Nancy Thomas, with over twenty years’ experience in both basic science and clinical research, founded Applied Principles, LLC in November 2005 offering clinical research consulting. Ms. Thomas was formerly the Director of Clinical Science Center, at The Hospital for Special Surgery, New York, New York where she was responsible for overseeing clinical research support activities at HSS such as education and training, federal compliance, Good Clinical Practice and IRB support. She also monitored research activities that involved humans as subjects and ensured compliance with federally mandated regulations protecting the rights and welfare of these subjects.
Prior to going to Special Surgery, she was the Assistant Director of Institutional Review Board (IRB) education at Mount Sinai School of Medicine in New York City (2001-2003). Ms. Thomas spent more than 18 years at Mt. Sinai (1984-2003) and held various research positions throughout the medical center; including a 3-year period (1992-1993) when she relocated to Seattle, WA to establish a diabetes research lab for a member of Mount Sinai’s Faculty.
Ms. Thomas’ scientific investigations involved the identification and characterization of a diabetes-specific protein, as well as training clinical and post-doctoral fellows. She is published in invited publications and chapters and was the senior author on a paper published in “Diabetes.” She is also the co-inventor of two submitted patent applications.
Ms. Thomas co-directed the design, implementation, and administration of the educational branch of the IRB at Mt. Sinai. She provided support and guidance to clinical research personnel concerning regulatory requirements, IRB mandates and protocol study design and implementation.