Virtual Lecture Series: Dr. Gagandeep Kang on “How CMC’s Research is Impacting India’s Health and Well-Being”

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Date(s) - Friday, Feb 3rd, 2023
10:00 am - 11:00 am


Register here: How CMC’s Research is Impacting India’s Health and Well-Being

We invite you to join us on Friday, February 3rd at 10:00 am EDT for part one of a three-part series on CMC’s Commitment to Excellence in Health Care. Our first lecture entitled “How CMC’s Research is Impacting India’s Health and Well-Being” will be presented by Gagandeep “Cherry” Kang, M.D., Ph.D.

Since the beginning of the 20th century, modern medicine and biomedical research have overwhelmingly focused on the study and treatment of disease. Today, (under Dr. Kang’s leadership) CMC is a leading clinical and public health research facility applying innovative approaches with state-of-the-art technology to understand and solve problems related to gastrointestinal infection and function. Dr. Kang will share her perspective on why CMC’s dedication to research is integral to the accomplishment of its overall mission – that of “seeking to be a witness to the healing ministry of Christ through excellence in education, service, and research.”

Dr. Kang is a Professor of Microbiology, at the Wellcome Trust Research Laboratory, Division of Gastrointestinal Sciences at the Christian Medical College (CMC) in Vellore. She received her training in medicine and microbiology at the Christian Medical College, Vellore, and post-doctoral training in the UK and US before returning to India to continue her work on enteric infections in children. She has worked on the development and use of vaccines for rotaviruses, cholera, and typhoid, conducting large studies to define burden, test vaccines, and measure their impact. She also studies the consequences of enteric infections and has shown that infections in early life impact future growth and cognitive development. Dr. Kang is a Fellow of the Royal Society, U.K., and an International member of the U.S. National Academy of Medicine.

We welcome you to join us!