Cullmans Help Establish Autoimmune Research Fund

March 13, 2015

The Autoimmune Research Fund will provide pilot, or seed grants, to investigators from across the UNC campus who are interested in conducting research in autoimmune disease. Hugh and Nan Cullman have always been ardent philanthropists. Over the years they have supported many different organizations and nonprofits. Most recently, the UNC Kidney Center has been fortunate … Continued

UNC Kidney Center’s Katharos, Inc successfully competes in the Carolina Challenge entrepreneurship competition

March 13, 2015

Katharos, Inc. received an honorable mention for its work toward commercialization of a novel technology to manage poor blood phosphate control in end-stage kidney disease patients who are undergoing hemodialysis. The Carolina Challenge is a business plan competition designed to promote entrepreneurship at UNC-Chapel Hill, including the emerging area of social entrepreneurship, among faculty, staff … Continued

Vimal Derebail, MD, wins 2nd place in the National Kidney Foundation’s Spring Clinical Meetings abstract competition

March 13, 2015

There were more than 350 posters in competition at the event. Dr. Derebail, a current renal epidemiology trainee at the UNC Kidney Center, won 2nd place for his abstract entitled “Variant Hemoglobin May Affect Erythropoietin Response in African-Americans Receiving Hemodialysis”. Co-authors are Patrick H. Nachman,Nigel S. Key, Heather Ansede, Ronald J. Falk, and Abhijit V. … Continued

NC Fun Ride Raises Over $8,000 For Vasculitis Research, Awareness and Support

March 13, 2015

Funds raised benefited the Vasculitis Foundation. On Saturday, May 1, 2010 the annual NC Fun Ride in Graham, North Carolina raised over $8,000 for the Vasculitis Foundation. The riders and volunteers enjoyed a sunny, spring day, great music and wonderful fellowship. Over the last nine years, the NC Fun Ride has raised over $92,000 for … Continued

David Cole, Raven Rock Ramble Director, Shares Personal Story

March 13, 2015

David Cole is a kidney patient and transplant recipient who directs the annual Raven Rock Ramble bike ride. I started cycling in earnest 1987, shortly after a volleyball-induced knee injury took me out of running. I started riding in local group rides and centuries and developed decent strength and speed over time, such that by … Continued

Raven Rock Ramble Raises Over $16,000 for UNC Kidney Center

March 13, 2015

Raven Rock Ramble is a century (100-mile) bicycle ride which explores the four-county area (Wake, Harnett, Lee, and Chatham) around Raven Rock State Park in North Carolina. Proceeds from the event go to benefit the UNC Kidney Center for direct patient services. The 9th Raven Rock Ramble was held on May 2, 2010. This event … Continued

North Carolina/Raleigh Vasculitis Support Group Holds Spring Meeting

March 13, 2015

On Saturday, May 22, 2010 the North Carolina/Raleigh Vasculitis Support Group, a chapter of the Vasculitis Foundation, met in Durham. There were 38 participants attending, including 21 vasculitis patients. The meeting speaker was Dr. Mary Anne Dooley, Associate Professor in the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Medicine, Division of Rheumatology and … Continued

Making a Difference: Rising high school senior hosts local health fair

March 13, 2015

Student and kidney patient Eric Devone hosted health fair to educate his peers and neighbors on chronic kidney disease Fellow Pender High School students and residents of the Currie community were the beneficiaries of a chronic kidney disease (CKD) health fair hosted by Eric Devone, a soft-spoken, rising senior at Pender High School and patient … Continued