated three-year doctoral program awarding a Ph.D. degree to individuals who hold an MD or equivalent. The graduate school directly addresses the crucial need for physician-scientists trained to conduct translational and clinically relevant research.