UNC Kidney Center Director Dr Ron Falk gave the 2011 Berryhill Distinguished Lecture on Monday, October 3rd. He presented "The Essential Need for a Climate of Curiosity in Academic Hospitals: The ANCA Vasculitis Story" at the Carolina Club in Chapel Hill.
Philip Klemmer, MD has coauthored a book released on October 7, 2011 titled Diet, Nutrients, and Bone Health.
The News and Observer published an article on October 12 captioned “Disease in remission, UNC’s Adams hoping to play again”, which featured UNC football player Joshua Adams and his nephrologist, UNC Kidney Center Director Dr. Ron Falk.
The UNC Kidney Center welcomes visiting scholar Dr. Roberto Negrete-Lopez.
Audio podcast discusses immunizations and the recommendations for patients whose immune systems are compromised.
The annual lecture will take place on October 3, 2011. The title of the lecture is, "The Essential Need for a Climate of Curiosity in Academic Hospitals: The ANCA Vasculitis Story."
The UNC Kidney Center welcomes Dr. Roger Lamanna to the Division of Nephrology. Dr. Lamanna will provide nephrology consultive services and dialysis care through the UNC Kidney Center’s Sanford satellite facility and will act as bridge between the University and the local medical community.
The article, "Health Care Transition for Adolescents with CKD—The Journey From Pediatric to Adult Care,” was published in Advances in Chronic Kidney Disease.
Derebail publishes article that may explain different treatment needs for African American dialysis patients
Vimal K. Derebail, MD, MPH, has authored a study, "Variant hemoglobin phenotypes may account for differential erythropoietin-stimulating agent dosing in African-American hemodialysis patients" published on-line on August 17 in Kidney International.
UNC Kidney Center faculty will be well represented at the 2011 annual meeting of the American Society of Nephrology (ASN).
2011 graduating trainees include Liz Dehmer, MD, Kristel Jernigan, MD, Palak Parikh, MD, and Adam Stern, MD.
A genetics study has shown that African Americans with a particular allele, or form of a gene, are more likely to develop PR3-ANCA disease.
15th International Vasculitis and ANCA Workshop Attracts Top Clinical and Basic Science Researchers to UNC
Over 400 world-renowned clinicians and scientists converged at the George Watts Hill Alumni Center to share the latest best practices, trial results and research discoveries in the basic understanding, diagnosis and treatment of vasculitis at the 15th International Vasculitis and ANCA Workshop.
The Vasculitis Foundation and its North Carolina/Raleigh Chapter hosted a symposium for patients and families in Chapel Hill on May 14, 2011. More than 145 patients, family members and health care professionals participated. The full day program focused on Leading Edge Research and Strategies for Living with Vasculitis.
The Raven Rock Ramble, Kidney Kare 5K, and the Brewster Family Endowment Fund have all contributed to the need.
UNC Kidney Center's "Transform Lives: Be an Organ Donor" campaign exhibits at the UNC Donate Life Health Fair
Campaign has included billboards, community information sessions and integration of information at clinics.
Article on UNC Kidney Center's Nephrology Nursing Initiative awarded Clinical Writing Award of the Year by the Nephrology Nursing Journal
Clara Neyhart is Senior Author on article "A new nursing model for the care of patients with chronic kidney disease: the UNC Kidney Center Nephrology Nursing Initiative."
Scholarship created by Clara and Greg Neyhart will support patients with kidney disease or children of patients with kidney disease.