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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 … Continued

Eighth Kidney Kare Run/Walk: Interview with Suzie Hosman

March 10, 2015

Race Director Suzie Hosman answers some questions about the 2013 Kidney Kare. The Kidney Kare Run/Walk is right around the corner. We’re checking in with Kidney Kare Race Director Suzie Hosman, who is also a Research Administrator and Development Officer for the UNC Kidney Center. Suzie has been involved with the event since it began … Continued

World Kidney Day is March 14, 2013

March 10, 2015

The mission of World Kidney Day is to raise awareness of the importance of our kidneys to our overall health and to reduce the frequency and impact of kidney disease and its associated health problems worldwide. The founders of World Kidney Day, International Society of Nephrology (ISN) and the International Federation of Kidney Foundations (IFKF), … Continued

Lupus Awareness in the News Features UNC Kidney Center’s Dr. Keisha Gibson

March 10, 2015

Dr. Gibson discussed lupus on local WRAL news story. The Lupus Foundation of America is promoting lupus awareness around the nation. Their campaign, “Help Us Solve the Cruel Mystery” includes a purple bus that unveils some of the mysteries of lupus through educational video displays. The bus recently made a stop on its nationwide tour … Continued

In Memoriam: William E. Lassiter, MD

March 10, 2015

William E. Lassiter, MD, distinguished kidney physiologist, researcher and clinician at the University of North Carolina School of Medicine from 1958 to 1993, died in Chapel Hill, North Carolina, on May 11, 2013. William (Bill) Lassiter was born in Wilmington, North Carolina on July 27, 1927. He completed his undergraduate education, magna cum laude, at … Continued

UNC Student Colby Allred Receives Grant for Kidney Research

March 10, 2015

The award will fund 10 weeks of research for Allred’s investigation of “Characterization of Two Novel Isoforms of Proteinase-3 (PR3).” The American Society of Nephrology (ASN) and the ASN Foundation for Kidney Research have awarded UNC Medical Student Colby Allred a Student Scholar Grant. The award will fund 10 weeks of research for Allred’s investigation … Continued

UNC Women’s Soccer Team Gives $10,000 Donation to Kidney Center

March 10, 2015

This gift will support the Kidney Center’s research efforts. The University of North Carolina Women’s Soccer Team recently made a gift of more than $10,000 to the UNC Kidney Center. This gift will support the Kidney Center’s research efforts; it will help provide needed research supplies, facility use fees and the study of avenues of … Continued

UNC Kidney Center’s Dr. Gerald Hladik Receives Three Whitehead Awards

March 10, 2015

At the 2013 Whitehead Lecture and Awards Ceremony, UNC Kidney Center’s Dr. Gerald Hladik was the honored recipient of three awards. The Whitehead Medical Society, the student government of the UNC School of Medicine, honors faculty members and residents in an annual Whitehead Lecture and Awards Ceremony. Dr. Hladik was the recipient the following awards: … Continued

Dr. Susan Hogan Receives 2012-2013 Maestro Award

March 10, 2015

The clinical and research nephrology trainees have chosen Dr. Susan Hogan as the 2012-2013 Maestro award winner. One of the most important aspects of teaching, and one of the most difficult in which to truly excel, is mentoring. Susan is an excellent mentor. She provides advice on professional development, helping us to set goals for … Continued