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  • Dr. Mottl Receives Grant to Enroll Patients in Kidney Precision Medicine Project

    Amy Mottl, MD, MPH, FASN, associate professor of medicine in the Division of Nephrology, received a grant from the NIDDK to enroll adults with Chronic Kidney Disease and/or Acute Kidney Injury in a longitudinal study that includes a research kidney biopsy. Chronic Kidney Disease (CKD) and Acute Kidney Injury (AKI) are devastating diagnoses affecting millions of Americans. Both ca … Continued

  • Assimson, Flythe, Weber Receive 2022 Drug Therapy Research Award from the American Society of Health System Pharmacists Foundation

    Magdalene Assimon, PharmD, PhD, Jennifer E. Flythe, MD, MPH, and David Weber, MD received the 2022 Drug Therapy Research Award from the American Society of Health System Pharmacists (ASHP) Foundation for their JAMA Cardiology manuscript titled “Analysis of respiratory fluoroquinolones and the risk of sudden cardiac death among patients receiving hemodialysis.” This award recogniz … Continued

  • 2023 Fellows Match to the Department of Medicine

    The Department of Medicine is honored to welcome new Tar Heel trainees! The National Resident Matching Program (NRMP) released results for the 2022 Medicine and Pediatric Specialties Match on November 30. This is the first year the organization’s largest Fellowship Match included subspecialties in internal medicine, pediatrics, addiction and multidisciplinary specialties. More th … Continued

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    Featured Physician: Evan Morris Zeitler, MD

    Evan Morris Zeitler, MD, is an assistant professor in the Division of Nephrology and Hypertension. He has been interested in teaching and human physiology since he was 13 years old, when he volunteered at the Natural History Museum in Denver, Colorado.

  • Faculty and Residents Honored by UNC SOM Student Government

    The UNC School of Medicine Student Government, previously known as the Whitehead Medical Society in honor of Dr. Richard H. Whitehead, held the Fall Convocation and Award Ceremony. The Department of Medicine was well represented during the award ceremony. Lindsay Wilson, MD, MPH, associate professor in the Division of Geriatric Medicine, was selected by the senior class for the L … Continued

  • Drs. Gang Xi and Prabir Roy-Chaudhury Receive $2.7 Million Grant from the National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases 

    Dr. Gang Xi, assistant professor in the Division of Nephrology and Hypertension, and Dr. Prabir Roy-Chaudhury, professor in the Division of Nephrology and Hypertension and co-driector of the UNC Kidney Center, were recently awarded a, five year, $2.7 million grant. Their project titled, “Modulation of VSMC phenotype through the Insulin Receptor Substrate 1/Kruppel-like factor-4 s … Continued

  • Dr. Katie Westreich wins Walter W. Tunnessen Faculty Clinician Award

    Katie Westreich, MD, an assistant professor in the Division of Nephrology, has been awarded the Walter W. Tunnessen Faculty Clinician Award. This honor is presented by the Department of Pediatrics’ graduating residents to an attending who demonstrates strong teaching abilities, ideal diagnostic expertise and embodies the qualities Dr. Tunnessen had such as compassion. “Dr. Westre … Continued

  • Dr. Kawan Swain is Guest Speaker at Former High School, Bertie County’s Graduation Ceremony

    “As you climb this ladder in life always reach back to lift someone else up,” was a part of Kawan Swain’s, MD, message to Bertie High School’s graduating class. “I also talked about fear. Especially for me, and just like them, coming from a rural town there is a fear of success, there is a fear of failure, a fear of disappointing someone, but you cannot let that fear eclipse your … Continued

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    Congratulations, Carolina Care Excellence Awardees!

    Every year, UNC Hospitals conducts the Press Ganey Medical Practice survey to obtain input from patients. Patients are asked if they would refer their provider’s practice to friends and family in the survey. Over the last year, 154 providers within UNC Hospitals received the highest recommendation from more than 89 percent of their patients, putting them in the top quartile natio … Continued

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    Kidney Transplants Saved Her Life — Twice

    When Betsy Crais was a graduate student, she started having abdominal pain and other gastrointestinal symptoms and went to her doctor to find out what was wrong. “He showed me the X-rays—I had black holes all over my kidneys,” she says. Those “black holes” were cysts from polycystic kidney disease. That was more than 35 years ago. Since then, Crais has undergone two kidney transp … Continued

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    Use of Iron Agents in CKD Anemia Management

    Abhi Kshirsagar, MD, MPH, the Covington Distinguished Professor of Medicine in the Division of Nephrology and Hypertension, participated in the “Controversies in optimal anemia management: Conclusions from a Kidney Disease: Improving Global Outcomes (KDIGO) Conference.” Controversies Conferences review the latest evidence, explore new and ongoing controversies, assess change impl … Continued

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    Kidney Awareness Month: Patient-Centered Care Strengthened by Participation in Multi-Specialty Collaborative Clinics

    March is National Kidney Awareness Month, a time to highlight the importance of kidney disease. 37 million Americans have kidney disease, yet only about 10% of these individuals are aware of the diagnosis. Kidney disease may develop from a myriad of conditions, including hypertension, diabetes mellitus, vascular disease, nephrotoxic medications, autoimmune disorders, and genetic … Continued