Rosenman Scholar Program
Current Rosenman Scholars
Sheridan Gho is a biomechanicist and social researcher who completed her PhD in biomechanics with a focus on breast cancer survivorship issues. She is particularly interested in bridging the gap between research innovations and delivering products that meet patient needs.
Michael Weaver is a mechatronic engineer with a PhD in medical radiation physics. During his post-doctoral work, he was deeply involved in the design and development of a number of electro-mechanical devices for clinical use.
Both Michael and Sheridan hold Graduate Certificates in Research Commercialization, and also graduated with distinction from the Australian State Government sponsored ‘Medical Device Commercialization Training Program’ from which they were jointly awarded a two-year fellowship at the Rosenman Institute.
During their time with the Rosenman Institute, Gho and Weaver co-founded Cenofex Innovations, currently resident in the QB3 Garage@UCSF incubator in San Francisco.
Cenofex Innovations is a medical device startup company aimed at delivering unique solutions from the research lab into the hands of those that need it. Founded by a dynamic and passionate team, Cenofex is currently focused on the development of a medical device that will transform the treatment of lymphoedema.
CURRENT Program Overview
- The New South Wales Ministry of Health sponsors two postgraduate scholars to the Rosenman Scholar Program for two years
- The scholar will start a company based on the innovative technology that he or she invents to solve the problem
- The scholar will be placed in a clinical setting to identify unmet clinical needs over the course of a two-year program
- The scholar will also be trained on IP strategy, reimbursement policies, and regulatory pathways
- A mentoring relationship will be established with a mentor who has more than 20 years of experience relevant to founding a medical device company
- Under the guidance of the mentor, the scholar will identify unmet clinical needs and ideate to develop solutions
- Training and education will be provided on how medical device ideas are generated, products are developed, and clinical value is assessed