Annual Report

Annual Report

The DCRI Annual Report provides highlights of the exciting work our faculty and staff are doing each day to address the rapidly changing clinical practice environment and establish new treatment standards and guidelines.

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The world of clinical research is constantly changing. Even as new discoveries are translated into usable therapies for patients, DCRI faculty, fellows, and staff members are looking for the next breakthrough.

From innovative study design and operations to thoughtful analytics and a commitment to rapid knowledge generation and dissemination, the DCRI is always redefining what we do and how we do it.

In this report, you’ll gain insights into some of the creative new studies our faculty and operations teams are undertaking. These include new therapies for conditions such as Alzheimer’s disease and heart failure, and new tools for conducting clinical trials that are keeping the DCRI on the cutting edge of research and patient care.

I would like to thank all the DCRI faculty members, operational personnel and support staff, and collaborators around the world who make this work possible. It takes an amazing team to accomplish all we have done and to set us up for all we will do in the years to come.


Eric D. Peterson, MD, MPH, FAHA, FACC
Executive Director, Duke Clinical Research Institute Professor of Medicine, Cardiology Fred Cobb, MD, Distinguished Professor of Medicine

Eric D. Peterson, MD, MPH, FAHA, FACC
Executive Director

"We’re not afraid to ask questions that lead to more questions. By peering into the unknown, we discover innovations that transform clinical research and allow findings to be brought more rapidly into clinical practice."

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