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Our mission: To develop and share knowledge that improves the care of patients around the world through innovative clinical research.  

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Upcoming Events
Event 2nd Annual Duke Sports Cardiology & Sudden Death in Athletes Summit - March 28
Event DCRI Research Conference - Andrew Krystal, MD - March 31
Event Stronger Together: Women’s Health Initiative - April 11 (CE Course)
Event Duke Medicine Women's Health Initiative: Stronger Together (Community Event)
Why choose the DCRI?

World-renowned faculty provide scientific leadership across multiple therapeutic areas.

Experienced and consistent clinical operations teams expertly manage all aspects of global clinical trials.

Impeccable data integrity and biostatistical expertise yield credible study results that change clinical practice.

At a glance

Conducted studies at more than 37,000 sites in 65 countries

Completed more than 970 phase I-IV clinical trials, patient outcomes studies, and comparative effectiveness analyses

Employs more than 1,100 employees, including more than 200 faculty

Manages numerous national patient registries

Enrolled more than 1.2 million patients in DCRI studies

Published more than 8,300 papers in peer-reviewed journals


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Improving the practice of medicine through education at the DCRI.

DCRI Fellowship Program

Medical Student Research
  Training Program

Center for Educational Excellence

Industry Education: DCRI Learn

Weekly Research Conferences

Conferences/Scientific Meetings


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