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Diane Uzarski

Consulting Associate in the School of Nursing
School of Nursing
Box 9535, Durham, NC 27710
701 W Main St, Durham, NC 27701


Dr. Uzarski serves as the Senior Staff Director of Strategy and Planning for the Duke Clinical and Translational Science Institute. She provides programmatic and administrative leadership of the Integration and Strategic Partnerships pillar, including development and implementation of the strategic plan. Dr. Uzarski is responsible for creating, growing and sustaining cross-disciplinary collaboration, integrating priorities across CTSI pillars, and measuring success of CTSI activities. 

Dr. Uzarski is a Clinical Associate at the Duke University School of Nursing, teaching nursing leadership and in the Doctor of Nursing Practice program. As Chief of Staff from 2016-2021, Dr. Uzarski managed 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 other strategic initiatives that advanced the mission of the School under Dean Marion Broome. Dr. Uzarski served as 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 include strategic plan implementation, business development and health services planning, in addition to a nursing career in emergency and critical care nursing. 

Current Appointments & Affiliations

Consulting Associate in the School of Nursing · 2023 - Present School of Nursing

Education, Training & Certifications

Duke University · 2015 D.N.P.
University of California, Berkeley · 1993 M.P.H.
Iona College · 1990 B.S.