2008 News Archives

NC/Raleigh Vasculitis Support Group Holds December Meeting
The North Carolina/Raleigh Vasculitis Support Group met on December 6, 2008 at Duke University’s John Hope Franklin Center in Durham. There were 38 attending, including 21 vasculitis patients. We welcomed 10 patients, family members and friends attending for the first time.
Seventh Annual NC Fun Ride for Vasculitis Foundation Raises Over $6,700
On Saturday, October 18 the 7th Annual NC Fun Ride in Burlington, NC raised over $6,700 and the tally is still growing.
Gerald Hladik, MD, professor at UNC Kidney Center, wins teaching award
Dr. Hladik received the Sun Trust Bank Excellence in Teaching Award.
KEOP screening team shares victory with Greensboro Grasshoppers
The impressive NewBridge Bank Park, home of the Greensboro Grasshoppers, a Class A affiliate of the Florida Marlins, was the site of a CKD screening and awareness activity on Wednesday, June 25th.
Kidney Coaching Foundation holds first annual family cookout
Event took place on Saturday, June 21, 2008.
Summer 2008 KEOP Screenings
Some highlights of kidney screenings from the summer of 2008.
23rd Annual Meeting of the GDCN Takes Place
The Glomerular Disease Collaborative Network (GDCN) provides a way for health care professionals and patients to work together to learn more about diseases that affect the filters (glomeruli) in the kidney. Every year, kidney doctors, nurses, and pathologists in the network meet up for continuing education and to review ongoing and new studies involving patients with glomerular disease.
Spring 2008 KEOP Screenings
Some highlights of kidney screenings from the spring of 2008.
Runners, Walkers, Volunteers Support the Third Annual Kidney Kare 5K
The rain held out for the hundreds of runners, walkers and volunteers who turned out for the third annual Kidney Kare 5K, which was held under sunny Chapel Hill skies on March 15, 2008. This annual event raises funds for the Kidney Education Outreach Program (KEOP) and brings kidney disease to the attention of the local community.
Prominent Nephrologist Discusses Gitelman Syndrome
Dr. H.J. Gitelman was the honored guest nephrologist speaker.
Martin County Senior Citizen Center Hosts KEOP Screening
A total of 70 at-risk citizens were screened on February 14.
New research shows that a life without immunosuppression may eventually be possible for kidney transplant patients
Research coming from several transplant centers is now showing that it may be possible to use blood cells and bone marrow cells from kidney donors to reduce the need for immunosuppressants.
Four Bertie County Citizens Serve as Local Spokespersons
New billboards serve as part of the Kidney Education Outreach Program's media campaign.