• Olafur Palsson, PsyD

    Palsson Leads National Survey on Mental Health Impact of COVID-19 Pandemic

    Olafur Palsson, PsyD, professor of medicine in the division of gastroenterology and hepatology, led a study investigating the emotional and mental impact of the COVID-19 pandemic in the U.S. The study authors are releasing their findings directly to the public in an effort to provide guidance and understanding to individuals and clinicians as the pandemic evolves. The findings of … Continued

  • Dr. Evan Dellon

    Dellon Study Shows EoE Disease Activity Rapidly Recurs With Topical Steroids

    Evan Dellon, MD, MPH, professor of medicine in the division of gastroenterology and hepatology, published results of a new study on the recurrence of eosinophilic esophagitis disease (EoE) activity in Clinical Gastroenterology and Hepatology. “Because most subjects had recurrent endoscopic and histologic signs not reliably detected by symptoms, maintenance therapy should be recom … Continued

  • Arora Discusses GI Symptoms of COVID-19 in Forbes Article

    Shifali Arora, MD, assistant professor of medicine in the division of gastroenterology and hepatology, spoke to Forbes about digestive symptoms of COVID-19. “The common GI manifestations of Covid are diarrhea, nausea and vomiting,” says Arora in the article, “but the other issue to watch out for are elevated liver enzymes which we see typically as well.” Read the article in Forbe … Continued

  • A. Sidney Barritt IV, MD, MSRC

    Barritt, Moon Find High COVID-19 Mortality Rates Among Those with Liver Disease

    Sidney Barritt IV, MD, MSCR, associate professor in UNC’s division of gastroenterology and hepatology, and Andrew Moon, MD, MPH, a fellow in the division of gastroenterology and hepatology, are co-authors of a new study of patients with COVID-19 and liver disease. Published in the Journal of Hepatology, the international study found high mortality rates from COVID-19 among people … Continued

  • Evan S. Dellon, MD, MPH

    Dellon Appointed Director of Office of Medical Student Research

    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 hepatology, and has been o … Continued

  • R. Balfour Sartor, MD

    Sartor Honored by American Gastroenterological Association

    R. Balfour Sartor, MD, the Margaret W. and Lorimer W. Midget Distinguished Professor of Medicine in the division of gastroenterology and hepatology, and professor of microbiology and immunology, has received the American Gastroenterological Association’s Distinguished Achievement Award in Basic Science. The award will be presented during Digestive Disease Week 2020, May 1-5, 2020 … Continued

  • barnes.edward

    Barnes Presentation Designated a Presidential Poster at ACG Annual Meeting

    Edward L. Barnes, MD, MPH, assistant professor in the division of gastroenterology and hepatology, also won an Outstanding Presenter Award for this research. A research poster presented by Edward L. Barnes, MD, MPH, an assistant professor in the division of gastroenterology and hepatology, was designated a Presidential Poster at the American College of Gastroenterology (ACG) Annu … Continued

  • Evan S. Dellon, MD, MPH

    Dellon explains novel medicine for rare gastrointestinal disorders during AGA Annual Meeting

    Evan S. Dellon, MD, MPH, professor of medicine and epidemiology in the division of gastroenterology and hepatology, explained how AK002 could be the answer to treating rare gastrointestinal disorders, during an interview with MD Magazine.

  • donna-evon

    Evon finds mental health disturbance, substance abuse not associated with nonadherence to chronic hepatitis C treatment

    (Republished from the UNC Health Care and UNC School of Medicine Newsroom) A new UNC School of Medicine study, led by Donna  Evon, PhD, a clinical health psychologist and research professor in the division of gastroenterology and hepatology in the department of medicine, finds that self-reported medication adherence was very high in a group of patients with chronic hepatitis C wh … 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