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  • enrollFollow-Up

    Don’t forget to complete your Annual Follow-Up Form when the MURDOCK Study contacts you every year around the anniversary of your enrollment.

  • community iconIn 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.

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  • partnerCollaborators

    The MURDOCK Study offers collaborators a breadth of assets and capabilities developed since the study’s inception in 2007, as detailed in this video.

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  • icons_campusPublications

    The MURDOCK Study is committed to informing participants about all of the latest research findings from study investigators. Publications and abstracts are available here.

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  • perla-rotary-pictureMURDOCK Study leader honored with Service Above Self Award by Rotary Club of Cabarrus County

    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 from the Rotary Club of Cabarrus County.

    The award is Rotary’s highest honor and recognizes Rotarians who demonstrate Rotary’s motto, “service above self,” by volunteering their time and talents to help others. The award is internationally competitive and is granted to no more than one Rotarian from each district, each year.

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  • MURDOCK Study celebrates MS enrollment closeout

    The MURDOCK Study celebrated the enrollment closeout of the MURDOCK Multiple Sclerosis (MS) Study with participants and researchers at the NC Research Campus. The event included the launch of Discovery MS by the David H. Murdock Research Institute (DHMRI) and Simon Gregory, PhD. Discovery MS is a new initiative housed in the DHMRI that will continue advancing MS research using the MURDOCK Study’s biological samples and data. To view photos from the event, click here. Continue reading →

  • MURDOCK Study results featured in Wall Street Journal

    Findings from the MURDOCK Health Aging Study were included in a Wall Street Journal article featuring Dr. Miriam Morey, MURDOCK Study investigator and Duke University School of Medicine professor, and Dr. Katherine Hall, assistant professor of medicine at Duke and first author of the paper about the research. Excerpts from the article include: Continue reading →


  • DocSaturday, December 3

    Walk With A Doc

    Join us Saturday, December 3 for 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. Continue reading →

  • cea_logoSaturday, December 10

    78th Annual Kannapolis Christmas Parade

    Walk with us in this festive Christmas parade at 6 p.m.  on Saturday, Dec. 10.  This parade takes place in  downtown Kannapolis, and MURDOCK Study participants and their families are welcome to walk with Duke team members!
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  • Frostbite YMCASaturday, December 17

    Frostbite 5K

    The Frostbite 5K is the eighth and final race of the 2016 Run Kannapolis series. This 3.1 mile race starts at the NC Research Campus and goes through the Kannapolis Greenway and surrounding communities with challenging hills. Continue reading →



    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.

  • The Campus

    ncresearchThe North Carolina Research Campus in Kannapolis is a 350-acre research center located just north of Charlotte, NC. Corporations, universities and healthcare organizations

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  • Duke Health


    duke health logoThe MURDOCK Study is an affiliate of Duke Health. Learn more about the world-class medical research being conducted by Duke Health.