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    2021 Raven Rock Ramble Benefits the UNC Kidney Center

    The Raven Rock Ramble is a 100-mile bicycle ride around Raven Rock State Park that explores the counties of Wake, Harnett, Lee and Chatham. The annual event promotes organ donation awareness and the proceeds go to the UNC Kidney Center, for direct patient services. This year’s event took place on August 22, raising approximately $30,000. It first began in 2002, and since then has … Continued

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    Nephrology Team Introduces Vascular Access Education Materials

    ASN Kidney News recently recognized the UNC Kidney Center’s new vascular access education materials. Guided by 105 stakeholders, the UNC Kidney Center developed mixed-media vascular access education materials (video and brochure) to support individuals preparing for hemodialysis. The materials ground health information in an authentic voice by acknowledging common patient concern … Continued

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    Jain Receives Three Teaching Awards During the Whitehead Awards Ceremony

    Koyal Jain, MD, MPH, associate professor of medicine in the division of nephrology and hypertension, received three teaching awards at the 2021 Whitehead Lecture and Award Ceremony. Jain was awarded the “Hyman L. Battle Distinguished Excellence in Teaching Award in the Foundation Phase.” This award was established to recognize the most outstanding educator overall for the preclin … Continued

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    Value-Care Action Group (VCAG) Project Will Introduce New Care Pathway For Low-Risk Chronic Kidney Disease Patients

    Populations at risk for chronic kidney disease (CKD) often go untested because patients with early CKD have few or no symptoms to indicate kidney damage. Medical costs attributable to CKD rise as the severity of CKD increases. Identifying and treating CKD in the earlier stages can offer the highest value of care and the best patient outcomes. In the newest Value-Care Action Group … Continued

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    Jain Elected to UNC School of Medicine Academy of Educators Leadership

    The Office of Faculty Affairs and Leadership Development and the Academy of Educators leadership have announced the results of the 2021 AOE Leadership Council election. The Department of Medicine congratulates Koyal Jain, MD, MPH, FASN, assistant professor of medicine in the division of nephrology and hypertensions on her election as Rotating Council members to the Academy of Edu … Continued

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    Teen Raises Funds to Research Rare Disease

    There’s a mutual commitment between community supported agriculture and life in a community. The farm feeds people fresh food and, in turn, the people support the farm. But it’s not always about veggies and flowers. The allegiance can be the heart of a healthy community like in Little Washington, where Petals and Produce, the VanStaalduinen father-son business, has served Beaufor … Continued

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    Students Praise Nephrology’s Renal Block Lecture “A Day in the Life”

    Koyal Jain, MD, MPH, FASN, assistant professor in the division of nephrology and hypertension and director of undergraduate medical education in the department of medicine, is featured in a new UNC Health Foundation article discussing how students and faculty have connected during the pandemic year. She credits the students for keeping everyone afloat during a time of such great … Continued

  • March is National Kidney Month

    March is Kidney Awareness Month–a time to highlight a disease that affects more than 30 million Americans. It’s important to know the risk factors of chronic kidney disease, such as diabetes, high blood pressure, heart disease and family history. Kidney disease can be caused by glomerular diseases and autoimmune disease, or it can be genetic. Testing is important because there ar … Continued

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    Flythe, Pecot Elected to the American Society for Clinical Investigation

    Jenny Flythe, MD, associate professor of medicine in the division of nephrology and hypertension, and Chad Pecot, MD, associate professor of oncology, have been elected to the American Society for Clinical Investigation. Flythe’s research is focused on improving the safety and experiences of individuals living with kidney disease by bettering clinical and patient-reported outcome … Continued

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    Agosto-Burgos Provides COVID-19 Education in Univision Interview

    Christian Agosto-Burgos, a PhD candidate, was featured in Univision 40 North Carolina interviews about COVID-19. He explained to Spanish-speaking audiences how natural and vaccine-mediated immunity are different, why individuals develop the disease more than once, and why it is important to receive the two doses of the vaccine. Agosto-Burgos is pursuing his PhD in pathobiology an … Continued