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2018

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AUG 16Dr. Kamyar Kalanter-Zadeh tells Reuters Health News that chronic kidney disease should be managed with nutrition therapy to forestall dialysis.
JUNE 18Dr. Kamyar Kalantar-Zadeh is recognized by the Orange County Medical Association as a 2018 "Physician of Excellence."
JUNE 18Dr. Connie Rhee received an outstanding 96.6 Physician Communication Score.
JUNE 04Dr. Hamid Moradi is one of the recipients of a competitive Proof of Product Award from UC Irvine Applied Innovation in May 2018.
APR 03Dr. Connie Rhee receives a UC research credit for use with the OptumLabs Data Warehouse for her research on thyroid dysfunction in chronic kidney diseases.
MAR 13Nephrology Division Chief, Dr. Kamyar Kalantar-Zadeh, is selected as one of the 2018 "America's Best Physician" awardee.
MAR 07Congratulations to Tracy Nakata, the division's senior research coordinator, for being a 2017 ARIISE Award finalist.
MAR 01The Division of Nephrology would like to thank Dr. Nosratola Vaziri for his recent generous donation.
FEB 14Dr. Hamid Moradi, Nephrology Associate Professor, is one of the 2018 ICTS Pilot Award Recipients.
FEB 02"Future studies should look at the harms and risks of sodium versus potassium-recommended diets for people with kidney or heart problems" says Nephrology Chief, Dr. Kamyar Kalantar-Zadeh in a Reuters article, "Low-sodium lunch meats often contain extra potassium."
JAN 04For another consecutive year, 6 UC Irvine nephrologist are named "Super Doctors or Rising Stars" for 2018

2017

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DEC 11Dr. Connie Rhee (first author) & Dr. Kamyar Kalantar-Zadeh's (senior author) article entitled "High Glycemic Levels Have 'Legacy Effect' Even After Diabetic Patients Start Dialysis" is featured in US Medicine, the Voice of Federal Medicine.
NOV 02Research led by UC Irvine nephrologist Dr. Kamyar Kalantar-Zadeh suggests that high-protein diets may cause long-term damage to kidney function.
NOV 02UC Irvine researchers led by Dr. Connie Rhee assess low-protein as a way to manage chronic kidney disease in a study in the Journal of Cachexia, Sarcopenia and Muscle.
SEP 21Dr. Kamyar Kalantar-Zadeh's interview by the Boston Globe Media: "Mobile dialysis could save lives in a disaster. But is there a cost to safety?"
SEP 13UC Irvine nephrologist, Dr. Connie Rhee, has been awarded a 2017 Young Investigator Grant by the National Kidney Foundation.
JUNE 01Nephrology faculty member, Dr. Jason Chou received an award from the School of Medicine Committee on Research and Graduate Academic Programs for his proposal, "Intradialytic Hypotension and Outcomes in Hemodialyis Patients"
MAY 24Nephrology Division Chief, Dr. Kamyar Kalantar-Zadeh, is named the 2017 Mentor of the Year by the ICTS
MAY 01Nephrology faculty member, Dr. Connie Rhee, is named the 2017 Junior Investigator of the Year by the ICTS.
APR 29Join the UCI team as well as organ donors, recipients and their families in celebrating Organ Transplantation and the Gift of Life by participating in the annual DONATE LIFE RUN/WALK at Cal State Fullerton Campus
MAR 24Latino kids with end-stage renal disease are at lower risk of death than peers of white and African-American descent, a study led by UC Irvine's Dr. Kamyar Kalantar-Zadeh found.
FEB 14The Division of Nephrology & Hypertension is co-hosting a symposium and health fair in honor of World Kidney Day on March 18, 2017.
FEB 02Surgeon Donates Kidney To Anesthesiologist Colleague, a successful living kidney transplant led by our UC Irvine Transplant Team
JAN 31Five UC Irvine nephrologists are named "Super Doctors" for 2017.

