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  • UNC@DDW2018

    UNC@DDW 2018 Schedule

      UNC@DDW2018 UNC Gastroenterology travels to Washington, DC on June 2nd-5th 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 researc … Continued

  • Anne Peery, MD, MSCR

    Research Spotlight: Anne Peery, MD, MSCR

      Anne Peery, MD, MSCR Dr. Anne Peery is a gastroenterologist with a research focus on understudied and common gastrointestinal diseases that have a significant impact on quality of life and healthcare costs. She earned her medical degree at the UNC School of Medicine, where she also completed her internship, residency and fellowship training. During fellowship training, she … Continued

  • Shaheen receives mentor award

    Nicholas Shaheen, MD, MPH, has been recognized for mentoring excellence by the American Gastroenterological Association.

  • Dr. Anne Peery was interviewed by WRAL, discussing the increase in surgeries.

    Unnecessary Surgeries for Nonmalignant Colorectal Polyps Are On the Rise Despite Less Invasive Options

    Dr. Anne Peery was principal investigator for a national study that has confirmed incidences of surgery for nonmalignant colorectal polyps are increasing when there are other options to surgery. She was featured with Dr. Ian Grimm in a WRAL news story, along with a patient who appreciated a less invasive solution.

  • Dr. Nick Shaheen with Ashley Arrington, clinical research coordinator

    Shaheen Receives Mentor Award

    Nicholas Shaheen, MD, MPH, has been recognized for mentoring excellence by the American Gastroenterological Association.

  • Dr. Evan Dellon

    Evan Dellon, MD, Wins 2018 Pilot Innovation Award, the Ninth Win For Medicine

    The UNC Center for Health Innovation has announced winning teams for the sixth annual Pilot Innovation Awards. Evan Dellon, MD, from the department of medicine’s division of gastroenterology and hepatobiology is principal investigator for a team that will study a treatment for eosinophilic esophagitis. To date, nine winning teams from the department of medicine have received Pilo … Continued

  • Calcium supplements may increase the risk of bowel lesions

    Possible risks must be weighed against the benefits of supplements, a study led by Seth Crockett, MD, MPH, finds.

  • Dr. Craig Reed

    UNC Study of Elimination Diet for Eosinophilic Esophagitis Among Top 10 Downloaded in APT Journal

    An elimination diet resulted in 40% of eosinophilic esophagitis patients achieving a histologic response, which was maintained in 20% after two years of treatment.

  • Dr. Donna Evon

    New study aims to address the opioid crisis in western North Carolina

    Three UNC researchers, two from the department of medicine, are joining forces with investigators at RTI International to devise solutions to address the opioid epidemic and related public health problems in eight counties in North Carolina’s western tip.

  • Research Highlights: Gastroenterology & Hepatology

    Nicholas Shaheen investigates early detection and treatment of esophageal cancer Nicholas J. Shaheen, MD, MPH, is the Chief of the Division of Gastroenterology and Hepatology. His group is currently involved in more than 50 research studies. Dr. Shaheen’s research focuses on the prevention, detection, and treatment of precancerous and cancerous conditions of the esophagus. He is … Continued

  • Jill Williams, RN and Peggy Mattingly accept their SCOPY award.

    Jill Williams, RN, and Peggy Mattingly Honored with ACG SCOPY

      Jill Williams, RN and Peggy Mattingly accept their SCOPY award. Congratulations to Jill Williams, RN, and Peggy Mattingly for winning a SCOPY award from the American College of Gastroenterology in the category of Best Video from an Academic Center. This award recognizes the colonoscopy video they developed which is now used by UNC Gastroenterology’s patients to prepare for … Continued

  • Shehzad Z. Sheikh, MD, PhD

    Researchers find two distinct genetic subtypes in Crohn’s disease patients

    The UNC School of Medicine discovery could lead to more effective, personalized treatments for the debilitating gastrointestinal condition.