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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

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    Christian 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

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    Jain, Henderson Share Updates on Medical Student Education

    To all faculty, fellows and residents: It has been quite the year for all of us as we have all adjusted our schedules to accommodate the influx of Covid-19 patients.  Medical students were briefly off clinical duties but thanks to School of Medicine and Department of Medicine leadership, they were back fairly soon with appropriate PPE.  Many thanks to all of you welcoming them ba … Continued

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    UNC Nephrologists Participate in NFK-USDA Scientific Workshop

    Barbara Gillespie, MD, FASN, Keisha Gibson, MD, MPH, and Amy Mottl, MD, participated in a virtual scientific workshop sponsored by the National Kidney Foundation and the US Drug Administration on December 14-17.  They were among 90 people representing a range of key stakeholders including faculty experts in clinical trials, nephrology and other relevant topic areas, patients, pay … Continued

  • Fellows Match to the Department of Medicine

    While the pandemic made this year particularly challenging for fellowship recruitment efforts and interviews, a series of videos showing each program’s strengths was a creative solution, introducing viewers to faculty and current fellows, with a brief glimpse into what it might be like to join the program. And although it was impossible to replicate the experience of visiting in- … Continued

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    Carolina Kidney Team Ranks First in Donations for Kidney Disease at Annual Kidney Walk

    The UNC Kidney Center’s “Carolina Kidney Team” ranked first in North Carolina for fundraising, and second in the nation, after virtually completing the National Kidney Foundation’s Annual Kidney Walk on November 15. The team walked for current patients, former patients, their caretakers, and others impacted by kidney disease, calling attention to the prevention of kidney disease … Continued

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    Diwali, Celebrating the Festival of Lights

    “Pankaj and I love Diwali. It is the Festival of Lights when we spend some time with our family, decorating our house, putting up lights and having good food. To us, Diwali is a time of being grateful for our family, friends and all our blessings.”   Koyal Jain, MD, and Pankaj Jawa, MD Diwali is the Hindu festival of lights celebrated by Indians around the world. The five day fes … Continued