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    95 Physicians and Advanced Practice Providers Awarded 2024 Carolina Care Excellence

    Each year, UNC Hospitals administers the Press Ganey Medical Practice survey to solicit feedback from patients. The survey asks our patients about their likelihood of recommending their provider’s practice to their friends and family. This year, 205 UNC physicians and advanced practice providers received the highest recommendations, which places them in the top quartile nationall … Read more

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    Accolades, Awards and Appointments Archive

    Congratulations to department faculty who received the following accolades, awards and appointments, March 1 – March 31, 2024. Katherine Reeder Hayes, MD, MBA, has been promoted to professor of medicine. Brian Jensen, MD, has been promoted to professor of medicine. Laura Blanchard, PA-C, served on the planning committee for the APP Oncology Summit, a regional CME conference desig … Read more

  • Featured Fellow: Alicia Muratore

    Alicia Muratore, MD, MBA, is a fellow in the UNC Division of Gastroenterology & Hepatology. She is interested in general gastroenterology, a broad spectrum of gastrointestinal diseases, medical education and quality improvement. Dr. Muratore is also training for her 12th marathon overall and 6th and final of the World Marathon Majors. Learn more about how her passion for the … Read more

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    New drug approvals are reshaping the landscape of Eosinophilic Esophagitis (EoE) treatment

    The FDA has granted approval for two medications in the treatment of Eosinophilic Esophagitis (EoE)—the first oral medication tailored for adults and the exclusive therapeutic option for children. Evan Dellon, MD, MPH, internationally known for his work with EoE, and colleagues continue to focus on optimizing usage for effective, personalized outcomes. Eosinophilic Esophagitis (E … Read more

  • Honoring the Legacy of Renowned Gastroenterologist Dr. Eugene Bozymski

    It is with deep sorrow we share the passing of a revered figure in the medical community, Eugene Bozymski, MD. A luminary in the field of gastroenterology, Dr. Bozymski’s recent passing leaves an indelible mark on the University of North Carolina, where he served as Professor of Medicine and Head of Endoscopy for many years. Dr. Bozymski’s illustrious career began with a rotating … Read more

  • UNC Physicians at the Forefront of National Hepatitis C Elimination Initiative

    UNC Site led by Andrew Moon, MD, aims to validate point-of-care hepatitis C RNA tests in nationwide effort to eradicate hepatitis C. Hepatitis C, a bloodborne viral infection, remains a major public health problem. There are 2.5 million people in the United States chronically infected with hepatitis C who remain at risk of developing cirrhosis, liver failure and liver cancer. Dir … Read more

  • Revolutionizing IBD Care: The Power of Intestinal Ultrasound

    UNC is on pace to become one of the few sites in the U.S. to incorporate intestinal ultrasound as an imaging technique for managing Inflammatory Bowel Disease.  For gastroenterologists, getting eyes on the gut traditionally requires timely MRI testing or endoscopy procedures. This means patients grappling with Inflammatory Bowel Disease (IBD) must return multiple times to collect … Read more

  • First comprehensive medical guideline on management of pouchitis released

    Edward Barnes, MD, MPH, co-first author, is an assistant professor in the Division of Gastroenterology and Hepatology and John Haydek, MD, MSCS, author, is an advanced inflammatory bowel diseases fellow. The American Gastroenterological Association (AGA) has released the first comprehensive evidence-based guideline on the management of pouchitis, the most common complication peop … Read more

  • UNC Researchers Reveal Prevalence of Persistent Symptoms in Patients with Microscopic Colitis

    A new study led by Walker Redd, MD, at the UNC School of Medicine, examines how multiple factors contribute to the miscommunication and understanding of the digestive disease, microscopic colitis. It’s a hidden cause of diarrhea and the development of the disease is poorly understood. Multiple factors work against the diagnosis of microscopic colitis, an inflammatory digestive di … Read more

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    2024 Fellows Match to the Department of Medicine

    The Department of Medicine is honored to welcome new Tar Heel trainees! The National Resident Matching Program (NRMP) released results for the 2023 Medicine and Pediatric Specialties Match on November 29. More than 7,000 applicants matched to advanced training positions. After a successful Match, the following fellows will join Department subspecialties in July 2024. Division of … Read more

  • GIE Medical Announces First Patient Enrolled in PATENT-E Benign Esophageal Stricture Treatment Study

    The large, multicenter randomized controlled clinical trial is evaluating the safety and efficacy of the ProTractX3™ TTS drug coated balloon for the treatment of benign esophageal strictures. News provided by GIE Medical via PRNewswire. MINNEAPOLIS – GIE Medical, a clinical stage company developing solutions for patients suffering from benign stricture(s) of the esophagus or bowe … Read more

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    Doctors Discover Many Patients at UNC’s Inflammatory Bowel Disease Clinic Screen Positive for Malnutrition

    Research led by first and second authors Aaron C. Viser, Adelaide R. Cooke, and corresponding author Anne F. Peery, MD, associate professor of medicine in the Division of Gastroenterology and Hepatology, reveals how a screening tool can measure the prevalence of malnutrition among patients at the UNC Multidisciplinary Inflammatory Bowel Disease Clinic. Eating food and absorbing i … Read more