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  • March is Kidney Awareness Month

    March is Kidney Awareness Month–the time to highlight a disease that affects more than 30 million Americans. It’s important to know the risk factors of chronic kidney disease, like diabetes, high blood pressure, heart disease and family history of kidney disease, among others. Kidney disease can also be caused by glomerular diseases, autoimmune disease, or can be a genetic disea … Continued

  • Jennifer Flythe, MD, MPH, and Terence Oliver collaborated.

    UNC Kidney Center Video Strives to Increase Research Readiness

    A recent dialysis research study shows many aspects of research can be improved to encourage broader patient participation and better align research and clinical processes in clinics. A product of the study is a new video tool that features actual participants in animation.

  • Dr. Dorey Glenn with Dr. Dinesh Pradhan

    Pursuing Kidney Health in the Kingdom of Bhutan

    Dr. Dorey Glenn Takes Pediatric Nephrology Education to Thimphu, partially funded by a Global Partnership Award from UNC Global.

  • Dr. Jenny Flythe

    Flythe Earns Woods Junior Faculty Award

    Jennifer Flythe, MD, assistant professor of medicine in the division of nephrology, has been selected as this year’s James W. Woods Junior Faculty Award winner.

  • Spotlight on UNC Educational Resources for Kidney Patients

    March is Kidney Awareness Month–the time to highlight a disease that affects more than 30 million Americans. It’s important to know the risk factors of chronic kidney disease, like diabetes, high blood pressure, heart disease and family history of kidney disease, among others. Kidney disease can also be caused by glomerular diseases, autoimmune disease, or can be a genetic disea … Continued

  • Jenny Flythe, MD. MPH

    Featured Physician: Jennifer “Jenny” Flythe, MD, MPH

    Dr. Flythe is an assistant professor of medicine in the division of nephrology. Her specialty areas are hemodialysis patient care and research, advanced kidney disease patient care, patient-centered outcomes research and epidemiology.

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    Pediatric Kidney Trial Combines a Simple Diet with Moments of Magic

    Disney is a place to make wishes and memories, not necessarily the place to go on a diet. But what if it could change a child’s life? That’s what researchers are hoping to learn. Two-year-old Nadiya Dockery with nephrotic syndrome was one of 20 children who participated in a grand medical experiment at Disney Resorts in August, joined by her mom Kaley Williams of Sanford, NC.

  • Dr. Ronald Falk, chair of the department of medicine, is recipient of the distinguished 2017 ASN John P. Peters Award

    Ronald J. Falk, MD, Received the Distinguished John P. Peters Award from the American Society of Nephrology

    Ronald J. Falk, MD, FASN, chair of the department of medicine, has received the distinguished John P. Peters Award from the American Society of Nephrology (ASN). The award was presented November 4, 2017 during ASN’s Kidney Week Conference in New Orleans, Louisiana.

  • Research Highlights: Nephrology & Hypertension

    The major areas of research are organized thematically around the following topics; each tab when clicked will reveal more details on each related project. ANCA Vasculitis and Systemic Lupus Erythematosus Glomerular Diseases Diabetic Kidney Disease Epidemiology and Outcomes Research in Kidney Disease Kidney Development and Function Novel Imaging Techniques in Nephrology ANCA Vasc … Continued

  • David Cole with his wife Mary Hall at the 2017 Raven Rock Ramble.

    Pedaling For a Purpose and the Simple Joy

    The 2017 Raven Rock Ramble raised over $30,000 last month to assist kidney patients with emergency needs, while also promoting awareness of organ donation. The annual event celebrates the joy of cycling after one man’s kidney transplant. It also gives back to a continuum of care at the UNC Kidney Center.