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  • 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

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    Patients With Liver Transplant Are Not at Greater Risk of Death From COVID-19

    Three UNC researchers are co-authors of a new international study, published online August 28 in The Lancet Gastroenterology & Hepatology, that found patients with a liver transplant who are infected with SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes COVID-19, do not face an increased risk of death compared to other patients who were infected with SARS-CoV-2. The authors include Sidney B … Continued

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    Barritt Appointed Director of Clinical Hepatology

    Sidney Barritt IV, MD, MSCR, associate professor in the division of gastroenterology and hepatology, has been named the director of clinical hepatology, a position previously held by Michael W. Fried, MD. Barritt joined UNC in 2006 as a T32 clinical epidemiology fellow, where he completed fellowships in gastroenterology, transplant hepatology, and earned a master’s degree in clin … Continued

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    Stephen Kennedy Memorial Fund Provides Cultural Experiences For Gastroenterology Fellows

    Stephen Mark Kennedy, PhD, long-time coordinator for the UNC Gastroenterology and Hepatology Fellowship Program, died Friday, July 24.  He served UNC for more than 30 years and was an integral leader of the fellowship program over the course of his long career. He guided more than 100 fellows through the program, providing support and nurturing every step of the way. He retired f … Continued

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    UNC Researcher Shares Findings On Emotional Impact of the Pandemic With Chapelboro

    Olafur Palsson, PsyD, professor of medicine in the division of gastroenterology and hepatology, was featured in the Chapelboro.com news discussing a nationwide internet survey he led, when the pandemic was just beyond its peak in the nation. In the interview, Palsson says one result that he “found personally surprising was just how universal the emotional impact of this pandemic … Continued