Peterson to succeed Harrington as DCRI's director
Eric D. Peterson, MD, MPH, has been appointed director of the Duke Clinical Research Institute (DCRI), succeeding Robert A. Harrington, MD, and Robert M. Califf, MD, its founder.
Peterson’s current research leadership roles include:
  • Director of the coordinating center for the National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute's Centers for Cardiovascular Outcomes Research;
  • Principal investigator for the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality's Duke Center for Education and Research on Therapeutics;
  • Principal investigator for the Society of Thoracic Surgeons National Cardiac Surgery Data Coordinating Center; the data analytic center for the American Heart Association’s (AHA) Get With The Guidelines Database; and a data analytic center for the American College of Cardiology’s National Cardiac Database;
  • Director of the Duke AHA Pharmaceutical Roundtable Outcomes Center; and
  • Principal investigator of several clinical registries including AVAIL, a national longitudinal stroke registry, and ORBIT, an atrial fibrillation registry.

Harrington will become chairman of the department of medicine at Stanford University Medical Center on July 1, 2012. In that role, he will help lead Stanford’s academic health system as it builds and grows a department for research, education and clinical care. He will play a leadership role in a new cross-campus initiative on population health science.

Harrington added: “I look forward to exploring future coast-to-coast collaborations between Duke and Stanford.”