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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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  • MURDOCK Study partners with BioStorage

    Duke University has partnered with BioStorage Technologies, Inc. in Indianapolis for storage and management of the biological samples provided by Kannapolis and Cabarrus County residents for the landmark MURDOCK Study.

    Study leaders needed to develop an alternative storage option due to the closure of the LabCorp biorepository in Kannapolis this summer, a result of its corporate merger with Covance. 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:

    Age-related hearing starts going downhill at 25, though it isn’t noticeable until decades later. We start losing bone mass as early as our 30s. And a recent study by Duke University researchers found that some types of physical decline—particularly lower-body strength and balance—often begin in the 50s. Continue reading →

  • voucherMURDOCK-NCRC Seed Funding Voucher Program

    The MURDOCK Study has awarded six $10,000 vouchers as part of the MURDOCK-NCRC Seed Funding Voucher Program to investigators from North Carolina Research Campus partners. Duke University and the MURDOCK Study are pleased to announce the following voucher recipients: Continue reading →


  • Seafood FestSaturday, October 15

    9th Annual Seafood Festival

    On Saturday, Oct. 15, the Rotary Club of Cabarrus County will hold the ninth annual Seafood Festival from 5 to 8 p.m. at the Kannapolis Intimidators Stadium.

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  • NutrithonSaturday, November 12

    Nutrithon 5K Run/Walk

    The Nutrithon event offers a 5k run/walk that begins and ends at the NC Research Campus. The event will take place on Saturday, November 12, 2016, with the 5K run starting at 9:00 am. This is the seventh run of the Run Kannapolis series. Continue reading →

  • 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.