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

December 15, 2017

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

May 23, 2017

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 … Continued

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

October 24, 2016

  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 … Continued

Research Highlights: Gastroenterology & Hepatology

June 1, 2016

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 dysphagia and food impaction … Continued