P. Roy Vagelos

Former Chairman, President & Co-Chief Executive Officer at Merck & Co., Inc.

P. Roy Vagelos

P. Roy Vagelos

Former Chairman, President & Co-Chief Executive Officer at Merck & Co., Inc.

Overview
Career Highlights

Merck Sharp & Dohme Research Laboratories
Merck Sharp & Dohme Corp.
Merck & Co., Inc.

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5568

Number of Boards

20

Birthday

10/08/1929 - Westfield, NJ, United States

Age

90

Number of Awards

6

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Former Founder & Director at Peloton Therapeutics, Inc.

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President at Stanford University

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Founding Scientist at Regeneron Pharmaceuticals, Inc.

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Co-Founder at Innoviva, Inc.

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Founder at Donald Danforth Plant Science Center, Inc.

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Chairman-Molecular Biology Department & Professor at Princeton University

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Professor & Chairman-Molecular Genetics Department at The University of Texas - Southwestern Medical Center

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Former Chief Executive Officer at Prudential Financial, Inc.

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Professor at The California Council on Science & Technology

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President Emeritus at Princeton University

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Former Chairman, President & Co-Chief Executive Officer at Merck & Co., Inc.
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Former Director, Regulatory Affairs at Merck & Co., Inc.

Merck & Co., Inc. , d.b.a. Merck Sharp & Dohme, MSD outside the United States and Canada, is an American pharmaceutical company and is one of the largest pharmaceutical companies in the world.

Spouse
Member, Board of Trustees at WNET

WNET, channel 13 (branded as THIRTEEN), is a non-commercial educational, public television station licensed to Newark, New Jersey, United States. With its signal covering the New York metropolitan area, WNET is a member station of, program provider to, and flagship property of the Public Broadcasting Service (PBS).

Education
B.S. in Chemistry, Phi Beta Kappa
Class of 1950

The University of Pennsylvania School of Arts and Sciences forms the foundation of the scholarly excellence that has established Penn as one of the world's leading research universities. They teach students across all 12 Penn schools, and their academic departments span the reach from anthropology and biology to sociology and South Asian studies. Members of the Penn Arts & Sciences faculty are leaders in creating new knowledge in their disciplines and are engaged in nearly every area of interdisciplinary innovation. They are regularly recognized with academia's highest honors, including the National Medal of Science, the MacArthur Fellowship, the Pulitzer Prize and the Nobel Prize. The educational experience offered by Penn Arts & Sciences is likewise recognized for its excellence. The School's three educational divisions fulfill different missions, united by a broader commitment to providing their students with an unrivaled education in the liberal arts. The College of Arts and Sciences is the academic home of the majority of Penn undergraduates and provides 60 percent of the courses taken by students in Penn's undergraduate professional schools. The Graduate Division offers doctoral training to over 1,500 candidates in more than 30 graduate programs. And the College of Liberal and Professional Studies provides a range of educational opportunities for lifelong learners and working professionals.

Memberships
Member
Current

The National Academy of Sciences (NAS) formed the Committee on International Security and Arms Control (CISAC) in 1980 as a permanent committee to bring the resources of the Academy to bear on critical problems of international security and arms control. CISAC, in the Policy and Global Affairs Division, draws from the nation’s finest scientific, technical, engineering and medical talent to advise the government, contribute to the work of non-governmental organizations, and inform the public about scientific and technical issues related to international security and arms control. CISAC’s work benefits from a rotating membership of distinguished scientists, policy and military experts. The Committee carries out its mandate through a variety of activities that receive financial support from public and private sponsors.

Member
Current

The American Philosophical Society, the oldest learned society in the United States, was founded in 1743 by Benjamin Franklin for the purpose of "promoting useful knowledge." In the 21st century the Society sustains this mission with various programs described further within.

Member
Current

Founded in 1780, the American Academy of Arts and Sciences is an independent policy research center that conducts multidisciplinary studies of complex and emerging problems. The Academy’s elected members are leaders in the academic disciplines, the arts, business, and public affairs. With a current membership of 4,000 American Fellows and 600 Foreign Honorary Members, the Academy has four major goals: Promoting service and study through analysis of critical social and intellectual issues and the development of practical policy alternatives; Fostering public engagement and the exchange of ideas with meetings, conferences, and symposia bringing diverse perspectives to the examination of issues of common concern; Mentoring a new generation of scholars and thinkers through the Visiting Scholars Program and Hellman Fellowship Program; Honoring excellence by electing to membership men and women in a broad range of disciplines and professions. Click here to learn about our new members. The Academy's headquarters are in Cambridge, Massachusetts. With its geographically diverse membership, it conducts activities in this country and abroad

Career History
Chairman, Department of Biological Chemistry
Prior

A leader in medical research, teaching and patient care, Washington University School of Medicine is currently ranked fourth in the nation by U.S. News & World Report. The School’s 2,100 employed and volunteer faculty physicians and clinicians -- known as Washington University Physicians -- are also medical staff members of Barnes-Jewish and St. Louis Children’s hospitals. The clinical practice group provides care to more than 430,000 children and adults at 49 clinical sites annually. Together, the institutions located on the Washington University Medical Center campus employ more than 21,000 clinicians, scientists, residents, fellows, administrators and support staff.

