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

January 27, 2023

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 … Continued

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

January 3, 2023

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 recognizes exceptional … Continued

Featured Physician: Ravi K. Mallavarapu

January 3, 2023

Ravi K. Mallavarapu, MD, a nephrologist interested in living donor kidney transplantation, was inspired to become a doctor by his grandfather. If he didn’t purse a career in medicine, Dr. Mallavarapu may have become a naturalist who is involved in the conservation of trees and wildlife. The abundant nature in North Carolina and UNC’s mission were two of … Continued

Featured Physician: Evan Morris Zeitler, MD

August 24, 2022

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

August 11, 2022

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 … Continued

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

July 19, 2022

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 signal … Continued

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

July 6, 2022

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. Westreich … Continued

Congratulations, Carolina Care Excellence Awardees!

May 18, 2022

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 … Continued

Kidney Transplants Saved Her Life — Twice

April 26, 2022

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 … Continued