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  • Fellows Match to the Department of Medicine

    While the pandemic made this year particularly challenging for fellowship recruitment efforts and interviews, a series of videos showing each program’s strengths was a creative solution, introducing viewers to faculty and current fellows, with a brief glimpse into what it might be like to join the program. And although it was impossible to replicate the experience of visiting in- … Continued

  • Van Tilburg Publishes Disease Primer, “Pediatric Functional Abdominal Pain Disorders”

    Miranda Van Tilburg, PhD, associate professor of medicine in the division of gastroenterology and hepatology, published “Paediatric Functional Abdominal Pain Disorders” in Nature Reviews Disease Primers. Paediatric functional abdominal pain disorders, currently referred to as disorders of gut–brain interaction, comprise irritable bowel syndrome, functional dyspepsia, abdominal mi … Continued

  • Sartor, Sheikh Receive $2 Million Helmsley Grant for Translational Research in Crohn’s Disease

    Balfour Sartor, MD, and Shehzad Sheikh, MD, PhD, are co-principal investigators of a large grant from the Helmsley Charitable Trust to conduct translational research that will predict recurrence after surgery for Crohn’s disease. The Helmsley grant, “Genomic and Microbial Signatures Predict Post-Operative Disease Outcomes in Crohn’s Disease,” provides $2,334,750 over three years … Continued

  • Millie Long, MD, MPH

    Carolina Care Highlight: Millie Long, MD, MPH

    Millie Long, MD, MPH, associate professor of medicine in the division of gastroenterology and hepatology, is featured in a new “Carolina Care Highlight.” Read what some of Dr. Long’s patients had to say.

  • Dr. Evan Dellon

    Anti-Siglec-8 Antibody Trial Shows Promise for Treating Eosinophilic Gastritis and Duodenitis

    Eosinophilic gastritis and duodenitis are inflammatory diseases characterized by high levels of eosinophils and mast cells (immune system cells) in the stomach and duodenum. These disorders are often under diagnosed and symptoms include chronic abdominal pain and cramping, nausea, bloating, loss of appetite, vomiting and diarrhea. The current standard of care includes corticoster … Continued

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    Value-Care Action Group’s eConsults Reach Milestone, Styner Explains How They Impact Patient Care

    eConsults are making access to high quality, specialty care easier, while also helping to increase care value. eConsults are a digitized version of ‘curbside consults’, launched in 2019 through the Value-Care Action Group which encourages redesigning care in ways that increase value. Since then, specialists in the UNC Department of Medicine have completed over 1,000 eConsults. Ma … Continued

  • TARGET-NASH Data Publication Finds Nearly One In Five Patients With NAFLD Have Prior Prescription Opioid Use

    Andrew Moon, MD, MPH, a fellow in the division of gastroenterology and hepatology, is lead author of a study finding one in five patients with NAFLD have prior prescription opioid use. Sidney Barritt, MD, MSCR, associate professor, is a co-author. Target RWE, an innovative health evidence solutions company generating real-world evidence (RWE) and delivering regulatory-grade data, … Continued

  • Patients With Cirrhosis Face Increased Risk Of Death From COVID-19

    Researchers at Oxford and UNC-Chapel Hill, led by Andrew Moon, MD, MPH, and Sidney Barritt, MD, found increased mortality rates among COVID-19 patients with advanced cirrhosis and alcohol-related liver disease. The study, published in the Journal of Hepatology, found that mortality from COVID-19 was particularly high among patients with more advanced cirrhosis – called Childs-Pug … Continued

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    Shah Named Associate Program Director of UNC GI Fellowship

    Neil Shah, MD, assistant professor of medicine in the division of gastroenterology and hepatology, has been appointed associate program director for the UNC Gastroenterology & Hepatology fellowship program. Shah earned his medical degree at UNC-Chapel Hill and completed internal medicine residency at the University of Virginia. He returned to UNC to complete his fellowship in … Continued

  • Olafur Palsson, PsyD

    Palsson Featured in Article About Mental Effects of UNC’s Decision To Send Students Home

    Olafur Palsson, PsyD, professor of medicine in the division of gastroenterology and hepatology, was interviewed by the Greensboro News and Record discussing his study that assessed the emotional and mental impacts of COVID-19 on the US adult population. “Younger people were more affected by it than older individuals, and the Hispanic population seemed to be the most impacted emot … Continued