Pediatric Kidney Trial Combines a Simple Diet with Moments of Magic

December 5, 2017

Disney is a place to make wishes and memories, not necessarily the place for a diet. But what if it could change a child’s life? That’s what researchers are hoping to learn. Two-year-old Nadiya Dockery with nephrotic syndrome was one of 20 children who participated in a grand medical experiment at Disney Resorts in August, joined by her mom Kaley Williams of Sanford, NC.

UNC Nephrologist Joseph Dwight Russell, MD, Died November 11, 2017

November 27, 2017

The nephrology community is saddened by the loss of Dr. Joseph Dwight Russell who was a practicing nephrologist at Joseph D. Russell, MD, PA, affiliated with UNC Health Care. Dr. Russell led a medical career defined by innovation, integrity, and abundant compassion for his patients and community.

Dr. Keisha Gibson Gives Keynote Address at Annual White Coat Ceremony

September 20, 2017

“Because of how society views the medical profession, physicians are leaders. Whether you knew this or not when you started your first day, you are. Leaders communicate a vision, engender trust and buy-in of those they are leading, and nurture a spirit of teamwork to enable realization of that vision.” — Dr. Keisha Gibson (Edited … Continued

Pedaling For a Purpose and the Simple Joy

June 30, 2017

The 2017 Raven Rock Ramble raised over $30,000 last month to assist kidney patients with emergency needs, while also promoting awareness of organ donation. The annual event celebrates the joy of cycling after one man’s kidney transplant. It also gives back to a continuum of care at the UNC Kidney Center. Many charities use bike … Continued

Department Highlights Current UNC Kidney Center Research

June 30, 2017

UNC nephrology is the most recently featured division on UNC’s Department of Medicine web site highlighting current research in each division; a review of ongoing research in our division from glomerulonephritis (ANCA and lupus), patient centered research to emerging technologies is available featuring many projects and faculty. The major areas of research featured are organized … Continued

GDCN Hosts 31st Annual Meeting Featuring Guest Speaker Dr. Michelle Hladunewich

June 15, 2017

The GDCN was established in 1985 as a means of enhancing communication and research efforts between community nephrology offices, academic nephrology & pathology departments, and the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Medicine. Its purpose is to learn more about the causes and pathogenesis of glomerular diseases, as well as to find … Continued

Cynthia Denu-Ciocca, MD, Joins Editorial Board of the American Society of Nephrology for Continuing Medical Education

May 3, 2017

Dr. Cynthia Denu-Ciocca, an Associate Professor of Medicine in UNC’s Division of Nephrology, has been selected to serve on the editorial board of the American Society of Nephrology’s (ASN) Education Program. Dr. Denu-Ciocca is one of 14 national nephrologist clinicians to serve on the ASN Kidney Self-Assessment Program (KSAP) board, which sets the editorial direction … Continued

Keisha Gibson, MD, Has Been Appointed Chief of Pediatric Nephrology

March 22, 2017

Gerald Hladik, MD, Chief of the Division of Nephrology and Hypertension, has announced the appointment of Keisha Gibson, MD, MPH, as Chief of Pediatric Nephrology “It is with great pleasure that we announce Dr. Gibson’s appointment in pediatric nephrology,” said Gerald Hladik, MD. “Dr. Gibson has dedicated her life to the care of our youngest … Continued

Lori O’Brien, Ph.D., Joins Research Mission of UNC Kidney Center

February 9, 2017

“A thorough understanding of how the nephron and its specialized cell types form, function, and respond to disease is essential to our ability to develop new therapies and regenerative strategies.” – Dr. Lori O’Brien The UNC Kidney Center has welcomed Dr. Lori O’Brien, a new Assistant Professor in the Department of Cell Biology and Physiology, … Continued