Enrollment Has Begun for CureGN Research Study

March 19, 2015

Enrollment has begun for a new multi-center patient registry, the Cure Glomerulonephropathy Network (CureGN), which will focus on patients with glomerular disease. The UNC Kidney Center is excited to announce its participation in this new endeavor to create a comprehensive registry that will allow for far-reaching and high impact studies for many years to come. … Continued

Family Receives Ultimate Gift this Holiday Season

March 19, 2015

Republished with permission by Jamie Williams. Originally posted on UNC Health Care News. Originally posted on UNC Health Care News here. On December 2, people across the nation celebrated Giving Tuesday, a day dedicated to service and giving back. That morning, Justin Borgemeister received the ultimate gift, a kidney transplant from his younger brother. It … Continued

Sickle cell trait in African-Americans associated with increased kidney disease risk, new research finds

March 18, 2015

Republished with permission from UNC Health Care Newsroom. Original article found here. Media contact: Tom Hughes, 984-974-1151, Tom.Hughes@unchealth.unc.edu African-Americans carrying a genetic sickle cell trait face up to a two-fold risk increase for chronic kidney disease, according to a paper published today in the Journal of the American Medical Association. The findings, which included data … Continued

UNC Kidney Center Produces New Podcast Discussing “Hey Doc…?” Slogan

March 18, 2015

The UNC Kidney Center has produced an audio podcast featuring Dr. Ron Falk, in which he discusses the meaning behind the slogan “Hey Doc, How Are My Kidneys?”® The release of this podcast coincided with the 2014 American Society of Nephrology “Kidney Week”, an annual national meeting that recently took place in Philadelphia from November … Continued

Dr. Bill Primack Receives 2013-2014 Maestro Award

March 18, 2015

The UNC Kidney Center clinical and research nephrology trainees presented the 2013-2014 Maestro Award to Dr. Bill Primack on June 11, 2014. Dr. Katie Westreich delivered the following speech in his honor. Bill Primack is the quintessential clinical mentor. Whether writing clinical guidelines for the American Academy of Pediatrics or shepherding the Nephrology division through … Continued

UNC Medical Student Wins National Research Grant to Study Nephrology

March 18, 2015

UNC medical student Robyn Levine was awarded the Student Scholar Grant, presented by the American Society of Nephrology (ASN) Foundation for Kidney Research. The grant will fund her current project, “The relationship between health/functional literacy and hospitalizations for children, adolescents and young adults with CKD3”, starting in May and ending October 17 of this year. … Continued

UNC Kidney Center Fellow Emily Chang Receives Honors for Abstract

March 18, 2015

Dr. Emily Chang, a research fellow at the UNC Kidney Center, recently presented an abstract on her research at the Mid-Atlantic Young Investigator’s Forum on March 18-19, which earned her top honors among participants, as well as an invitation to present at the National Young Investigator’s Forum on April 22. The Mid-Atlantic forum brought kidney … Continued

Training for the Kidney Kare Run: Interview with Participant Jenifer Odom

March 18, 2015

The Kidney Kare 5K Run/Walk took place on March 15, 2014. The UNC Kidney Center recently highlighed the stories of four participants who participated in the event. Jenifer Odom is a mother who lost her daughter, Sami, to kidney disease in 2012. Sami was 2 years old. Jenifer and her husband Dean have been fundraising … Continued