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  • 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.

  • robert califfSenate 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 →


  • CHSSaturday, April 23

    Strides for Stroke

    The 2nd annual Strides for Stroke 5k presented by Carolinas Healthcare System is set for April 23, 2016. This is the third featured race in the Run Kannapolis series.

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  • jiggyTuesday, May 3

    Jiggy With the Piggy 5k

    The Jiggy with the Piggy 5K will take place in Downtown Kannapolis in conjunction with the Jiggy with the Piggy, KCBS Sanctioned BBQ Competition. The race is scheduled for Tuesday, May 3 and is the fourth official run in the Run Kannapolis Series. Continue reading →

  • jiggyFriday, May 6 – Saturday, May 7

    Jiggy With the Piggy

    The Jiggy with the Piggy Festival is a 36-year tradition that hosts over 100 Arts & Craft Vendors, Concerts, 5k Walk/Run, an All You Can Eat Pancake Breakfast at Cannon Memorial YMCA, a People’s Choice Wings and Pork Tasting.   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.