VELLORE CHRISTIAN MEDICAL COLLEGE FOUNDATION

VELLORE CMC FOUNDATION

A CENTURY OF
MEDICAL RESEARCH
IN INDIA

2019
ANNUAL
REPORT

DIGITAL
ACCOMPANIMENT

In the following video interviews, you’ll hear from Dr. Alok Srivastava, the inaugural head of the Centre for Stem Cell Research at CMC and from Dr. Vinod Abraham, who shares the Department of Community Health & Development’s work in the rural hills near Vellore.
CMC’s Dean, Dr. Anna Pulimood, speaks to the future of research at CMC, and many others share their exciting and innovative work.

We are grateful to our philanthropic partners whose generosity make CMC’s work including research possible. Thank you for supporting the legacy of our founder, Dr. Ida S. Scudder.

WATCH INTERVIEWS WITH OUR SELECTED SCIENTISTS

DR. MADELON FINKEL, FOUNDATION BOARD, AND DR. RITA ISAAC, RUHSA

Dr. Finkel and Dr. Isaac explore their 15 years of partnership and friendship in establishing models of care for non-communicable diseases in low-resource settings in india.

DR. GAGANDEEP KANG, GASTROINTESTINAL SCIENCES

Dr. Kang is nationally and internationally recognized for her work in childhood gastrointestinal infections and for developing vaccines for them.  She shares her work, and reflects on her recent recognition as a Royal Society of London Fellow.

DR. VRISHA MADHURI, PEDIATRICS

Dr. Maduri discusses her work including an invention for correcting clubfoot, training medical professionals in underserved communities, and international projects and partnerships.

DR. SUNIL ABRAHAM, LOW-COST EFFECTIVE CARE UNIT

Dr. Abraham highlights a community-based research project underway done in collaboration with the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Rockford.

DR. VINOD ABRAHAM, COMMUNITY HEALTH

Dr. Abraham shares the Community Health Department’s work in material and child health and development work in the Jawadhi Hills region.

DR. ANNA PULIMOOD, CMC PRINCIPAL

As Dean of CMC, Dr. Pulimood leads academic and research efforts at CMC.  She shares an overview of CMC’s research efforts, and speak to the unique ethos that sets CMC apart from other institutions.

DR. PRIYA ABRAHAM, CLINICAL VIROLOGY

Dr. Abraham discusses NIV’s efforts in diagnostics and vaccine development in India and her role at a prominent governmental institution as a CMC alumna.

DR. SUCEENA ALEXANDER, VP OF RESEARCH

Dr. Alexander provides an overview of research achievements at CMC since its founding, and how research ties to clinical practice and the Vellore community.

DR. ALOK SRIVASTAVA, HEMATOLOGY

Dr. Srivastava shares the many breakthroughs of the Centre for Stem Cell Research, including the development of gene therapy products.

WE ARE UNIQUELY PLACED FOR RESEARCH GIVEN THE LARGE PATIENT LOAD, EXCELLENT LABS, SEVERAL TRAINING OPPORTUNITIES FOR RESEARCH, AND A TEAM OF DEDICATED FACULTY.  CMC IS AMONG THE TOP INSTITUTIONS IN MEDICAL RESEARCH IN THE COUNTRY.

– DR. J.V. PETER, CMC DIRECTOR

In this special interview with Foundation President John Riehl, Dr. J.V. Peter shares why investigative research is integral to CMC’s mission, and how collaborations with U.S.-based academic institutions help support CMC’s short and long-term goals.