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The UNC Division of Gastroenterology and Hepatology is committed to providing high-quality, compassionate healthcare, advancing our understanding of digestive diseases, and training future clinicians and researchers. Your donation to the division will support our ongoing research to develop new treatments and cures for those who suffer from gastrointestinal and liver diseases and to train the next generation of gastroenterologists and hepatologists at the bench and the bedside.

How you can give

You may make a one-time gift or set up monthly contributions on this site.

If you are considering a specific gift, please connect with Kathryn Hunter, Director of Development, at: or 919-843-4155.

What You Can Support

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The Greatest Good

The Gastroenterology and Hepatology Excellence Fund allows the division chief, Nicholas J. Shaheen MD, MPH, to make timely decisions about where resources are needed the most.


Fellowship Training

The Fellows Fund helps us provide a comprehensive Fellowship Program, allowing fellows to pursue research and leadership opportunities at national conferences and seminars; supporting visiting lecturers from across the country; and funding educational materials and subscriptions.

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Distinguished Professorships

The Bozymski and Heizer Distinguished Professorship along with the Sessions Distinguished Professorship are the two endowed professorships specified for the Division of Gastroenterology and Hepatology. One of the Division’s top fundraising priorities is to increase the number of endowed professorships to help recruit and retain outstanding faculty members.

Other Ways To Give

1] You may set up a monthly bank draft to support the division.
2] Faculty and staff of UNC may contribute to the Division via payroll deduction.
3] You may gift appreciated securities, stocks, bonds, or mutual funds, and receive considerable tax advantages.

To make a gift to support a specific priority or if you have any questions on supporting the UNC Division of Gastroenterology and Hepatology, please connect with Kathryn Hunter, Director of Development, at: or 919-843-4155.