On Saturday, December 5, 2009 the North Carolina/Raleigh Vasculitis Support Group, a chapter of the Vasculitis Foundation, met in Durham. There were 35 participants, including 18 vasculitis patients.
The 42nd Annual Meeting and Scientific Exposition took place in San Diego and included talks from Drs. Vimal Derebail, Maria Ferris, and Amy Mottl.
"Best Doctors" named from the Kidney Center include Randal K. Detwiler, MaryAnne Dooley, Ronald J. Falk, Maria E. Ferris, Gerald A. Hladik, J. Charles Jennette and Patrick H. Nachman.
Gift has established the Hu Fellowship Travel/Training Fund in honor of Dr. Gerald Hladik.
Outreach program continues to raise awareness and provide free CKD screenings in rural communities.
Researchers at the UNC Kidney Center are participating in a $10.25 million multi-center study led by the University of Michigan Health System. The project, known as the NEPhrotic Syndrome STUdy NEtwork, or NEPTUNE, will focus on some of the kidney diseases that most often cause the syndrome including Focal Segmental Glomerulosclerosis (FSGS), Minimal Change Disease, and Membranous Nephropathy, all of which affect the filters in the kidney.
The UNC Pediatric Nephrology Fellowship Program welcomes its new Program Director, Dr. William Primack. Jennifer Vick is the new Pediatric Nephrology Fellow.
Victory Junction, in association with the UNC-Chapel Hill Health Care Transition Program, is honored to co-host the first Victory Junction Transition Advance on September 14 and 15, 2009.
This year brings a new and impressive group of adult nephrology fellows and renal epidemiology trainees to the UNC Kidney Center. Dr. Jerry Hladik, who recently took on the role of Training Program Director for the Adult Fellowship Program, and Dr. Susan Hogan, who mentors the research trainees under the Renal Epidemiology Training Grant under the direction of Dr. Ron Falk, will introduce their new trainees here.
Caroline Jennette highlights the bills related to kidney disease.
The North Carolina/Raleigh Vasculitis Support Group met on Saturday, May 2, 2009 at Duke University’s John Hope Franklin Center in Durham. There were 35 in attendance, including 20 vasculitis patients.
Nurses, doctors, transplant coordinators and patients were among those in the crowd that gathered today on April 20 to celebrate 40 years of the UNC Comprehensive Transplant Center. Along with kidney transplant, UNC also offers heart, lung, liver, pancreas, and bone marrow and stem cell transplant.
The 24th Annual Meeting of the Glomerular Disease Collaborative Network (GDCN) convened last weekend in Chapel Hill, NC. The GDCN is a network of health care professionals and researchers that help recruit patents into a long-term registry that seeks to learn more about diseases that affect the filters (glomeruli) in the kidney.
On Saturday, April 18, 2009 the annual NC Fun Ride in Graham, North Carolina raised over $9,000 for the Vasculitis Foundation and the total is still growing.
UNC Kidney Center screened 40 participants for kidney disease at this event.
Team "Dialytic Adsorption Technologies" advanced to Finals in competition.
The fourth annual Kidney Kare 5K Run/Walk of 2009 on March 21 was a huge success, with more than 350 runners and walkers participating.
A celebration took place on March 10 to recognize the family of Shirley Gilman, who bequeathed $4.7 million of her estate to the UNC Kidney Center’s Transplant Program.