Neyhart Scholarship To Accept Applications for Second Award

March 10, 2015

Scholarship support patients with kidney disease or children of patients with kidney disease. The Neyhart Scholarship, created by Clara and Greg Neyhart, will award its second scholarship in July of 2013. Applications will be accepted between January 1 and April 15. Clara and Greg established this scholarship in 2010 to support patients with kidney disease … Continued

Philip Klemmer, MD, Named as 2012 Maestro Award Recipient

March 10, 2015

The Maestro Award, named after former fellowship director Romulo Colindres, is presented annually to the faculty member who has shown outstanding commitment and excellence in teaching. UNC Kidney Center fellow Marc Richards presented the 2012 Maestro Award to Dr. Philip Klemmer. Dr. Klemmer completed his residency and fellowship training at UNC, and following a career … Continued

UNC Kidney Center Director Dr. Ron Falk Delivers Presidential Address at American Society of Nephrology Annual Meeting

March 10, 2015

Video of Dr Falk’s Presential Address from November 1, 2012 features lecture “Time to Cure Kidney Disease.” UNC Kidney Center Director Ronald J. Falk, MD, FASN delivered the American Society of Nephrology (ASN) Presidential Address on November 1, 2012 during the morning session at the annual ASN Kidney Week 2012, held in San Diego, California. … Continued

Unexpected Donation for UNC Kidney Center Benefits Patient Emergent Need Fund

March 10, 2015

Women’s running relay team gave a gift in honor of nephrologist Dr. James Godwin. When Dr. James Godwin, a nephrologist from Cary, NC, stopped to help a fallen runner during a race this past September, the runner’s relay team was full of appreciation for his act of kindness. The 12-person all-women’s team, known as “Chasing … Continued

First-Ever Vasculitis Foundation Fellowship Awarded to UNC Kidney Center Fellow

March 10, 2015

Recipient of the fellowship is Dr. Elizabeth Brant. UNC Kidney Center Fellow Elizabeth Brant, MD has been awarded the first-ever Vasculitis Foundation Fellowship, which will support her continuing research fellowship for two years, beginning July of 2013. The Vasculitis Foundation (VF) is an international organization for patients with vasculitis, their families, friends and health care … Continued

World Kidney Day is March 14, 2013

March 10, 2015

The mission of World Kidney Day is to raise awareness of the importance of our kidneys to our overall health and to reduce the frequency and impact of kidney disease and its associated health problems worldwide. The founders of World Kidney Day, International Society of Nephrology (ISN) and the International Federation of Kidney Foundations (IFKF), … Continued

Eighth Kidney Kare Run/Walk: Interview with Suzie Hosman

March 10, 2015

Race Director Suzie Hosman answers some questions about the 2013 Kidney Kare. The Kidney Kare Run/Walk is right around the corner. We’re checking in with Kidney Kare Race Director Suzie Hosman, who is also a Research Administrator and Development Officer for the UNC Kidney Center. Suzie has been involved with the event since it began … Continued

Lupus Awareness in the News Features UNC Kidney Center’s Dr. Keisha Gibson

March 10, 2015

Dr. Gibson discussed lupus on local WRAL news story. The Lupus Foundation of America is promoting lupus awareness around the nation. Their campaign, “Help Us Solve the Cruel Mystery” includes a purple bus that unveils some of the mysteries of lupus through educational video displays. The bus recently made a stop on its nationwide tour … Continued

In Memoriam: William E. Lassiter, MD

March 10, 2015

William E. Lassiter, MD, distinguished kidney physiologist, researcher and clinician at the University of North Carolina School of Medicine from 1958 to 1993, died in Chapel Hill, North Carolina, on May 11, 2013. William (Bill) Lassiter was born in Wilmington, North Carolina on July 27, 1927. He completed his undergraduate education, magna cum laude, at … Continued