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.
With no other local biorepository option, MURDOCK Study leadership conducted an extensive search process and chose BioStorage Technologies, Inc. for storage and management of the samples. The legacy of our more than 12,200 participants who have made this incredibly important research project possible has been preserved. Continue reading MURDOCK Study partners with BioStorage→
The Wilmon Cousar Lodge #511 Project Bridge and the Cabarrus County Sheriff’s Department will host the 1st Annual We Got Next! Charity Basketball Game. The event takes place at the Cabarrus Arena and Events Center (4751 NC Hwy 49 N., Concord), 1-5 p.m.Continue reading Saturday, August 20→
Join us Saturday, August 6 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 Saturday, August 6→
Goal: Evaluate electronic health record data and self-reported health data to determine which is the most accurate data source for diagnoses, procedures, hospitalizations, medications, race and ethnicity. Additionally, the study will help to determine if use of both data sources can outperform either data source alone.
Principal Investigator:Meredith Nahm Zozus, assistant professor of Biostatistics and Bioinformatics at Duke University
Eligibility and Recruitment: TheDuke-Kannapolis team will contact eligible MURDOCK Study participants for this study in mid-2016.
Study Design: The study will compare self-reported data and electronic health record data to identify discrepancies. After identifying discrepancies, the researchers will interview patients to identify the cause of the discrepancy and determine which data source is accurate. Afterwards, the study will examine the proportion of discrepancies that patients report to health systems and the likelihood that a reported discrepancy results in an actual change in the health record. Ultimately, the researchers want to know whether the changes affect guideline-based clinical decision-making.
Stop by the Kannapolis Walmart from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Thursday, December 17 to donate to the Salvation Army’s Red Kettle Christmas Campaign and support MURDOCK Study staff as we ring the bell! Continue reading Thursday, December 17→
Duke-Kannapolis held an open house for research collaborators and community partners to celebrate our expansion into a clinical office space in the NCRC Medical Plaza in Kannapolis. We welcomed guests from the North Carolina Research Campus, Duke Medicine and local community who stopped by to explore the new office and view our collaborator video. Continue reading Open House & Cocktail Reception→
Participants, we appreciate you! Our 2nd annual event featured Walk With A Doc, Zumba, line dancing, healthy eating, local vendors, some pretty clever Halloween costumes and more. Follow the link to view photos from the event by Chad Mitchell Photography & Design. See you again next year! Continue reading MURDOCK Study Appreciation Event 2015→
The Second Annual Duke-MURDOCK Study Appreciation Event & MURDOCK Mile will be 9 a.m. to noon on Saturday, October 31. Join us for zumba, yoga, health screenings, and much more. The event is open to the community. Continue reading Saturday, October 31→
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