Vanderbilt University

Vanderbilt University

Vanderbilt University

Date Founded



2201 West End Avenue,Nashville, TN 37235

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Higher Education & Universities
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Schools & Student Services

Company Description

and Form 990, Part III, Line 1, Description of Organization Mission:Vanderbilt University is a center for scholarly research, informed and creative teaching, and service to the community and society at large. Vanderbilt will uphold the highest standards and be a leader in the quest for new knowledge through scholarship, dissemination of knowledge through teaching and outreach, and creative experimentation of ideas and concepts. In pursuit of these goals, Vanderbilt values most highly the intellectual freedom that supports open inquiry and equality, compassion and excellence in all endeavors.

Executives & Employees

Chief Executive Officer

Chief Executive Officer

Interim Vice Chancellor, Investments

Vice Chancellor, General Counsel & University Secretary (Effective March 11,)

Dean of the School of Medicine

Athletics Director & Vice Chancellor for Athletics & University Affairs

Vice Chancellor for Public Affairs

Deputy Vice Chancellor


Vice Chancellor for Information Technology (Effective April 15,)

Board of Directors

Co-Chief Executive Officer & Partner at TPG Capital LLC

Former Senior Group President, South Newspaper Group at Gannett Co., Inc.

Assistant Professor at Vanderbilt University

Partner at Bracewell LLP

General Counsel at Vanderbilt University

Distinguished Alumni
Carolyn Perot Rathjen is now Vice President & Executive Director at Perot Foundation
Thomas F. Frist, Jr. is now Co-Founder at HCA, Inc.
William T. Spitz is now Founder & Director at Diversified Trust Co.
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Recent Transactions
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Vanderbilt Heart & Vascular Institute, Vanderbilt University purchase South Central Heart Group, Inc. from Maury Regional Medical Center resulting in a new company Vanderbilt Heart-Columbia

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Microarrays, Inc. /Management purchases Microarrays, Inc. from Vanderbilt University

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Vanderbilt University Medical Center, Vanderbilt University purchase The Cardiac Center LLC resulting in a new company Vanderbilt Heart Murfreesboro

Advisors & Consultants
Legal Advisor

Hogan Lovells is an international law firm co-headquartered in London, United Kingdom and Washington, D.C., United States. It was formed on May 1, 2010 by the merger of Washington-based Hogan & Hartson and London-based Lovells. Hogan Lovells has around 2,500 lawyers and revenues of around US$1.8bn (£1.1bn). Hogan Lovells comprises two partnerships, Hogan Lovells US LLP (a US partnership which includes legacy Hogan & Hartson and Lovells offices in the US and Caracas), and Hogan Lovells International LLP (an international partnership which includes the bulk of the legacy Lovells firm and Hogan & Hartson's international offices in Europe and Asia).

Public Relations

Lewis Communications, Inc. provides advertising services. The firm offers clients a wide variety of branding and communication services including: marketing research and strategy development; corporate identity; interactive and digital communication including site design, development, online advertising, search engine marketing/optimization, and social media programs. The company was founded in 1951 and is headquartered in Mobile, AL.

Legal Advisor

Partner at Fenwick & West LLP


Design Director at Luckie & Co. LLC


Located in Nashville, Tennessee, Meharry Medical College is one of the nation's oldest and largest historically black academic health science centers dedicated to educating physicians, dentists, researchers, and health policy experts. Founded in 1876 as the Medical Department of Central Tennessee College, Meharry was the first medical school in the South for African Americans. It was chartered separately in 1915. Today, Meharry includes a medical school, dental school, and a graduate school; and is home to the Robert Wood Johnson Center for Health Policy at Meharry. The degrees include Doctor of Medicine (M.D.), Doctor of Dental Surgery (D.D.S.), Master of Science in Public Health (M.S.P.H.), Master of Science (M.S.), and Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) degrees. Meharry is a United Methodist Church-affiliated institution. A 2010 study published in the Annals of Internal Medicine ranked Meharry as one of the nation's top five producers of primary care physicians. Meharry is also a leading producer of African Americans with Ph.Ds. in biomedical sciences.

