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Promoting collaboration between academia and industry by developing relationships with other institutions, biotechnology, pharmaceutical, and medical device companies to continue research and to commercialize CHOP research discoveries and technology-based ventures.
Zev Sunleaf supports CHOP researchers in developing breakthroughs by removing barriers to research and innovation and creating partnerships that advance discoveries. Within CHOP, he works with researchers, clinicians, nurses, and staff to identify opportunities to turn ideas into solutions for pediatric care, and he encourages the transfer of technology so the public may benefit from its use. This may manifest in the out-licensing of vaccines, therapeutics, diagnostic devices, and software, in the creation of new spin-out companies, or in the creation of enterprise-wide software, systems, and programs that enable CHOP to continually provide world-class care. Under Sunleaf's leadership, the Office of Entrepreneurship and Innovation, the Office of Technology Transfer, and the Office of Collaborative and Corporate Research Contracts work with CHOP faculty and staff to secure and protect CHOP's intellectual property and to find the best mechanism to bring these breakthroughs to benefit children. These teams stimulate start-ups, negotiate agreements, and build relationships with other institutions to enable research and to transfer CHOP ideas to companies that can help patients around the world.
Education and Training
BA, University of Iowa (Business Administration), 1986
Association of University Technology Managers, 2001-