New Year’s Resolutions Your Kidneys Will Thank You For!

December 16, 2015

As we approach the milestone of another new year, our thoughts sometimes turn to festive events, ball drops, confetti, and maybe tail-gaiting parties. Why not start off the New Year with this list of kidney-friendly top 10 resolutions, courtesy of the National Kidney Foundation (“Kidney-Friendly New Years Resolutions.”) Whether our kidneys are A-1 (or maybe … Continued

UNC Kidney Center Research Presented at 2015 American Society of Nephrology Kidney Week

December 7, 2015

The American Society of Nephrology (ASN) hosts an annual meeting and scientist exposition. UNC Kidney Center researchers joined more than 13,000 kidney professionals from across the globe in San Diego, CA. The world’s premier nephrology meeting, Kidney Week provides participants opportunities to change knowledge, learn the latest scientific and medical advances, and listen to engaging … Continued

J. Charles Jennette, MD Delivers Berryhill Lecture

November 23, 2015

On Nov. 11, J. Charles Jennette, MD, Kenneth M. Brinkhous Distinguished Professor and Chair of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine, delivered the 2015 Norma Berryhill Distinguished Lecture. In his lecture, Jennette thanked his family and faculty colleagues for the support they have given him throughout his career at UNC. He highlighted his close working relationship and … Continued

Nine UNC Kidney Center Physicians Named to Best Doctors in America® List

November 2, 2015

Nine UNC Kidney Center physicians were named to the 2015-2016 Best Doctors in America® list. Only five percent of doctors in America earn this prestigious honor, decided by impartial peer review. Best Doctors, Inc helps patients get the right diagnosis and right treatment. The UNC Kidney Center physicians who made the 2015-2016 list are: Randal … Continued

UNC Kidney Center Former Trainee Receives Editorial Recognition for Publication in Occupational and Environmental Medicine

October 23, 2015

An article published in the Occupational and Environmental Medicine (OEM) journal by former UNC Kidney Center trainee Jill Lebov, PhD, was recently discussed in an editorial on the publication’s web site. Dr. Lebov’s article, “Pesticide use and risk of end-stage renal disease among licensed pesticide applicators in the Agricultural Health Study,” studied commonly used pesticides … Continued

UNC Kidney Center Fellows Selected as Winners of ASN Innovations in Kidney Education Contest with “Nephropoly” Game

September 29, 2015

Dr. Dorey Glenn, a pediatric nephrology fellow at UNC, with the help from UNC adult nephrology fellows, has created “Nephropoly: Urine Trouble!,” a board game that teaches kidney physiology. The creation of Nephropoly came about as a response to the 2015 American Society of Nephrology Innovations in Kidney Education Contest, which asked the kidney community … Continued

Meet the Incoming 2015 UNC Nephrology Trainees

July 21, 2015

The UNC Kidney Center welcomes new trainees Shannon Mahoney, MPH, MD, Monica Reynolds, MD, and Elizabeth Upton, MD, who began their nephrology training this month. Shannon Mahoney, MD, MPH Education B.S.: Biochemistry & Molecular BiologyUniversity of Florida, 2007 MPH: University of North Carolina, 2011 MD: University of North Carolina, 2012 Internal Medicine ResidencyUniversity of North … Continued

UNC Kidney Center’s Jean Brown Receives Star Heel Award

July 15, 2015

The Star Heel Awards Program is administered by Benefits Services in the Office of Human Resources at UNC and is sponsored by TIAA-CREF and presents the award to one person in each division and department at the university every year to recognize and reward excellent employees. Jean Brown, an IT Specialist for the UNC Kidney … Continued

2015 Maestro Award Presented to Dr. Ron Falk

July 13, 2015

Each year, the graduating nephrology trainees present the Maestro Award to a faculty member who has shown outstanding commitment and excellence in teaching. On June 17, 2015, the Maestro Award was presented to UNC Kidney Center Director Dr. Ron Falk. Dr. Fernanda Schober presented the award on behalf of the fellows, and delivered the following … Continued

UNC Fellows Celebrate Completion of Nephrology Training

June 25, 2015

On June 17, 2015, four nephrology trainees were recognized in a graduation ceremony for successfully completing their subspecialty training at UNC. Baher Basta, MD, Elizabeth Brant, M5, Koyal Jain, MD, and Kawan Swain, MD have graduated and each will be starting new jobs as nephrologists. Dr. Basta will be going into private practice nephrology in … Continued