Dr. Clay Block is a professor of medicine in the division of nephrology with interests in clinical reasoning and the relationship/tension between the provision of health care and the administrative and economic constraints placed on providers. As this month’s featured … Continued
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. … Continued
As Dr. Jeremy Sorkin wraps up his fellowship experience with the division of nephrology, he leaves with accolades and a desire to make a meaningful difference in his field. In June, he was voted Best Consultant Award by the UNC … Continued
At the age of 4, Lauryn Mulder was diagnosed with a rare kidney disease known as IgA vasculitis. In the years that followed, she required a variety of medications, frequent blood work and regular clinic visits with her pediatric nephrologists at the … Continued
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 … Continued
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 … Continued
Dr. Kiri Bagley is a first year fellow in pediatric nephrology. Kiri Bagley, MD, MPH Education MD/MPH: University of North Carolina School of Medicine, 2009-2014 Pediatric Residency: University of North Carolina, 2014-2017 Hometown Sunbury, NC Hobbies and Interests I enjoy spending … Continued
(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 … Continued
Disney is a place to make wishes and memories, not necessarily the place for a diet. But what if it could change a child’s life? That’s what researchers are hoping to learn. Two-year-old Nadiya Dockery with nephrotic syndrome was one of 20 children who participated in a grand medical experiment at Disney Resorts in August, joined by her mom Kaley Williams of Sanford, NC.
The nephrology community is saddened by the loss of Dr. Joseph Dwight Russell who was a practicing nephrologist at Joseph D. Russell, MD, PA, affiliated with UNC Health Care. Dr. Russell led a medical career defined by innovation, integrity, and abundant compassion for his patients and community.