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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.
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The MURDOCK Study offers a breadth of assets and capabilities that have been developed and refined since the study’s inception in 2007 and the initiation of enrollment in 2009.
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 Principal Investigator Touts Power of Precision Medicine
Dr. Kristin Newby, principal investigator of the MURDOCK Study, noted some significant similarities between the MURDOCK Study and a major research initiative recently announced by President Obama. As part of the Precision Medicine Initiative, announced on January 30, the Administration has allocated $130 million to the National Institutes of Health to develop a voluntary national research cohort of a million volunteers. Writing about this NIH research cohort, Dr. Newby drew parallels with the MURDOCK Study saying, “I know this approach can work because I’ve been part of a research team that has been doing something similar on a smaller but still impressive scale…[Our] analyses are beginning to help us understand both health and disease with much greater precision.”
Read Dr. Newby’s full article here.
- Charlotte Observer: “MURDOCK Study Scientists Provide Update on Research”
The MURDOCK Study Update, held February 19 at the Core Laboratory building on the North Carolina Research Campus, featured three MURDOCK Study investigators presenting preliminary findings about their research using samples and data from the study. Speaking about the potential impact of the MURDOCK Study, principal investigator Dr. Kristin Newby recently told the Charlotte Observer that in 10 years, she expects the project to have had a major impact in our understanding and treatment of disease.
- Duke Researchers Investigate Ethics of Using Medical Data in Clinical Studies
Dr. Laura Beskow, associate professor at the Duke Clinical Research Institute, has launched a project that will examine participant perspectives on the use of health data in clinical research. The NIH-funded research project, “Ethical Approaches to Research Use of Clinical Records and Data,” will focus on four Duke research sites throughout the Southeast, including Kannapolis and the MURDOCK Study.
- Saturday, March 7
Walk with a Doc
Join us on Saturday, March 7 at the Neal Davis Gazebo in Les Myers Community Park (130 Lawndale Ave. SE, Concord, NC 28025) for some light exercise and education about heart health. The walk begins at 9 a.m.
- Saturday, March 7
Mass Enrollment – Bethesda Health Center
Bethesda Health Center, located at 133 Stetson Drive in Charlotte, will host a mass enrollment on Saturday, March 7. Appointments offered but not necessary. Enrollment takes less than 45 minutes. Continue reading →
- Thursday, March 19
Boys & Girls Club Pancake Day
Come support the Boys & Girls Club of Cabarrus County on Thursday, March 19. The 58th Annual Pancake Day will run from 6 a.m. until 7:30 p.m. Stop by 247 Spring Street NW in Concord for Concord’s Favorite Day. Continue reading →
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