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9th Annual Dr. Ida S. Scudder Humanitarian Oration Coincides with 150th Anniversary of Ida’s Birth

In 2012, the Christian Medical College Vellore (CMC) and the United States-based organization, Vellore CMC Foundation, joined hands to establish the Dr. Ida S. Scudder Humanitarian Oration. The objective of this partnership was to perpetuate the legacy of Dr. Ida Sophia Scudder by honoring individuals who exemplify her courage, compassion, integrity, and character, in order …

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The Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation Renews Support for a Vaccinology Course at CMC

In 2010, with the support of the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation (Gates Foundation), the India Vaccinology Course or INDVAC, was implemented at the Christian Medical College, Vellore (CMC) as an educational method to address the need for knowledge and research in the field of Vaccinology. The course has been conducted consecutively every year for …

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When Business as Usual Isn’t Working, Look to Nonprofits for Inspiration

“In the Covid-era, businesses must — and will — play an essential role in dealing with the hardships created by the pandemic. But to do so, they must also recognize how the ground has shifted under them: Inclusivity is more important than ever; there’s pressure on leaders to weigh social outcomes, as well as economic …

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Personal Experience at CMC Inspires Launch of GoFundMe Campaign for CMC Health Workers

In 2018 Sujata Srinivasan, daughter of a CMC patient, personally witnessed the compassionate care that defines CMC. The experience left a lasting impression that inspired her to start a GoFundMe campaign in support of the doctors and nurses who had shown her and her mother compassion and humanity. In the campaign summary page, Sujata writes …

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CMC Follows Government’s Lead in its Response to COVID-19 Pandemic

As COVID-19 continues to spread around the world at an alarming rate, the Christian Medical College, Vellore is taking aggressive action to prepare for the pandemic and ensure that care is available for everyone seeking help. CMC’s emergency response plan calls for an investment of $456,000 over the next couple of weeks to set up …

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CMC, Scudder Family, and Reformed Church in America Reunite at RCA Mission 2020

Members of the Vellore CMC Foundation staff and board (John Riehl, Deepika Srivastava, and Dr. James Taylor) were active participants at the Reformed Church in America’s (RCA’s), Global Mission 2020 Conference held in Orlando, Florida from January 16-18, 2020.  The Conference focused on “Celebrating the past and imagining God’s future”. Reciprocal relationships in the mission field …

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