The Eshelman Institute facilitates the School’s development of entrepreneurial initiatives to address unmet needs in human health nationally and internationally through:

  • Developing and sustaining external relationships within the R&D community
  • Enhancing intellectual property development and start-up formation to improve economic growth

Our faculty, staff, and students have already produced inventions that have been licensed to established companies and led to the creation of new companies.

The resources provided here are designed to assist you at various stages of the entrepreneurial process.

Contact Us

Kay Wagoner

Associate Director for Entrepreneurial Development


Roy Zwahlen, J.D.

Assistant Dean for Innovation and Strategy


Sumitra Pati

Innovation and Entrepreneurship Fellow