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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 … Read more

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 … Read more

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 … Read more

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 … Read more

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 … Read more

Neyhart Scholarship To Accept Applications for Second Award

March 10, 2015

Scholarship support patients with kidney disease or children of patients with kidney disease. The Neyhart Scholarship, created by Clara and Greg Neyhart, will award its second scholarship in July of 2013. Applications will be accepted between January 1 and April 15. Clara and Greg established this scholarship in 2010 to support patients with kidney disease … Read more

UNC Kidney Center Director Dr. Ron Falk Delivers Presidential Address at American Society of Nephrology Annual Meeting

March 10, 2015

Video of Dr Falk’s Presential Address from November 1, 2012 features lecture “Time to Cure Kidney Disease.” UNC Kidney Center Director Ronald J. Falk, MD, FASN delivered the American Society of Nephrology (ASN) Presidential Address on November 1, 2012 during the morning session at the annual ASN Kidney Week 2012, held in San Diego, California. … Read more

First-Ever Vasculitis Foundation Fellowship Awarded to UNC Kidney Center Fellow

March 10, 2015

Recipient of the fellowship is Dr. Elizabeth Brant. UNC Kidney Center Fellow Elizabeth Brant, MD has been awarded the first-ever Vasculitis Foundation Fellowship, which will support her continuing research fellowship for two years, beginning July of 2013. The Vasculitis Foundation (VF) is an international organization for patients with vasculitis, their families, friends and health care … Read more

Unexpected Donation for UNC Kidney Center Benefits Patient Emergent Need Fund

March 10, 2015

Women’s running relay team gave a gift in honor of nephrologist Dr. James Godwin. When Dr. James Godwin, a nephrologist from Cary, NC, stopped to help a fallen runner during a race this past September, the runner’s relay team was full of appreciation for his act of kindness. The 12-person all-women’s team, known as “Chasing … Read more