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Volunteers sought for health study

KANNAPOLIS — Cabarrus Family Medicine-Concord will host the first mass enrollment in 2011 for the MURDOCK Study, which recently reached 5,000 participants.
The medical research study based at the N.C. Research Campus is aiming to enroll 50,000 Kannapolis and Cabarrus County adults.
The mass enrollment will take place today at the practice, one of several sites in the network that participates in the Cabarrus Family Medicine Residency Program.
With data collected from participants, the MURDOCK Study is building a collection of biological samples matched with medical histories, demographics and other descriptors that will help Duke University researchers better understand diseases including heart disease, diabetes, arthritis, Alzheimer’s disease and multiple sclerosis.
The MURDOCK study stands for Measurement to Understand Reclassification of Disease Cabarrus/Kannapolis and is named for Research Campus founder David Murdock.
To learn more, visit www.murdock-study.org. To schedule a study visit, call 704-250-5861.

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