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By: Lauren Fox

Lauren Fox

on 17 March 2011

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VANDERBILT UNIVERSITY Founded in 1873 Cornelius Vanderbilt donated $1 million in 1873 with the vision of starting a place that would “contribute to strengthening the ties that should exist between all sections of our common country" HUMBLE BEGINNINGS QUICK FACTS! Location: Nashville, TN ~12,700 students 8:1 student-faculty ratio Colors: Black and Gold Mascot: Commodore 2010 Football Record: 2-10 STAFF ACHIEVEMENTS Brian Bachmann, Assistant Professor Created first program to search for drugs produced by cave-dwelling microorganisms Richard Armstrong, Professor Received the 2011 Repligen Award in Chemistry of Biological Processes for contributing to the understanding of detoxification enzymes in the cell Stephen Fesik, Ph.D. Won a National Institutes of Health Director's Pioneer Award for cancer research, particularly, pushing for drugs that are currently dubbed "undruggable" Richard Caprioli, Director of the Mass Spectrometry Research Center published over 300 papers and 3 books; 10 patents; received Thomson Medal Award for "outstanding achievements in mass spectrometry and for distinguished service to international mass spectrometry” and the Field and Franklin Award in 2006 for Outstanding Achievement in Mass Spectrometry INSTRUMENTATION 10 Nuclear Magnetic Resonance spectrometers 33 mass spectrometers Matrix spotters 2D gel processing robot 2 x-ray generators STUDENT RESEARCH 5-year project completed that has created
liquid crystals with unique electrical
properties that could enhance digital
display performance STAFF 24 faculty members THE CHEMISTRY PROGRAM Organized into 4 parts: 1.General chem course sequence 2. Courses in analytical, biochemistry, inorganic, organic, and physical chemistry 3. 8 credit hours in a lab 4. At least 6 credit hours of in-depth chem courses Need at least 32 hours for a chemistry major Required non-chemistry courses: One year of calculus 2 credits of physics Options for concentration: Chemical Biology Chemical Sciences Environmental Chemistry Materials Chemistry 18 credit hours required for a chemistry minor Research is emphasized in the following categories: chemical biology, environmental chemistry, materials chemistry, and nanotechnology GRADUATE PROGRAM 8 research programs 4-year Ph.D program M.S. students must complete a research thesis;similar to Ph.D. program Received $14.6 million from outside sources
for research in 2010 BECKMAN SCHOLARS PROGRAM Selected students research for 15 months and receive stipends of $16,000 One of 16 universities to offer the program There is also a 10-week undergrad summer program College of Arts and Science 330 acres Vanderbilt There has also been a plethora of cancer research Richard N. Armstrong
Brian O. Bachmann
Annette G. Beck-Sickinger
Darryl J. Bornhop
H. Alex Brown
Richard M. Caprioli
Walter Chazin
David Cliffel
Stephen W Fesik
Timothy P. Hanusa
Connie Harris
Thomas M. Harris
Eva Harth
David M. Hercules
B. Andes Hess Jr.
Ashwath Jayagopal
Jeffrey N. Johnston
Piotr Kaszynski
Hye-Young Kim
Kwangho Kim
Dmitry Koktysh
Craig W. Lindsley
Adam List
James N Lowe
Charles M. Lukehart
Terry Lybrand
Lawrence J. Marnett
James McBride
Clare McCabe
Hassane S. Mchaourab
John A. McLean
Jens Meiler
Paul Nicu
Shawn Phillips
Julie Pigza
Prasad L. Polavarapu
Ned A. Porter
Carmelo J. Rizzo
Sandra J. Rosenthal
Sean B. Seymore
Lidia Smentek
Donald Stec
Michael P. Stone
Gary A. Sulikowski
Michelle Miller Sulikowski
Keri Tallman
Joel B. Tellinghuisen
Tara Decuir Todd
Ian Tomlinson
Timothy L. Troyer
Markus Voehler
Alex G. Waterson
David W. Wright
Huiyong Yin
Grace K. Zoorob Accountancy
African-American and Diaspora Studies
American Studies
Asian Studies
Biological Sciences
Biomedical Engineering
Biomedical Informatics
Business Administration, General
Cancer Biology
Cell and Developmental Biology
Cellular and Molecular Pathology
Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering
Chemical and Physical Biology
Child Studies
Civil Engineering
Classical Civilization
Classical Languages
Clinical Investigation
Cognitive Studies
Communication of Science and Technology
Communications Studies
Community Development and Action
Community Research and Action
Computer Engineering
Computer Science
Creative Writing
Deaf Education
Early Childhood Education
Earth and Environmental Sciences
Ecology, Evolution and Organismal Biology
Economic Development
Economics and History
Educational Leadership and Policy
Educational Policy
Electrical Engineering
Elementary Education
Engineering Science
English and History
English Education
English Language Learners
Environmental Engineering
Executive Business Administration
Film Studies
French and European Studies
German and European Studies
Health Care
Hearing and Speech Sciences
Higher Education Administration
Higher Education Leadership and Policy
History of Art
Human and Organizational Development
Human Development Counseling
Human Genetics
Human Resource Development
Interdisciplinary Materials Science
International Education Policy and Management
Italian and European Studies
Jewish Studies
Laboratory Investigation
Latin American Studies
Law and Economics
Leadership and Policy Studies
Learning and Instruction
Learning, Diversity and Urban Studies
Learning, Teaching and Diversity
Liberal Arts and Science/Liberal Studies
Management in Health Care
Materials Science and Engineering
Mechanical Engineering
Medical Physics
Medical Scientist Training
Medicine, Health and Society
Microbiology and Immunology
Modern European Studies
Molecular and Cellular Biology
Molecular Physiology and Biophysics
Music Performance
Musical Arts
Musical Arts / Teacher Education
Nursing Practice
Nursing Science
Nutrition and Dietetics
Organizational Leadership
Political Science
Psychology and Human Development
Public Health
Public Policy Studies
Public Policy Studies
Reading Education
Religious Studies
Russian and European Studies
Secondary Education
Spanish and European Studies
Spanish and Portuguese
Spanish, Portuguese and European Studies
Special Education
Speech-Language Pathology
Theological Studies
Women's and Gender Studies
MAJORS You are unprepared for this. RESEARCH
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