Media & News Releases

News Releases

MURDOCK Study celebrates 10th anniversary – February 2019


Registration opens for Duke Dash 5K at NC Research Campus – September 2018


Kannapolis Couple Join COPD Study With Hope of Improving Health for Future Generation – December 2017

Registration opens for Duke Dash 5K at NC Research Campus -August 2017

After decades of smoking, Concord man wants to help researchers understand disease, better treatments – August 2017

Study launched to better understand real-world impact and progression of COPD – April 2017

MURDOCK Samples Help MS ResearchMarch 2017

Duke University names new director of operations for MURDOCK Study, related research projects
– January 2017


Perla Nunes receives Rotary Service Above Self award – December 2016

MS Research Celebration event – November 2016

MURDOCK Study partners with BioStorage– September 2016

MURDOCK Study data show physical declines begin earlier than expected among U.S. adults– July 2016


Duke’s MURDOCK Study offers capabilities to accelerate research for collaborators – November 2015

Duke University hosts event to thank MURDOCK Study participants, community – November 2015

MURDOCK Study to host appreciation event for community – October 2015

Everyone at NCRC can now enroll in Duke’s MURDOCK Study – September 2015

Duke-UNC collaborate on sperm study – August 2015

MURDOCK-NCRC Voucher Program – July 2015

Fish oil discussion at Walk With A Doc – June 2015

Walk With a Doc to feature discussion of rainy day exercises – June 2015

Duke’s MURDOCK Study teams up with Hounds, Intimidators – May 2015

Miss United States Elizabeth Safrit enrolls in Duke University’s MURDOCK Study – April 2015

Walk With a Doc to feature discussion of superfoods – April 2015

Duke adds to MURDOCK Study data, clinical teams – April 2015

Kristin Newby named PI for MURDOCK Study – March 2015

Duke expands MURDOCK Study to China Grove, Landis – January 2015

Public invited to MURDOCK Study update and NCRC information fair – January 2015

RNA enrolls 100th patient in MURDOCK MS Study – January 2015


11,000th volunteer joins MURDOCK Study after caring for ailing grandparents – December 2014

Duke adds strategy project leader for MURDOCK Study – December 2014

Project leader details MURDOCK Study’s successful Latino recruitment – December 2014

Walk With a Doc features heart arrhythmias in December – December 2014

MURDOCK Study, brain banks help battle Alzheimer’s disease – November 2014

MURDOCK Study investigator inducted into MS hall of fame – November 2014

MURDOCK Study launches new website – November 2014

Let’s get nuts: Walk With a Doc event Saturday – October 2014

Duke hires more staff for MURDOCK Study – October 2014

MURDOCK Study 5K and Appreciation Day – October 2014

Men needed for NCRC research studies – October 2014

MURDOCK Study still recruiting for MS studies – October 2014

Duke plans MURDOCK Study appreciation – September 2014

Physical Performance Study enrolls 500th participant – April 2014

Multiple Sclerosis enrolls 500th participant – March 2014


Physical Performance Study is now enrolling – June 2012

Severe Acne Study Begins – January 2012


Multiple Sclerosis Study begins enrollment – December 2011


Why this multiple sclerosis drug doesn’t work half the time – November 2016

Don’t wait until you’re older to fight getting old (– August 2016

Adults over 50 lose their footing as their balance declines (USA Today)– August 2016

What You Can Do in Your 20s and 30s to Prevent Physical Decline in Your 50s and 60s (– July 2016

“I am MURDOCK” – Cabarrus Magazine, July 2015

Duke study aims to join Obama’s precision medicine plan – – June 2015

New leader named for comprehensive study of area health, Charlotte Observer – March 2015

MURDOCK Study scientists provide update on researchCharlotte Observer – February 2015

Geospatial data is connecting environment and health – September 2014

Dr. Kristin Newby Featured on NPR – WFAE’s Charlotte Talks – “Personalized Medicine” – July 2014

June 27th issue of Newsweek

Rewriting the Textbook on MedicineNewsweek – June 2014

MURDOCK Study Enrolls 10,000th participant, Huntersville Mayor – May 2014



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