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Barnes Is Lead Author of Study in Journal of Clinical Gastroenterology

June 24, 2021

Edward L. Barnes, MD, MPH, assistant professor in the Division of Gastroenterology and Hepatology, is lead author of a new manuscript published online ahead of print in the Journal of Clinical Gastroenterology. Millie D. Long, MD, MPH, associate professor, is the manuscript’s senior author. The manuscript, “Older Adult Patients Use More Aminosalicylate Monotherapy Compared to … Continued

Ketchem Receives the Bondurant-Ehringhaus Award

June 14, 2021

Corey Ketchem, MD, was awarded the Bondurant-Ehringhaus Award, which recognizes a current second year internal medicine resident or a second or third med-peds resident, and provides a stipend to support the conduct and presentation of ongoing research. The majority of Ketchem’s research has been conducted with Evan Dellon, MD, MPH, professor medicine in the division … Continued

Patel, Jain Join OAE To Provide Student Support Across the State

June 8, 2021

The UNC Office of Academic Excellence is a group of faculty and staff who support students academically through the pre-clinical and clinical years, providing coaching, clinical skills training, and test-taking guidance. The OAE recently announced new faculty members who will join the OAE to provide student support across the state. Kunal Patel, MD, PhD, from … Continued

‘Good’ Bacteria Show Promise for Clinical Treatment of Crohn’s Disease, Ulcerative Colitis

June 6, 2021

A new study published in Nature Communications demonstrates that a consortium of bacteria designed to complement missing or underrepresented functions in the imbalanced microbiome of inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) patients, prevented and treated chronic immune-mediated colitis in humanized mouse models. The study’s senior author, Balfour Sartor, MD, Midget Distinguished Professor of Medicine, Microbiology and Immunology, … Continued

Barritt, Moon Co-author Nature Reviews Article on COVID-19 and Liver Disease

March 27, 2021

A. Sidney Barritt, IV, MD, MSCR, associate professor and director of hepatology in the division of  gastroenterology and hepatology; and Andrew Moon, MD, MPH, a fellow in the division; are co-authors of a featured article published recently in Nature Reviews: Gastroenterology & Hepatology. The article, “COVID-19 and liver disease: mechanistic and clinical perspectives,” explores the … Continued

Shaheen Co-authors Study that Shows New Barrett’s Esophagus Monitoring Method Could Aid in Easier and More Precise Prognoses

March 23, 2021

Nicholas J. Shaheen, MD, MPH, the Mary Kay and Eugene Bozymski and Linda and William Heizer Distinguished Professor of Medicine and chief of the division of gastroenterology and hepatology, co-authored a study focused on a new technique for sampling and testing cells from Barrett’s esophagus patients, which could result in earlier and easier identification of … Continued

Dupixent Improves Eosinophilic Esophagitis Symptoms

March 8, 2021

Evan S. Dellon, MD, MPH, was featured in Healio discussing the first part of a three-phase study to evaluate the effectiveness of Dupixent in treating patients with eosinophilic esophagitis. Read the article here.

Peery Lead Author of Study on Effectiveness, Harm of Antibiotics for Outpatient Diverticulitis

February 26, 2021

Anne Peery, MD, MSCR, associate professor in the division of gastroenterology and hepatology, is the corresponding author of a new article, “Comparative Effectiveness and Harms of Antibiotics for Outpatient Diverticulitis: Two Nationwide Cohort Studies,” published Feb. 23 in Annals of Internal Medicine. Learn more from the UNC Health and UNC School of Medicine Newsroom. Dr. … Continued

Moon, Henderson Collaborate for LCCC Study Applying Cancer Screening Expertise to HCC Surveillance

February 18, 2021

Andrew Moon, MD, MPH, fellow in the division of gasteroenterology and hepatology, and Louise Henderson, PhD, professor of radiology, were recently awarded a $150K grant from the Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center (LCCC) for a hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) screening project. Sid Barritt, MD, MSCR, associate professor of medicine in gastroenterology and hepatology is a co-investigator. The … Continued

Dellon Selected as Top Clinical Research Achievement Awardee

February 11, 2021

The Clinical Research (CR) Forum announced the important and groundbreaking clinical research studies that will be recognized at the 2021 Top Ten Clinical Research Achievement Awards Virtual Event on March 30, 2021. Evan Dellon, MD, MPH, professor of medicine, was recognized as a Top Ten Clinical Research Achievement Awardee for his study titled “Anti-Selig-8 Antibody for Eosinophilic … Continued