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Dr. Shaheen Honored with Master Endoscopist Award from the ASGE

February 7, 2023

Nicholas J. Shaheen, MD, MPH, will receive the Master Endoscipist Award from the American Society for Gastrointestinal Endoscopy. This award recognizes clinicians who are regionally or nationally known for their expertise and contributions to the practice of GI endoscopy.

Dr. Baron Receives Rudolf Schindler Award from ASGE

February 1, 2023

Todd H. Baron, MD, MASGE, has been honored with the Rudolf Schindler Award, the most prestigious award from the American Society for Gastrointestinal Endoscopy (ASGE). “The Schindler award is the most prestigious award from the ASGE, and I have been fortunate enough to have worked directly with – and been mentored by – past Schindler … Continued

Dr. Dellon Ushers in First FDA-Approved Medication for Eosinophilic Esophagitis

December 27, 2022

Evan Dellon, MD, MPH, a professor of medicine in the Division of Gastroenterology & Hepatology and director of the Center for Esophageal Diseases and Swallowing, co-leads effort to approve an allergy drug, dupilumab, for the treatment in adults and adolescents with eosinophilic esophagitis. Eosinophilic esophagitis (EoE) is an allergic condition of the esophagus that is … Continued

Dr. Moon Awarded Two Liver Cancer Research Grants

October 12, 2022

Andrew Moon, MD, MPH, assistant professor of medicine in the Division of Gastroenterology and Hepatology and member of UNC’s Lineberger, recently received two grants to advance his training in liver cancer research. The American Association for the Study of Liver Diseases presented Moon with a Clinical, Translational and Outcomes Research Award, a two-year $200,000 grant, … Continued

Achieving ‘Distant Presence’ During Virtual Visits

March 9, 2022

Today’s clinicians are challenged to remain fully attentive to and engaged with the patients they serve, whether seeing them in person or from a distance. Dr. Spencer Dorn, professor and vice chair for innovation in the department of medicine, recently published a perspective on achieving ‘distant presence’ during virtual visits. Read the article, published by STAT.

Dellon Discusses Dupixent (Dupilumab) Study

March 9, 2022

Evon S. Dellon, MD, MPH, professor in the department of medicine’s division of gastroenterology and hepatology, discussed the Phase 3 LIBERTY-EoE-TREET study for Dupixent (Dupilumab). The results were presented at the American Academy of Allergy, Asthma & Immunology’s Annual Meeting. Read more.    

Crockett Study Considers Value of Endoscopic Clipping After Resection in Large Serrated Polyps

January 9, 2022

Among patients with large serrated polyps, the risk for bleeding after endoscopic mucosal resection was low, with no significant benefit seen with resection clipping, according to a study. “[This] study suggests that endoscopic clipping is not necessary to prevent post-polypectomy bleeding after [endoscopic mucosal resection] of large serrated polyps,” Seth D. Crockett, MD, MPH, associate … Continued

High GI Spending Reveals Research, Public Health Need

December 28, 2021

MD Edge, Internal Medicine reports GI, liver, and pancreatic diseases cost the U.S. health care system about $120B per year and account for approximately 250,000 annual deaths, according to a “conservative” estimate from a recent analysis. These figures emphasize the need for more research funding in the area, along with additional clinical and public health … Continued