Chairman, President & Co-Chief Executive Officer
1975 - 1994

Merck & Co., Inc. , d.b.a. Merck Sharp & Dohme, MSD outside the United States and Canada, is an American pharmaceutical company and is one of the largest pharmaceutical companies in the world.

Boards & Committees
Chairman, Board of Directors
1995 - Current

Regeneron Pharmaceuticals, Inc. is a biotechnology company, which engages in the discovery, invention, development, manufacture, and commercialization of medicines. It product portfolio includes the following brands: EYLEA, Dupixent, Praluent, Kevzara, Libtayo, ARCALYST, and ZALTRAP. The company was founded by Alferd G. Gilman, Leonard S. Schleifer, and Eric M. Shooter on January 8, 1988 and is headquartered in Tarrytown, NY.

Member, Prix Galien USA Committee
Current
Member, Medical Advisory Board
Current

Mira Dx, Inc provides research and testing for cancer treatments. It offers radiogenomics and cancer chemotherapy. The company was founded by Joanne B. Weidhaas and Frank Slack in February 2008 and is headquartered in Santa Monica, CA.

Member, Commission on the Future of Undergraduate Education
2015 - Current

Founded in 1780, the American Academy of Arts and Sciences is an independent policy research center that conducts multidisciplinary studies of complex and emerging problems. The Academy’s elected members are leaders in the academic disciplines, the arts, business, and public affairs. With a current membership of 4,000 American Fellows and 600 Foreign Honorary Members, the Academy has four major goals: Promoting service and study through analysis of critical social and intellectual issues and the development of practical policy alternatives; Fostering public engagement and the exchange of ideas with meetings, conferences, and symposia bringing diverse perspectives to the examination of issues of common concern; Mentoring a new generation of scholars and thinkers through the Visiting Scholars Program and Hellman Fellowship Program; Honoring excellence by electing to membership men and women in a broad range of disciplines and professions. Click here to learn about our new members. The Academy's headquarters are in Cambridge, Massachusetts. With its geographically diverse membership, it conducts activities in this country and abroad

Member, Board of Directors
2012 - Current

The Nature Conservancy is the leading conservation organization working around the world to protect ecologically important lands and waters for nature and people. We address the most pressing conservation threats at the largest scale. Thanks to the support of our more than 1 million members, we’ve built a tremendous record of success since our founding in 1951: We've protected more than 119 million acres of land and thousands of miles of rivers worldwide — and we operate more than 100 marine conservation projects globally. We work in all 50 states and more than 35 countries — protecting habitats from grasslands to coral reefs, from Australia to Alaska to Zambia. See where we work. We address threats to conservation involving climate change, fresh water, oceans, and conservation lands. Learn how we're responding.

Member Emeritus, Board of Trustees
1988 - Current

The University of Pennsylvania (commonly referred to as Penn or UPenn) is a private, Ivy League university, located in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States. Penn considers itself the fourth-oldest institution of higher education in the United States, as well as the first university in the United States with both undergraduate and graduate studies.

Non-Profit Donations & Grants

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$5,000 - $15K
2017

Orpheus Chamber Orchestra creates extraordinary musical experiences that enrich lives and empower individuals through collaboration, innovation, education, and a passion for artistic excellence. Orpheus strives to be the world’s premier chamber orchestra by performing music at the highest level without a conductor, challenging artistic boundaries, inspiring the public to think and work with new perspectives, and building a broad and active audience in New York City and around the world. Committed to innovation and artistic excellence, Orpheus was founded in 1972 by a group of like-minded young musicians determined to combine the intimacy and warmth of a chamber ensemble with the richness of an orchestra. Orpheus performs without a conductor, rotating musical leadership roles for each work, with a focus on presenting diverse repertoire through collaboration and open dialogue. The ensemble has commissioned and premiered 48 original works. Orpheus’s recordings include the Grammy Award-winning Shadow Dances: Stravinsky Miniatures for Deutsche Grammophon, and over 70 other recordings for DG, Sony Classical, EMI Classics, BMG/RCA Red Seal, Decca, and others, including its own label, Orpheus Chamber Orchestra Records.

$1 - $999
2016

The University of Pennsylvania (commonly referred to as Penn or UPenn) is a private, Ivy League university, located in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States. Penn considers itself the fourth-oldest institution of higher education in the United States, as well as the first university in the United States with both undergraduate and graduate studies.

$10K - $25K
2015

New Jersey Performing Arts Center (NJPAC), located in downtown Newark, New Jersey, is among the largest performing arts centers in the United States and is the artistic, cultural, educational and civic center of New Jersey; where great performances and events enhance and transform lives every day. As New Jersey’s Town Square, NJPAC brings diverse communities together, providing access to all and showcasing the State’s and the world’s best artists while acting as a leading catalyst in the revitalization of its home city.

Political Donations
$1,000
2005

Former Senator from Maine

$2,500
2003

The Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee (DCCC) is the official campaign arm of the Democrats in the House. The DCCC is the only political committee in the country whose principal mission is to support Democratic House candidates every step of the way.

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Awards & Honors
Rank #19
2010
The Chronicle of Philanthropy - Philanthropy 50
1999
Franklin Institute - Bower Award for Business Leadership
1998
University of Pennsylvania - School of Arts & Sciences - Distinguished Alumni Award
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