Our Team

Yale Center for Clinical Investigation (YCCI) &

Duke Clinical Research Institute (DCRI)

Clinical Coordinating Center


Eric J. Valazquez, MD
Principal Investigator
Chief, Section of Cardiovascular Medicine
Yale University School of Medicine
New Haven, CT


Robert J. Mentz, MD
Co-Principal Investigator
Advanced Heart Failure & Cardiac Transplantation
Duke University Medical Center
Duke Clinical Research Institute
Durham, NC

Stephen J. Greene, MD
Fellow, Division of Cardiology
Duke University Medical Center
Duke Clinical Research Institute
Durham, NC

Duke Clinical Research Institute (DCRI)

Data Coordinating Center


Kevin J. Anstrom, PhD
Co-Principal Investigator
Director of Biostatistics
Director, Data Solutions for Clinical Trials
Duke Clinical Research Institute
Durham, NC


Eric L. Eistenstein, DBA
Co-Principal Investigator
Associate Professor of Medicine
Duke Clinical Research Institute
Durham, NC

Study Chair


Bertram Pitt, MD
Study Chair
Professor of Medicine Emeritus
University of Michigan
Ann Arbor, MI

Other Key DCRI & YCCI Team Members


Shelby Morgan
Project Leader (DCRI)


Mary Creed, MSN, PMP
Associate Director, Clinical Operations
Duke Clinical Research Institute


Tina Harding
Director of DCRI Call Center


Helen A. Seow, PhD
Project Manager (YCCI)


Manuel Avedissian, MD MS
Project Manager (YCCI)


Sharon Settles
Lead Clinical Research Associate (DCRI)


Vivian Thompson
Statistician (DCRI)


Amanda Harrington, BSW
DCRI Call Center & Clinical Trial Coordinator

National Institutes of Health (NIH)


Patrice Desvigne-Nickens, MD
Project Officer


Fassil Ketema
Clinical Trials Specialist


Dong-Yun Kim, PhD
Statistician


Vandana Sachdev, MD
Deputy Project Officer