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Pedaling For a Purpose and the Simple Joy

Pedaling For a Purpose and the Simple Joy

The 2017 Raven Rock Ramble raised over $30,000 last month to assist kidney patients with emergency needs, while also promoting awareness of organ donation. The annual event celebrates the joy of cycling after one man’s kidney transplant. It also gives back to a continuum of care at the UNC Kidney Center.

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GDCN Hosts 31st Annual Meeting Featuring Guest Speaker Dr. Michelle Hladunewich

GDCN Hosts 31st Annual Meeting Featuring Guest Speaker Dr. Michelle Hladunewich

The GDCN was established in 1985 as a means of enhancing communication and research efforts between community nephrology offices, academic nephrology & pathology departments, and the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Medicine. Its purpose is to learn more about the causes and pathogenesis of glomerular diseases, as well as to find the most effective treatments for patients with these diseases. Every year, network members meet up for continuing education and to review ongoing and new studies involving patients with glomerular disease.

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Cynthia Denu-Ciocca, MD, Joins Editorial Board of the American Society of Nephrology for Continuing Medical Education

Cynthia Denu-Ciocca, MD, Joins Editorial Board of the American Society of Nephrology for Continuing Medical Education

Dr. Cynthia Denu-Ciocca, an Associate Professor of Medicine in UNC’s Division of Nephrology, has been selected to serve on the editorial board of the American Society of Nephrology’s (ASN) Education Program.

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Keisha Gibson, MD, Has Been Appointed Chief of Pediatric Nephrology

Keisha Gibson, MD, Has Been Appointed Chief of Pediatric Nephrology

Gerald Hladik, MD, Chief of the Division of Nephrology and Hypertension, has announced the appointment of Keisha Gibson, MD, MPH, as Chief of Pediatric Nephrology

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Lori O’Brien, Ph.D., Joins Research Mission of UNC Kidney Center

Lori O’Brien, Ph.D., Joins Research Mission of UNC Kidney Center

“A thorough understanding of how the nephron and its specialized cell types form, function, and respond to disease is essential to our ability to develop new therapies and regenerative strategies.” – Dr. Lori O’Brien

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Gerald Hladik, MD, Appointed Chief of the Division of Nephrology and Hypertension

Gerald Hladik, MD, Appointed Chief of the Division of Nephrology and Hypertension

Ronald Falk, MD, Chairman of the Department of Medicine has announced that Gerald Hladik, MD, has been appointed Chief of the Division of Nephrology and Hypertension.

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Meet the Nephrology Research Trainees: Shakia Hardy, MPH, CPH

Meet the Nephrology Research Trainees: Shakia Hardy, MPH, CPH

The UNC Kidney Center training program provides research training opportunities for epidemiological, clinical, basic and translational research in kidney disease. The current research trainees at the Kidney Center are Magdalene Assimon, PharmD, Shakia Hardy, MPH, CPH, Britta Jones, PhD, and Xiaojuan Li, MSPH. Each will be featured here so you can learn more about them and the work they're doing.

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Meet the 2016 Incoming Nephrology Trainees

Meet the 2016 Incoming Nephrology Trainees

The UNC Kidney Center welcomes new trainees who recently began their nephrology training. Over the next few weeks, we will highlight each trainee; featured here is Dr. Roshni Radhakrishna.

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Lindsay's Gift

Lindsay's Gift

An article published on the Higher Education Works Foundation highlights the kidney transplant story of UNC patient Kevin Howell and donor Lindsay Recchie. Howell, who is the Senior Vice President of External Affairs for the UNC system, is a patient of Dr. Falk. When he needed a kidney transplant, Lindsay Recchie, also a UNC system employee, stepped up to donate. She received the Governor’s Award for Excellence for the gift of her kidney to a co-worker.

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UNC Kidney Center Welcomes New Faculty Member John Poulton, PhD

UNC Kidney Center Welcomes New Faculty Member John Poulton, PhD

John Poulton, PhD, has joined the UNC Kidney Center faculty to work in basic science research in kidney diseases. Dr. Poulton attended Florida State University as an undergraduate and for his graduate work, and recently completed his postdoctoral fellowship at UNC. He answers some questions here about his background and his research.

