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“Rekindle: Sisterships in Mission” Event Held in Partnership with RCA

On Thursday, Dec. 9th the Women’s Transformation and Leadership ministry from the Reformed Church in America (RCA) in collaboration with the Vellore Christian Medical College (CMC) Foundation held a virtual celebration entitled “Rekindle: Sisterships in Mission”. The RCA Women’s Leadership group including Reverend Liz Testa, Coordinator for Women’s Transformation and Leadership, helped to design and host this global mission event for hope. The evening’s program highlighted the season of Advent, Dr. Ida Scudder’s 151st birthday, and CMC’s endeavor to construct a maternity hospital in the Jawadhi Hills region of south India.

Lecture Series: Philip Yancey on “God, Medicine, and the Pandemic”

Philip Yancey shares the principles he has come to learn through years of writing about God and suffering. Yancey also speaks about his relationship with Dr. Paul Brand, a prominent physician who worked with leprosy patients at Christian Medical College and Hospital, Vellore, and how that relationship influenced his perception of pain.

Foundation Board Member, Dr. Madelon Finkel Receives Independent Publisher Book Award

The Foundation and CMC have once again been selected by USAID as an American Schools and Hospitals Abroad (ASHA) grant recipient, a federally funded program that supports infrastructure and capital improvement initiatives. The FY2020 ASHA Grant will support the use of robotics and Artificial Intelligence to help improve physical rehabilitation for people with disabilities.

CMC Pandemic Impact Report

The report shares CMC's experience and lessons learned throughout the last two years of the COVID-19 Pandemic. The report is also a testament to the extraordinary acts of generosity and kindness of the CMC community.

If you have not already done so, we invite you to read about the impact your contribution has had during the pandemic.

CMC Receives Third Consecutive USAID-ASHA Award to Support Advanced Physical Rehab Robotics Technology

The Foundation and CMC have once again been selected by USAID as an American Schools and Hospitals Abroad (ASHA) grant recipient, a federally funded program that supports infrastructure and capital improvement initiatives. The FY2020 ASHA Grant will support the use of robotics and Artificial Intelligence to help improve physical rehabilitation for people with disabilities.

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The #3rdWave put a damper on #Pongal, the #harvestfestival recently celebrated by Tamilians across the world. Our founder, Ida Scudder, loved Nature & planted many trees in College Campus, along with the seeds of knowledge & #compassion that she planted.
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We invite you to join us in celebrating the joy of Christmas at a “virtual concert” presented by members of the Seventh-day Adventists’ Loma Linda University Church Choir and Orchestra: https://conta.cc/3pYqCUf

Mr. Azim Premji is now delivering the Oration. Watch it live:
https://vellorecmc.org/10th-ida-scudder-humanitarian-oration-delivered-by-azim-premji/

