Clinical Research Professionals Host Annual Conference at NCRC

October 28, 2015


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Kannapolis, NC- On Friday, October 30 from 7:30 am to 3:30 pm, the Greater Charlotte Chapter of the Association of Clinical Research Professionals (GCACRP) will hold their annual conference in the David H. Murdock Core Laboratory Building at the NC Research Campus (NCRC) in Kannapolis, NC.

This is the first Charlotte chapter annual conference to be held outside of Charlotte.

“I’ve advocated bringing the conference to the NCRC for the last four years,” said Perla Nunes, a GCCACRP board member and clinical trials project leader for the Duke Translational Research Institute’s MURDOCK Study, which is based at the NCRC.

The conference is entitled “Back to Basics and Beyond” and is co- sponsored by the UNC Charlotte Center for Professional and Applied Ethics. About 100 clinical research professionals from across North Carolina are expected to attend to earn continuing education credits on topics ranging from engaging patients to data management and harnessing clinical data to change clinical practice.

Attendees will be welcomed by Kannapolis Mayor Darrell Hinnant and tour the David H. Murdock Research Institute. Kannapolis-based Dough Girls will be catering the event.

“I’m excited to bring my colleagues here,” Nunes commented.  “We have such a strong core of clinical research at the MURDOCK Study and across the NC Research Campus that I know they will be impressed and, hopefully, some collaborations will result.”


About the NC Research Campus

The NC Research Campus is home to 20 academic, industry, healthcare and technology partners all focused on research that advances human health, nutrition and agriculture. The NCRC is located in Kannapolis, NC, just north of Charlotte. Learn more.

About the MURDOCK Study

The MURDOCK Study, or the Measurement to Understand the Reclassification of Disease of Cabarrus/Kannapolis, is Duke University’s longitudinal health study based at the North Carolina Research Campus in Kannapolis, N.C. working to reclassify health and disease with advanced scientific technologies, expertise from Duke researchers and close collaboration with a strong network of local and regional partners. Duke launched the MURDOCK Study in 2007 with a $35 million gift from David H. Murdock, founder and developer of the North Carolina Research Campus. Learn more.

About the Greater Charlotte Chapter of the Association of Clinical Research Professionals

The Greater Charlotte Chapter of ACRP (GCACRP) and the Winston-Salem (WSACRP) Sub-Chapter offer educational and networking opportunities for clinical research professionals.  Learn more.



Jennifer Woodford, NC Research Campus/David H. Murdock Research Institute, 704-200-5070 or jwoodford@ncresearchcampus.net

Perla Nunes, MURDOCK Study, 704-250-5858 or perla.nunes@duke.edu


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