UNC Kidney Center Participates in 2018 Triangle Kidney Walk

November 20, 2018

Faculty, fellows and families from the UNC Kidney Center participated in the 2018 Triangle Kidney Walk, to create awareness for the urgency of kidney disease, expand the conversation about kidney health and raise funds for patient programs. “Approximately one in seven adults in the US has chronic kidney disease (CKD), which doesn’t show symptoms until … Continued

Dr. Clay Block Joins Nephrology

May 8, 2018

Dr. Clay Block is a professor of medicine in the division of nephrology with interests in clinical reasoning and the relationship/tension between the provision of health care and the administrative and economic constraints placed on providers. As this month’s featured physician in the department of medicine, he explains his return to UNC, how he chose … Continued

Pursuing Kidney Health in the Kingdom of Bhutan

March 6, 2018

Far away in a small Himalayan kingdom, where light and color have a mystical allure and steep mountains hold thousand-year-old Buddhist monasteries, a country pursues gross national happiness, measured by the collective well-being of its people. Physically isolated from most of the world until the 1960s, Bhutan was only accessible by foot, from a northern route through … Continued

UNC Kidney Center Video Strives to Increase Research Readiness

March 6, 2018

A recent dialysis research study shows many aspects of research can be improved to encourage broader patient participation and better align research and clinical processes in clinics. A product of the study is a new video tool that features actual participants in animation. Research can create better futures for people on dialysis, those who care … Continued

Meet the Nephrology Trainees: Kiri Bagley, MD, MPH

March 2, 2018

Dr. Kiri Bagley is a first year fellow in pediatric nephrology. Kiri Bagley, MD, MPH Education MD/MPH: University of North Carolina School of Medicine, 2009-2014 Pediatric Residency: University of North Carolina, 2014-2017 Hometown Sunbury, NC Hobbies and Interests I enjoy spending free time outdoors, particularly hiking and biking. I also love to bake. I enjoy traveling … Continued

Flythe Earns the Woods Junior Faculty Award

February 7, 2018

(Republished from the UNC Health Care and UNC School of Medicine Newsroom) Jennifer Flythe, MD, always wanted to be a doctor, dating back to her days as a three-year old playing with a Fisher Price doctor’s kit. Her inspiration was her grandfather, a physician in High Point. He cultivated Flythe’s love of medicine throughout childhood. … Continued