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.
LETTER FROM THE EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR
Clinical research begins by asking the right question. But it doesn’t end simply by finding the answer. Rather than be satisfied with what we’ve done, we are always looking to what’s next. We challenge the status quo, because we know the solutions we find have the power to spark other discoveries.
At the DCRI, 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.
Since the founding of the Duke Databank for Cardiovascular Disease at the Duke School of Medicine more than 40 years ago, we have constantly sought new ways to improve the lives of patients around the world. Today that work goes on as we find new ways to move scientific discovery to patient care, rethink how clinical trials should be run, share valuable sources of data, and use new technologies to connect patients to researchers and caregivers.
Working with our partners, we are committed to discovering what’s next in the world of clinical research.
Eric D. Peterson, MD, MPH, FAHA, FACC
Executive Director, Duke Clinical Research Institute Professor of Medicine, Cardiology Fred Cobb, MD, Distinguished Professor of Medicine