Thomas Jefferson University Chapter
The Thomas Jefferson University Chapter of Sigma Xi was established in 1967, after being elevated from "Club" status at the 1966 national convention of Sigma Xi. (The club had originated in 1961.) The first chapter president was Laurence G Wesson, M.D. (Professor of Medicine and First Head of the Nephrology Division) and the first vice president was James J Kocsis, Ph.D. (Professor of Pathology and Adjunct Faculty in JCGS). The original 56 full members included the then President of the University, Peter Herbut, M.D.
The Chapter adopted the national motto, "Companions in Zealous Research." The aim was to encourage original research in pure and applied science - a goal to which the current chapter continues to subscribe.
We sponsor Student Research Day in the spring.
Membership is by nomination. Nomination forms can be downloaded here.
For more information, contact Dr. Carol L. Beck (Membership Chair), 215-503-6539.
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