Author Archives: Jennifer Layton
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Jill Williams, RN and Peggy Mattingly accept their SCOPY award. Congratulations to Jill Williams, RN, and Peggy Mattingly for winning a SCOPY award from the American College of Gastroenterology in the category of Best Video from an Academic Center. This award recognizes the colonoscopy video they developed which is now used by UNC Gastroenterology’s … Continued