Ludhiana Christian Medical College Board, USA, Inc., PO Box 1327, Columbia, MO 65205 Email: WEBSITE: HTTP://FOLUS.ORG

SPRING 2017 Dr. Joy Paul - Guest of Honor VOLUME 6, EDITION 2 Celebrating Twenty-five Years

Dr. Joy Paul was the guest of honor at the 2017 Ludhiana Christian Medi- cal College Convocation on March 23rd. Director Dr. Abraham Thomas presented Dr. Paul with the Guest of Honor plaque and shawl. Dr. Joy Paul, batch of 1959, received his MS & MCH in urology in 1964 and was a part of the teaching staff. In 1972 he traveled to UCLA, California, to receive further training in urology and he and his wife, Dr. Elizabeth Paul, have been serving in the United States ever since. He is a very active member of the US CMC Alumni Association and serves on the Ludhiana CMC US Board. You can read his speech to the graduates online at


Providing FISH (Fluorescence In Situ Hybridization) lab capabilities for the Ludhiana Christian Medical College Pathology Department is our 2017 goal and fund raising project.

Max Marble visited the Pathology Department in March and met with Dr. Nalini Calton, Department Head, and Dr. Kanwardeep Kwatra, Assistant Professor. They gave him a tour of the department and helped to pro- duce a video stating the need for the FISH lab. Currently they are having to send all of their lab work to Chandigarh, two hours away from Ludhia- na. PGI Chandigarh is currently the only lab in the Punjab that can do the tests. It will be a tremendous boost to health in northwest India and to the Ludhiana Medical College and Hospital to have this lab onsite. It will also be a great cost saving to do the tests rather than sending them out. Dr. Cotelingam in Shreveport is promoting the project among the US alumni.

You may send your donations to Ludhiana CMC US Board, P. O. Box 1327, Columbia, MO 65205. If you have questions please email Max Marble at

Click here to view the “FISH for CMC” video.

The Ludhiana Christian Dental College, now celebrating its 25th Anni- versary, is ranked the 6th best out of 300 dental colleges in India. Grand celebrations were held the weekend of March 17-19. A formal celebration in the Assembly Hall kicked off the festivities with a formal service highlighted with a speech from Dr. Joy Joshi, who served as the first principal. Rev. Max Marble, Executive Director of the Ludhiana Christian Medical College Board USA, was also asked to speak.

Most of the funding for getting the Dental College going came from various sources in the US, including a USAID ASHA grant of ½ million dollars. The ASHA grant was used for rehabbing the abandoned Medi- cal College building for use by the Dental College, and for equipment. The picture above shows the part of the current Dental College that earlier served as the College of Medicine. At present there is an urgent need for a new building and for continuing the rehab project. (See page 2 for more on this subject.)

2017 Alumni and Board Meetings

For the first time the Ludhiana CMC North American Alumni Associa- tion and the Ludhiana CMC US Board will meet at the same place and time. Both groups will meet in Orlando, Florida. The Board meeting will begin Wednesday evening, July 26th, and conclude Thursday evening. The Alumni Association meeting will begin Thursday evening and will conclude Sunday morning, July 30th. Further information about meeting locations and registration will be provided shortly.

Max Marble, Executive Director Ludhiana CMC US Office

PO Box 1327, Columbia, MO 65205

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