Guardian Research Network® appoints Shirley Trainor-Thomas as Vice President, Network Partners

November 4, 2020

SPARTANBURG, SC – Guardian Research Network, Inc. announced Shirley Trainor-Thomas, a clinical research and healthcare industry executive, joined as Vice President, Network Partners, effective immediately. Trainor-Thomas, a cancer survivor herself, will be progressing the nonprofit’s vision to expand and support its network of cancer care hospitals.

As Vice President, Network Partners, Trainor-Thomas will work to expand GRN’s network, provide partner hospitals with sophisticated data analytic tools, and offer expert clinical insights for a “no-patient-left-behind” approach to trial enrollment.


About the Guardian Research Network (GRN)

A nationwide hospital consortium, Guardian Research is focused on accelerating cures for cancer by bringing clinical trials to under-served local communities. Through our secure HIPAA-compliant data warehouse and analytics tools, GRN speeds patient enrollment, optimizes study design, and expands the understanding of real-world trends in oncology care. Guardian’s experienced clinical team provides hospital networks and biopharma clients with artificial intelligence to derive cancer insights from millions of records. Our proprietary platform allows GRN to optimize clinical and diagnostic studies, customized synthetic controls and novel trial enrollment. For more on this 501(c)(3) nonprofit headquartered in Spartanburg, South Carolina, visit