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    It Takes a Village: Addressing Structural Racism as a Barrier to Health Equity in Kidney Care

    Keisha L. Gibson, MD, MPH, associate professor of medicine and pediatrics, and vice chair of diversity and inclusion for the UNC Department of Medicine, is co-author of “It Takes a Village,” an article in the March issue of the ASN’s Kidney News. With more than 37 million people in the United States affected, the article describes chronic kidney disease (CKD) as arguably one of t … Continued

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    Glenn Introduces PRESERVE Trial at UNC Children’s Hospital, Preserving Kidney Function in Children with Chronic Kidney Disease

    Pediatric chronic kidney disease (CKD) results from a variety of health conditions that reduce kidney function. CKD can progress to end-stage kidney disease (ESKD), which requires dialysis or kidney transplant. While CKD in adults is common and mainly caused by hypertension and diabetes, CKD in children is relatively rare, and caused primarily by congenital anomalies of the genit … Continued

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    Chang Presents Nephrology Grand Rounds: Young People May Have Different Needs When They Become Adults and Are Cared for in Adult Kidney Clinics

    “Every young adult is facing a lot of change during that period of life,” said Jessica Stahl, MD, MS, assistant professor in the division of nephrology and hypertension, about the topic Dr. Emily Chang recently chose for Nephrology Grand Rounds. “You might remember how different it was at first to live independently from your parents, choose your own classes, find a job, pay your … Continued

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    UNC Nephrology Receives “Carolina Care Excellence Award”

    UNC Nephrology in Burlington has received a 2021 UNC Health Carolina Care which recognizes top clinics with the highest overall Press Ganey Scores. Lucy Menefee, MSN, DNP, ANP-BC, adult nurse practitioner in the division of nephrology and hypertension, explained. “This award highlights our level of commitment to serving our patient population. This would not have been possible wi … Continued

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    The National Kidney Foundation Presents the Shaul G. Massry Award to Dr. Jennifer Flythe

    Jennifer E. Flythe, MD, MPH, associate professor medicine and vice chief of the division of nephrology and hypertension, is the recipient of the Shaul G. Massry Award. She will present the Shaul G. Massry Distinguished Lecture for the National Kidney Foundation’s 2022 Spring Clinical Meetings, April 6-10, in Boston. The distinguished lecture honors Dr. Massry for his scientific a … Continued

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    New KDIGO Guidelines Are Now Available

    KDIGO guidelines translate scientific advances into useful and practical clinical practice recommendations and observations. And the new 2021 Clinical Practice Guidelines for the Management of Glomerular Diseases are now available online. Keisha Gibson, MD, MPH, and Jenny Flythe, MD, MPH, both served on KDIGO committees that produced the guidelines, which are also featured in the … Continued

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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