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  • Evan S. Dellon, MD, MPH

    Dr. Dellon Ushers in First FDA-Approved Medication for Eosinophilic Esophagitis

    Evan Dellon, MD, MPH, a professor of medicine in the Division of Gastroenterology & Hepatology and director of the Center for Esophageal Diseases and Swallowing, co-leads effort to approve an allergy drug, dupilumab, for the treatment in adults and adolescents with eosinophilic esophagitis. Eosinophilic esophagitis (EoE) is an allergic condition of the esophagus that is on th … Continued

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    Welcome New Administrative Leadership

    As the calendar year comes to a close, the Department of Medicine has much to celebrate. Congrats to the following individuals who are beginning new administrative positions with the Department. Their expertise and enthusiasm will help us excel in 2023. While others are moving along in their career journey, we are thankful for their contributions and wish them the best in their f … Continued

  • 2023 Fellows Match to the Department of Medicine

    The Department of Medicine is honored to welcome new Tar Heel trainees! The National Resident Matching Program (NRMP) released results for the 2022 Medicine and Pediatric Specialties Match on November 30. This is the first year the organization’s largest Fellowship Match included subspecialties in internal medicine, pediatrics, addiction and multidisciplinary specialties. More th … Continued

  • A puppy is spending Thanksgiving with his family thanks to Dr. Baron, NC State Veterinary Resident

    A North Carolina family is enjoying Thanksgiving with their furry friend thanks to the helping hand of Todd Baron, MD, professor of medicine and director of advanced therapeutic endoscopy, a determined NC State veterinary resdient and other professionals. When the puppy, Winston, was diagnosed with a extremely rare disease, almost never seen in dogs, Dr. Baron stepped in to perfo … Continued

  • High-Impact Hepatology: An Update on Care of the Patient with Liver Disease

    Register Here 20th Annual Hepatology Symposium A hybrid – live in-person and virtual – conference!   The practice of clinical Hepatology remains challenging for many gastroenterologists due to rapidly changing disease management paradigms and often complex, critically-ill patients. The 20th Annual High Impact Hepatology program is specifically designed to bring the latest informa … Continued

  • Dr. Moon Awarded Two Liver Cancer Research Grants

    Andrew Moon, MD, MPH, assistant professor of medicine in the Division of Gastroenterology and Hepatology and member of UNC’s Lineberger, recently received two grants to advance his training in liver cancer research. The American Association for the Study of Liver Diseases presented Moon with a Clinical, Translational and Outcomes Research Award, a two-year $200,000 grant, to supp … Continued

  • Sasha Deutsch-Link

    COVID-19 Drove Up Drinking, and Americans Are Dying Faster as a Result

    Sasha Deutsch-link, MD, clinical outcomes/epidemiology fellow in the Division of Gastroenterology and Hepatology, wrote a Newsweek op-ed on the rise of alcohol-associated liver disease during the COVID pandemic. [Read It Here]

  • UNC School of Medicine Physician Scientists Training Program Gives Awards to Cultivate the Careers of Upcoming Physician-Scientists

    Medicine, like any other scientific field, cannot progress forward without the hard work of new, cutting-edge researchers. In the Department of Medicine, three physician scientist trainees are working to improve the lives of patients who have inflammatory bowel disease, cancer, and food allergies. In light of their promising, hard work, all three have received support from the UN … Continued

  • Study Reveals Vaccination Response to Hepatitis A Outbreaks in the Veterans Healthcare Administration

    Outbreaks of hepatitis A, a highly contagious viral infection involving the liver, have been on the rise since 2016. What initially began as outbreaks in a handful of states has since led to ongoing or recent hepatitis A outbreaks in 33 states across the country. Patients under the care of the Veterans Health Administration have been one of the hardest-hit groups. This is because … Continued

  • William E. Whitehead Discusses the Connection Between the Brain and the Digestive System

    If you’ve ever felt your insides twist in knots before a big speech, you know the stomach listens carefully to the brain. In fact, the entire digestive system is closely tuned to a person’s emotions and state of mind, says William E. Whitehead, PhD, a professor of medicine in the Division of Gastroenterology and Hepatology and director of the Center for Functional GI and Motility … Continued

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    VCAG Update: Dr. Arora Discusses Progress of New Endoscopy Procedure Tools

    Since July of last year, Shifali Arora, MD, an assistant professor of medicine and the vice chief of clinical operations in the Division of Gastroenterology and Hepatology, has been working on a VCAG (Value Care Action Group) project to improve the efficiency of inpatient endoscopy. To date, the project has yielded several valuable tools that are working to improve the colonoscop … Continued

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    Congratulations, Carolina Care Excellence Awardees!

    Every year, UNC Hospitals conducts the Press Ganey Medical Practice survey to obtain input from patients. Patients are asked if they would refer their provider’s practice to friends and family in the survey. Over the last year, 154 providers within UNC Hospitals received the highest recommendation from more than 89 percent of their patients, putting them in the top quartile natio … Continued