Small Business Innovation Research Program Manager
Mr. Thomas has over 50 years of federal service. He has held many senior level management executive positions. Presently, Thomas is serving as the Small Business Innovation Research Program Manager with the National Institutes on Minority Health and Health Disparities, National Institutes of Health. There, he provides guidance on policies and procedures governing the preparation, review, award, and management of extramural programs and coordinates all activities involved with the Small Business Innovation Research Program for the Institute. He has an in-depth knowledge of effective management analysis techniques through an excellent academic and exceptional practical experience. Achievement is evidenced by years of experience in increasingly responsible positions demonstrating progressively expanding capabilities. He is thoroughly versed in all aspects of program implementation. In addition, Thomas has extensive experience in local and Federal government environments. His outstanding character and integrity are demonstrated by numerous academic and professional honors, volunteer community service and military experience.
In this first of two-sessions series, industry veterans and SBIR awardees will share their experience turning ideas for digital health innovations into proven products. The healthcare industry provides many opportunities for solutions, such as mobile apps, e-health portals, point-of-care systems, diagnostic aids, remote reminders, and patient education. These product and service needs are driven by the […]
In this second of a two-session series, two successful entrepreneurs, all SBIR awardees, will share their experience turning innovative products into successful operational companies. Small businesses developing solutions in healthcare experience the same commercialization challenges confronting innovators in a highly fragmented market. This panel will explore the challenges associated with positioning your products and sales […]