Vanderbilt University

Vanderbilt University

Vanderbilt University

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2201 West End Avenue,Nashville, TN 37235

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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.

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Executives & Employees

Interim Vice Chancellor, Investments

Vice Chancellor, General Counsel & Secretary

Dean of the School of Medicine

Athletics Director & Vice Chancellor for Athletics & University Affairs

Vice Chancellor, Public Affairs

Deputy Vice Chancellor


Vice Chancellor for Information Technology (Effective April 15,)

Vice Chancellor, Development & Alumni Relations

Associate Vice Chancellor-Health Affairs

Board of Directors

Managing Director at Summit Partners LP

Co-Chief Executive Officer & Partner at TPG Capital LLC

Advisor & Venture Partner at Accel Partners LLC

Partner at Bracewell LLP

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

Assistant Professor at Vanderbilt University

Vice Chancellor, General Counsel & Secretary at Vanderbilt University

Distinguished Alumni
Mark Reuss is now President at General Motors Company
Carolyn Rathjen is now Vice President & Executive Director at Perot Foundation
William T. Spitz is now Founder & Principal at Diversified Trust Co.
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Recent Transactions
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Vanderbilt University, Vanderbilt Heart & Vascular Institute 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, Vanderbilt University Medical Center purchase The Cardiac Center LLC resulting in a new company Vanderbilt Heart Murfreesboro

Advisors & Consultants
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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.

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Partner at Fenwick & West LLP


Design Director at Luckie & Co. LLC


H. Lundbeck A/S engages in the research, development, and market of pharmaceutical products for the treatment of psychiatric and neurological disorders. It operates through the following geographical segments: Europe, the Unites States of America, and International Markets. Its product portfolio targets the following diseases: Alzheimer's, depression, Parkinson's, Schizophrenia, alcohol dependence, anxiety, bipolar disorder, epilepsy, and Huntington's. The company was founded by Hans Lundbeck on August 14, 1915 and is headquartered in Valby, Denmark.

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. is a pharmaceutical company, which engages in the acquisition, development, and commercialization of brands for the hospital acute care, gastroenterology, and oncology. Its product brands include acetadote, caldolor, kristalose, hepatoren, omeclamox, vaprisol, boxaban, vasculan, ethyol, portaban, and totect. The company was founded by A. J. Kazimi on January 6, 1999 and is headquartered in Nashville, TN.

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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, which engages in the operation, acquisition and development of office properties. It operates through the Office, and Other segments. Its markets includes 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 | Alpharetta, GA

Agilysys, Inc. is a technology company. It offers innovative software for point-of-sale, payment gateway, reservation and table management, guest offers management, property management, inventory and procurement, 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 Alpharetta, GA.

Interpublic Group of Companies, Inc. Computer Software | NEW YORK, NY

Interpublic Group of Cos., Inc. engages in the provision of advertising and marketing services. It specializes in consumer advertising, digital marketing, communications planning and media buying, public relations and specialized communications disciplines. It operates through the Integrated Agency Network and Constituency Management Group segments. The Integrated Agency Network segment consists of McCann Worldgroup, Foote, Cone & Belding; MullenLowe Group; IPG Mediabrands; as well as its digital specialist agencies and domestic integrated agencies. The Constituency Management Group segment offers public relations, meeting and event production, sports and entertainment marketing, corporate and brand identity, and strategic marketing consulting through the following brands: Weber Shandwick, DeVries, Golin, FutureBrand, Jack Morton, and Octagon Worldwide. The company was founded on September 18, 1930 and is headquartered in New York, NY.

Awards & Honors
Rank #116
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Rank #155
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