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Vellore CMC Foundation
Today is a special day - we celebrate 𝟏𝟓𝟏 𝐲𝐞𝐚𝐫𝐬 since the birth of our founder, 𝐃𝐫. 𝐈𝐝𝐚 𝐒𝐜𝐮𝐝𝐝𝐞𝐫. Committed to serving women and children, Dr. Ida dedicated her life to the community in Vellore. She started small, with no money and a lot of faith. '𝐼 𝑠𝑜𝑟𝑒𝑙𝑦 𝑛𝑒𝑒𝑑 𝑜𝑛𝑒 𝑡𝑟𝑎𝑖𝑛𝑒𝑑 𝑎𝑠𝑠𝑖𝑠𝑡𝑎𝑛𝑡'— that was all the young Dr Ida aspired for in her first year of medical work. At that time as the sole worker, she played the role of doctor, nurse, lab technician and counsellor. Her first recruit was Salome, the young wife of the cook. Although not formally educated, Salome's intelligence, warmth and desire to learn impressed Ida. From working just as an interpreter, Salome progressed to serving as a nursing aide, patient educator and ward manager. Dr Ida empowered women through education, starting training programmes for compounders and nurses. An extraordinarily gifted teacher, she demanded the best of her students. She challenged prevailing social norms and despite all the odds being stacked against her, opened a medical school for women in 1918. Her first batch of 14 girls were from diverse backgrounds – Christian, Hindu and Muslim from different castes. They lived and studied together. Dr. Ida’s students were ‘the very air she breathed. 𝑡ℎ𝑒 𝑣𝑒𝑟𝑦 𝑎𝑖𝑟 𝑠ℎ𝑒 𝑏𝑟𝑒𝑎𝑡ℎ𝑒𝑑. 𝑇ℎ𝑒𝑦 𝑤𝑒𝑟𝑒 ℎ𝑒𝑟 𝑤𝑜𝑟𝑘, ℎ𝑒𝑟 𝑝𝑙𝑎𝑦, ℎ𝑒𝑟 𝑗𝑜𝑦, ℎ𝑒𝑟 𝑑𝑒𝑠𝑝𝑎𝑖𝑟, ℎ𝑒𝑟 𝑓𝑖𝑟𝑠𝑡 𝑎𝑛𝑑 𝑙𝑎𝑠𝑡 𝑎𝑛𝑥𝑖𝑒𝑡𝑦 𝑏𝑜𝑡ℎ 𝑠𝑙𝑒𝑒𝑝𝑖𝑛𝑔 𝑎𝑛𝑑 𝑤𝑎𝑘𝑖𝑛𝑔. All 14 girls from that first batch passed their First Year exams with flying colours. In 2018, the medical school celebrated its centenary. The young Dr. Ida did not foresee the nursing or medical schools that she would start, but it would be fair to say that education is her greatest legacy. CMC strives to identify and empower young minds to provide health care to the nation through highly susbidized education — in the community, in its hospitals, and across countries through distance educationDr. Ida’s legacy lives on in the lives of the generation of students who have trained and worked at CMC. In her honour, CMC Vellore and the US based Vellore CMC Foundation have established the 𝐃𝐫. 𝐈𝐝𝐚 𝐒. 𝐒𝐜𝐮𝐝𝐝𝐞𝐫 𝐇𝐮𝐦𝐚𝐧𝐢𝐭𝐚𝐫𝐢𝐚𝐧 𝐎𝐫𝐚𝐭𝐢𝐨𝐧. This year, the 10th Dr. Ida S. Scudder Humanitarian Oration is awarded to 𝐌𝐫. 𝐀𝐳𝐢𝐦 𝐏𝐫𝐞𝐦𝐣𝐢, Founder Chair, Wipro & Philanthropist, Azim Premji Foundation. Mr. Premji’s acumen in the business world is surpassed only by his generous philanthropy. He has donated over 90% of his wealth to the Azim Premji Foundation, making it one of the largest foundations in the world. The Foundation and the Azim Premji University focus on Education as a way to build a just, equitable, humane and sustainable society. Mr. Premji’s simple lifestyle, philanthropic spirit and dedication to the cause of education make him, like Dr. Ida, a role model for us today. Please join us online for the 10th Dr. Ida S. Scudder Humanitarian Oration on Friday 10th December 2021 at 6.30pm IST. The event will be livestreamed and you can set a reminder on this link www.youtube.com/watch?v=AQ3yM65Wyog𝐶𝑜𝑚𝑝𝑖𝑙𝑒𝑑 𝑓𝑟𝑜𝑚 𝑡ℎ𝑒 𝑏𝑜𝑜𝑘 ‘𝐷𝑟. 𝐼𝑑𝑎 𝑝𝑎𝑠𝑠𝑖𝑛𝑔 𝑜𝑛 𝑇ℎ𝑒 𝑇𝑜𝑟𝑐ℎ 𝑜𝑓 𝐿𝑖𝑓𝑒’ 𝑏𝑦 𝐷𝑜𝑟𝑜𝑡ℎ𝑦 𝐶𝑙𝑎𝑟𝑘𝑒 𝑊𝑖𝑙𝑠𝑜𝑛 ... See MoreSee Less
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Patient Care – COVID-19 Response – CMC Vellore readies 400-bed COVID-19 Care Facility at its new campus in Kannigapuram

Research – Christian Medical College, CMC, Vellore – Over 30,000 babies in India die each year from Rotor Virus – that was until CMC unique approach to research lead to the development of a vaccine.

Our History – Christian Medical College, CMC, Vellore – In this video you will see the moment that inspired a young woman to establish a Christian medical mission in Southern India over a 100 years ago.