KANNAPOLIS, N.C., Oct. 20 /PRNewswire/ -- Academia, science, industry and government leaders gathered in Kannapolis, Monday, October 20th at 10 AM at the Dedication and Open House celebration for the David H. Murdock Core Laboratory Building, the UNC Nutrition Research Building and the NC State Fruit and Vegetable Science Institute Building. The UNC Nutrition Research Building is home to NC A&T University, NC Central University, UNC Chapel Hill and UNC Greensboro. NC State University, Appalachian State University, and Dole Food Company will occupy the NC State Fruit and Vegetable Science Institute Building at the NC Research Campus. UNC Charlotte will have tenure track faculty members located in the UNC Nutrition Building and the NC State Fruit and Vegetable Science Institute Building, and will also have a presence in the 311,000 square foot David H. Murdock Core Laboratory Building. "This campus fulfills my lifelong dream of being able to change the world's thoughts on nutrition and find ways to cure many of the dreadful diseases that have affected all of us and our families. It excites me to think of the groundbreaking research that will occur as a result of having these world class universities and companies here working together all in one place," stated David Murdock.
Erskine B. Bowles, President of the UNC System along with Dr. Steven
Leath, Vice President of Research for the UNC System and Dr. Victor J.
Dzau, Chancellor for Health Affairs, Duke University and President and CEO,
Duke University Health System spoke at the event. Dr. Stanley F. Battle,
Chancellor, NC A&T University, Dr. Linda P. Brady, Chancellor, University
of North Carolina Greensboro, Dr. Philip L. Dubois, Chancellor, University
of North Carolina Charlotte, Dr. Charlie Nelms, Chancellor, North Carolina
Central University, Dr. James L. Oblinger, Chancellor, North Carolina State
University, Dr. Kenneth E. Peacock, Chancellor, Appalachian State
University, and Vice Chancellor Dr. T
|SOURCE North Carolina Research Campus|
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