Larsen received her Physician Associate (PA) and Master of Health
Science degree from Duke University.
She joined the Cardiology Division at Duke in 1990.
She was a clinical PA as well as the administrator for the
Cardiology Associates group directing a 12 person mid-level
practitioner group for 3 years.
She then became the manager for the Congestive Heart Failure
research service from 1994-1997.
In 1997, she became the Director of Cardiology Site
Coordination where she managed and centralized a group of 22 study
coordinators for 50-60 ongoing clinical trials in 6 therapeutic areas:
CHF, cardiac transplant, secondary prevention, interventional/device,
acute coronary syndrome, and peripheral vascular disease.
In 2002, she was appointed Director of Site Based research for
the Duke Clinical Research Institute and developed a site model for 4
therapeutic areas: primary care, infectious disease, cardiology and GI/Hepatology.
She was appointed a faculty position as Associate Vice Chair
for Clinical Research for the Department of Medicine at Duke
University in March 2005. She most recently left Duke to become the
Chief Operating Office for Saint Joseph’s Research Institute at
Saint Joseph’s hospital in Atlanta, Georgia. She has sat on many
committees for policy and procedures and lectures widely on site
research organizations/models and regulatory compliance. Rhonda is now
offering her services as a private consultant.
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