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GRN Mission

Accelerate cures and improve the lives of patients treated in community healthcare settings.

GRN HISTORY

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
2014

Company launch

2015

Honest Broker program established

Original Guardian program IRB approval

Founding Partners join

2016

Comprehensive data security deployed

First clinical trial

2017

10x growth in patients enrolled

First Data Science project launched

2018

Founded the Data Science division

Launched proprietary AI & NLP

2019

Became an Epic development partner​

Launched research portal to interface directly with partners

2020

Deployed appliance in Epic​

360m clinical notes subject to NLP/AI​​

Guardian program IRB reapproval reflect Common Rule​

2021

IRB approval of BioBank

343m+ Patient encounters

2022

4K+ patients enrolled in clinical trials

Scientific Advisory Council formation

Team
Robert Bakin, Ph.D.
Robert Bakin, Ph.D.
Chief Compliance & Chief Privacy Officer

A former cancer researcher and registered U.S. patent agent with experience in…

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Adam Chasse, M.H.A.
Adam Chasse, M.H.A.
Executive Vice President & General Manager, Clinical Services Business Unit

Adam has improved clinical research by developing and leading strategies at a…

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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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Colleen St. Clair Queeney
Colleen St. Clair Queeney
Vice President of Product & Project Management

As an experienced and passionate executive, Colleen has a special interest in…

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Bernard Rhee, Esq.
Bernard Rhee, Esq.
General Counsel

As an experienced attorney in the healthcare, clinical research, and pharmaceutical industries,…

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Loranda Rowland, M.B.A.
Loranda Rowland, M.B.A.
Director of Corporate Affairs & Human Resources

As HR leader, Loranda’s goal is to ensure GRN’s experts perform at…

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Shirley Trainor-Thomas, M.H.S.A.
Shirley Trainor-Thomas, M.H.S.A.
Vice President of Partner Network

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

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Mark L. Watson, M.D., Ph.D.
Mark L. Watson, M.D., Ph.D.
Chief Operating Officer

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

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Timothy Yeatman, M.D., F.A.C.S.
Timothy Yeatman, M.D., F.A.C.S.
Co-founder, President & Chief Scientific Officer 

As an NCI-funded researcher, Dr. Yeatman is a dedicated physician and scientist…

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