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Meet the Incoming Class of 2009 Adult Nephrology and Renal Epidemiology Trainees

March 17, 2015

This year brings a new and impressive group of adult nephrology fellows and renal epidemiology trainees to the UNC Kidney Center. Dr. Jerry Hladik, who recently took on the role of Training Program Director for the Adult Fellowship Program, and Dr. Susan Hogan, who mentors the research trainees under the Renal Epidemiology Training Grant under … Continued

Victory Junction to Host Transition Advance

March 17, 2015

Victory Junction, in association with the UNC-Chapel Hill Health Care Transition Program, is honored to co-host the first Victory Junction Transition Advance on September 14 and 15, 2009. National experts in the field of health care transition have been collaborating since early 2009 and in this meeting they will discuss a multi-site, evidence-based research agenda … Continued

Pediatric Nephrology Fellowship Program Welcomes New Director, Fellow

March 17, 2015

The UNC Pediatric Nephrology Fellowship Program welcomes its new Program Director, Dr. William Primack. Jennifer Vick is the new Pediatric Nephrology Fellow. Dr. William Primack joined the Nephrology Division at UNC after more than 20 years as Chief of Pediatric Nephrology at the University of Massachusetts. He has had a long interest in pediatric nephrology … Continued

KEOP targets high-risk populations

March 17, 2015

Outreach program continues to raise awareness and provide free CKD screenings in rural communities. Challenging financial times have resulted in more lay-offs, fewer jobs opportunities and reduced health care resources for many residents in North Carolina’s rural, under-served communities. The Kidney Education Outreach Program (KEOP) has been busier than ever as it continues to raise … Continued

UNC Kidney Center Participating in $10.25 Million Multi-Center Study

March 17, 2015

Researchers at the UNC Kidney Center are participating in a $10.25 million multi-center study led by the University of Michigan Health System. The project, known as the NEPhrotic Syndrome STUdy NEtwork, or NEPTUNE, will focus on some of the kidney diseases that most often cause the syndrome including Focal Segmental Glomerulosclerosis (FSGS), Minimal Change Disease, … Continued

UNC Kidney Center Celebrates $50,000 Gift

March 13, 2015

Gift has established the Hu Fellowship Travel/Training Fund in honor of Dr. Gerald Hladik. The UNC Kidney Center has received a $50,000 gift from Dr. and Mrs. Hu, which has established the Hu Fellowship Travel/Training Fund in honor of Dr. Gerald Hladik. The gift will support travel and training for UNC Kidney Center fellows. A … Continued

Seven UNC Kidney Center Physicians Named as “Best Doctors in America”

March 13, 2015

“Best Doctors” named from the Kidney Center include Randal K. Detwiler, MaryAnne Dooley, Ronald J. Falk, Maria E. Ferris, Gerald A. Hladik, J. Charles Jennette and Patrick H. Nachman. Seven UNC Kidney Center physicians have recently been named to the 2009-2010 “Best Doctors in America” database: Randal K. Detwiler, MaryAnne Dooley, Ronald J. Falk, Maria … Continued

UNC Kidney Center Presents at the American Society of Nephrology Meeting

March 13, 2015

The 42nd Annual Meeting and Scientific Exposition took place in San Diego and included talks from Drs. Vimal Derebail, Maria Ferris, and Amy Mottl. The American Society of Nephrology held its 42nd Annual Meeting and Scientific Exposition under sunny skies in San Diego this year. There was a strong showing from UNCKC faculty during the … Continued

North Carolina/Raleigh Vasculitis Support Group Convened

March 13, 2015

On Saturday, December 5, 2009 the North Carolina/Raleigh Vasculitis Support Group, a chapter of the Vasculitis Foundation, met in Durham. There were 35 participants, including 18 vasculitis patients. Our program included a panel of patients and caregivers discussing “Nurturing Relationships While Living With Vasculitis.” Our panelists – Christina Cornell, Bill Cox, Bob Dill and Donna … Continued