Duke to Expand Footprint in Kannapolis, Google included as partner

KANNAPOLIS, N.C.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Officials from the North Carolina Research Campus formally announced today that Duke University is expanding its presence at their site. Duke originally opened an office there in 2008 to manage the MURDOCK STUDY, a program that promises to technologically identify linkages across major diseases and disorders in order to defeat some of today's leading causes of illness and death. M.U.R.D.O.C.K stands for the Measurement to Understand the Reclassification of Disease of Cabarrus/Kannapolis.

"Having innovative organizations like Duke University and Google at the NCRC is exactly what Mr. Murdock envisioned"

The Duke University office expansion will be located in the Medical Office Building facility at the research campus. It will include flexible office space and exam rooms on the third floor of the building. The new office will allow partners, including Google, to collaborate with Duke University and the MURDOCK STUDY.

"Having innovative organizations like Duke University and Google at the NCRC is exactly what Mr. Murdock envisioned," says Dr. Lynne Scott Safrit, President, Castle & Cooke NC, the developer of the NC Research Campus.

Duke's facility will include 5,000 sf of flexible office space with four exam room. The anticipated move in date is July 2015. Carolinas Healthcare System is the anchor tenant in the 60,000 sf office building.

About the NC Research Campus

The Campus is a public-private partnership on 350-acres in Kannapolis (Charlotte); it combines the research power of nine world-renowned universities and colleges, as well as the DHMRI in a single campus setting. In addition to Duke University, other companies that have a presence today at the Campus include Monsanto, LabCorp, Dole Food Inc, Crown BIO, Carolinas Medical Center, Cabarrus Health Alliance and Sensory Spectrum. This mission of the Campus is to improve the human health, by transformational research at the intersection of agriculture, nutrition, and human health.

About Duke University

Duke University has nearly 15,000 undergraduate and graduate students. Its graduate and professional schools — in business, divinity, engineering, the environment, law, medicine, nursing and public policy — are among the leaders in their fields. Duke's home campus is situated on nearly 9,000 acres in Durham, N.C. Duke also is active internationally through the Duke-NUS Graduate Medical School in Singapore, Duke Kunshan University in China and numerous research and education programs across the globe.

North Carolina Research Campus
Clyde Higgs, 704-273-1204
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