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Duke CTSI announces that TransPop will double its space at the NC Research Campus in Kannapolis. We're also celebrating the 10th anniversary of the MURDOCK Study!

“The MURDOCK Study is our foundational study and has paved the way for TransPop’s growing clinical research presence in Kannapolis,” said Dr. Kristin Newby, principal investigator for the MURDOCK Study and director for Translational Population Health Research (TransPop). “The value of the MURDOCK Study is its ability to help researchers answer big questions to better understand health and disease. We could not do this work without our dedicated participants.”

To continue to support a growing network of investigators and their research projects and to better serve participants and study staff, TransPop will double its state-of-the-art clinical office to 10,100 square feet, giving the group much-needed space to onboard new studies based in Kannapolis, Newby said. Construction is expected to take place this fall on the third floor of the Medical Office Building.

“The planned expansion will create an ideal research environment for our investigators, study participants, and our staff,” Newby said.

She noted the TransPop expansion coincides with an ambitious overhaul of downtown Kannapolis and encouraged Duke collaborators to visit.

“We will have an incredible view of the new minor league ballpark under construction right outside our windows, part of the $300 million redevelopment of downtown Kannapolis that’s underway,” Newby said. “You really need to come and see this place.”