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Alumni Highlight: Vinciya Pandian, PhD, MBA, MSN, RN

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 …

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Innovation In Service of Humanity: An Interview with Dr. Ankit Bharat (Batch ’97)

At CMC, you’re exposed to some of the most cutting-edge technologies at the main hospital, but then you’re also getting posted in some of the most underserved villages and you have to come up with creative solutions to help people. In June 2020, CMC alumnus, Dr. Ankit performed the first double lung transplant on a …

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CMC Toon and Tales – Part 1

Dr. Abraham Joseph and Ambi Harsha, the “Campus Kid”, have put together a video series of stories and ambient music of the times on the campus of the Christian Medical College, Vellore in Tamil Nadu, India. Part 1 of this “musical memorabilia can be viewed here: View Part 1 of 6 on YouTube.

Personal Passion Drives Gift to the Hematology Department

Amid uncertainty and chaos, Dr. Sarah Alexander (Batch ’60), and her husband, C.J. Alexander, a Ph.D chemist, made agenerous gift to the Hematology Department at CMC for DNA and RNA extraction equipment that will result in highquality and quantity of nucleic acid for all the molecular biology testing with shorter turnaround time. This significantinvestment into …

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2020 GOTC Reflections by Dr. Margaret Kumar (CON Batch ’63), President of the North American Alumni Association

The 2020 GOTC was originally scheduled to take place in Minneapolis, MN with Alex and Priya (Mariam) Alexander (Batch ‘88) and their team of CMC Graduates in the area as Hosts. This team, especially Alex, had spent many hours planning the details of the event, when it became apparent that because of COVID, the GOTC …

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Foundation Chair Shares Thoughts About Recent Visit to CMC

During the last week of January, Dr. Philip Ninan, Board Chair, represented the Vellore CMC Foundation at CMC’s Council Meeting in Vellore. This afforded him an opportunity to meet with administration, visit CMC’s different campuses and departments and converse with other Friends of Vellore organization representatives, all with the aim of improving the ways in …

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