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

October 23, 2015

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 … Read more

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

September 29, 2015

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 … Read more

Meet the Incoming 2015 UNC Nephrology Trainees

July 21, 2015

The UNC Kidney Center welcomes new trainees Shannon Mahoney, MPH, MD, Monica Reynolds, MD, and Elizabeth Upton, MD, who began their nephrology training this month. Shannon Mahoney, MD, MPH Education B.S.: Biochemistry & Molecular BiologyUniversity of Florida, 2007 MPH: University of North Carolina, 2011 MD: University of North Carolina, 2012 Internal Medicine ResidencyUniversity of North … Read more

UNC Kidney Center’s Jean Brown Receives Star Heel Award

July 15, 2015

The Star Heel Awards Program is administered by Benefits Services in the Office of Human Resources at UNC and is sponsored by TIAA-CREF and presents the award to one person in each division and department at the university every year to recognize and reward excellent employees. Jean Brown, an IT Specialist for the UNC Kidney … Read more

2015 Maestro Award Presented to Dr. Ron Falk

July 13, 2015

Each year, the graduating nephrology trainees present the Maestro Award to a faculty member who has shown outstanding commitment and excellence in teaching. On June 17, 2015, the Maestro Award was presented to UNC Kidney Center Director Dr. Ron Falk. Dr. Fernanda Schober presented the award on behalf of the fellows, and delivered the following … Read more

UNC Fellows Celebrate Completion of Nephrology Training

June 25, 2015

On June 17, 2015, four nephrology trainees were recognized in a graduation ceremony for successfully completing their subspecialty training at UNC. Baher Basta, MD, Elizabeth Brant, M5, Koyal Jain, MD, and Kawan Swain, MD have graduated and each will be starting new jobs as nephrologists. Dr. Basta will be going into private practice nephrology in … Read more

New Publication Evaluates End Points for Clinical Trials

June 22, 2015

Clinical trials that study kidney disease usually use end-stage kidney disease (having to go on dialysis or receive a kidney transplant) as the primary outcome, or end point, of a study. For many kidney diseases such as those associated with nephrotic syndrome (heavy protein loss in the urine), end stage kidney disease (ESKD) may not … Read more

For the Love of William

June 1, 2015

A grandson’s care leads Ward and Julia Marslender of Raleigh, N.C., to establish a $1 million bequest that will help UNC Children’s train the next generation of pediatric specialists in nephrology and urology. Republished with permission from UNC Health Care. Written by Danielle Bates It’s been nearly three years since their grandson, William, had his … Read more

“Hey Doc, How Are My Kidneys?”®

May 26, 2015

The UNC Kidney Center has produced an audio podcast featuring Dr. Ron Falk, in which he discusses the meaning behind the slogan “Hey Doc, How Are My Kidneys?”® The release of this podcast coincided with the 2014 American Society of Nephrology “Kidney Week”, an annual national meeting that recently took place in Philadelphia from November … Read more