Dr. Joseph M. Chalil Donates $100,000 to Nova Southeastern University  

From left, Dr. Joseph Chalil, Dr. Julie Jacko, Fiorella Smyth (Florida Blue), Dr. Thinh Tran, Dean Johannes Vieweg, MD, Mrs. LaDonna Vieweg, Dr. Beny Rub, Mrs. Jamie Mayersohn, and Joel Mayersohn, Esq.
Photo credit: Michael Hopkins Photography

Dr. Joseph M. Chalil, author and the Chief Medical Officer of Novo Integrated Sciences, Inc., donated $100,000 towards establishing a scholarship fund in honor of his mentor and uncle, Reverend Dr. Mathew Chalil, a Catholic priest based in Kerala.

The scholarship fund donated to the prestigious Nova Southeastern University aims at helping needy and deserving international medical students at the University.

“Congratulations Fr. Mathew Chalil for being inducted into Nova Southeastern University Cornerstone society today,” a statement issued by the University said. “We have created a scholarship fund of 1 Lakh Dollars (77 Lakhs Indian Rupees). The $100,000 scholarship will be earmarked for international medical students at NSU MD with significant financial needs.”

Rev. Dr. Mathew M. Chalil, CMI. Photo: provided

Rev. Dr. Mathew M. Chalil belongs to the Carmelites of Mary Immaculate (CMI), and has dedicated his life to education and the environment. Rev. Chalil completed his Master’s Degree in Mathematics from the prestigious Indian Institute of Technology (IIT Chennai) and his Ph.D. in Mathematics from Perdue University in 1982. He returned to India and was appointed as the Professor of Mathematics at Devagiri College, India where he served as Principal until 1994. He was appointed as the CMI General Councillor for Education in 1996 and he oversaw all the CMI Provinces in South India, as well as in the USA, Canada, and South America. The CMI Congregation owns and manages hundreds of schools, over 30 higher education institutions, and one deemed University in India, the press release said.

In addition, Rev. Chalil held several other positions, including as Vice-Chancellor of Dharma Deepti University and as the Registrar of Dharmaram Vidya Kshetram.  His research interest was using mathematical formulas to solve environmental pollution issues. He was a World Health Organization consultant and an advisor to the Government of India and the Kingdom of the United Arab Emirates.

Publisher of The Universal News Network (www.theunn.com), Dr. Joseph Chalil is a veteran of the U.S. Navy Medical Corps. Board-certified in healthcare management, he has been awarded a Fellowship by the American College of Healthcare Executives, an international professional society of more than 40,000 members, and other healthcare organizations. Dr. Chalil has held roles of increasing responsibility at DBV Technologies, Boehringer Ingelheim, Abbott Laboratories, and Hoffmann-La Roche.

Additionally, Dr. Joseph Chalil is the former Chairman of the Indo-American Press Club. He is an expert in U.S. healthcare policy and a strong advocate for patient-centered care. A strong proponent of providing healthcare access to everyone, Dr. Chalil’s new book, Beyond the COVID-19 Pandemic: Envisioning a Better World by Transforming the Future of Healthcare, is on Amazon’s Best Sellers List, the press release said.

L to R: Dr. Beny Rub, Dr. Joseph Chalil and Rick Latta. Photo: Photo credit: Michael Hopkins Photography

“Medical Education is most needed, especially as the world is continuing to be under the impact of the Covid Pandemic. Health care professionals dedicate their lives to the greater well-being of human beings. Supporting the upcoming generations of Medical students in their mission to help people live healthier lives is very fulfilling,” Dr. Joseph Chalil is quoted saying in the press release.

Dr. Swati Kulkarni, Consulate General of India in Atlanta, Georgia, praised Dr. Chalil’s generosity and contribution to support the needy medical students at the Dr. Kiran C. Patel College of Allopathic Medicine (NSU MD). She added, that Dr.  Joseph Chalil “has been at the forefront of helping the needy, especially students,” and noted how India sends many students to the U.S. for further studies. “Dr. Chalil has donated generously to help these International Indian students at Nova Southeastern University in fulfilling their mission to be the healers of the world. I am certain that Dr. Chalil shall also extend similar monetary help to Medical Colleges in India and brighten the future of aspiring students studying there.”

The CORNERSTONE SOCIETY at Dr. Kiran C. Patel College of Allopathic Medicine, Nova Southeastern University, was developed to recognize and pay tribute to individuals, foundations, and corporations whose cumulative commitments to NSU MD reach $100,000 by the time the Charter Class graduates. The NSU MD is one of approximately 155 M.D. degree-granting institutions in the U.S. The college received Preliminary Accreditation by the Liaison Committee on Medical Education (LCME) on October 10, 2017, to become the eighth M.D.-degree medical school in Florida and the only one in Broward County




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