Ms. Thompson is Executive Administrative Director of the Liaison Team, Center for Clinical and Translational Science, University of Utah, and program director for the CCTS and the Trial Innovation Center. She is a clinical research management professional with over thirty years’ experience in research nursing, trials performance and research coordination. She is a former CRU Nurse Manager, Clinical Nurse Educator, and Clinical Nurse Specialist. Her role in the Trial Innovation Network as Liaison Team Network Lead includes monthly contact with 64 academic centers and their Liaison Team staff, where she mentors and facilitates bidirectional communications to engage each site with this new Network. Ms. Thompson is a certified Six Sigma Green Belt and was trained in Physician Lean Health Care methodology through University of Utah Health, and loves applying lean methodology to the big questions in clinical research strategy and operations.