2016

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SEP 15Dr Kamyar Kalantar-Zadeh's interview in NATURE 15-Sep-2016: “Obesity: The fat advantage”. Nature, 537, S100–S102 (15 September 2016)
JUN 29UC Irvine nephrologist Dr. Connie Rhee is one of four recipients of the American Thyroid Association's 2016 research grants.
MAY 12Chronic drinking interferes with absorption of vitamin C by the pancreas, UC Irvine researchers, led by Hamid Said, PhD, report in the American Journal of Physiology—Cell Physiology.
MAR 10Keeping fit from an early age can prevent high blood pressure and obesity, two of the leading causes of kidney disease, says UC Irvine Health nephrologist Dr. Kamyar Kalantar-Zadeh.
MAR 10Vanessa Rojas-Bautista, a UC Irvine Health registered dietitian, discusses nutrition therapy for patients suffering from kidney disease.

2014

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AUG 14South Bay's Easy Reader profiles Dr. Kamyar Kalantar-Zadeh and his counterintuitive finding that obesity may help some kidney disease sufferers.
JULY 17New research shows that being overweight may confer some benefits, UC Irvine Health nephrologist Dr. Kamyar Kalantar-Zadeh tells the Huffington Post.
JULY 15U.S. News & World Report has again rated UC Irvine Health among the nation's top 50 providers of care for people with kidney disease.
JUNE 16UC Irvine Health receives $3.4-million NIH grant to study kidney disease and track treatment methods.
MAY 13Dr. Kamyar Kalantar-Zadeh, UC Irvine nephrology chief, named top-ranked expert in end-stage renal disease by Expertscape.

2013

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NOV 18Against the odds, Elizabeth Hill became pregnant while on dialysis for kidney failure. Learn how UC Irvine doctors helped her deliver a healthy baby.
AUG 08Dialysis patients of nephrologists with heavier caseloads have a greater risk of dying prematurely, according to a study led by UC Irvine's Dr. Kamyar Kalantar-Zadeh.
JUL 16UC Irvine Medical Center's nephrology services are ranked among the top 50 programs in the nation by U.S. News & World Report.
MAY 16UC Irvine nephrologist Dr. Kamyar Kalantar-Zadeh's study on obesity in hemodialysis patients is featured in the May 2013 issue of Mayo Clinic Proceedings.
APR 11Eating high protein meals during hemodialysis may correct patients' low albumin levels, a team led by Dr. Kamyar Kalantar-Zadeh reported at the National Kidney Foundation's meeting.
MAR 25High phosphorus levels increase renal failure risk, according to a study done by a team led by Kamyar Kalantar-Zadeh, MD, PhD, of UC Irvine School of Medicine.
JAN 16"Once you are in your 70s, 80s or 90s, or if you have chronic disease, ... a larger body size gives you longevity," says UC Irvine's Dr. Kamyar Kalantar-Zadeh in an interview with CNN.
JAN 02"Fat per se is not as bad as we thought,” says UC Irvine's Dr. Kamyar Kalantar-Zadeh in a New York Times article. "What is bad is a type of fat that is inside your belly."

2012

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OCT 09Chronic kidney disease alters intestinal microbial flora, UC Irvine study finds; results help explain serious health, dietary complications in renal failure patients.
AUG 01Dr. Kam Kalantar-Zadeh has been named chief of the Division of Nephrology, UC Irvine School of Medicine.
JAN 06UC Irvine kidney specialist Dr. Madeline Pahl tells the Los Angeles Times that kidney failure is a silent disease that can go undetected until a patient lands in the hospital.

2011

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DEC 13UC Irvine researchers led by professor emeritus Dr. N.D. Vaziri identify major cause of inflammation in people with chronic kidney disease.

2010

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NOV 02Former UC Irvine nephrology chief Dr. Nosratola D. Vaziri is honored by the American College of Physicians
JUN 17UC Irvine partners with the National Kidney Foundation to host the inaugural Orange County Kidney Walk.
MAR 23A UC Irvine study examines the role of high-density lipoprotein deficiency in patients with chronic kidney disease.

2009

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AUG 07UC Irvine study finds link between tumor necrosis factor and leptin production in end-stage renal patients.
MAY 06Niacin supplement shown to alleviate inflammation and oxidative stress in rat kidneys, according to study led by UC Irvine's Division of Nephrology and Hypertension.
APR 08Reducing renal mass leads to an accumulation of lipids in the remnant kidney, according to a study led by UC Irvine researchers.