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NC Fun Ride Raises Over $9,000 for Vasculitis Research, Awareness and Support

NC Fun Ride Raises Over $9,000 for Vasculitis Research, Awareness and Support

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.

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GDCN Convenes for 24th Annual Meeting

GDCN Convenes for 24th Annual Meeting

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.

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Celebration of 40 years of transplant and lives saved

Celebration of 40 years of transplant and lives saved

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.

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North Carolina/Raleigh Vasculitis Support Group Holds Spring Meeting

North Carolina/Raleigh Vasculitis Support Group Holds Spring Meeting

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.

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Meet the Incoming Class of 2009 Adult Nephrology and Renal Epidemiology Trainees

Meet the Incoming Class of 2009 Adult Nephrology and Renal Epidemiology Trainees

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.

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Victory Junction to Host Transition Advance

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.

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 Pediatric Nephrology Fellowship Program Welcomes New Director, Fellow

Pediatric Nephrology Fellowship Program Welcomes New Director, Fellow

The UNC Pediatric Nephrology Fellowship Program welcomes its new Program Director, Dr. William Primack. Jennifer Vick is the new Pediatric Nephrology Fellow.

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KEOP targets high-risk populations

KEOP targets high-risk populations

Outreach program continues to raise awareness and provide free CKD screenings in rural communities.

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UNC Kidney Center Participating in $10.25 Million Multi-Center Study

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.

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UNC Kidney Center Celebrates $50,000 Gift

UNC Kidney Center Celebrates $50,000 Gift

Gift has established the Hu Fellowship Travel/Training Fund in honor of Dr. Gerald Hladik.

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Seven UNC Kidney Center Physicians Named as "Best Doctors in America"

Seven UNC Kidney Center Physicians Named as "Best Doctors in America"

"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.

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UNC Kidney Center Presents at the American Society of Nephrology Meeting

UNC Kidney Center Presents at the American Society of Nephrology Meeting

The 42nd Annual Meeting and Scientific Exposition took place in San Diego and included talks from Drs. Vimal Derebail, Maria Ferris, and Amy Mottl.

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North Carolina/Raleigh Vasculitis Support Group Convened

North Carolina/Raleigh Vasculitis Support Group Convened

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.

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Cullmans Help Establish Autoimmune Research Fund

Cullmans Help Establish Autoimmune Research Fund

The Autoimmune Research Fund will provide pilot, or seed grants, to investigators from across the UNC campus who are interested in conducting research in autoimmune disease.

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The Fifth Annual Kidney Kare Run Raises $17,000 for the Kidney Education Outreach Program

The Fifth Annual Kidney Kare Run Raises $17,000 for the Kidney Education Outreach Program

The UNC Kidney Center’s Fifth Annual Kidney Kare 5k Run/Walk and Kids Kare ½ Mile Run was held on Saturday, March 20. An enthusiastic crowd of more than 500 participants was met with sunny, warm weather.

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UNC Kidney Center's Katharos, Inc successfully competes in the Carolina Challenge entrepreneurship competition

Katharos, Inc. received an honorable mention for its work toward commercialization of a novel technology to manage poor blood phosphate control in end-stage kidney disease patients who are undergoing hemodialysis.

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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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