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UNC Kidney Center Participates in 2018 Triangle Kidney Walk

November 20, 2018

Faculty, fellows and families from the UNC Kidney Center participated in the 2018 Triangle Kidney Walk, to create awareness for the urgency of kidney disease, expand the conversation about kidney health and raise funds for patient programs. “Approximately one in seven adults in the US has chronic kidney disease (CKD), which doesn’t show symptoms until … Read more

ASN’s Kidney Week 2018 Selects Dr. Amy Mottl’s Paper for “Best of” Session

October 25, 2018

A paper by Amy Mottl, MD, MPH, FASN, associate professor of medicine in the division of nephrology, has been selected for presentation during the American Society of Nephrology’s Kidney Week 2018, the world’s largest meeting of kidney health professionals, taking place in San Diego, CA, this week. This year, the first-ever “Best of ASN Journals: CJASN and … Read more

Erica Bjornstad Studies Epidemiology of Acute Kidney Injury in Malawi

August 23, 2018

New diagnostic tests could offer a quicker diagnosis for impaired kidney function, not only for people in Africa, but in other places with limited resources, as well as disaster events like hurricanes and earthquakes that affect people around the world. In December, 2017, Erica Bjornstad, MD, MPH, a third-year pediatric nephrology fellow, received a funding … Read more

Pursuing Kidney Health in the Kingdom of Bhutan

March 6, 2018

Far away in a small Himalayan kingdom, where light and color have a mystical allure and steep mountains hold thousand-year-old Buddhist monasteries, a country pursues gross national happiness, measured by the collective well-being of its people. Physically isolated from most of the world until the 1960s, Bhutan was only accessible by foot, from a northern route through … Read more

UNC Kidney Center Video Strives to Increase Research Readiness

March 6, 2018

A recent dialysis research study shows many aspects of research can be improved to encourage broader patient participation and better align research and clinical processes in clinics. A product of the study is a new video tool that features actual participants in animation. Research can create better futures for people on dialysis, those who care … Read more

Flythe Earns the Woods Junior Faculty Award

February 7, 2018

(Republished from the UNC Health Care and UNC School of Medicine Newsroom) Jennifer Flythe, MD, always wanted to be a doctor, dating back to her days as a three-year old playing with a Fisher Price doctor’s kit. Her inspiration was her grandfather, a physician in High Point. He cultivated Flythe’s love of medicine throughout childhood. … Read more

Dr. Keisha Gibson Gives Keynote Address at Annual White Coat Ceremony

September 20, 2017

“Because of how society views the medical profession, physicians are leaders. Whether you knew this or not when you started your first day, you are. Leaders communicate a vision, engender trust and buy-in of those they are leading, and nurture a spirit of teamwork to enable realization of that vision.” — Dr. Keisha Gibson (Edited … Read more