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Largest Gift to Duke School of Medicine To Fund Landmark Study Linking Genetic Data to Disease Risk

September 24, 2007

Duke University will receive $35 million from billionaire real estate developer David H. Murdock to support a massive biomedical research project at the North Carolina Research Campus (NCRC) in Kannapolis, N.C., university president Richard H. Brodhead, Ph.D., and Chancellor for Health Affairs Victor J. Dzau, M.D., announced Monday.

“For the first time, we will be able to generate a global database of human health and disease that will provide us the opportunity to clearly transform medicine,” Dzau said. “We are honored and tremendously pleased with this gift from Mr. Murdock and share his commitment to advancing the treatment of disease in patients here and around the world.”

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