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.
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.
Caroline Jennette highlights the bills related to kidney disease.
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.
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.
The UNC Pediatric Nephrology Fellowship Program welcomes its new Program Director, Dr. William Primack. Jennifer Vick is the new Pediatric Nephrology Fellow.
Outreach program continues to raise awareness and provide free CKD screenings in rural communities.
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.
Gift has established the Hu Fellowship Travel/Training Fund in honor of Dr. Gerald Hladik.
"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.
The 42nd Annual Meeting and Scientific Exposition took place in San Diego and included talks from Drs. Vimal Derebail, Maria Ferris, and Amy Mottl.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Outreach campaign is supported by the Allan Brewster Fund.
Vimal Derebail, MD, wins 2nd place in the National Kidney Foundation's Spring Clinical Meetings abstract competition
There were more than 350 posters in competition at the event.
Funds raised benefited the Vasculitis Foundation.
David Cole is a kidney patient and transplant recipient who directs the annual Raven Rock Ramble bike ride.
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.
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.
Student and kidney patient Eric Devone hosted health fair to educate his peers and neighbors on chronic kidney disease
Tournament took place at Country Hills Golf Course and raised funds to support the Kidney Education Outreach Program.
UNC Kidney Center Director Ron Falk Interviewed About the Use of Rituximab in Treating Antineutrophil Cytoplasmic Antibody (ANCA)-associated Vasculitis
Drs. Falk and Jennette authored the studies published in the New England Journal of Medicine.
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.”