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Dorey Glenn, MD Evaluates Perceptions of the Pediatric Nephrology Workforce in World-Wide Study

Dorey Glenn, MD Evaluates Perceptions of the Pediatric Nephrology Workforce in World-Wide Study

This publication described the results from a web-based survey sent to members of the International Pediatric Nephrology Association (IPNA). Responses came from 71 countries representing multiple regions around the globe including Africa, Asia, Australia/New Zealand, Europe, Latin America, and North America. It is the first study that looks at this specific workforce from the perspectives of all regions of the world.

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Graduating Fellows Embark on their Careers as Nephrologists

Graduating Fellows Embark on their Careers as Nephrologists

UNC Kidney Center Nephrology fellows recently celebrated the completion of their subspecialty training. Graduates include Shannon Mahoney, MD, Liz Upton, MD, Monica Reynolds, MD, Dorey Glenn, MD, and Youngho Kim, MD. Here, the graduating fellows share where they're heading next.

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Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute Awards 2-Year Contract to Improve Research Studies in the Dialysis Community

Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute Awards 2-Year Contract to Improve Research Studies in the Dialysis Community

Researchers led by UNC Kidney Center’s Jenny Flythe, MD, MPH have won a 2-year award from the Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute (PCORI) which will focus on building the research capacity in the dialysis community at the local level.

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UNC School of Medicine Class of 2016 Selects Keisha Gibson, MD, MPH for Leonard Tow Humanism in Medicine Faculty Award

UNC School of Medicine Class of 2016 Selects Keisha Gibson, MD, MPH for Leonard Tow Humanism in Medicine Faculty Award

UNC Kidney Center’s Dr. Keisha Gibson was recognized by the Class of 2016 with the Leonard Tow Humanism in Medicine Faculty Award at the School of Medicine Commencement this weekend. This award, sponsored by the Arnold P. Gold Foundation, honors a faculty member “who best demonstrates the Foundation’s ideals of outstanding compassion in the delivery of care; respect for patients, their families, and healthcare colleagues; and clinical excellence.”

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Smith Doss & Claude Monnier: Raven Rock Ramble Supporters Share Their Story

Smith Doss & Claude Monnier: Raven Rock Ramble Supporters Share Their Story

Dr. Ron Falk sits down with Smith Doss and Claude Monnier, two incredible individuals who support the Raven Rock Ramble in a number of ways, as corporate-level sponsors, volunteers, and participants. The Raven Rock Ramble, which is organized by David Cole, is a 100-mile bike ride which promotes awareness of organ donation issues, and benefits the UNC Kidney Center. The 15th Raven Rock Ramble is on Sunday, May 1, 2016. Dr. Ron Falk interviews Smith and Claude about their love for biking, their adventures on a tandem bike, and why they choose to support this event.

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Predoctoral Trainee Xiaojuan Li Receives First Place for Data Visualization Contest

Predoctoral Trainee Xiaojuan Li Receives First Place for Data Visualization Contest

The inaugural Data Visualization Showcase and Contest at the UNC Health Sciences Library, held on April 5, highlighted UNC students’ work in data visualization in a competitive format. Four students from the Gillings School of Global Public Health and the School of Medicine (SOM) at UNC presented their work, which was assessed by three faculty judges.

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Dr. Richard Glassock to Give 2016 Blythe Lecture

Dr. Richard Glassock to Give 2016 Blythe Lecture

The Blythe Lecture takes place each year in honor of Dr. William Blythe, who was a distinguished and admired former chief of the Division of Nephrology at UNC. This year's lecture will take place on Wednesday, April 20 at 4:00 PM in G-100 Bondurant Hall. Dr. Glassock will present "Auto-immunity in Glomerular Disease- 50 years of Progress."

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UNC Kidney Center Welcomes Dietitian Shaun Riebl

UNC Kidney Center Welcomes Dietitian Shaun Riebl

Shaun Riebl, PhD, RDN, LDN, recently joined the UNC Kidney Center as an Assistant Professor. Dr. Riebl earned his PhD from Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University. He serves alongside the nephrology team in the Kidney and Hypertension Specialty Clinic providing nutrition therapy and education to individuals with kidney disease.

