Strengthening the Bonds Between CMC and the Foundation
Our alumni based in the U.S. are the cornerstone of Vellore CMC Foundation’s efforts, providing us with invaluable support and innovative ideas. Our extraordinary alumni community exemplifies loyalty and dedication to CMC and to one another. They inspire and challenge all CMC graduates to act as a force for good in their community and globally.
Inspiring a Spirit of Healing and Innovation
CMC’s U.S. alumni are building their careers in American medical institutions by delivering care with empathy, contributing to scientific breakthroughs, and sharing their knowledge with the next generation of healthcare professionals. Their commitment to medical excellence and high-quality care are a testament to the quality of their education at CMC Vellore.
CMC Alumni Making News and History
Dr. Nalini Vadivelu (‘70), Professor of Anesthesiology at Yale University, recently invented a special laryngeal mask with inbuilt suction to enable easy access to the hypopharynx in order to remove secretions from the nose and mouth.
Dr. Honarine Ward (‘69), Professor of Medicine at Tufts University, in collaboration with international investigators, is conducting cross sectional and longitudinal studies of infectious diarrheal diseases, particularly among children in resource-limited settings.
CMC Alumni in the News
In a statement from Mayo Clinic Health System (MCHS), Dr. Varkey will partner with chief administrative officer Mary Jo Williamson to manage the operations of the 17 hospitals and 50 community clinics in the MCHS system. Those facilities stretch across portions of Wisconsin, Minnesota, and
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As part of Cancer Research UK–Children with Cancer UK Innovation Awards, Dr. Anindita Roy (Batch ’90) at the University of Oxford and Prof. Anastasios Karadimitris, Imperial College of London, are developing a new “off-the-shelf” immunotherapy to treat a type of infant leukemia. Read more at
The global rollout of COVID-19 vaccines is exacerbating a perennial problem of misinformation about immunization. To support additional debunking efforts, the Google News Initiative is launching a COVID-19 Vaccine Counter-Misinformation Open Fund worth up to $3 million. Read more at Google News Initiative.