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Division of Nephrology and Hypertension

The Division of Nephrology and Hypertension provides care to patients, throughout North Carolina, the United States and worldwide, who need treatment of kidney disease and hypertension. Our faculty also educate medical school undergraduates in the School of Medicine, medicine residents in UNC Hospitals, and clinical fellows in the subspecialty of nephrology. We actively support the advancement of scholarly research and laboratory and clinical investigations in the health sciences.

UNC Kidney Center

The mission of the UNC Kidney Center is to reduce the burden of chronic kidney disease through discovery about the pathophysiology and therapeutics of kidney disease and through the development and assessment of educational programs about kidney disease for North Carolinians and their primary care physicians.

Nephrology & UNC Kidney Center News

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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 … 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 concerns (e.g., worries about dialysis, needles, … 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 preclinical curriculum … Continued


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