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Alumni Highlight: Vinciya Pandian, PhD, MBA, MSN, RN

Vinciya Pandian, CON Batch of 1992, was recently appointed as an Editor for the Journal of Clinical Nursing and was inducted as a Fellow Ad Eundem of the Faculty of Nursing and Midwifery (FFNMRCSI Ad Eundem) through the Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland. Dr. Pandian is internationally known for her clinical expertise in improving …

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CMC Toon and Tales – Part 1

Dr. Abraham Joseph and Ambi Harsha, the “Campus Kid”, have put together a video series of stories and ambient music of the times on the campus of the Christian Medical College, Vellore in Tamil Nadu, India. Part 1 of this “musical memorabilia can be viewed here: View Part 1 of 6 on YouTube.

Dr. Ajit Varki is the Recipient of the 2020 Rosalind Kornfeld Award for Lifetime Achievement in Glycobiology

The Rosalind Kornfeld Award for Lifetime Achievement in Glycobiology was established in 2008 to honor Dr. Rosalind Kornfeld’s distinguished scientific career and service to the Society. The Society bestows this prestigious award to scientists who, throughout their professional careers, have made outstanding contributions to Glycobiology. Read more at the Society for Glycobiology.

COVID-19 Vaccines: Time to Talk About the Uncertainties

Dr. Kanta Subbarao writes in Nature: “I am a physician scientist, and am used to making clinical, scientific and public-health decisions based on data. Part of my job is advising on the composition of each year’s influenza vaccine. In this coronavirus pandemic, like everyone else, I have had to adjust to uncertainties. Many uncertainties lie …

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Over 22 Indian Scientists Join to Bust Misinformation on COVID-19 Vaccine

Over 22 scientists from India join Team Halo to boost public confidence in COVID-19 vaccines. The team will use social media to counter the misinformation, myths around COVID-19 vaccines, build confidence, and sharing information on the safety and effectiveness of vaccines. The scientists include Dr. Gagandeep Kang and Dr. Shiv Pillai. Read the full article …

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Samuel Asirvatham, M.D., Inducted as Fellow in National Academy of Inventors

Samuel Asirvatham, M.D. (CVEP ’00), Division of Heart Rhythm Services, Department of Cardiovascular Medicine at Mayo Clinic in Rochester, was inducted as a fellow into the National Academy of Inventors, the highest professional distinction accorded solely to academic inventors. Dr. Asirvatham has joint appointments in Pediatric Cardiology, Physiology and Biomedical Engineering, and Anatomy. He is a …

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Personal Passion Drives Gift to the Hematology Department

Amid uncertainty and chaos, Dr. Sarah Alexander (Batch ’60), and her husband, C.J. Alexander, a Ph.D chemist, made agenerous gift to the Hematology Department at CMC for DNA and RNA extraction equipment that will result in highquality and quantity of nucleic acid for all the molecular biology testing with shorter turnaround time. This significantinvestment into …

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CMC Alumni Come Together for their Alma Mater

In response to an appeal by CMC Director, J.V. Peter, alumni batches are presently and quickly organizing to help mitigate financial hardships brought on by the coronavirus pandemic. While CMC has become an exemplar of COVID19 preparedness and response, they have also been faced with multiple challenges due to reduced income and higher than normal …

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