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Tony Nunes
Tony Nunes, avid supporter and participant of the MURDOCK Study, pictured above. Learn more about his experience with the MURDOCK Study...
Join us in improving the health of our community. More than 10,300 residents of Kannapolis, Cabarrus County and the surrounding region are already involved!            

Simon G. Gregory PhD

Greetings! Welcome to the MURDOCK Study website!

We are excited to announce our extension of recruitment efforts for the MURDOCK Study Multiple Sclerosis Cohort to individuals with Primary Progressive Multiple Sclerosis (PPMS). PPMS is a subtype of MS that accounts for about 10% of MS diagnoses. Unlike other MS disease subtypes, known as Relapsing Remitting MS (RRMS) or Secondary Progressive MS (SPMS), individuals with PPMS are affected by disability from the onset of their MS with no or minor remissions or improvement in symptoms. Unfortunately, no treatment has proven successful yet for PPMS patients. Read more...



Another MURDOCK Milestone! - A Study for Healthy Aging Reaches a New Milestone (April 15, 2014)


Poster Presented at Association of Clinical and Translational Science Annual Meeting (April 11, 2014)


Just Released! Multiple Sclerosis Study Recruitment Grows and Continues in North Carolina (March 20, 2014)


Physical Performance Study (PPS) Expands Its Eligibility

If you are a current MURDOCK Study participant age 70 or older and would like to consider participating in the PPS, please click here to learn more.


Free Walking Program

The MURDOCK Study in partnership with the Sanger Heart and Vascular Institute (Concord) is starting a Walk With A Doc program. This free walking program is open to everyone!  Lace up your favorite shoes and enjoy fresh air, good company and all the benefits that come from walking with a doctor!  Click here to learn more about participating.

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The MURDOCK Study needs your help to reach its enrollment goal of 50,000 volunteer participants.