The Office of Technology Transfer (OTT) serves as the liaison between Children's Hospital's basic and clinical research and the pharmaceutical and biotechnological industries. Its goal is to facilitate the development of products that advance medicine for the benefit of children and their families.

OTT is dedicated to providing the best service possible to Children's Hospital investigators by minimizing the time they spend on technology transfer-related matters, which in turn, enables them to focus on their research and clinical activities. The office manages and seeks commercial partners for intellectual property created at The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia Research Institute.

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Office of Technology Transfer Staff

Zev Sunleaf
Vice President

Intellectual Property & Licensing

Camille Jolly-Tornetta, PhD
Assistant Director
Patent Agent
Sarah O'Connor
Program Manager
Simone Temporal
Licensing Associate
Cassie Tran
Licensing Associate
Stephanie Laste
Intellectual Property Specialist
Jacqueline Saporito
Senior Accountant
Lavada White
Administrative Assistant


Donna Deiss
Contracts Manager
Abigail Golin, JD
Senior Contracts Administrator
Julia Kelly, JD
Contract Administrator
Timothy Konowalik
Contracts Administrator