Will Estep becomes 100th participant in Duke’s MURDOCK COPD Study

August 10, 2017

Read the original article by Emily Ford with the Duke Clinical and Translational Science Institute. KANNAPOLIS, N.C.—Aug. 9, 2017—Like many people who grew up in the 1960s, Will Estep started smoking. And he started young. One day after school, while working on a Virginia farm, Estep took his first drag on a cigarette. He was just 12 […]

Study launched to better understand real-world impact and progression of COPD

April 07, 2017

Duke Clinical Research Institute, Duke University’s MURDOCK Study and Boehringer Ingelheim Pharmaceuticals Launch Innovative Clinical Research Study KANNAPOLIS, N.C. and RIDGEFIELD, Conn.—April 7, 2017—Duke University’s MURDOCK Study, the Duke Clinical Research Institute (DCRI) and Boehringer Ingelheim Pharmaceuticals Inc. announced today the launch of a new collaborative research effort to closely follow 850 people living with […]

Duke University names new director of operations for MURDOCK Study, related research projects

January 17, 2017

Julie Eckstrand returns to Duke to manage operations for Translational Population Health Research Group, including studies based at the North Carolina Research Campus KANNAPOLIS, N.C.—Jan. 17, 2017—Julie Eckstrand, R.Ph., has been named the new director of operations for Duke University’s Translational Population Health Research Group, which includes the MURDOCK Study and Duke’s other clinical research […]

Duke University-Kannapolis leader honored service award

December 15, 2016

Read the original article from the Independent Tribune. KANNAPOLIS — Perla Nunes, who leads community engagement and outreach efforts for Duke University’s MURDOCK Study and other research studies based in Kannapolis, received the Service Above Self Award on Thursday, Dec. 1, from the Rotary Club of Cabarrus County. The award is Rotary’s highest honor and […]

MURDOCK Study to host free health and wellness festival Sept. 24 in Kannapolis

September 20, 2016

400 runners expected for Duke Dash 5K & Healthfest featuring free yoga, dancing, health screenings and more. KANNAPOLIS, N.C.—Fans of fitness, family fun and healthy living will find something for everyone at the Duke Dash 5K & Healthfest on Saturday, Sept. 24 in Kannapolis, and all activities are free. The festival at the North Carolina […]

MURDOCK-NCRC Seed Funding Voucher Awardees

August 02, 2016

The MURDOCK Study has awarded six $10,000 vouchers as part of the MURDOCK-NCRC Seed Funding Voucher Program to investigators from North Carolina Research Campus partners. Duke University and the MURDOCK Study are pleased to announce the following voucher recipients: Saroja Voruganti, PhD, UNC Nutrition Research Institute (UNC NRI) “A pilot study to identify polymorphisms associated […]

What rivalry? Duke, UNC Collaboration at North Carolina Research Campus

August 20, 2015

By Emily Ford, MURDOCK Study MURDOCK Study samples in collaboration with UNC Nutrition Research Institute help scientists with male fertility study.  It took Summer Goodson, PhD, nearly a year to find six men genetically qualified to participate in a sperm function study at the UNC Nutrition Research Institute (NRI) in Kannapolis. Male fertility is still a […]

Duke’s MURDOCK Study offers $100,000 in seed funding to NCRC scientists

July 02, 2015

  KANNAPOLIS, N.C.—July 2, 2015—Duke University’s MURDOCK Study will invest up to $100,000 in the coming year to fund scientific discoveries at the North Carolina Research Campus (NCRC) in Kannapolis. The MURDOCK Study-NCRC Seed Funding Voucher Program will provide up to 10 vouchers worth $10,000 each to qualifying NCRC investigators from any institution on the […]

Duke’s MURDOCK Study teams up with Hounds, Intimidators

May 21, 2015

KANNAPOLIS, N.C.—May 21, 2015—Duke University’s MURDOCK Study has teamed up with the Charlotte Hounds and Kannapolis Intimidators for a fun summer of lacrosse and baseball, while encouraging students to keep reading. Duke staffers will promote the MURDOCK Study with information, games and giveaways for fans at four Kannapolis Intimidators home games, as well as one […]

