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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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CMC’s Department of Urology Becomes Key Beneficiary of the Estate of Post-Graduate Alumnus, Dr. I.C. Vernon Netto

Retired urologist and CMC post-graduate alumnus, Dr. Vernon Netto passed away recently in Virginia at the age of 83. He is survived by a loving family and many dear friends. Dr. Netto left a generous bequest to the Vellore CMC Foundation tosupport CMC’s mission of giving witness to the healing ministry of Christ through excellence …

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Fellow of the Royal Society and CMC Researcher, Dr. Gagandeep Kang Shines Spotlight on High Quality Research Conducted in India

ON APRIL 16, Dr. Gagandeep “Cherry” Kang (Batch of ’81) became a Fellow of the Royal Society of London, a 360-year-old institution that awards eminent scientists for their exceptional contributions to science – she is the first woman from India to receive this extraordinary distinction. Dr. Kang has been recognized for her pioneering inter-disciplinary research …

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First Matching Gift Campaign – A Resounding Success!

This past spring, the Foundation initiated a matching gift campaign, thanks to the generosity of Dr. Jitendra Sisodia (Batch of 1951). Dr. Sisodia, Director of Emergency Services & Trauma at Kingston Hospital in New York for the past twenty years, pledged $40,000 towards a matching gift campaign designated for the Trauma Center being constructed at …

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