Technology Review Standing Committee

This Committee reviews and monitors the activities of the Center for Technology Transfer and Commercialization for matters relating to the administration of the University Policy on Technology and Literary and Artistic Works, in accordance with the provisions for the administration of that policy.  The committee is chaired by a faculty member, and the majority of the members are faculty members without administrative appointments. The committee is consulted in advance concerning any material changes to the policy.

The committee serves as an appellate body advisory to the Chancellor (or the Chancellor’s designee) in the event a disagreement occurs between inventors or creators, or between inventors or creators, and the University, concerning the interpretation or application of the University’s policy and advisory to the Chancellor and the CEO of VUMC (or their respective designees) on disputes involving apportionment of ownership interests or relative shares of net income between the University and VUMC.  In cases in which the committee is unable to resolve the disagreement between the parties, the committee will forward its recommendation for a resolution to the Chancellor (or the Chancellor’s designee) for a final decision, or as applicable, to the persons responsible for the dispute resolution process between the University and VUMC.

Reports to: The Provost

2019-2020 Committee Members

Administrative/Ex Officio Members (these members have voting rights)

  • Ken Holroyd, Vice President for Technology Transfer, VUMC
  • Richard Chotard, Office of General Counsel
  • Amber Pursley, Office of Research Administration
  • Trey Beasley, Treasurer
  • Alan Bentley, Assistant Vice Chancellor, Technology Transfer & Commercialization, VU

Faculty Members

  • Michael Miga, School of Engineering, Chair
  • David Cole, Peabody College of Education and Human Development
  • Shane Hutson, College of Arts and Science
  • Reed Omary, School of Medicine, Clinical
  • Kyla Terhune, School of Medicine, Clinical
  • Jason Valentine, School of Engineering
  • William Fissell, School of Medicine, Clinical
  • Rob Labadie, School of Medicine, Clinical
  • Ryan Middagh, Blair School of Music
  • Shelagh Mulvaney, School of Nursing