Diane Crawford, RN
Diane has vast clinical and research experience within the Division of Cardiovascular Medicine. She started her career as a nurse in Vanderbilt’s Cardiac Critical Care unit and subsequently transferred to the Arrhythmia Department, where she assisted in developing the first Electrophysiology Lab at VUMC. During that time, she was involved in numerous IND and IDE protocols. For the past 19 years, she worked for a medical device company as a Clinical Engineer and was involved in device and HF research and was awarded two patents for innovations in pacemaker/defibrillator therapy. Recently, she returned to Vanderbilt in the Division of Clinical Pharmacology as a Clinical Research Specialist IV and is involved in several studies investigating the genetics and therapeutics of Atrial Fibrillation.
Teresa Strickland, RN BSN
Teresa brings nearly 30 years of Nursing experience to Clinical Pharmacology, with a broad range of experiences across the Cardiology spectrum. Her experiences include critical care, cardiovascular surgery, cardiac cath lab, and the electrophysiology lab. She transferred to Clinical Pharmacology, after ten years in the Arrhythmia and Genetic Arrhythmia Clinics at Vanderbilt Heart & Vascular Institute, where she continues to support Dr. Dan Roden and Dr. Ben Shoemaker. In addition, she functions as Clinical Research Specialist in multiple Genetic Arrhythmia Research projects in Clinical Pharmacology.
Darlene Fountain, RN, BSN, CCRC