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For the Love of William

June 1, 2015

A grandson’s care leads Ward and Julia Marslender of Raleigh, N.C., to establish a $1 million bequest that will help UNC Children’s train the next generation of pediatric specialists in nephrology and urology. Republished with permission from UNC Health Care. Written by Danielle Bates It’s been nearly three years since their grandson, William, had his … Read more

2015 GDCN Meeting Brings Researchers and Physicians Together

May 15, 2015

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 … Read more

Fourteenth Annual Raven Rock Ramble Is Biggest Ever

May 12, 2015

The Raven Rock Ramble is a 100-mile bike ride which promotes awareness of organ donation issues and benefits the UNC Kidney Center. It is organized by David Cole who is a cyclist and a kidney transplant recipient. David Cole, Director of the Raven Rock Ramble bike ride, said that this year’s event, which took place … Read more

Vasculitis Support Group Convenes for Spring Meeting

May 6, 2015

The NC/Raleigh Chapter of the Vasculitis Support Group consists of vasculitis patients, family members and friends who have joined together to share experience, information and support in their journey with vasculitis. This group meets twice a year and meetings include updates and discussion on vasculitis health are topics and study updates, as well as time … Read more

UNC Researchers Publish Editorial in Lupus Science & Medicine and Discuss Need for Repeat Kidney Biopsies in Patients with Lupus Nephritis

April 16, 2015

Fernanda Schober, MD and Will Pendergraft, MD, PhD just published an editorial in Lupus Science & Medicine in which they review a recent study of specific biomarkers in lupus nephritis and provide their expert opinions on the need for repeated kidney biopsies to help treat patients with lupus nephritis and also identify meaningful biomarkers that … Read more

The Kidney Education Outreach Program Celebrates 10 Years

April 13, 2015

UNC’s Kidney Education Outreach Program (KEOP) is celebrating 10 years of kidney screenings in the communities of North Carolina. The very first screening took place in October of 2005, and since then, more than 6,000 people at increased risk for CKD in North Carolina have had their kidney function screened as a result of this … Read more

2015 Blythe Lecture Will Feature Dr. Robert Chevalier

April 9, 2015

The Blythe Lecture takes place each year in honor of Dr. William Blythe, who was a distinguished and admired former chief of the Division of Nephrology at UNC. This year’s lecture will take place on Wednesday, April 8 at 4:00 PM in G-100 Bondurant Hall. Dr. Chevalier will present “The Proximal Tubule and Chronic Kidney … Read more

Kidney Kare Celebrates Its Tenth, and Final Year

March 19, 2015

The annual Kidney Kare 5K Run/Walk will celebrate its Tenth Anniversary on Saturday, March 14. The annual Kidney Kare 5K Run/Walk will celebrate its Tenth Anniversary on Saturday, March 14. Suzie Hosman, Race Director, has announced that this will be the final year of the Kidney Kare. While the event has drawn many participants and … Read more

Dr. Bill Primack Shares Career Insights on New Podcast

March 19, 2015

Dr. Bill Primack, a pediatric nephrologist, recently celebrated his retirement from UNC. He discusses several topics and issues that he dealt with in his career in this new podcast. In this new podcast, Dr. Primack discusses several topics and issues that he dealt with in his career, from how he got started out, to having … Read more