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

Dr. William Primack joined the Nephrology Division at UNC after more than 20 years as Chief of Pediatric Nephrology at the University of Massachusetts. He has had a long interest in pediatric nephrology education and pediatric nephrology workforce issues.

Dr. Primack stepped into his new role in July of this year. He replaces Dr. Debbie Gipson, who has accepted a position at the University of Michigan. Dr. Gipson is regarded as an excellent clinician whose accomplishments in her 10 years at UNC include initiating the Pediatric Nephrology Training Program, Principle Investigator in the NIH-funded FSGS Clinical Trial, seminal investigations into the effects of renal failure and cognition in children, and publishing many peer reviewed papers and book chapters.

The Pediatric Nephrology Fellowship Program welcomes its new fellow, Jennifer Vick, who began training this academic year.

Dr. Vick is originally from the Northern Neck region of eastern Virginia. She completed her undergraduate degree at Elon College, NC, and medical school at the Medical College of Virginia in 2004. She completed her pediatrics residency at Wake Forest University and stayed for an additional year as chief resident. Dr. Vick gained additional experience in general pediatrics as a Clinical Instructor and Hospitalist at Wake Forest as well as working as a Pediatric Hospitalist at Lexington Memorial Hospital.

Dr. Vick’s interests in pediatric nephrology include treatment of IgA nephropathy as well as management of acute kidney injury. She has a strong interest in medical education, and hopes to integrate medical student and resident teaching into her fellowship. Outside of work, she spends her time with her husband and two young children.