SUM psychiatrist in prestigious association

18 apr 2024

Dr Gniewko Więckiewicz nominated for Sigma Xi membership for achievements in the field of the impact of psychoactive substances on public health

Dr Gniewko Więckiewicz, a researcher at the Department of Psychiatry, Faculty of Medical Sciences, Zabrze SUM, has been nominated for full membership of the renowned scientific association, Sigma Xi. The nomination was made in recognition of Dr Więckiewicz's significant achievements in the field of the impact of psychoactive substances on public health.

Sigma Xi is an international not-for-profit association that was founded in 1886 at Cornell University to honour the most outstanding representatives of all fields of science and to initiate collaboration between them. Sigma Xi's members were or are 200 Nobel Prize winners, including Albert Einstein, Enrico Fenri and Linus Pauling. The society's main objective is to support and promote original scientific work, as well as to develop laboratories and promote ethics in research and education. Sigma Xi also focuses on interdisciplinary research and science-industry collaboration.

Membership of Sigma Xi is only possible through nomination by two Sigma Xi members and an evaluation of the candidate's track record. Dr Gniewko Więckiewicz was nominated for membership by Jamie L. Vernon, PhD, Executive Director and CEO of Sigma Xi, and Allen A. Thomas, PhD, Head of Sigma Xi's Qualifications and Membership Committee.

Dr Więckiewicz, known for his commitment to researching the impact of psychoactive substances on public health, has been recognised as one of the leading experts in the field. His work is vital to understanding the effects of psychoactive substance use and developing intervention strategies to improve public health.

Dr Gniewek Więckiewicz's appointment to Sigma Xi is a recognition of his contribution to science and an acknowledgement of his high level of research achievement.

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