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Bilateral exchanges in Bhutan sustain nephrology training

July 22, 2019

The global exchange of knowledge between practicing healthcare providers ensures that regions with the greatest need can have access to training and education essential to providing effective health services. These exchanges also form student mentor bonds, and the experiences can bring life changing perspectives. Dr. Jimba Jatsho is one of the first two pediatricians to … Continued

GDCN Hosts 33rd Annual Meeting Featuring Guest Speaker Dr. Jai Radhakrishnan

July 16, 2019

Community practice and academic health care professionals joined together at the 33rd annual meeting of the Glomerular Disease Collaborative Network (GDCN) on Saturday, May 4, in Chapel Hill. The guest speaker was Jai Radhakrishnan, MD, professor of medicine and director of nephrology clinical services at Columbia University Medical Center. His presentation focused on minimal change … Continued

Jain and Gibson receive Foundation Phase Teaching Excellence Awards

June 13, 2019

The UNC Academy of Educators (AOE) held its annual Alan W. Cross Evening of Scholarship on May 23, an event that celebrated the accomplishments of the previous year, welcomed new members and awarded outstanding educators in the community. Koyal Jain, MD, FASN, and Keisha Gibson, MD, MPH, both received a Foundation Phase Teaching Excellence award … Continued

Dr. Keisha Gibson is Featured ‘Woman of the Triangle’ on

April 29, 2019

Dr. Keisha Gibson, chief of pediatric nephrology, has been featured in’s Women of the Triangle series, recognized for how she promotes diversity and inclusivity in medicine and life. Dr. Keisha Gibson (Credit: Rochelle Moser) Gibson, who is associate professor of medicine and pediatrics, as well as director of the pediatric nephrology fellowship program, explains in the … Continued

Hegde Recognizes Need for Evidence-Based Approach to Dialysis Access

March 11, 2019

Akhil Hegde, MD, Assistant Professor in the Division of Nephrology and Hypertension, emphasized the need for a systemized analysis of dialysis access during the 15th Annual Scientific Meeting for the American Society of Diagnostics and Interventional Nephrology (ASDIN), held last month in Atlanta, GA. In his presentation “Developing an Evidence-Based Approach to Dialysis Access,” Hegde … Continued

Kshirsagar Receives Marion Stedman Covington Distinguished Professorship

February 19, 2019

Abhijit V. Kshirsagar, MD, MPH, Professor of Medicine in the Division of Nephrology, has been awarded the Marion Stedman Covington Distinguished Professorship. As Chief Medical Director for UNC Dialysis Care and Medical Director of Carolina Dialysis in Siler City, Kshirsagar’s clinical practice and research interests are guided by the need to improve the care of … Continued

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

ASN’s Kidney Week 2018 Selects Dr. Amy Mottl’s Paper for “Best of” Session

October 25, 2018

A paper by Amy Mottl, MD, MPH, FASN, associate professor of medicine in the division of nephrology, has been selected for presentation during the American Society of Nephrology’s Kidney Week 2018, the world’s largest meeting of kidney health professionals, taking place in San Diego, CA, this week. This year, the first-ever “Best of ASN Journals: CJASN and … Continued

Erica Bjornstad Studies Epidemiology of Acute Kidney Injury in Malawi

August 23, 2018

New diagnostic tests could offer a quicker diagnosis for impaired kidney function, not only for people in Africa, but in other places with limited resources, as well as disaster events like hurricanes and earthquakes that affect people around the world. In December, 2017, Erica Bjornstad, MD, MPH, a third-year pediatric nephrology fellow, received a funding … Continued