Duke to Expand Footprint in Kannapolis

January 27, 2015

Contact: Clyde Higgs Vice President of Business Development 704-273-1204 Emily Ford Communications Specialist MURDOCK Study 704-642-2208   Kannapolis, N.C.  — Officials from the North Carolina Research Campus (NCRC) formally announced today that Duke University is expanding its presence at their site.  Duke originally opened an office there in 2008 to manage the MURDOCK […]

Kannapolis native becomes 11,000th to join Duke University’s MURDOCK Study

December 19, 2014

Read the original article at  KANNAPOLIS, N.C.—Dec. 19, 2014—Gregory Childers grew up in Kannapolis, cherished by his grandparents in a house on Corriher Street not far from the North Carolina Research Campus. Olin and Betty Childers took good care of their grandson. When Childers was in seventh grade, that started to change. His grandparents’ […]

MURDOCK Study Contributor Warns Against Children & Energy Drinks

December 16, 2014

Our kids are downing energy drinks at an alarming rate Published in the Durham Herald Sun, November 22, 2014. Read the original article. Written by Diane Uzarski, doctoral student at the Duke University School of Nursing and key contributor to the MURDOCK Study’s research on Alzheimer’s. As North Carolina begins its beloved college basketball season, […]

Duke University’s MURDOCK Study adds project leader for strategy

December 11, 2014

KANNAPOLIS, N.C.—Dec. 11, 2014—Douglas Wixted has joined Duke University’s MURDOCK Study team as a project leader. Wixted will manage a number of strategic initiatives for the MURDOCK Study, including a focus on informatics, efficient and scalable infrastructure, and maximizing data quality and value. He worked with the MURDOCK Study from 2011 to 2013 and re-joined […]

Research Campus leaders take stock of ‘great experiment’

November 17, 2014

By: Michael Knox, Independent Tribune Read Original Article KANNAPOLIS, N.C. — To mark the North Carolina Research Campus’ sixth anniversary, academic and scientific leaders touted advances made at the Kannapolis complex and offered a glimpse of some of the world-class research projects currently underway there. Clyde Higgs, vice president of business development for campus developer […]

Men Needed for Research Studies

October 15, 2014

The MURDOCK Study and UNC Nutrition Research Institute at the N.C. Research Campus in Kannapolis need men to sign up for research studies.   (Kannapolis, N.C., October 15, 2014)—Officials with Duke University’s MURDOCK Study and the UNC Nutrition Research Institute (NRI), both at the N.C. Research Campus in Kannapolis, N.C., are having a hard time […]

Sweat & Science: MURDOCK Study hosts 5K, community appreciation day

October 12, 2014

Read the original story in the Salisbury Post. By Emily Ford KANNAPOLIS — Science, sunshine and the promise of breaking a sweat drew more than 300 people to the N.C. Research Campus Saturday, Oct. 4, for a 5K run and community appreciation event hosted by Duke University’s MURDOCK Study. “We came out to be part […]

MURDOCK Study Hosts Appreciation Day and 5K Fun Run

August 07, 2014

October 4, the MURDOCK Study is hosting an appreciation day and 5K Fun Run at the NC Research Campus. The 5K Fun Run starts at 9 am with the Appreciation Day events from 10 am to 1 pm. Enjoy yoga, zumba, line dancing, face painting, cooking classes and many more fun and family events. Companies […]

MURDOCK Study Offers Online Enrollment

July 10, 2014

The MURDOCK Study is now easier to join than ever. New study participants  can now complete most of the enrollment questionnaire online in about 12 minutes. The MURDOCK Study is a multi-tiered, long-term genomic study registering people in Kannapolis and Cabarrus counties as well as some of the adjoining counties. Find out if you live […]

A Fruit Billionaire Tries to Rewrite the Textbook on Medicine

June 19, 2014

By Megan Scudellari / June 19, 2014 1:10 PM EDT Newsweek Link to original story on Filed Under: Tech & Science, Medicine, cancer Rows of small white bungalows, once the property of workers at the local textile mill, still line the streets of Kannapolis, North Carolina. A larger-than-life bronze statue of town hero and NASCAR icon Dale Earnhardt Sr. […]