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2016 Neyhart Scholarship Accepting Applications

2016 Neyhart Scholarship Accepting Applications

Clara and Greg Neyhart created the Neyhart Scholarship in 2010 to support patients with kidney disease or children of patients with kidney disease. The fifth scholarship will be awarded in 2016. Applications for the 2016 scholarship currently are being accepted through May 1, 2016.

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New Year’s Resolutions Your Kidneys Will Thank You For!

New Year’s Resolutions Your Kidneys Will Thank You For!

As we approach the milestone of another new year, our thoughts sometimes turn to festive events, ball drops, confetti, and maybe tail-gaiting parties. Why not start off the New Year with this list of kidney-friendly top 10 resolutions, courtesy of the National Kidney Foundation (“Kidney-Friendly New Years Resolutions.”)

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UNC Kidney Center Research Presented at 2015 American Society of Nephrology Kidney Week

UNC Kidney Center Research Presented at 2015 American Society of Nephrology Kidney Week

The American Society of Nephrology (ASN) hosts an annual meeting and scientist exposition. UNC Kidney Center researchers joined more than 13,000 kidney professionals from across the globe in San Diego, CA. The world's premier nephrology meeting, Kidney Week provides participants opportunities to change knowledge, learn the latest scientific and medical advances, and listen to engaging and provocative discussions with leading experts in the field.

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J. Charles Jennette, MD Delivers Berryhill Lecture

J. Charles Jennette, MD Delivers Berryhill Lecture

On Nov. 11, J. Charles Jennette, MD, Kenneth M. Brinkhous Distinguished Professor and Chair of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine, delivered the 2015 Norma Berryhill Distinguished Lecture. In his lecture, Jennette thanked his family and faculty colleagues for the support they have given him throughout his career at UNC. He highlighted his close working relationship and friendship with Ron Falk, MD. Jennette and Falk have worked closely for more than 35 years and achieved great acclaim for advancing the understanding of glomerular disease and vasculitis.

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Nine UNC Kidney Center Physicians Named to Best Doctors in America®  List

Nine UNC Kidney Center Physicians Named to Best Doctors in America® List

Nine UNC Kidney Center physicians were named to the 2015-2016 Best Doctors in America® list. Only five percent of doctors in America earn this prestigious honor, decided by impartial peer review. Best Doctors, Inc helps patients get the right diagnosis and right treatment. The UNC Kidney Center physicians who made the 2015-2016 list are: Randal K. Detwiler, MD, Ronald J. Falk, MD, Maria E. Ferris, MD, MPH, PhD, Keisha Gibson, MD, MPH, Gerald A. Hladik, MD, J. Charles Jennette, MD, Roger Lamanna, MD, Patrick H. Nachman, MD, and Volker Nickeleit, MD

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UNC Kidney Center Former Trainee Receives Editorial Recognition for Publication in Occupational and Environmental Medicine

UNC Kidney Center Former Trainee Receives Editorial Recognition for Publication in Occupational and Environmental Medicine

An article published in the Occupational and Environmental Medicine (OEM) journal by former UNC Kidney Center trainee Jill Lebov, PhD, was recently discussed in an editorial on the publication’s web site. Dr. Lebov’s article, “Pesticide use and risk of end-stage renal disease among licensed pesticide applicators in the Agricultural Health Study,” studied commonly used pesticides applied by farmers and commercial pesticide applicators and the rates of End Stage Kidney Disease (ESKD) among that population.

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UNC Kidney Center Fellows Selected as Winners of ASN Innovations in Kidney Education Contest with “Nephropoly” Game

UNC Kidney Center Fellows Selected as Winners of ASN Innovations in Kidney Education Contest with “Nephropoly” Game

Dr. Dorey Glenn, a pediatric nephrology fellow at UNC, with the help from UNC adult nephrology fellows, has created “Nephropoly: Urine Trouble!,” a board game that teaches kidney physiology. The creation of Nephropoly came about as a response to the 2015 American Society of Nephrology Innovations in Kidney Education Contest, which asked the kidney community to submit ideas for innovative tools to teach medical students and residents aspects of kidney physiology.

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