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Jenny Flythe, MD, MPH-shaul-massry-award
Jenny Flythe, MD, MPH

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 achievements and contributions to kidney health care.

“Dr. Massry has made enormous contributions to the kidney community – in discovery, education, advocacy, and leadership – and I am incredibly honored to have been selected to give his namesake lecture at the NKF annual meeting. I’m speechless actually,” said Dr. Flythe in a press announcement.

“My relationships with patients – in the realms of clinical care, research, and advocacy – fuel my passion for kidney health and inspire me to seek innovative approaches to improving the health and well-being of people affected by kidney disease.”

Each year the National Kidney Foundation (NKF) considers the work of hundreds of specialists, advocates, and volunteers in the field of nephrology and selects among them those who most exemplify the relentless efforts of NKF to enhance the lives of patients through action, education, and accelerating change. Their work is vital to the 37 million adults in the U.S. who are affected by kidney disease and the 1 in 3 people who are at risk. NKF will honor these individuals at the 2022 Spring Clinical Meetings.

Dr. Flythe’s research aims to improve the safety and experiences of individuals living with kidney disease by bettering patient-reported and biomedical outcomes. Dr. Flythe’s research interests include dialysis volume management and hemodynamics, patient-reported outcomes and patient preferences, patient education, pharmacoepidemiology, and patient-centered clinical trials. She is committed to ensuring that patient priorities drive her outcomes research. In all her work, she collaborates with diverse stakeholders to build kidney community research capacity, enhance research design, promote clinical uptake of findings, and improve care delivery.

“Dr. Flythe goes beyond her research, clinical care, and administrative duties, as an involved and engaged member of the Kidney Health Initiative Board of Directors, KDIGO Executive Committee, numerous kidney journal editorial boards, and national education initiatives, including those of the National Kidney Foundation,” said NKF President, Paul Palevsky, MD. “She is an inspiration.”

To learn more about Dr. Flythe’s research, go to https://unckidneycenter.org/research/unc-dialysis-research.