KEOP Visits the NC General Assembly

March 18, 2015

In honor of National Kidney Month, the Kidney Education Outreach Program (KEOP) traveled to the North Carolina General Assembly on Wednesday, March 4th to speak with legislators about the burden of kidney disease in our state, to highlight the NC Task Force on Chronic Kidney Disease recommendations, and to showcase the efforts of the KEOP. … Continued

Kidney Center Celebrates Brewster Gift

March 18, 2015

A celebration took place on March 10 to recognize the family of Shirley Gilman, who bequeathed $4.7 million of her estate to the UNC Kidney Center’s Transplant Program. Mrs. Gilman’s nieces Carmencita Conry and Marisa McLeod came to UNC for a kidney transplant in 1991, which was a success. As a result of their transplant … Continued

Kidney Kare 5K in Photos

March 18, 2015

The fourth annual Kidney Kare 5K Run/Walk of 2009 on March 21 was a huge success, with more than 350 runners and walkers participating. Many thanks to the volunteers who came out to help, and to our fundraisers and sponsors who helped support our cause. All proceeds benefit the UNC Kidney Center’s Kidney Education Outreach … Continued

Kidney Center Team Competes in Carolina Challenge

March 18, 2015

Team “Dialytic Adsorption Technologies” advanced to Finals in competition. Four members of the UNC Kidney Center and a faculty member of NC State University formed a collaborative, multidisciplinary team to compete in the annual Carolina Challenge Entrepreneurial Competition at the UNC Kenan-Flagler School of Business. The team, Dialytic Adsorption Technologies progressed through the competition to … Continued

KEOP Participates in Chapel Hill Community Health Fair

March 18, 2015

UNC Kidney Center screened 40 participants for kidney disease at this event. The KEOP conducted a screening close to home this month at a health fair held at the Hargraves Community Center in Chapel Hill on Saturday, April 4. This event was hosted by The NC Health Careers Access Program (NC-HCAP), a UNC program that … Continued

NC Fun Ride Raises Over $9,000 for Vasculitis Research, Awareness and Support

March 18, 2015

On Saturday, April 18, 2009 the annual NC Fun Ride in Graham, North Carolina raised over $9,000 for the Vasculitis Foundation and the total is still growing. What a day! Great weather! Great music! Great turnout! The riders and volunteers enjoyed a sunny, spring day and wonderful fellowship. With the amount raised this year, the … Continued

GDCN Convenes for 24th Annual Meeting

March 18, 2015

The 24th Annual Meeting of the Glomerular Disease Collaborative Network (GDCN) convened last weekend in Chapel Hill, NC. The GDCN is a network of health care professionals and researchers that help recruit patents into a long-term registry that seeks to learn more about diseases that affect the filters (glomeruli) in the kidney. Every year, GDCN … Continued

Celebration of 40 years of transplant and lives saved

March 18, 2015

Nurses, doctors, transplant coordinators and patients were among those in the crowd that gathered today on April 20 to celebrate 40 years of the UNC Comprehensive Transplant Center. Along with kidney transplant, UNC also offers heart, lung, liver, pancreas, and bone marrow and stem cell transplant. There were several speakers at this celebratory event. Dr. … Continued

North Carolina/Raleigh Vasculitis Support Group Holds Spring Meeting

March 18, 2015

The North Carolina/Raleigh Vasculitis Support Group met on Saturday, May 2, 2009 at Duke University’s John Hope Franklin Center in Durham. There were 35 in attendance, including 20 vasculitis patients. The meeting speaker was Dr. Melanie Joy, Associate Professor of Medicine and Clinical Pharmacotherapy in the UNC Kidney Center at the University of North Carolina … Continued

Kidney Policy Initiatives Introduced in State Legislatures, Some Successful

March 18, 2015

Caroline Jennette highlights the bills related to kidney disease. In the July 2009 issue of the American Society of Nephrology’s (ASN) Kidney News Magazine, UNC Kidney Center’s Caroline Jennette reviews state legislation introduced during the 2009 short session for states in her article “Kidney Policy Update: 2009 State Short Session Wrap-Up.” In the article, Jennette … Continued