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Darling discusses Autoimmune Hepatitis in new podcast

Darling discusses Autoimmune Hepatitis in new podcast

In Episode Six of "Autoimmune Disease: Pieces of the Picture," Jama Darling, MD, talks about autoimmune hepatitis, how it is different from other types of hepatitis, the importance of liver biopsy, and treatments of the disease. Darling is an assistant professor of medicine in the Division of Gastroenterology and Hepatology.

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New partnership launches Carolina Hepatitis Academic Mentorship Program

New partnership launches Carolina Hepatitis Academic Mentorship Program

The state-wide program to help patients across North Carolina grew out of the successful doctor mentorship initiative led by Michael Fried, MD, Director of the UNC Liver Center.

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Long featured in third episode of "Autoimmune Disease: Pieces of the Picture"

Long featured in third episode of "Autoimmune Disease: Pieces of the Picture"

In the third episode of "Autoimmune Disease: Pieces of the Picture," Millie Long, MD, MPH, and Ron Falk, MD, talk about inflammatory bowel disease (IBD)--what it is, how it's different from IBS, and the long journey patients often have on the road to diagnosis. She also discusses what can help patients feel better.

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Dr. Millie Long to Assume Fellowship Program Director

Dr. Millie Long to Assume Fellowship Program Director

Starting July 1, 2017, Dr. Millie Long assumes directorship of the GI Fellowship Program from Dr. Ryan Madanick, who served as Director from 2009-2017. Dr. Madanick's tenure saw the graduation of 30 core fellows and 11 advanced fellows, as well as bringing our program into the 21st century to be more flexible and responsive.

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Research Spotlight - Dr. Shehzad Sheikh

In each e-newsletter we profile research being done by one of our 40+ faculty members. This winter/spring we are highlighting Dr. Shehzad Sheikh from our IBD program.

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Clinical Spotlight - C. Difficile Program

Clinical Spotlight - C. Difficile Program

In each e-newsletter we highlight one of our outstanding clinical programs. Today, we interview Dr. Sarah McGill who leads our fecal microbiota transplantation (FMT) program to cure Clostridium difficile infection.

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Esophagus 2017 - A CEDAS co-hosted CME Event

On Saturday, February 4th, the UNC Center of Esophageal Diseases and Swallowing, along with the UNC Department of Medicine and UNC Department of Surgery will host Esophagus 2017 at the UNC Friday Center. This course will cover evidence-based, multidisciplinary updates on the latest diagnostic and therapeutic approaches to esophageal diseases including topics such as gastroesophageal reflux disease, esophageal motility disorders, and emerging clinical problems.

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Researchers find two distinct genetic subtypes in Crohn’s disease patients

Researchers find two distinct genetic subtypes in Crohn’s disease patients

The UNC School of Medicine discovery could lead to more effective, personalized treatments for the debilitating gastrointestinal condition.

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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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