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 the care, safety, and quality of life of tracheostomy patients. Her primary scientific work, funded by the National Institute of Nursing Research, focuses on identifying signs and symptoms of laryngeal injury post-extubation in the intensive care unit. In addition to ICUs, her research expands to community (cities of Baltimore and Aberdeen) and global settings (Nigeria).
In addition to these accomplishments, Dr. Pandian has been an active member of the Foundation’s Board of Directors and has worked with Dr. Margaret Kumar and Dr. Jane von Gaudecker to support the College of Nursing at CMC. Her energy, enthusiasm, and outreach greatly contributed to the successful launch of the Ms. Aleyamma Kuruvilla Nursing Scholarship Fund in 2020, which will provide ten (10) full scholarships to underprivileged students pursuing a career in nursing.
Congratulations, Dr. Pandian, and thank you for your ongoing partnership and support!