Duke University MURDOCK Study

Public invited to MURDOCK Study update, NC Research Campus information fair Feb. 19

February 18, 2015

By Emily Ford, Duke Translational Medicine Institute

Read the original article in the Salisbury Post

KANNAPOLIS — Duke University’s MURDOCK Study will host an update and information fair at the North Carolina Research Campus on Thursday, Feb. 19.

The public is invited to the event, which will begin with an information fair at 11 a.m. in the Core Laboratory Building, 150 Research Campus Drive. Duke’s MURDOCK Study, other universities at the North Carolina Research Campus and additional campus partners will host tables in the Core Lab atrium, and participants will learn about a variety of research study opportunities based in Kannapolis like the MURDOCK Study.

At noon, the Event Room will open to the public, and participants will meet members of the MURDOCK Study Community and Healthcare Advisory Boards, together for the first time.

Investigators working on the following three MURDOCK Study research projects will present updates and answer questions:

Multiple Sclerosis Study, presented by Dr. Sabrina Cote
Memory and Cognitive Health Study, presented by Dr. Kathleen Welsh-Bohmer and Michelle McCart
Healthy Aging Study, presented by Dr. Miriam Morey
The event includes light refreshments and will end at 2 p.m. MURDOCK Study participants are encouraged to bring a friend who would like more information about enrolling in the study.

Everyone planning to attend should RSVP by emailing murdock-study@duke.edu .

Duke University is working to enroll 50,000 people in the MURDOCK Study. So far, more than 11,000 volunteers have joined, providing their health information and donating small samples of blood and urine.

Researchers are using the information and biological samples as they work to reclassify disease using advanced scientific technologies and a network of partners. Researchers are working to ultimately identify links across major diseases and disorders and find ways to treat and even defeat some of today’s leading causes of illness and death.

To start the enrollment process, call 704-250-5861 or visit www.murdock-study.org .

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. The study’s name stands for Measurement to Understand the Reclassification of Disease Of Cabarrus/Kannapolis.

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