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Darius Ford

Darius is enrolled in the first cohort at the Wake Forest School of Medicine's Masters in Clinical Research Management Program. He was the first recipient of the Mary Hofmann Murphy Scholarship for Clinical Research Leadership.

In Darius' words, "Mrs. Hofmann left a mark on my life that has inspired me to continue pressing forward with my goals in healthcare and research, despite obstacles or unforeseen circumstances. She taught me the true meaning of resiliency and courage, even when we feel like giving up. Her legacy in the clinical research community is one that is truly remarkable."

Darius currently serves as Senior Project Manager at Medidata Solutions and serves on the board of directors at Greater Gift.


Greater Gift's mission is to increase awareness of clinical research, especially among underrepresented communities, to improve healthcare for all.

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