A Beautiful Day On a beautiful Sunday in May, Harris Lake County Park in Wake County was very busy, full of bicycle riders ready to take on the Raven Rock Ramble (RRR), a bicycle ride that explores the four-county area around Raven Rock State Park. The Raven Rock Ramble bicycle ride began in 2002 to … Continued
March is National Kidney Awareness Month, a time to highlight the importance of kidney disease. 37 million Americans have kidney disease, yet only about 10% of these individuals are aware of the diagnosis. Kidney disease may develop from a myriad of conditions, including hypertension, diabetes mellitus, vascular disease, nephrotoxic medications, autoimmune disorders, and genetic conditions. … Continued
Abhi Kshirsagar, MD, MPH, the Covington Distinguished Professor of Medicine in the Division of Nephrology and Hypertension, participated in the “Controversies in optimal anemia management: Conclusions from a Kidney Disease: Improving Global Outcomes (KDIGO) Conference.” Controversies Conferences review the latest evidence, explore new and ongoing controversies, assess change implications for the current KDIGO anemia guideline, … Continued
UNC Nephrology in Burlington has received a 2021 UNC Health Carolina Care. The award recognizes top clinics with the highest overall Press Ganey Scores. Lucy Menefee, MSN, DNP, ANP-BC, adult nurse practitioner in the division of nephrology and hypertension, explained. “This award highlights our level of commitment to serving our patient population. This would not … Continued
Jennifer E. Flythe, MD, MPH, associate professor medicine and vice chief of the division of nephrology and hypertension, is the recipient of the Shaul G. Massry Award. She will present the Shaul G. Massry Distinguished Lecture for the National Kidney Foundation’s 2022 Spring Clinical Meetings, April 6-10, in Boston. The distinguished lecture honors Dr. Massry for … Continued
The Raven Rock Ramble is a 100-mile bicycle ride around Raven Rock State Park that explores the counties of Wake, Harnett, Lee and Chatham. The annual event promotes organ donation awareness and the proceeds go to the UNC Kidney Center, for direct patient services. This year’s event took place on August 22, raising approximately $30,000. It first began in … Continued
Christian Agosto-Burgos, a PhD candidate, was featured in Univision 40 North Carolina interviews about COVID-19. He explained to Spanish-speaking audiences how natural and vaccine-mediated immunity are different, why individuals develop the disease more than once, and why it is important to receive the two doses of the vaccine. Agosto-Burgos is pursuing his PhD in pathobiology … Continued
Gerald Hladik, MD, and Prabir Roy-Chaudhury, MD, joined Rob Hayden, executive director of the North Carolina National Kidney Foundation (NCNFD), on Thursday, November 19, to recognize the burden of kidney disease in North Carolina and express appreciation to policymakers for supporting the “Living Donor Protection Act.” They were joined by kidney donors and kidney transplant recipients who discussed the benefits of living donor transplantation and the need to support living kidney donors.
The UNC Kidney Center’s “Carolina Kidney Team” ranked first in North Carolina for fundraising, and second in the nation, after virtually completing the National Kidney Foundation’s Annual Kidney Walk on November 15. The team walked for current patients, former patients, their caretakers, and others impacted by kidney disease, calling attention to the prevention of kidney disease and the need for organ donation. Although COVID-19 prevented teams from gathering in person, their reasons were no less inspiring.