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    Flythe Appointed to KDIGO’s 2020 Executive Committee

    Jenny Flythe, MD, MPH, associate professor in the division of nephrology and hypertension and medical director of UNC Hospital’s Dialysis Services, has been elected to serve on the executive committee for Kidney Disease: Improving Global Outcomes (KDIGO), beginning January 1, 2020. More than 120 physician scientists worldwide were considered for five slots on the 2020 executive c … Continued

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    Keisha Gibson appointed vice chair for diversity and inclusion

    Keisha Gibson, MD, MPH, associate professor of medicine and pediatrics, and chief of pediatric nephrology, has been named vice chair for diversity and inclusion for the department of medicine. “We are delighted to welcome Dr. Gibson to this new position, leading our commitment to nurturing an environment of diversity inclusion,” said Ron Falk, MD, chair of the department of medic … Continued

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    Falk contributes to US News & World Report’s patient guide to autoimmune disease

    “All autoimmune diseases have what are called relapsing and remitting tendencies,” says Ron Falk, MD, chair of the UNC Department of Medicine and co-director of the UNC Kidney Center, in a new patient’s guide. “You may have long periods where you feel relatively well followed by severe disease flare-ups or exacerbations.”

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    New clinic serves reproductive women with kidney disease

    A new UNC Health Care clinic opened this month led by Monica Reynolds, MD, MSCR, assistant professor of medicine in nephrology, and Christina Herrera, MD, MSCI, assistant professor in the division of maternal-fetal-medicine, in the department of obstetrics and gynecology. “We are very excited to announce the opening of our multidisciplinary combined maternal-fetal medicine and ne … Continued

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    Kshirsagar emphasizes the importance of kidney transplant in JAMA Surgery

    Abhijit Kshirsagar, MD, MPH, emphasizes the importance of kidney transplant in the editorial Transplant First, Dialysis Last, with Melina Kibbe, MD, chair of the department of surgery, and David Gerber, MD, from the division of abdominal transplant surgery. Published in JAMA Surgery, the editorial recognizes transplants as cost-effective with the greatest survival advantage, exte … Continued

  • CDC adopts UNC Kidney Center screening tool for chronic kidney disease

    Kidney specialists and public health officials agree, at-risk populations often go untested for chronic kidney disease (CKD) because patients with early CKD have few or no symptoms to indicate kidney damage. Diagnosis at the earliest stage offers the best patient outcomes. Abhi Kshirsagar, MD, MPH, professor of medicine and director of the UNC Kidney Center’s Kidney Education and … Continued

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    New k-level grant writing initiative adds to infrastructure that supports junior investigators in pursuit of research training and protected time

    Physician-scientists are uniquely positioned to transfer clinical insights to research discoveries, to return a better understanding of human disease to the clinic. A new initiative led by Laura Loehr, MD, PhD, MS, associate professor in general medicine and clinical epidemiology, and Susan Hogan, PhD, MPH, associate professor in nephrology, will help junior faculty in the depart … Continued

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    Henderson, Jain appointed directors of undergraduate education in the department

    Ron Falk, MD, chair of the department of medicine, has named Ashley Henderson, MD, associate professor of medicine in pulmonary medicine, and Koyal Jain, MD, assistant professor of medicine in nephrology, the new directors of undergraduate education in the department of medicine. “The best education curriculum responds to changes in medical knowledge and puts them in practice,” F … Continued

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    UNC Kidney Center takes outreach program to Kinston

    The UNC Kidney Center hosted a free kidney screening at the Kinston Community Health Center on Monday, August 5. Primary interventions in outreach aim to raise awareness about chronic kidney disease and promote the role of organ donation for people with end-stage kidney disease. The event was featured on Greenville, NC, news station WNCT-9.

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    Expertscape recognizes Falk and Mackman as world experts

    Ronald Falk, MD, and Nigel Mackman, PhD, FAHA, have been recognized as top-rated experts in their fields in the 2019 ranking by Expertscape. Falk is the Nan and Hugh Cullman Eminent Professor of Medicine, chair of the department of medicine and co-director of the UNC Kidney Center. Falk’s expertise in vasculitis ranks in the top 0.01% of 67,280 published authors worldwide from 20 … Continued