First Neyhart Scholarship to be Awarded in July of 2012

March 11, 2015

The Neyhart Scholarship, created by Clara and Greg Neyhart, will award its first scholarship in July of 2012. Applications will be accepted between January 1 and April 15. Clara and Greg established this scholarship in 2010 to support patients with kidney disease or children of patients with kidney disease, who are in pursuit of education … Continued

New Podcast, “Being There for Your Friend with Vasculitis” Produced

March 11, 2015

Two-part audio podcast features questions related to “”Understanding Vasculitis and How it May Affect Your Friend” and “Ways You Can Maintain a Healthy Friendship.” When someone has a friend or family member who has been diagnosed with vasculitis, that person might not know what to say or what to do. Delesha Carpenter, PhD, MSPH helps … Continued

UNC Kidney Center Gearing Up for Seventh Annual Kidney Kare 5K

March 11, 2015

The Seventh Annual Kidney Kare 5K Run/Walk will take place on Saturday, March 17, 2012. Registration is open for the UNC Kidney Center’s Kidney Kare 5K, which will take place on Saturday, March 17 in Carrboro, NC. Participants of all abilities and ages are invited to sign up for the event, in which they can … Continued

Annual Meeting of the GDCN To Take Place in May 2012

March 11, 2015

The 26th Annual Meeting of the Glomerular Disease Collaborative Network (GDCN) will convene over the weekend of May 19-20 at the Friday Center for Continuing Education 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 … Continued

UNC Kidney Transplant Recipient and Cycling Event Organizer Featured in Annual Report of the Medical Foundation of North Carolina

March 11, 2015

David Cole, a kidney transplant recipient and UNC patient, has been featured in the Medical Foundation of North Carolina’s Annual Report for his efforts in advocacy for organ donation and kidney disease awareness. An avid cyclist in peak physical condition, David Cole was shocked when diagnosed with IgA nephropathy during a routine doctor appointment in … Continued

UNC Kidney Stone Clinic Now Welcoming Patients

March 11, 2015

Dr. Denu-Ciocca has been a key contributor in establishing new clinic dedicated to the treatment of kidney stones. The UNC Kidney Stone Clinic, dedicated entirely to the treatment of kidney stones, began welcoming and educating kidney stone patients in early January of 2012. UNC Kidney Center’s Cindy Denu-Ciocca, MD has been a key contributor in … Continued

UNC Kidney Center Welcomes Dr. Raven Voora

March 11, 2015

Dr. Voora will provide Nephrology consult service and dialysis care through the UNC Kidney Center’s satellite facilities in Burlington, NC. Raven Voora, MD is pleased to be joining the Nephrology Division at the UNC School of Medicine, Department of Medicine. Dr. Voora’s duties with the Division will primarily involve providing Nephrology consultative service and dialysis … Continued

UNC Kidney Center Welcomes Visiting Scholar Louis-Philippe Laurin, MD

March 11, 2015

Dr. Laurin is visiting from Montréal for two years until the end of 2013. The UNC Kidney Center welcomes Visiting Scholar Louis-Philippe Laurin, MD. Dr. Laurin completed his medical education at the Université de Montréal in 2006. After finishing both Medical Residency and Nephrology Fellowship in the Université de Montréal hospital network, he moved to … Continued

Kidney Patient Sophia Williams Partners with KEOP

March 11, 2015

Williams promotes better education about kidney replacement therapy. In the fall of 1999, Sophia Williams was a vibrant, socially active 16-year-old focused on her education and extracurricular activities, especially through her church. After several years of experiencing nagging fatigue and swelling, Sophia was referred to a nephrologist who diagnosed her with end-stage kidney disease requiring … Continued

Stress Management Podcast Series Now Available for Patients and Families

March 11, 2015

The UNC Kidney Center has produced a five-part stress management techniques podcast aimed at patients and their families. The video podcast features William Frey, Assistant Manager of UNC Training and Talent Development, Instructor of UNC’s Mindfulness based Stress Reduction program, publisher of Stress Tips, and certified professional co-active coach. With the help of these five … Continued