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American Society of Nephrology Magazine Features UNC Kidney Center Study

March 11, 2015

The American Society of Nephrology (ASN)’s magazine publication, Kidney News, recently featured a front-page cover story highlighting an article published by UNC Kidney Center researchers. This study was led by UNC’s Dr. Mark Foster, a student in the School of Medicine, who collaborated with UNC Kidney Center’s Drs. Ron Falk and Maria Ferris. The article, … Read more

Annual Meeting of the GDCN To Take Place in May 2012

March 11, 2015

The 26th Annual Meeting of the Glomerular Disease Collaborative Network (GDCN) will convene over the weekend of May 19-20 at the Friday Center for Continuing Education in Chapel Hill, NC. The GDCN is a network of health care professionals and researchers that help recruit patents into a long-term registry that seeks to learn more about … Read more

UNC Kidney Transplant Recipient and Cycling Event Organizer Featured in Annual Report of the Medical Foundation of North Carolina

March 11, 2015

David Cole, a kidney transplant recipient and UNC patient, has been featured in the Medical Foundation of North Carolina’s Annual Report for his efforts in advocacy for organ donation and kidney disease awareness. An avid cyclist in peak physical condition, David Cole was shocked when diagnosed with IgA nephropathy during a routine doctor appointment in … Read more

UNC Kidney Stone Clinic Now Welcoming Patients

March 11, 2015

Dr. Denu-Ciocca has been a key contributor in establishing new clinic dedicated to the treatment of kidney stones. The UNC Kidney Stone Clinic, dedicated entirely to the treatment of kidney stones, began welcoming and educating kidney stone patients in early January of 2012. UNC Kidney Center’s Cindy Denu-Ciocca, MD has been a key contributor in … Read more

UNC Kidney Center Welcomes Dr. Raven Voora

March 11, 2015

Dr. Voora will provide Nephrology consult service and dialysis care through the UNC Kidney Center’s satellite facilities in Burlington, NC. Raven Voora, MD is pleased to be joining the Nephrology Division at the UNC School of Medicine, Department of Medicine. Dr. Voora’s duties with the Division will primarily involve providing Nephrology consultative service and dialysis … Read more

UNC Kidney Center Welcomes Visiting Scholar Louis-Philippe Laurin, MD

March 11, 2015

Dr. Laurin is visiting from Montréal for two years until the end of 2013. The UNC Kidney Center welcomes Visiting Scholar Louis-Philippe Laurin, MD. Dr. Laurin completed his medical education at the Université de Montréal in 2006. After finishing both Medical Residency and Nephrology Fellowship in the Université de Montréal hospital network, he moved to … Read more

Kidney Patient Sophia Williams Partners with KEOP

March 11, 2015

Williams promotes better education about kidney replacement therapy. In the fall of 1999, Sophia Williams was a vibrant, socially active 16-year-old focused on her education and extracurricular activities, especially through her church. After several years of experiencing nagging fatigue and swelling, Sophia was referred to a nephrologist who diagnosed her with end-stage kidney disease requiring … Read more

Stress Management Podcast Series Now Available for Patients and Families

March 11, 2015

The UNC Kidney Center has produced a five-part stress management techniques podcast aimed at patients and their families. The video podcast features William Frey, Assistant Manager of UNC Training and Talent Development, Instructor of UNC’s Mindfulness based Stress Reduction program, publisher of Stress Tips, and certified professional co-active coach. With the help of these five … Read more

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, … Read more

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 … Read more