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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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2nd Annual Ecumenical Leadership Forum Takes Place Virtually

The Vellore Christian Medical College (CMC) Foundation conducted the Second Annual Virtual Ecumenical Leadership Forum on October 16th, 2020.  The main aim of this forum was to enable the Foundation’s partner faith-based organizations to come together in the spirit of exploring God’s priorities and paradigm shifts in global mission. Our speakers included clergy, educators, and …

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CMC Director Update on the Response to the COVID-19 Pandemic

Dear Friends, We appreciate enormously the prayers, goodwill and support of all our friends. So many of you have sent in letters of encouragement, contributed financially, prayed for us continually, connected us with friends and well-wishers and also helped us in other ways. Many of you have made special contributions for the Kannigapuram Campus, for …

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CMC Opens One-of-a-Kind Dr. Ida Belle Scudder Assisted Living Center

On September 16, 2020, CMC organized a ribbon-cutting ceremony held at its newly completed Assisted Living Center, at which the North American Alumni Association, the Scudder Family, and CMC’s many other supporters were recognized for their extreme generosity. The new facility, named in honor of Dr. Ida Belle Scudder, was constructed to provide care for …

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At the Forefront of the Fight Against COVID-19: Dr. Priya Abraham (Batch ’81)

In November 2019, just two months before the first coronavirus case was detected in India, Dr. Priya Abraham was appointed as the Director of the National Institute of Virology (NIV) in Pune, India. Since then, Dr. Abraham and her team have been actively engaged in various aspects of the SARS-CoV-2 virus, including diagnostic and vaccine-related …

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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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