In Episode Nine of "Autoimmune Disease: Pieces of the Picture," R. Balfour Sartor, MD, explains how the state of our microbiome affects disease.
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.
Dr. Evan Dellon reports on a study of the efficacy of budesonide oral solution (BOS) for eosinophilic esophagitis.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
The UNC School of Medicine discovery could lead to more effective, personalized treatments for the debilitating gastrointestinal condition.
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).
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.
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.
Dr. Michael Fried, director of the UNC Liver Center, is a co-principal investigator of the PRIORITIZE Study.
Web-based physician mentoring yields an impressive rate of cure for those treated in their community
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.
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, firstname.lastname@example.org
More UNC Gastroenterologists named as Best Doctors® than all other NC, SC, and VA medical schools – combined.
18 UNC GASTROENTEROLOGISTS NAMED TO PRESTIGIOUS 2015-2016 BEST DOCTORS IN AMERICA® LIST
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.
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.
Ben Smart of UNC's Carolina Week broadcast speaks with Dr. Sarah McGill about fecal transplants and their benefit to patients with c. difficile
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.
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.
Studying the ‘gut-brain axis,’ UNC researchers find evidence of an association between the gut microbiota and the eating disorder.
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.
Established by the American Gastroenterological Association (AGA) in 2004, the Distinguished Mentor Award recognizes two individuals each year for achievements as outstanding mentors over a lifelong career.
This award was established in 1941 to recognize an individual who has contributed significantly to the American Gastronterological Association and has made lifelong contributions to the field of gastroenterology. This is the highest honor bestowed upon an AGA member.
According to a list recently published in the Annals of Internal Medicine, UNC Gastroenterology and Hepatology faculty authored four of the 12 key publications in gastroenterology and hepatology published in 2014.
The Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute has awarded contracts totaling more than $12 million to Michael Kappelman, Kelli Allen and Donna Evon. The largest of the three awards, to Dr. Kappelman, is a 5-year, $8 million contract to compare the effectiveness of two drug therapies in the treatment of Crohn’s disease in children.
A new study by UNC researchers has found dramatic improvements in the care of patients with cirrhosis and liver failure and recommends improved treatment strategies for patients with cirrhosis and concurrent bacterial infections.
UNC stem cell expert Scott Magness, PhD, and Duke microbiome researcher John Rawls, PhD, are using a $50,000 grant to develop a new technology to study the co-dependent relationship between the human gut and its resident bacteria.
While studies have shown that the colonoscopy can reduce the risk of death from colorectal cancer, researchers have also shown that not all people recommended for the test actually get it.
Evan S. Dellon, MD, MPH, will lead UNC’s role in the new consortium.
The UNC Division of Gastroenterology and Hepatology welcomes Todd Baron, MD, a nationally known advanced endoscopist. Dr. Baron comes to UNC from the Mayo Clinic.
By eliminating specific foods from patients’ diets, symptoms improved in 71 percent of patients.
The Distinguished Mentor Awards, given by the American Gastroenterological Association (AGA), recognizes individuals for achievements as outstanding mentors over a lifelong career.
Dr. Nicholas Shaheen had served as interim division chief since July 1, 2013, after Robert Sandler, MD, MPH, stepped down to focus his efforts on the research activities of the Center for Gastrointestinal Biology and Disease.
The large-scale, cross-sectional study was published in The New England Journal of Medicine. Dr. David Ransohoff of UNC is one of the study's co-authors.
Fearing pain and avoiding activities contribute to disability and chronic pain in kids with gut malady
New research from the University of North Carolina School of Medicine suggests that fear avoidance contributes to disability and pain in children with Functional Abdominal Pain (FAP) but not Inflammatory Bowel Disease (IBD).
15 Doctors from the Division of Gastroenterology and Hepatology listed in The Best Doctors in America® 2014
The UNC Center for Functional GI and Motility Disorders will be hosting two events in November. Center Research Day 2013 on Friday, November 1, 2013 IBS Sympsoium: How to treat IBS Effectively: Expert Update for Health Professionals on Saturday, November 2, 2013. Both events will be held at the Rizzo Conference Center located at 150 Dubose House Lane in Chapel Hill, NC.