Visiting Scholars Program

The Visiting Scholars Program provides an opportunity for scholars and faculty from other institutions to visit the Center for a short stay of a couple of days or several weeks.

By hosting visitors from around the United States and the world, the Center benefits from a unique opportunity to share and exchange ideas on treatments for IBS patients, confer on research studies, and build collaboration networks for future projects.

For the duration of their stay at the Center, visiting scholars have access to expert psychologists, gastroenterologists and physiologists, providing a wide variety of opportunities to learn vital skills and techniques in the treatment and research of functional GI and motility disorders. Visiting scholars also have the chance to observe patient care, participate in research meetings and teaching conferences (CME), and expand their training experience by meeting with other faculty within the UNC Division of Gastroenterology and Hepatology.

Visiting scholars are expected to lecture or make presentations during their visit and, in this way, to bring new skills and knowledge to the Center's resident clinicians and investigators. Their visits are noted in the Center's quarterly newsletter, Digest. Some scholars have visited the Center on several occasions.

Visiting Scholars have included:

  • Tom Abell, MD, University of Mississippi Medical Center, Jackson, MS
  • Fernando Azpiroz, MD, Barcelona, Spain
  • Gerard Banez, MD, Cleveland Clinic, Cleveland, OH
  • Gabbrio Bassotti, MD, PhD, University of Perugia, Perugia, Italy
  • Bette Bischoff, University of Kansas Medical Center
  • Adil Bharacha, MD, Mayo Clinic, Rochester, NY
  • Hector Enrique Blanco, MD – Guatemala City, Guatemala
  • Doug Brand, MD, Stony Brook Medicine, Stony Brook, NY
  • Claus Buddeberg, MD, University Hospital, Zurich, Switzerland
  • Robert Bulat, MSc, MD, PhD, Tulane University, New Orleans, LA
  • Michael Camilleri, MD, Mayo Clinic, Rochester, MN
  • Lin Chang, MD, UCLA/CURE Neuroenteric Disease Program, Los Angeles, CA
  • Giuseppe Chiarioi, MD, University of Verona, Italty
  • Denesh Chitkara, MD, Children’s Hospital, Boston
  • Roy Deker, MD, Ichilou Medical Center, Tel Aviv, Israel
  • H.C. Deter, MD, Free University of Berlin, Germany
  • Dan Dumistrascu, MD, Third Medical Clinic, Clij, Romania
  • Paul Enck, PhD, University Hospitals, Tuebingen, Germany
  • Stephen Eychmuller, MD, University of Bern, Switzerland
  • Ronnie Fass, MD, University of AZ, Tucson
  • Arnstein Finset, MD, University of Oslo, Norway
  • Shin Fukudo, MD, PhD, Tohoku University, Japan
  • Don Garrow, MD, New Hanover Regional Medical Center, NC
  • Patty Goode, MD – Birmingham, AL
  • David Graham, MD, Baylor University, TX
  • Madhusudan Grover, MD, Mayo Clinic, Rochester, NY
  • Kok-Ann Gwee, MD, Singapore
  • Peter Halpenan, MD, Stony Brook Medicine, Stony Brook, NY
  • Masanori Handa, MD, Kyushu University, Fukuoka, Japan
  • Lucy Harris, MD, Mayo Clinic, Scottsdale
  • Gerald Holtmann, MD, University of Essen, Germany
  • Motoyori Kanazawa, MD, PhD – Sendai, Japan
  • Ken Koch, Wake Forest University, Winston-Salem, NC
  • Richard Lea, MD, University of Manchester, England
  • Paulo Leandro, MD, Santa Casa, Belo Horizonte, Brazil
  • Rona Levy, PhD, MSW, University of Washington, Seattle, WA
  • Susan Lucak, MD, Columbia Medical Center, New York City
  • Alayne Markland, MD – Birmingham, AL
  • Emeran Mayer, MD, Center for Neurovisceral Sciences and Women’s Health, UCLA, Los Angeles, CA
  • Howard Mertz, MD, Vanderbilt University, Nashville, TN
  • Kathleen Moore, National Institutes of Health, Washington DC
  • Gabriele Moser, MD, University of Vienna, Austria
  • Theresse Munoz, MD, Madrid, Spain
  • Robert Murison, MD, University of Bergen, Norway
  • Taisuke Nomura, MD, Tohoku University School of Medicine, Japan
  • Maria O'Sullivan, PhD, MINDI,Trinity College, Dublin, Ireland
  • Eamonn Quigley, MD, National University of Ireland Cork, Cork, Ireland
  • Satish Rao, MD, PhD – Iowa City, Iowa
  • Kristen Robson, MD, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, Boston, MA
  • Davida Mone Rodrigues, MD, Sao Paulo, Brazil
  • Yuri Saito, MD, Mayo Clinic, Rochester, MN
  • Robert Shulman, MD, Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, TX
  • Ami Sperber, MD, MSPH, Soroka Medical Center, Beer-Sheva, Israel
  • Freddy Squella, MD, Santiago, Chile – Nov. 1, 2005
  • Rita Steffen, MD, Cleveland Clinic, Cleveland, OH
  • Nicholas Talley, MD, PhD, Mayo Clinic, Rochester, MN
  • Brenda Toner, PhD, University of Toronto and Clarke Institute of Psychiatry, Toronto, CANADA
  • Akira Torii, MD, Jikei University School of Medicine, Tokyo, Japan
  • Marcia Torres, MD, Federal University of Minas, Gerais, Brazil
  • Gervais Tougas, MD, McMaster University, Hamilton, Ontario, Canada
  • Frank Tu, MD, Northwestern University Hospital, Evanston
  • Nicholas Verne, MD, University of Florida, Gainesville, FL
  • Lynn Walker, PhD, Vanderbilt University, Nashville, TN
  • Peter Whorwell, MD, University of Manchester, UK
  • Andre C. Wortmann, MD, Porto Alegre, Brazil
  • Nader Youssef, MD, Children’s medical Center, Morristown, NJ
  • Liming Zhu, MD, Peking Union Medical College, Beijing, China
  • Yossi Zimmerman, Hadassah Medical Center, Jerusalem, Israel

 

Interested scientists should complete the Visiting Scientist/Scholar Application and attach their CV.  Please note we have filled all of our visitor positions this calendar year.  Please apply in 2013.