Department Highlights Current UNC Kidney Center Research

UNC nephrology is the most recently featured division on UNC's Department of Medicine web site highlighting current research in each division; a review of ongoing research in our division from glomerulonephritis (ANCA and lupus), patient centered research to emerging technologies is available featuring many projects and faculty.

The major areas of research featured are organized thematically around the following topics:

  • ANCA Vasculitis and Systemic Lupus Erythematosus
    • Molecular Mechanisms of Disease
    • Immunodominant ANCA Autoantigens
    • Adaptive and Innate Immune Responses/ Animal Models of Disease
    • Translational Studies in Treatment of ANCA Glomerulonephritis
    • Epidemiology of ANCA vasculitis
    • Lupus nephritis and CHAPEL
  • Diabetic Kidney Disease
    • Diabetic Kidney Disease and Diabetic Nephropathy
  • Epidemiology and Outcomes Research in Kidney Disease
    • Outcome Disparities in African Americans with Glomerular Disease
    • Comparative Effectiveness/Safety of Intravenous Iron in Dialysis Patients
    • Dialysis Safety/Effectiveness and Patient-Related Outcomes
    • Global Health in Pediatric Nephrology
  • Kidney Development and Function
    • Role of the Podocyte in Congenital Diseases and Pediatric Kidney Tumors
    • Novel Assays to Identify Genes Involved in Kidney Development and Function
    • Renal Consequences of Prematurity
  • Novel Imaging Techniques in Nephrology