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    O’Brien Featured in Finding Genius Podcast For Research On Kidney Nephron Progenitors

    Lori O’Brien, PhD, a member of the UNC Kidney Center and assistant professor in the department of Cell Biology and Physiology, discusses her research on kidney development and nephron function in an episode of the Finding Genius podcast. The episode summarizes her research as it relates to kidney disease, including: How kidney development progresses in utero and what are the two … Continued

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    Flythe Presentation Featured in Nephrology News and Issues

    Jenny Flythe, MD, MPH, associate professor of medicine in the division of nephrology and hypertension, was a virtual speaker at the “Innovations in Dialysis: Expediting Advances Symposium,” highlighted in Nephrology News & Issues.  In her presentation, Flythe discussed how patient-preference information can be used by the FDA in making regulatory decisions on devices designed … Continued

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    Air Pollution From Wildfires Shows Link to Death Rates in Patients With Kidney Failure

    Abhijit V. Kshirsagar, MD, MPH, the Covington Distinguished Professor of Medicine in the division of nephrology and hypertension, is a co-author of new research published in the Journal of the American Society of Nephrology that suggests individuals with kidney failure may face a higher risk of dying prematurely if they’re exposed to air pollution from wildfires. Wildfires genera … Continued

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    Chang Promotes Kidney Health on Radio Nemo “Highway to Health”

    Long-distance drivers may be at greater risk for kidney problems, and this includes professional truck drivers. Emily Chang, MD, assistant professor of medicine in the division of nephrology and hypertension, was recently interviewed on SiriusXM’s Road Dog Trucking Channel, promoting kidney health and wellness. “The statistics are staggering. Only 10% of people with chronic kidne … Continued

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    Healthcare Worker Demonstration Brings Together UNC Medical Students, Residents and Physicians

    Medical students, residents and physicians participated in a demonstration June 6 to advocate for culturally sensitive healthcare services and education for underserved populations. UNC’s Student National Medical Association (SNMA), played an integral role in planning the event. As a former SNMA member, Emily Chang, MD, associate professor in the division of nephrology, said she … Continued

  • Medical Students Return to Clinical Setting

    Following is a message from Koyal Jain, MD MPH and Ashley Henderson, MD, directors of undergraduate education in the department of medicine. The COVID-19 pandemic has caused significant disruption in medical education and administration of the USMLE step examinations throughout the country. The UNC School of Medicine and Department of Medicine have been working closely with the m … Continued

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    Roy-Chaudhury Publishes Study On Intradialytic Hypotension and Cardiac Arrhythmias

    Prabir Roy-Chaudhury, MD, PhD, professor of medicine in the division of nephrology and hypertension, and co-director of the UNC Kidney Center, recently published “Intradialytic Hypotension and Cardiac Arrhythmias in Patients Undergoing Maintenance Hemodialysis: Results From the Monitoring in Dialysis Study” in the Clinical Journal of the American Society of Nephrology.  Patients … Continued

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    New Global Health Initiatives in Pediatric Nephrology

    Kidney disease is increasingly recognized as an important contributor to the global burden of disease, and surveys show there is a high level of perceived inadequacy in the pediatric nephrology workforce. Dorey Glenn, MD, MPH, assistant professor of pediatric nephrology, has been working to create new opportunities for education and training in resource limited parts of the world … Continued

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    Gibson Study Showcased at National Kidney Foundation’s Annual Spring Meeting

    The National Kidney Foundation showcased a global study led by Keisha Gibson, MD, MPH, chief of pediatric nephrology, designed to understand the experimental immunosuppressant drug Voclosporin as a treatment for patients with lupus kidney disease. The study “AURORA Phase 3 Trial Demonstrates Voclosporin Statistical Superiority Over Standard of Care in Lupus Nephritis (LN)” was se … Continued

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    Flythe Receives NIDDK Pilot Award

    Jenny Flythe, MD, MPH, associate professor of medicine in the division of nephrology and hypertension, has received an award for $116,625 from the NIH National Institute of Diabetes, Digestive, and Kidney Diseases (NIDDK), to conduct a pilot feasibility study of loop diuretics among individuals receiving hemodialysis. Flythe, who is medical director of UNC Hospital’s Dialysis Ser … Continued