Cumberland Pharmaceuticals, Inc. engages in the acquisition, development, and commercialization of branded prescription products. Its product brands include Acetadote, Caldolor, Kristalose, Omeclamox-Pak, Vaprisol, and Ethyol. The company was founded by A. J. Kazimi on January 6, 1999 and is headquartered in Nashville, TN.

La Jolla Pharmaceutical Co. is a biopharmaceutical company, which engages in the discovery, development and commercialization of innovative therapies intended to significantly improve outcomes in patients suffering from life-threatening diseases. Its products includes LJPC-501, LJPC-401, LJPC-30Sa and LJPC-30Sb. LJPC-501 is the proprietary formulation for angiotensin II. The LJPC-401 is the formulation of hepcidin, which is an endogenous peptide hormone. The LJPC-30Sa and LJPC-30Sb are the next generation gentamicin derivatives, which is an antibiotic for kidney toxicity. The company was founded in 1989 and is headquartered in San Diego, CA.

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Pathfinder Therapeutics, Inc. develops computer-assisted surgical navigation products for soft tissue organ surgeries. It provides explorer system that line of sight localization and surface registration techniques to show surgeons where they are in the context of their target organ and surrounding anatomical structures. The firm also offers Scout, a software system for liver surgery planning. The company was founded by William C. Chapman, Benoit M. Dawant, Robert L. Galloway Jr., Alan J. Herline, Michael I. Miga and James D. Stefansic on April 2004 and is headquartered in Nashville, TN.

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NephroGenex, Inc. is a pharmaceutical company, which focuses on the development of therapeutics to treat kidney disease, an area of significant unmet medical need. It is developing Pyridorin, a small molecule drug that is acting inhibitor of the pathogenic oxidative chemistries which are elevated in diabetic patients. The company was founded by Billy G. Hudson, J. Wesley Fox Ahmann and Tryggvason Karl on May 25, 2004 and is headquartered in Raleigh, NC.

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Caden Biosciences, Inc. develops assays for G-protein coupled receptors. It serves the pharmaceutical industries. The company was founded in 2000 and is headquartered in Madison, WI.

Highwoods Properties, Inc. Engineering, Construction & Architecture | Raleigh, North Carolina

Highwoods Properties, Inc. is a real estate investment trust. It owns, develops, acquires, leases and manages properties primarily in the best business districts of Atlanta, Greensboro, Memphis, Nashville, Orlando, Pittsburgh, Raleigh, Richmond and Tampa. The company was founded by Ronald P. Gibson in 1994 and is headquartered in Raleigh, NC.

Agilysys, Inc. Retail: Appliances & Electronics | Cincinnati, OH

Agilysys, Inc. engages in the provision of technology business. It offers innovative software for point-of-sale, property management, inventory and procurement, workforce management, analytics, document management, and mobile and wireless solutions and services to the hospitality industry. It also serves the gaming for both corporate and tribal; hotels resort and cruise; foodservice management; and restaurants, universities, stadia, and healthcare sectors. The company was founded in 1963 and is headquartered in Cincinnati, OH.

Surgery Partners, Inc. Hospitals & Patient Services | Nashville, TN

Surgery Partners, Inc. is healthcare services holding company, which engages in the provision of solutions for surgical and related ancillary care in support of its patients and physicians. It operates through the following business segments: Surgical Facility Services; Ancillary Services; and Optical Services. The Surgical Facility Services segment consists of the operation of ambulatory surgery centers and surgical hospitals. The Ancillary Services segment operates a diagnostic laboratory, a specialty pharmacy and multi-specialty physician practices. The Optical Services segment involves an optical laboratory, an optical products group purchasing organization and a marketing business. The company was founded in 2004 and is headquartered in Nashville, TN.

Awards & Honors
Rank #116
The Chronicle of Philanthropy - Philanthropy 400
Rank #155
The Chronicle of Philanthropy - Philanthropy 400