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David Cole, Raven Rock Ramble Director, Shares Personal Story

David Cole is a kidney patient and transplant recipient who directs the annual Raven Rock Ramble bike ride.

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Raven Rock Ramble Raises Over $16,000 for UNC Kidney Center

Raven Rock Ramble Raises Over $16,000 for UNC Kidney Center

Raven Rock Ramble is a century (100-mile) bicycle ride which explores the four-county area (Wake, Harnett, Lee, and Chatham) around Raven Rock State Park in North Carolina. Proceeds from the event go to benefit the UNC Kidney Center for direct patient services.

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North Carolina/Raleigh Vasculitis Support Group Holds Spring Meeting

North Carolina/Raleigh Vasculitis Support Group Holds Spring Meeting

On Saturday, May 22, 2010 the North Carolina/Raleigh Vasculitis Support Group, a chapter of the Vasculitis Foundation, met in Durham. There were 38 participants attending, including 21 vasculitis patients.

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Making a Difference: Rising high school senior hosts local health fair

Making a Difference: Rising high school senior hosts local health fair

Student and kidney patient Eric Devone hosted health fair to educate his peers and neighbors on chronic kidney disease

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Tommy Arthur and Jay Zimmerman Host Third Annual Golf Tournament

Tommy Arthur and Jay Zimmerman Host Third Annual Golf Tournament

Tournament took place at Country Hills Golf Course and raised funds to support the Kidney Education Outreach Program.

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Maestro Award Presented to Professor Randy Detwiler

Maestro Award Presented to Professor Randy Detwiler

The Maestro Award is given every year in honor of Dr. Romulo Colindres, and is bestowed annually upon a faculty member who has shown “outstanding commitment and excellence in teaching.”

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Dr. Abhi Kshirsagar Elected to Advisory Group

Dr. Abhi Kshirsagar Elected to Advisory Group

Dr. Kshirsagar will serve on the American Society of Nephrology’s Chronic Kidney Disease Advisory Group (CKDAG).

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Australian Podcast Features Interview with Kidney Center's Caroline Jennette

Australian Podcast Features Interview with Kidney Center's Caroline Jennette

'Kidney Disease and Health Promotion': a Community Perspective" discusses findings in research article on community perspectives on kidney disease and health promotion in rural North Carolina.

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North Carolina/Raleigh Vasculitis Support Group Meets

North Carolina/Raleigh Vasculitis Support Group Meets

On Saturday, December 4, 2010 the North Carolina/Raleigh Vasculitis Support Group, a chapter of the Vasculitis Foundation, met at the John Hope Franklin Center in Durham. There were 45 attending, including 24 vasculitis patients.

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Neyhart Scholarship created to help support kidney patients

Neyhart Scholarship created to help support kidney patients

Scholarship created by Clara and Greg Neyhart will support patients with kidney disease or children of patients with kidney disease.

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Vasculitis Patient and Family Symposium A Success

Vasculitis Patient and Family Symposium A Success

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.

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15th International Vasculitis and ANCA Workshop Attracts Top Clinical and Basic Science Researchers to UNC

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.

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Research at the UNC Kidney Center Reveals a Genetic Link with PR3-ANCA Disease

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.

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Kidney Center Bids Farewell to Four Trainees; 2011 Maestro Named

Kidney Center Bids Farewell to Four Trainees; 2011 Maestro Named

2011 graduating trainees include Liz Dehmer, MD, Kristel Jernigan, MD, Palak Parikh, MD, and Adam Stern, MD.

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Derebail publishes article that may explain different treatment needs for African American dialysis patients

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.

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Ferris publishes article on challenges facing adolescent patients

Ferris publishes article on challenges facing adolescent patients

The article, "Health Care Transition for Adolescents with CKD—The Journey From Pediatric to Adult Care,” was published in Advances in Chronic Kidney Disease.

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Welcome, Dr. Roger W. Lamanna

Welcome, Dr. Roger W. Lamanna

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.

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Norma Berryhill Distinguished Lecture to be given by Ronald Falk, MD

Norma Berryhill Distinguished Lecture to be given by Ronald Falk, MD

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."

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