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About Christian Medical College

Christian Medical College (CMC), Vellore for the past 110 years is serving the healing ministry of Christ, through excellence in medical education, service and research. Dr. Ida Sophia Scudder started this institution in 1900 as a single bedded dispensary and extended into a 40 bedded hospital in 1902 (Mary Taber Schell Hospital).Abandoning all her youthful desires, in response to the deaths, on a single night, of three young women in childbirth for want of a woman doctor. God used her great zest for life, optimism, and indomitable spirit to lead her to dream, dare and create CMC. [...]

About Department of Biostatistics

The department of Biostatistics was formally organized in 1964 with the untiring efforts and leadership of Dr PSS Sundar Rao. Prior to that Dr PSS Sundar Rao (in 1955), Mr G Jesudian and Dr J Richard (in 1961) were appointed in the department of Preventive and Social Medicine. The Biostatistics department was created primarily to teach and provide statistical consultation for the medical faculty and other components of the health sciences departments. The department has become a prominent place in the newly emerging field of biostatistics, adopting rigorous academic standards and producing landmark papers, carrying out research studies, and training programs. [...]

Recent Publications
Longitudinal data analysis for ordinal outcome using Markov Chain: Estimation of Mean Passage time and its confidence interval. Visalakshi J, Tunny Sebastian, Jeyaseelan L. BMC Medical Research Methodology 2013
A Central Storage Facility to Reduce Pesticide Suicides- A Feasibility Study from India Lakshmi Vijayakumar, Jeyaseelan L, Shuba Kumar, Rani Mohanraj, Devika S, Manikandan S. BMC Public Health (2012 Revised & submitted)

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