Education Services

Education Services

DCRI Education creates data-driven, data-proven educational initiatives that meet identified gaps in care and accelerate the adoption of the latest research into practice. The DCRI is well-positioned to develop these educational efforts and aims to serve as a catalyst for the research continuum through its world-renowned research infrastructure.


Tracy Wang, MD, MHS, MSc
Director, DCRI Education
Director, Health Services and Outcomes Research
Associate Professor of Medicine, Cardiology
Duke University School of Medicine

Carolyn Moore Arias
Associate Director
DCRI Communications & Education

Tracy Wang, MD, MHS, MSc
DCRI Education Faculty Director

"We want to serve as a catalyst of the research continuum through the development of educational best practices in clinical research training and evidence adoption."

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Clinical Leadership Summit

  • Multi-Day Training and Leadership Forum
  • Led by world-renowned physicians and researchers
  • Clinical Immersion at Duke Health System

Key Components

  • Fundamental drug development concepts
  • Evolving approaches to clinical trials
  • Effective approaches to partnering with academic institutions
  • Leadership training component to prepare teams for leading future of healthcare

Example of Past Program

  • 2017 Program Agenda

Industry Partner Testimonials

“Great insight into trends and future developments in healthcare and clinical trials.”


“So informative with real-life scenarios to illustrate the complexity of the clinical environment.”

Learning Lab

Interactive Training focused on a major emerging topic in clinical research and drug development

  • Interactive, case-based forum
  • Data-driven, problem solving tailored to each group’s specific priorities
  • Design that facilitates big-picture thinking and innovation for teams

Examples of Past Programs

  • Pragmatic Approaches to Drug Development
  • Drug Payment Policy
  • Real-World Evidence
  • Implementation Science
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  • Case-based learning
  • Symposia series at key conferences—with follow-up topic-Specific Podcasts

Examples of Past Programs

  • Interventional Cardiology
  • Transitions of Care
  • Nutrition in Enhanced Recovery After Surgery (ERAS): What You Must Know
DCRI Research Forum