Congratulations Dr. Califf!

Passing on a few notes of congratulations received by email and as comments to online articles.

Thank you for sharing this exciting news!!!  I have worked with Dr. Califf for many, many years.  What a wonderful opportunity.

Donna M. Palazzo

Congratulations DCRI. What a phenomenal accomplishment. We are so excited to see Dr Califf as the next commissioner of the FDA. What a great win to patients, public health and clinical research.

Nicolas W Shammas, MD, MS, EJD, FACC, FSCAI

Congratulations to the DCRI team by this fantastic achievement with nomination of Dr. Callif to be the next FDA Commissioner.

Please send him my congratulations.


Leopoldo S. Piegas, Professor Livre-Docente FMUSP, HCor

Hospital do Coração, Sao Paulo

Fantastic, what an achievement and now Rob has great opportunities, best, Harvey

Professor Harvey White
Director of Coronary Care & Green Lane Cardiovascular Research Unit, Green Lane Cardiovascular Service

Auckland City Hospital, New Zealand

Congratulations Dr. Califf!!!

Anne Looney, Ohio Health

Wonderful! Congratulations!

Jeffrey L Anderson

It is a GREAT day for America to have this steward leading us to the next level of pharma and device innovations in 'a fair and balanced' way.

William J. French, MD

Professor of Medicine, UCLA

Director, Cardiac Cath Lab

Director, Anticoagulation Clinic

Hey Rob,

Congratulations on your new job!  Couldn't be happier for you or for the American public who will truly benefit from your leadership at FDA. So excited about this, don't think there's anyone on the planet who could do the job better!!

All the best,

Marianne Kearney!

Dear Dr. Peterson

I have enjoyed reading your every letter like this since I joined the DCRI!!

My research in clinical trials and my current status as the Node PI of Mid Southern (Primary Care) Node of the National Drug Abuse Treatment Network has been enabled by DCRI.

Dr. Califf also helped me start my first primary care study and my first clinical trial by allowing me to leverage the many resources!

Today is indeed AN AMAZING DAY for Dr. Califf, for Duke, and for many Americans!

All the best


Li-Tzy Wu, ScD, Professor, Dept. of Psychiatry & DCRI


Rob hope this gets to you.  Congratulations on being appointed Commissioner of the U.S.FDA. 

FROM YOUR PAST when you started in early 1990’s building DCRI. Paul Ottaviano former Chief Executive Officer of ClinTrials Research.   Worked with you on the Genentech TPA trial. 


Congratulations Dr Robert Califf for your nomination as FDA commissioner.

Dr. Lorenzo Lopez-Bescos

Congratulations and well done!! I am extremely pleased and feel that the post is truly in the right hands.

Peg Douglass,  Nursing Student

Wonderful news!! Americans are lucky to have him in this role.

Carolyn Gulotta,  Clinical Nurse Specialist

Thank you for the news.

I Congratulate Dr. Califf  for his  confirmation appointment to  the top job as the Commissioner for the FDA, and wish him the very best of luck in his service to America and Americans. 

Fatemeh Najafian, M.D.

Woot! Woot!  Great news!! I am so thrilled.

Lisa Eskenazi, DCRI

Kind of cool- Dr. Califf keeps moving up. Not sure there’s anywhere higher up he can go now in his arena!

Debra Davis, DCRI

It is about time he was confirmed. 

Phyllis Leppert

Professor Emerita of Obstetrics and Gynecology

Duke University School of Medicine


This is indeed an exciting day.  You message to the DCRI is just great!  Thanks.

Kerry Lee