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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

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    Hladik Discusses Potassium Regulation with Livestrong.com

    The kidneys control potassium levels in the body, which are important for nerve and muscle cell functioning, especially the heart. Gerald Hladik, MD, chief of the division of nephrology, recently contributed to a Livestrong.com article about the symptoms of potassium deficiency, along with treatment for the condition known as hypokalemia.

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    Jennette Receives Lifetime Achievement Award

    Charles Jennette, MD, professor of pathology and laboratory medicine, and professor of medicine, has received the Robert H. Heptinstall Lifetime Achievement Award from the Renal Pathology Society (RPS). The honor was presented February 29 at the RPS Annual Meeting in Los Angeles, Ca. Jennette’s service, teaching and research activities focus on kidney disease. From 1999–2019, he … Continued

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    Featured Physician: Keia Sanderson, MD

    Dr. Keia Sanderson wrote an essay in the first grade describing how her pediatrician, an African American female, inspired her to achieve. “Very early in my life, she along with my parents made me feel like I could do anything,” said Sanderson, an associate professor of medicine in the division of nephrology and hypertension. She also says her grandmother gave her the best advice … Continued

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    Derebail, Falk Publish Commentary in New England Journal of Medicine

    After a review of the PEXIVAS trial, a large randomized clinical trial involving patients with ANCA vasculitis, Vimal K. Derebail, MD, MPH, associate professor of medicine in the division of nephrology and hypertension, and Ronald J. Falk, MD, chair of the UNC Department of Medicine, have published their interpretation of these findings for patients with severe ANCA vasculitis an … Continued