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    New k-level grant writing initiative adds to infrastructure that supports junior investigators in pursuit of research training and protected time

    Physician-scientists are uniquely positioned to transfer clinical insights to research discoveries, to return a better understanding of human disease to the clinic. A new initiative led by Laura Loehr, MD, PhD, MS, associate professor in general medicine and clinical epidemiology, and Susan Hogan, PhD, MPH, associate professor in nephrology, will help junior faculty in the depart … Continued

  • Spencer Dorn, MD, MPH, MHA

    Dorn appointed vice chair of care innovation

    Spencer Dorn, MD, MPH, MHA, associate professor of medicine in the division of gastroenterology and hepatology, has been appointed to lead changes that will enhance care across the department of medicine. “Dr. Dorn is a creative physician who knows how to get things done,” said Ron Falk, MD, chair of the department of medicine. “He will help us rethink how we deliver health care, … Continued

  • Shehzad Z. Sheikh, MD, PhD

    Sheikh and post-doctoral fellow Toyonaga receive Crohn’s & Colitis Foundation Research Award

    Shehzad Z. Sheikh, MD, PhD, associate professor of medicine in the division of gastroenterology and hepatology, and post-doctoral fellow Takahiko Toyonaga, MD, PhD, have received a fellowship research award from the Crohn’s & Colitis Foundation. Sheikh and Toyonaga are investigating novel diagnostic and therapeutic approaches in patients with inflammatory bowel diseases (IBD) … Continued

  • UNC@DDW 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 of gastr … Continued

  • Facing the Risk Empowered: Genetic Counseling and Surveillance for Gastrointestinal Cancer

    Genetic testing can provide peace of mind, empower patients to take a proactive approach to their health, and it can save lives. UNC’s High-Risk Gastrointestinal Cancer Clinic serves patients and families with a family history of gastrointestinal cancer and those affected by hereditary gastrointestinal cancer syndromes. Lacey Lee came to UNC to make informed decisions about her f … Continued

  • Joanna Herath

    Featured Administrator: Joanna Herath in the Division of Gastroenterology and Hepatology

    Administrators in the department of medicine ensure that division operations are managed efficiently and effectively, to support faculty, staff, and trainees in their pursuit of education, research and clinical care. Their services focus on achieving continuous improvement in the quality and the value of our work, for those we support and the patients we serve.

  • Michael W. Fried, MD

    Fried receives FDA Award for Regulatory Science Excellence

    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.

  • Michael W. Fried, MD

    Fried Receives FDA Award for Regulatory Science Excellence

    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.

  • Balfour Sartor, MD

    Sartor Named Crohn’s Disease Health Care Hero

    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 the Field of … Continued

  • Balfour Sartor, MD

    Sartor Named Crohn’s Disease Health Care Hero

    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.