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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.

60 Years Later, CMC’s PM&R and New York’s Rusk Rehabilitation Institute Reunite

After nearly sixty years, CMC has academically realigned its Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation (PM&R) Institute with the internally acclaimed Rusk Rehabilitation Institute of New York City. A relationship that was launched on September 1st brings back memories of the days when Dr. Mary Verghese, who worked under the tutelage of Dr. Howard Rusk in New York for 18 months, returned to Vellore to introduce rehabilitative medicine to India for the first time.

Back-to-School: Advancing Health and Education in the Jawadhi Hills

On July 1st, 2021, CMC re-opened the night schools and launched a new comprehensive developmental program for children and adolescents in the Jawadhi Hills through the support of a generous alumna.

Thank You for Your Support!

In response to the deadly second wave of COVID-19 in India, the Foundation has raised $1.41 million through a concerted effort with CMC, as well as through the efforts and effectiveness of our Board, alumni, faith-based community, loyal friends and more than 500 newfound donors.

An Update from CMC on its COVID19 Response

Over the last couple of weeks, CMC has responded in two key domains: First, the number of patients arriving at CMC each day with fever and breathing difficulty increased substantially as the pandemic wave shifted from the North and West to the East and South.

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1 billion doses of COVID vaccine given in India in less than 10 months!!!

Almost all of it manufactured in India. 🇮🇳🇮🇳🇮🇳

CMC Vellore has been recognized as one of the World’s Best Specialized Hospitals 2022 for Cardiology by @Newsweek and Statista. @OffCMCVellore

Such a pleasure to interview Prof. Kanta Subbarao, Director of the WHO Collaborating Centre for Influenza in Melbourne. So many role models in research/global health not afraid to take on big and important problems. @OffCMCVellore

What is it about a CMC education that produces some of the world’s most renowned scientists and doctors?

In preparation for our 2020 Annual Report, members of our board interviewed ten CMC alumni to find out. Watch the interviews here:


CMC Vellore, India is a role model for dedication to patient care. @PSampathkumarMD describes what makes CMC, our alma mater, special in this interview with @MPAlexanderMD

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I'm super proud of @PSampathkumarMD and CMC. Link in thread.

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Vellore CMC Foundation
Dr. Alka Ganesh – the former HOD of Dept of Medicine at CMC Vellore & CMC Alumna (Batch 1965) will be a speaker at a webinar tomorrow: “The Hidden Faces of Grief” Tuesday, August 24,2021 5PM (IST). Registration details below. On the event of Elisabeth Kübler-Ross’s death anniversary, the webinar will explore the hidden faces of grief - grief that resides in corners seldom visited, and far less spoken about than that which is visible.Join us on Tuesday, August 24, 2021 at 5 PM to 6 PM (IST) for this Webinar organized by Pallium India: A Conversation on the Hidden Faces of GriefOn Elisabeth Kübler-Ross’s death anniversary, we explore the hidden faces of grief - grief that resides in corners seldom visited, and far less spoken about than that which is visible. Taking us through this conversation are Faye D'Souza and Smriti Rana, joined by Helen Issar, Kumam Davidson Singh and Dr Alka Ganesh, who will share their perspectives on how grief is experienced and expressed amongst those who are largely invisible.📌 "A Conversation on the Hidden Faces of Grief"🗓️ Date: 24 August, 2021 (Tuesday)🕔 Time: 5 PM to 6 PM (IST)🖥️ Where: Zoom (link below) / Facebook LIVE moderators:🎙️ Ms Faye D'Souza, Journalist, News Anchor, Entrepreneur🎙️ Ms Smriti Rana, Director-Programmes at Pallium India.The speakers: 🎙️ Ms Helen Issar, Founder of Papagoya - India’s first Scandinavian early years education space. Dons the hats of career woman, mother and wife.🎙️ Mr. Kumam Davidson Singh, Ethnographer, writer, curator and educator. Founder of Matai Project and co-founder of The Chinky Homo Project-Digital Queer Anthology of Northeast India.🎙️ Dr. Alka Ganesh, Former HOD Dept of Medicine, CMC Vellore; Founder of Family Medicine Dept, CMC Vellore; Geriatric Consultant at GKNMH, Coimbatore.📌 Register here:📢 Please share this message with your friends and ask them to register for the event.#palliativecare #grief #bereavement #ElisabethKublerRoss Elisabeth Kübler-Ross Foundation #loss ... See MoreSee Less
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Vellore CMC Foundation
We invite you to join us on Friday, August 27th for a thought-provoking lecture entitled “Leadership is a Series of Behaviors Rather than a Role for Heroes” presented by Dr. Ramya Raman: The event will include a 25-minute presentation followed by a 20-minute Question & Answer period.Dr. Ramya Raman is a general practitioner in Perth, Western Australia. Her specific interests are in women’s and children’s health, particularly on perinatal health and wellbeing. In 2020, Dr. Raman was awarded the City of Fremantle Aspire Award recognizing her work on postnatal recovery at the World Organization of Family Doctors (WONCA) Asia Pacific Conference.Dr. Raman is passionate about the provision of high quality clinical care and believes training and education are essential components of GP development. To support this, Dr. Raman is a medical educator at Western Australian General Practice Education and Training (WAGPET) and is a Senior Lecturer at the School of Medicine, University of Notre Dame, Fremantle. Currently, Dr. Raman is Deputy Chair of Royal Australia College of General Practitioners (RACGP), Western Australian Council. She was recently awarded the RACGP WA GP of the Year for 2020 and is the host of a medical talk show that airs on ABC Radio nightly. ... See MoreSee Less
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3 months ago

Vellore CMC Foundation
Last day to register for our 3rd Annual Ecumenical Leadership Forum. The event starts at 10:30 am EDT tomorrow, July 23rd. Register here: Reverend Christine Boyle, Director of Outreach and Missions at Fifth Avenue Presbyterian Church will open the event in prayer. We will also have a special message from Dr. Thomas Ram, Associate Director for Missions at CMC and final reflections from Rev. Chandra Soans, Senior Pastor, Grace Trinity United Church of Christ. The closing prayer will be given by Reverend JP Sundararajan, Director for Global Mission, Reformed Church in America. ....#cmcvellore #vellorecmcfoundation #hospital #medicine #medical #india #nonprofit #nonprofitorganization #christian #charity #health #healthcare #research #education #partnerships #international #collaboration #spiritual #inspiration ... 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.