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  • 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.

  • Evan Dellon, MD

    Research Highlights: Gastroenterology & Hepatology

    Evan Dellon, MD Evan Dellon, MD Dr. Evan Dellon’s research focuses on eosinophilic esophagitis (EoE), a chronic allergy/immune-mediated esophageal disease. This condition is characterized by symptoms of esophageal dysfunction and a marked eosinophilic infiltration in the esophageal mucosa, which leads to esophageal strictures and other structural changes. Symptoms of EoE include … Continued