Ross Beresford

sciVelo-Childrens Hospital of Pittsburgh Program Manager

Identifies early-stage commercial translation opportunities in Pediatric Health and promotes commercial translation program connections between the Lawrenceville and Oakland campuses.

Graduate Student

Swanson School of Engineering

University of Pittsburgh

Pursuing a Master’s degree in Medical Product Engineering

Education and Experience

Ross is currently completing a Master’s degree in Bioengineering at Pitt, specializing in medical product engineering. During his Master’s degree training, Ross has worked as a product development consultant with Smart Hammer Innovation and the Philips Advanced Innovation team. There he examined early market disruptions in sleep and respiratory care by implementing innovation development, design thinking, and user-centered research.


Ross attended Stony Brook University obtaining a Bachelor’s degree in Biology with a specialization in developmental genetics. Upon completing his undergraduate degree, Ross began working as a Project Manager for Heritage Ministries, a skilled nursing management conglomerate. There Ross streamlined maintenance and safety systems at 7 locations across 3 states resulting in 150 trained staff, over 20,000 work orders, and substantial cost reductions.

Education

M.S. Bioengineering, University of Pittsburgh, expected December 2019

B.S. Biology, Stony Brook University, 2017

Research Experience

Undergraduate Researcher, Department of Biochemistry and Cell Biology, Stony Brook University
Supervisor: Dr. David Matus
  • Studied C. elegans vulval development offset via WNT signaling inhibition

Undergraduate Researcher, Department of Biochemistry and Cell Biology, Stony Brook University
Supervisor: Dr. Daniel Moloney

  • Studied inflammation Pathways in Hematopoietic/Non-Hematopoietic locations for Adenocarcinomas patients with Colitis

Commercial Translation Experience

Philips Advanced Innovation Team

  • Validated, tested, and developed both software and hardware products for improving sleep and respiratory care.
  • Below are the three areas you need to edit in order to place a new staff profile on the homepage, in the staff profile landing page, and the full staff bio page. These instructions are hidden and will not show up on the public profile page. You can, however, delete this box when you no longer need these instructions. I - Create a new Staff Profile page 1. Go to Posts and click "Add New" 2. Enter the person’s full name and degrees in the “Enter Title Here” field 3. Scroll down to the Muffin Builder section 4. Click on "Templates" 5. Select: "New Staff Profile Template" 6. Select: "REPLACE current builder content" 7. Click: "Use Template" 8. Update content within each Item accordingly. Anything within (parenthesizes) should be updated. 9. Scroll to the LAYOUT section and choose the following options to maintain the appearance of the page and navigation: a. Switch "Hide The Content" button to ON b. For Layout, choose "Right Sidebar" c. For Sidebar, select "Meet Our Translators" 10. Under Categories, choose the appropriate staff role. 11. Click Publish when finished. II - Add new Offer to appear on "Meet the Team" on homepage 1. Under "Offer", click "Add New" 2. Enter the person’s full name in the “Enter Title Here” field. 3. Copy/paste the content from the Body Copy area of another offer into this offer and update accordingly. This will guarantee you get the same look and feel. 4. Choose the appropriate category based on job title. 5. Add the person’s headshot under “Featured Image” and make sure the background is transparent (.png) 6. Update the Post Attribute Order field to keep with the alphabetical order. You will need to view the list of offers to determine the appropriate Order attribute to assign. You will then need to update all the subsequent offers so they continue with the appropriate order. 7. Hit Publish. III - Add new profile to Meet the Team landing page This content will need to be added manually and does not pull from other areas on the site, like the homepage or staff profile pages. You'll need to copy/paste the following code into the appropriate area and update it with the new staff member's information. Stage location: http://stage.scivelo.pitt.edu/meet-our-translators/ Production location: http://scivelo.pitt.edu/meet-our-translators/

    Megan Breski, MS

    Clinical and Translational Science Institute Program Manager


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