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Dellon Appointed Director of Office of Medical Student Research

February 28, 2020

Evan S. Dellon, MD, MPH, has been named director of the Office of Medical Student Research (OMSR), preceded by Nicholas J. Shaheen, MD, who directed OMSR for many years and engaged countless medical students in meaningful research experiences. Dellon is a professor of medicine and adjunct professor of epidemiology in the division of gastroenterology and … Continued

UNC@DDW 2019

May 27, 2019

UNC Gastroenterology travels to San Diego, CA on May 18-21 to give over one hundred and twenty presentations at this year’s Digestive Disease Week (DDW). DDW is the world’s largest gathering of physicians and researchers in the fields of gastroenterology, hepatology, endoscopy, and gastrointestinal surgery, and showcases the best and most innovative research in the field … Continued

Fried receives FDA Award for Regulatory Science Excellence

February 15, 2019

Unique research network is recognized for providing a robust platform that curates real-world data for FDA scientists, helping them communicate the safety and effectiveness of direct-acting antiviral agents in the post-marketing period.

Sartor Named Crohn’s Disease Health Care Hero

December 13, 2018

The National Liberty Museum honored Balfour Sartor, MD, with its inaugural Healthcare Hero in the Field of Crohn’s Disease for his decades of work to find better treatments for inflammatory bowel diseases. Balfour Sartor, MD R. Baltour Sartor, MD, the Midget Distinguished Professor of Medicine and Microbiology and Immunology, received the inaugural Healthcare Hero in … Continued

Fecal incontinence study compares treatment efficiency, safety and cost

October 19, 2018

The UNC School of Medicine is one of four clinical sites participating in a five-year $10 million NIH-funded project to identify the most effective treatment options for fecal incontinence. William E. Whitehead, PhD, professor of medicine in the department of medicine’s division of gastroenterology, is one of four principal investigators.

UNC Gastroenterology Ranked Top 20 in the Nation

August 17, 2018

UNC Medical Center nationally ranked in five adult specialties, scored as high performing in five more. Four other UNC Health Care hospitals rated high performing for common adult procedures and conditions.

Evan Dellon, MD, Wins 2018 Pilot Innovation Award, the Ninth Win For Medicine

June 7, 2018

The UNC Center for Health Innovation has announced winning teams for the sixth annual Pilot Innovation Awards. Evan Dellon, MD, from the department of medicine’s division of gastroenterology and hepatobiology is principal investigator for a team that will study a treatment for eosinophilic esophagitis. To date, nine winning teams from the department of medicine have received Pilot Innovation Awards.

NOTES from Japan

May 18, 2018

In 2016, Dr. Ian Grimm completed a summer sabbatical in Japan, where he studied endoscopic submucosal dissection (ESD) and peroral endoscopic myotomy (POEM) with master endoscopists at nine major medical centers throughout the country. He has since applied these cutting-edge skills within our growing UNC Advanced and Therapeutic Endoscopy Program.