KANNAPOLIS - Ada Jenkins Center on Davidson’s West Side has become a community partner of the the MURDOCK Study, a major effort at the N.C. Research Institute in Kannapolis to collect data and better understand diseases. Meanwhile, Duke University researchers leading one of those studies are recruiting people with multiple sclerosis from across the region.
ADA JENKINS JOINS MURDOCK STUDY
The N.C. Research Campus in Kannapolis is leading research efforts under the heading MURDOCK, for Measurement to Understand the Reclassification of Disease in Cabarrus / Kannapolis. The studies are named in honor of research campus founder David Murdock. The studies aim to recruit people whose samples (blood and urine) will be banked so that researchers can study different diseases, disease progression and response to treatment.
The Ada Jenkins Center is a regional community services center at 212 Gamble St., Davidson. As community partner, the center has agreed to help recruit and enroll eligible participants in Duke University studies. To eligible, participants must live within a specific set of area Zip codes.
Julie Elliott, a community health nurse at Ada Jenkins, said the center believes in research and wants to help improve health care. “The idea of personalized medicine, getting the right medicine for the right person, will make a large impact on our community and the community at large,” Ms. Elliott said. “By using biomarkers, researchers [will] be able to see if a particular treatment would work for someone so patients do not have to try methods and have side effects for therapies that would not work for them.”
Ada Jenkins invites community members to consider joining the study. For more information, visit www.murdock-study.org or call 704-250-5861. For more information about the programs and services offered by the Ada Jenkins Center, visit www.adajenkins.org or call 704-896-0471.
MS PATIENTS SOUGHT FOR STUDY
Duke University researchers are seeks 1,000 patients over age 18 who have multiple sclerosis (MS). Anyone with MS may join, join regardless of where he/she lives.
The MS study, led by Dr. Simon Gregory of Duke University, has partnered with Neuroscience Associates of Greenville, S.C., the Multiple Sclerosis Center of Carolinas Medical Center of Charlotte, and NorthEast Neurology.
More info about the study and how to join: www.murdock-study.org