Dr. Thomas has received a $2 million dollar grant from the FL Department of Health to study virus infection and progression of liver disease to liver cancer.

The Florida Department of Health has awarded Dr. Thomas the Bankhead-Coley Florida Clinical Cancer Research Grant to lead a research project titled “Identifying Infection and Molecular Determinants of Health Disparities in HCV Infected Minority Populations for the Prevention of HCC”. The project is designed to address health disparities in minority populations with HCV-attributable liver disease in order to increase the early detection of HCC. The study aims to aid in the detection of high-risk subgroups and improve understanding of the progression of HCV disease after infection.