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At Congressional subcommittee, Leroy Hood, MD, PhD. discussed GRN's involvement in the "Beyond the Human Genome" project in 40 second video clip.


Guardian Research Network is a non-profit, mission-driven consortium that began from an altruistic vision to speed the identification of trial participants. We’ve since grown, impacting and partnering to provide:

  • Health Systems with integrated, harmonized data, refined analytics and precision medicine opportunities using our sophisticated technology
  • Life Science organizations with clinical development speed and efficiency through discrete trial matches, diagnostic and therapeutic, while empowering clinical researchers with both molecular and clinical specimens
  • Patient access to innovative, targeted and novel therapies via high performing investigational community hospitals

Company launch


Honest Broker program established

Original Guardian program IRB approval

Founding Partners join


Comprehensive data security deployed

First clinical trial


10x growth in patients enrolled

First Data Science project launched


Founded the Data Science division

Launched proprietary AI & NLP


Became an Epic development partner​

Launched research portal to interface directly with partners


Deployed appliance in Epic​

Ingested COVID charts from Members

360m clinical notes subject to NLP/AI​​

Guardian program IRB reapproval reflect Common Rule​


IRB approval of BioBank

GRN University launched

343m+ Patient encounters


4K+ patients enrolled in clinical trials

Scientific Advisory Council formation

SOC 2 Type 2 data security attestation achieved

Bryan Ard
Bryan Ard
Chief Information Security Officer & Chief Compliance Officer

With more than 30 years of technology and security experience, Bryan is…

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Adam Chasse, MHA
Adam Chasse, MHA
Chief Business Development Officer
EVP & General Manager, Clinical Services Business Unit

Adam has almost 30 years’ experience in clinical research, including heading several…

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Bruce Holstien
Bruce Holstien
Chairman and Chief Executive Officer

As the leader of Guardian Research Network, Bruce is leveraging the power…

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Charles S. Hurmiz
Charles S. Hurmiz
Chief Information Officer & Interim Chief Data Science Officer

Charlie is an accomplished IT authority with 25 years of experience, including…

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Shirley Trainor-Thomas, MHSA
Shirley Trainor-Thomas, MHSA
Chief Administrative Officer
Vice President, Partner Network

Shirley is an accomplished professional with multifaceted experience in both healthcare and clinical…

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Mark L. Watson, MD, PhD
Mark L. Watson, MD, PhD
Chief Medical Officer

As a surgical pathologist and NIH-supported scientist in brain tumor biology, Mark…

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