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1994 …2024

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Research interests

Dr. Neal Thomas has a strong interest in multiple areas of clinical research related to critically ill and injured children, with a focus on pediatric acute respiratory distress syndrome (PARDS) and pediatric sepsis. He has led and participated in many clinical trials in this field, funded by NIH, FDA, foundations and industry. He collaborates internationally with others in the field of Pediatric Critical Care Medicine, and has been voted to leadership positions in multiple organizations in his specialty.

Recently, he was voted to serve as Vice-Chair of the Pediatric Acute Lung Injury and Sepsis Investigators (PALISI) Network, an international organization of more than 90 pediatric Intensive Care Units that focuses on clinical research. This network has generated more than 200 peer-reviewed publications to the field. In addition, he was one of three members of the Organizing Committee and the corresponding author of the Pediatric Acute Lung Injury Consensus Conference (PALICC), which defined PARDS for the first time and set the stage for future research focuses in PARDS.

In his role as Associate Dean for Clinical Research, Dr. Thomas is involved both locally and nationally with initiatives to streamline the clinical research process.

Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 2 - Zero Hunger
  • SDG 3 - Good Health and Well-being
  • SDG 16 - Peace, Justice and Strong Institutions

External positions

Chair, Pediatric Acute Lung Injury and Sepsis Investigators (PALISI) Network

2020 → …

Vice Chair, Pediatric Acute Lung Injury and Sepsis Investigators (PALISI) Network


Organizing Committee Member and Corresponding Author, Pediatric Acute Lung Injury Consensus Conference (PALICC)

Mar 2012Jun 2015


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