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Hladik Discusses Potassium Regulation with Livestrong.com

March 10, 2020

The kidneys control potassium levels in the body, which are important for nerve and muscle cell functioning, especially the heart. Gerald Hladik, MD, chief of the division of nephrology, recently contributed to a Livestrong.com article about the symptoms of potassium deficiency, along with treatment for the condition known as hypokalemia.

Jennette Receives Lifetime Achievement Award

March 10, 2020

Charles Jennette, MD, professor of pathology and laboratory medicine, and professor of medicine, has received the Robert H. Heptinstall Lifetime Achievement Award from the Renal Pathology Society (RPS). The honor was presented February 29 at the RPS Annual Meeting in Los Angeles, Ca. Jennette’s service, teaching and research activities focus on kidney disease. From 1999–2019, … Continued

Derebail, Falk Publish Commentary in New England Journal of Medicine

February 17, 2020

After a review of the PEXIVAS trial, a large randomized clinical trial involving patients with ANCA vasculitis, Vimal K. Derebail, M.D., M.P.H., associate professor of medicine in the division of nephrology and hypertension, and Ronald J. Falk, M.D, chair of the UNC Department of Medicine, have published their interpretation of these findings for patients with … Continued

Featured Physician: Keia Sanderson, MD

February 17, 2020

Dr. Keia Sanderson is an assistant professor of medicine in the division of nephrology and hypertension, specializing in chronic kidney disease and dialysis, acute kidney injury and glomerular diseases. Where are you from? I am originally from Charlotte. I graduated from Rice University in Houston, Texas, and attended medical school at the University of Missouri. … Continued

UNC Hypertension Clinic Becomes a Certified Comprehensive Hypertension Center

February 4, 2020

The UNC Hypertension Clinic at Meadowmont has been awarded the American Heart Association’s Comprehensive Hypertension Center Certification to recognize the practice’s commitment to following proven, research-based treatment guidelines to care for people with complex or difficult-to-treat hypertension, or high blood pressure. “Nearly half of the American population over age 20 has hypertension and many do … Continued