DEPARTMENT NEWS

New Chair's Corner Podcast Features Dr. Nicholas Shaheen

This episode features Nicholas Shaheen, MD, MPH, Professor of Medicine and Chief of the Division of Gastroenterology and Hepatology in an interview with Dr. Ron Falk. They discuss several topics including heartburn, screenings for colorectal cancer, and some of the exciting things happening in this division and in the field.

UNC Hospitals honored with Mission: Lifeline achievement award

UNC Hospitals has received the Mission: Lifeline® Gold Receiving Quality Achievement Award for implementing specific quality improvement measures outlined by the American Heart Association for the treatment of patients who suffer severe heart attacks. 

Diabetes drug lowers risk of cardiovascular complications, kidney disease

Researchers have shown that the glucose-lowering drug liraglutide safely and effectively decreases the overall risk of heart attack, stroke, or cardiovascular death for people with type 2 diabetes.