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One Very Young Kidney Patient Celebrates A Special Birthday

March 11, 2015

Harrison Barnett is a delightful young man, all of 4 years old, who has had more than his share of challenges with kidney disease. Diagnosed at birth, he experienced kidney replacement therapy for the first time at 18 months with home peritoneal dialysis and everything that goes with it for a child: medications, feeding tube, … Continued

Nephrology Trainees Complete Fellowship Training

March 11, 2015

Doctors Nadiesda Costa, Heather Stewart, Jennifer Vick, and Matthew Volk have successfully completed their subspecialty in nephrology fellowship training. Congratulations to Doctors Nadiesda Costa, Heather Stewart, Jennifer Vick, and Matthew Volk on the successful completion of their subspecialty in nephrology fellowship training. They have all worked very hard toward furthering their education and clinical skills … Continued

UNC Kidney Center Welcomes Dr. Fernanda Payan Schober

March 11, 2015

Fernanda Payan Schober, MD is pleased to be joining the Nephrology Division at the UNC School of Medicine. Dr. Schober is a long way from home as she grew up in El Paso, Texas. Living on the US-Mexico border made her acutely aware of income and healthcare disparities between the two countries. It also afforded … Continued

UNC Kidney Center Included in PCORI Pilot Project

March 11, 2015

The PCORI Pilot Project will study and develop a Patient Centered Decision Tool for Nephrotic Syndrome Management. The project is part of a national effort to improve methods for Patient-Centered Outcomes Research. Patrick Nachman, MD, will lead UNC’s effort. The Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute (PCORI) has awarded funding to UNC to study and develop a … Continued

Carolina Vascular Access Center Has Opened

March 11, 2015

The CVA will provide a complete range of service for total dialysis access care. The UNC Kidney Center is happy to announce the successful opening of the Carolina Vascular Access Center (CVA) on July 2, 2012. The staff of Carolina Vascular Access joins our interventional nephrologists, Dr. Julie McGregor and Dr. Jeffrey Hoggard, in their … Continued

UNC Kidney Center Publishes ANCA Genetics Study

March 11, 2015

Dr. Gloria Preston is the senior author on study that could be significant for people who have ANCA disease. UNC Kidney Center researchers recently published the report of a genetic alteration that affects important immune cell functions(Cao et al, Plos ONE, 7:e42783, 2012). This finding could be significant for people who have ANCA disease. Researchers … Continued

UNC Kidney Center Faculty Honored for their Service

March 11, 2015

Six members of the UNC Kidney Center faculty were honored for their dedicated service on the evening of September 6, 2012. The guests of honor included Romulo Colindres, MD; William Conley, MD; William Finn, MD; Margaret Kiser, MD; Clara Neyhart, RN; and Gloria Preston, PhD. Current and past faculty and staff, along with spouses and … Continued