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UNC researchers help create key diagnostic measures for gastrointestinal disorders

UNC researchers help create key diagnostic measures for gastrointestinal disorders

UNC School of Medicine faculty members took on critical roles in amending diagnostic criteria questionnaires for functional GI disorders, which affect millions of people worldwide.

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UNC a lead site in clinical trial of three hepatitis C medications

UNC a lead site in clinical trial of three hepatitis C medications

Dr. Michael Fried, director of the UNC Liver Center, is a co-principal investigator of the PRIORITIZE Study.

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Research Spotlight:  Dr. Millie Long

Research Spotlight: Dr. Millie Long

In each e-newsletter we plan to profile research being done by one of our 40+ faculty members. This summer we are highlighting Dr. Millie Long from our IBD program.

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Clinical Spotlight - Center for Esophageal Diseases and Swallowing

Clinical Spotlight - Center for Esophageal Diseases and Swallowing

In each e-newsletter we plan to highlight one of our outstanding clinical programs. This summer we are highlighting the Center for Esophageal Diseases and Swallowing (CEDAS).

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Isaacs honored by American Gastroenterological Association

Isaacs honored by American Gastroenterological Association

At the group’s annual Digestive Disease Week conference in San Diego, Kim Isaacs, MD, PhD, was recognized with the American Gastroenterological Association’s Distinguished Clinician Award.

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UNC to play instrumental role in first-ever national study of dietary interventions to treat Crohn’s Disease

UNC to play instrumental role in first-ever national study of dietary interventions to treat Crohn’s Disease

A research question posed through the Crohn’s & Colitis Foundation of America (CCFA) Partners Patient-Powered Research Network CCFA Partners – a collaboration between UNC and the CCFA – served as motivation for this study concept. Media Contact: Jamie Williams, jamie.williams@unchealth.unc.edu

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Four UNC Gastroenterology Faculty receive Award for Carolina Care Excellence

Four UNC Gastroenterology Faculty receive Award for Carolina Care Excellence

Each year, UNC Health Care administers the CMS-approved Clinician and Group Consumer Assessment of Healthcare Providers and Systems (CG-CAHPS) survey to solicit feedback from patients. One question on that survey asks patients if they would recommend their provider's office to friends and family. One hundred and thirty three of our providers had more than 94 percent of their patients respond “Yes, definitely!” to that question, which places them in the top quartile nationally.

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Laurie Yopp, RN, IBD Nurse wins 2015 SOM Nursing Recognition Awards

Eight outstanding nurses were recently recognized as winners of the 2015 School of Medicine Nursing Recognition Awards. These awards were established as a way to express the faculty's respect and appreciation for nurses whose personal contributions have made a significant contribution to patient care. Each award includes a $1,000 scholarship to be used over a three year period for professional development.

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UNC Fecal Transplant Program Helping Patients Overcome C. Difficile Infections

Ben Smart of UNC's Carolina Week broadcast speaks with Dr. Sarah McGill about fecal transplants and their benefit to patients with c. difficile

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UNC Gastroenterology-led study finds higher vitamin D and calcium intake does not reduce colorectal polyp risk

UNC Gastroenterology-led study finds higher vitamin D and calcium intake does not reduce colorectal polyp risk

A UNC Lineberger-led study published in the New England Journal of Medicine found that vitamin D and calcium supplements do not reduce the risk of colorectal adenomas, which are benign tumors that can evolve into colorectal cancer.

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UNC researchers awarded $5.3 million to develop novel gut-on-a-chip technology

UNC researchers awarded $5.3 million to develop novel gut-on-a-chip technology

Scientists from the UNC / NC State joint biomedical engineering department are creating a new kind of research tool that will be nearly indistinguishable from the human gastrointestinal tract.

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Gut bacteria population, diversity linked to anorexia nervosa

Gut bacteria population, diversity linked to anorexia nervosa

Studying the ‘gut-brain axis,’ UNC researchers find evidence of an association between the gut microbiota and the eating disorder.

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UNC doctors analyze treatment options for gallbladder disease

UNC doctors analyze treatment options for gallbladder disease

Their article, published in The New England Journal of Medicine, explores the pros and cons of five different interventional approaches to treating gallbladder disease – a condition that affects more than 25 million Americans.

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