The MURDOCK Study Community Registry and Biorepository has been approved by the Committee on the Protection of the Rights of Human Subjects (Medical Institutional Review Board) at both Duke University and Carolinas Healthcare System (CHS). Institutional Review Boards (IRB) work to protect the rights and well-being of humans participating in biomedical or behavioral research.We will not provide information that identifies you (name, social security number, address, telephone number, or any other direct personal identifier in study records) without your permission, except if required by law.
After enrollment, your name and any other identifiers will be removed and will be replaced with a barcode. Your samples will be stored in locked freezers in locked buildings. We use secure computers to store health information and research data. Researchers who study your samples and health information will not know who you are because your samples and health information will be de-identified.
If you have any questions about your rights as a research participant, you may call MURDOCK Study staff at (704) 250-5861.
MURDOCK Study participants are invited to join us on October 4 for our 2014 Appreciation Day and 5K Fun Run. The run will start at 9 a.m. (registration begins at 8:15 a.m.). Continue reading Saturday, October 4→
In partnership with the geospatial mapping experts at Duke’s Children’s Environmental Health Initiative (CEHI), the MURDOCK Study is georeferencing – or spatially locating – enrollment into its registry/biobanking project. By characterizing where individuals live when they join the study, the MURDOCK Study team can be better informed about where they should target their recruitment efforts and potentially improve study design. Adding this new dimension to the data that is collected will provide MURDOCK Study researchers with an alternative and unique method for data presentation and analysis.
The MURDOCK Study Community Advisory Board was created in January 2010. Made up of local community leaders, the board provides Duke University’s MURDOCK Study leadership with a community voice. The group convenes biannually.
Members of the Community Advisory Board include:
Keri Allman, Executive Director, R3, Rowan-Cabarrus Community College
Kenneth R. Argo, Certified Public Accountant/Trust Administrator
Lamar Barrier, Concord City Councilman, District 5
JoAnne Byerly, EdD, Superintendent (retired), Kannapolis City Schools
Brett Crosby, Executive Director, Kannapolis YMCA
Gayle Deal, Retired RN, CMC-NorthEast
Marie Dockery, Director, Community Free Clinic
Rita Dominguez, CHES, Latino Coordinator, Faith Community Health Ministry, Carolinas HealthCare System
Edward Hosack, Executive Director, Cooperative Christian Ministry
Reverend Andy Langford, Senior Pastor, Central United Methodist Church
Dianne Snyder, DHA, RN, Chancellor, Cabarrus College of Health Sciences
Mark Spitzer, MBA, Vice President of North Carolina Operations for Castle & Cooke
Edward Tyson, Retired Superintendent, Kannapolis Schools
The MURDOCK Study Healthcare Advisory Board was created in January 2009 and is made up of local healthcare providers in the region. This group brings their on-the-ground clinical perspective and is dedicated to engaging their patients to join the study. The group convenes biannually.
Members of the Healthcare Advisory Board include:
Paul Campbell, MD, Sanger Heart & Vascular Institute of the Carolinas
Keith Griffin, MD, Lakeside Primary Care
Robert Kinney, MD, Director of Research, CMC-NorthEast
Suzanne Knight, RN, MPH, Clinical Director-Clinical Services, Cabarrus Health Alliance
Andrew Matthews, DC, Kannapolis Spine & Wellness
Robert B. Mitchell, MD, NorthEast Neurology
Wayne Phillip, MD, Community Free Clinic
Harold Thomas III, MD, Kannapolis Internal Medicine
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