Don’t forget to complete your Annual Follow-Up Form when the MURDOCK Study contacts you every year around the anniversary of your enrollment.
- In the Community
The success of the Duke-MURDOCK Study correlates directly to the engagement of community partners and their willingness to actively support this long-term health study.
The MURDOCK Study offers collaborators a breadth of assets and capabilities developed since the study’s inception in 2007, as well as funding opportunities from the new MURDOCK-NCRC Seed Funding Voucher Program.
The MURDOCK Study is committed to informing participants about all of the latest research findings from study investigators. Publications and abstracts are available here.
- MURDOCK Study Lead Scientist Addresses Precision Medicine Symposium
Designed in 2006 to help find a way to tailor treatment to individual patients rather than “one size fits all” medicine, the MURDOCK Study was ahead of its time. Now, in the era of precision medicine, L. Kristin Newby, MD, MHS, leads the initiative aimed at advancing the promise of treatment personalized to a patient’s individual characteristics and environment. Continue reading →
- New Collaboration: Research in Healthier Food Choices
MURDOCK Study project leaders are collaborating with the Duke-UNC USDA Center For Behavioral Economics And Healthy Food Choice Research (BECR), which is led by Dr. Matthew Harding, assistant professor of public policy and economics at Duke University. The MURDOCK Study and BECR have implemented a secure data sharing resource to help generate insights and strategize “field-based” research models in the MURDOCK Study geographical area. BECR strives to increase the understanding of how behavioral economics approaches can be used to encourage healthier food choice by addressing consumer, food industry and retail behavior.
- Senate Confirms Califf as Next FDA Head
Congratulations to the founding father of the MURDOCK Study, and new FDA Commissioner Dr. Robert Califf! The Senate voted 89-4 to confirm Robert Califf, MD, as the next commissioner of the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA). Califf takes over the job from Margaret Hamburg, who left the agency in March. The FDA’s chief scientist, Stephen Ostroff, has served as acting commissioner since her departure. Continue reading →
- Thursday, May 26
Kannapolis Farmers Market
Support local growers and enjoy fresh produce, dairy products, baked goods, honey, and crafts! The Kannapolis Farmers Market will be open Thursdays from 4-7 p.m. from May through September.
- Saturday, June 4
Walk With A Doc
Join us Saturday, March 5 for heart health education and some light exercise. Walk With a Doc is held monthly in Les Myers Community Park in Concord. This free event is open to all MURDOCK Study participants and the public.
- Saturday, June 4
Join Cabarrus County Active Living and Parks Department as they present the “Cabarrus Ducktona Dash 5K and 10K Run” on Saturday, June 4th, 2016. Race Registration begins at 7:30am, fun run starts at 8:45, 5K/10K starts at 9:00 am at Frank Liske Park!
The MURDOCK Study partners with the David H. Murdock Research Institute to access world-class technologies and platforms. Click on the logo above to see what other projects the DHMRI is supporting.
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