Four Bertie County Citizens Serve as Local Spokespersons

March 18, 2015

New billboards serve as part of the Kidney Education Outreach Program’s media campaign. Three KEOP billboards made their debut in Bertie County this month. Local spokespersons: Mary Davis, Cashie Medical Center; Bill Pittman, pharmacist/proprietor of Pittman’s Pharmacy; Venita Thompson, director of Bertie County Senior Citizens Center; and, Reverend Ralph D. White, Pastor of Indian Woods … Continued

New research shows that a life without immunosuppression may eventually be possible for kidney transplant patients

March 18, 2015

Research coming from several transplant centers is now showing that it may be possible to use blood cells and bone marrow cells from kidney donors to reduce the need for immunosuppressants. Currently, patients who receive kidney transplants must take anti-rejection drugs, also known as immunosuppressives, to protect their transplanted kidney. Kidney recipients must keep their … Continued

Martin County Senior Citizen Center Hosts KEOP Screening

March 18, 2015

A total of 70 at-risk citizens were screened on February 14. On Thursday, February 14th, the KEOP mobile outreach unit and its team of Lynn McCoy, Beverly Rodegast, Jeffrey Jackson, Donna Harward, Caroline Jennette and Joe Piscitello traveled to Williamston for a screening at the Martin County Senior Citizens’ Center. Four lucky citizens won gift … Continued

Prominent Nephrologist Discusses Gitelman Syndrome

March 18, 2015

Dr. H.J. Gitelman was the honored guest nephrologist speaker. UNC Kidney Center trainees and faculty were delighted that Dr. H.J. Gitelman returned to campus this week to discuss Gitelman Syndrome in the context of two patients with a similar condition. Insightful instruction complemented by humorous commentary revealed the pedagogical skill that marked his tenure as … Continued

Runners, Walkers, Volunteers Support the Third Annual Kidney Kare 5K

March 18, 2015

The rain held out for the hundreds of runners, walkers and volunteers who turned out for the third annual Kidney Kare 5K, which was held under sunny Chapel Hill skies on March 15, 2008. This annual event raises funds for the Kidney Education Outreach Program (KEOP) and brings kidney disease to the attention of the … Continued

Spring 2008 KEOP Screenings

March 18, 2015

Some highlights of kidney screenings from the spring of 2008. KEOP Screening Team Travels to Mt Gilead The KEOP sponsored a health fair for senior citizens at the Highland Community Center in Mt.Gilead on Thursday, March 20th. Mary Graves, KEOP’s lay leader for Montgomery County, coordinated participants from Mary G’s Diabetes Awareness Outreach, Thomas Insurance … Continued

Summer 2008 KEOP Screenings

March 18, 2015

Some highlights of kidney screenings from the summer of 2008. Community Hospital in Windsor Temperatures in the high nineties, beautiful skies and a stiff breeze greeted the KEOP team during their trip to Bertie Memorial Hospital (BMC) on Wednesday, June 5th. Mary Davis, a community KEOP spokesperson, arranged for the KEOP to conduct the consent, … Continued

Kidney Coaching Foundation holds first annual family cookout

March 18, 2015

Event took place on Saturday, June 21, 2008. Families, medical staff, volunteers and board members of the Kidney Coaching Foundation gathered together on Saturday, June 21 for the first annual family cookout, held at Jordan Lake State Park. UNC Kidney Center’s Dr. Debbie Gipson, Sandy Grubbs and Lynn McCoy were among the participants at the … Continued

KEOP screening team shares victory with Greensboro Grasshoppers

March 18, 2015

The impressive NewBridge Bank Park, home of the Greensboro Grasshoppers, a Class A affiliate of the Florida Marlins, was the site of a CKD screening and awareness activity on Wednesday, June 25th. Sponsored by the KEOP and the Joseph Bryan Foundation, the event provided free screenings to at-risk citizens. The first one-hundred citizens received free … Continued

Gerald Hladik, MD, professor at UNC Kidney Center, wins teaching award

March 18, 2015

Dr. Hladik received the Sun Trust Bank Excellence in Teaching Award. Dr. Gerald Hladik is the 2008 recipient of the Sun Trust Bank Excellence in Teaching Award. Nominees were selected by the Class of 2008. The prestigious award was established in 1973 to acknowledge meritorious skill in teaching.