Diane Uzarski
Clinical Associate in the School of Nursing

Dr. Uzarski is a Clinical Associate at the Duke University School of Nursing, and Chief of Staff to the Dean. She teaches nursing leadership and has contributed to health policy courses in the Doctor of Nursing Practice curricula. As Chief of Staff, she manages special initiatives in the Dean's Office, including the implementation of DUSON's strategic plan, the Education pillar of the Duke Health strategic plan, and strategic initiatives that advance the mission of the School. 

In her previous School of Medicine position, Dr. Uzarski was the Associate Director of the Biobanking Program, Duke Translational Research Institute. She provided business development, planning, and operations consultation to support researcher and organization-based biorepositories at Duke, in addition to project management support of biomarker research projects. She provided protocol development and operations consultation for Duke’s MURDOCK Study on the North Carolina Research Campus in Kannapolis, NC, and was responsible for managing Duke’s partnerships with commercial biobanking partners.  Dr. Uzarski also served as lead project manager of the Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Network (PCORNet) national Biorepository Task Force.

Dr. Uzarski’s healthcare career spans over 35 years. Her areas of expertise have included business development and health services planning, legal consulting, childhood injury prevention policy planning, health services marketing, and emergency and critical care nursing. She served for two terms on the San Francisco Tenderloin YMCA Board of Directors, leading the board as vice-chair and annual campaign chair. She currently serves on the board of advisors for the Duke Catholic Center. 

Dr. Uzarski earned her nursing diploma from the Bridgeport Hospital School of Nursing, and Bachelor of Science in Healthcare Administration from Iona College.  She holds a Master in Public Health degree with a major in health policy and administration from University of California, Berkeley, and earned a Doctor of Nursing Practice degree from the Duke University School of Nursing in 2015.

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