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    Barnes Receives Sherman Emerging Leader Prize

    Edward L. Barnes, MD, MPH, assistant professor in the division of gastroenterology and hepatology, is a recipient of the 2021 Sherman Prizes and Sherman Emerging Leader Prize, recognizing excellence in the field of Crohn’s disease and ulcerative colitis, also known as inflammatory bowel diseases (IBD). “When I started doing IBD research, it was the best thing that happened in my … Continued

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    Medicine Researchers Receive NC TraCS Pilot Grant Awards

    NC TraCS recently announced the recipients of new pilot grant awards, and five recipients are from the Department of Medicine. Following is a list of the recipients and their project titles. Andrea Azcarate-Peril, PhD (Associate Professor, Division of Gastroenterology and Hepatology) Project Title: Safety, Tolerability, and Biosignature of Humanized Prebiotics in Healthy Adults J … Continued

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    Scarlett Named Director for Underrepresented Trainee Access and Success

    The UNC School of Medicine’s Office of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion has named Yolanda Scarlett, MD, as the new Director for Underrepresented Trainee Access and Success. Scarlett is a proud alumnus of the UNC School of Medicine, as well as a graduate of the UNC Department of Internal Medicine Residency and Gastroenterology Fellowship. She is a North Carolina native and spent h … Continued

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    Telemedicine in Prison Allows Continued Care, Shows Positive Patient-Provider Experiences

    For incarcerated individuals whose health depends on access to specialized health care, telemedicine can ensure more timely access, as well as a better experience. Early in the pandemic, UNC Health, the UNC School of Medicine, and the North Carolina Department of Public Safety (DPS) partnered to develop the capabilities for providing telemedicine services to the incarcerated popu … Continued

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    Endoscopy Workflows, Length of Stays: Finding New Efficiencies in Gastroenterology

    An increasing focus on high-value care and the implications around length of stay (LOS) has the potential to profoundly impact both patients and hospital systems. As hospitals face lower patient capacities and increasing costs, studies show an understanding of the factors that contribute to LOS can improve the management of LOS. Nick Shaheen, MD, MPH, chief of the division of gas … Continued

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    Carolina Care Highlight: Dr. Jonathan J. Hansen

    The latest Carolina Care Highlight features Jonathan Hansen, MD, PhD, associate professor in the division of Gastroenterology and Hepatology. Read what some of Dr. Hansen’s patients had to say about him: “Dr. Jonathan Hansen is by far one of the very best doctors I have ever had. He not only takes excellent care of me, he listens to ALL of my concerns and helps however he can. It … Continued

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    Barnes Is Lead Author of Study in Journal of Clinical Gastroenterology

    Edward L. Barnes, MD, MPH, assistant professor in the Division of Gastroenterology and Hepatology, is lead author of a new manuscript published online ahead of print in the Journal of Clinical Gastroenterology. Millie D. Long, MD, MPH, associate professor, is the manuscript’s senior author. The manuscript, “Older Adult Patients Use More Aminosalicylate Monotherapy Compared to You … Continued

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    Ketchem Receives the Bondurant-Ehringhaus Award

    Corey Ketchem, MD, was awarded the Bondurant-Ehringhaus Award, which recognizes a current second year internal medicine resident or a second or third med-peds resident, and provides a stipend to support the conduct and presentation of ongoing research. The majority of Ketchem’s research has been conducted with Evan Dellon, MD, MPH, professor medicine in the division of gastroente … Continued

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    Patel, Jain Join OAE To Provide Student Support Across the State

    The UNC Office of Academic Excellence is a group of faculty and staff who support students academically through the pre-clinical and clinical years, providing coaching, clinical skills training, and test-taking guidance. The OAE recently announced new faculty members who will join the OAE to provide student support across the state. Kunal Patel, MD, PhD, from the division of pulm … Continued

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    ‘Good’ Bacteria Show Promise for Clinical Treatment of Crohn’s Disease, Ulcerative Colitis

    A new study published in Nature Communications demonstrates that a consortium of bacteria designed to complement missing or underrepresented functions in the imbalanced microbiome of inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) patients, prevented and treated chronic immune-mediated colitis in humanized mouse models. The study’s senior author, Balfour Sartor, MD, Midget Distinguished Profess … Continued

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    Barritt, Moon Co-author Nature Reviews Article on COVID-19 and Liver Disease

    A. Sidney Barritt, IV, MD, MSCR, associate professor and director of hepatology in the division of  gastroenterology and hepatology; and Andrew Moon, MD, MPH, a fellow in the division; are co-authors of a featured article published recently in Nature Reviews: Gastroenterology & Hepatology. The article, “COVID-19 and liver disease: mechanistic and clinical perspectives,” explo … Continued

  • Shaheen Co-authors Study that Shows New Barrett’s Esophagus Monitoring Method Could Aid in Easier and More Precise Prognoses

    Nicholas J. Shaheen, MD, MPH, the Mary Kay and Eugene Bozymski and Linda and William Heizer Distinguished Professor of Medicine and chief of the division of gastroenterology and hepatology, co-authored a study focused on a new technique for sampling and testing cells from Barrett’s esophagus patients, which could result in earlier and easier identification of patients whose disea … Continued