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Medicine Grand Rounds, Sarah McGill “C. Diff. Now: Diagnosing, Treating, and Repopulating the Gut with Fecal Transplant”

May 9, 2019

C. difficile Infection is the most common cause of infectious, antibiotic-associated diarrheal illness in the United States and a major cause of morbidity and mortality, particularly in cases of recurrent or severe infection.  The standard of care in management of C. difficile infection has shifted dramatically in the last year.  I will discuss current diagnosis … Continued

Featured Administrator: Joanna Herath in the Division of Gastroenterology and Hepatology

February 27, 2019

Administrators in the department of medicine ensure that division operations are managed efficiently and effectively, to support faculty, staff, and trainees in their pursuit of education, research and clinical care. Their services focus on achieving continuous improvement in the quality and the value of our work, for those we support and the patients we serve.

Fried Receives FDA Award for Regulatory Science Excellence

January 30, 2019

Unique research network is recognized for providing a robust platform that curates real-world data for FDA scientists, helping them communicate the safety and effectiveness of direct-acting antiviral agents in the post-marketing period.

Fecal incontinence study compares treatment efficiency, safety and cost

October 19, 2018

The UNC School of Medicine is one of four clinical sites participating in a five-year $10 million NIH-funded project to identify the most effective treatment options for fecal incontinence. William E. Whitehead, PhD, professor of medicine in the department of medicine’s division of gastroenterology, is one of four principal investigators.

UNC Gastroenterology Ranked Top 20 in the Nation

August 17, 2018

UNC Medical Center nationally ranked in five adult specialties, scored as high performing in five more. Four other UNC Health Care hospitals rated high performing for common adult procedures and conditions.

UNC@DDW 2018 Schedule

May 18, 2018

  UNC@DDW2018 UNC Gastroenterology travels to Washington, DC on June 2nd-5th to give over one hundred and twenty presentations at this year’s Digestive Disease Week (DDW). DDW is the world’s largest gathering of physicians and researchers in the fields of gastroenterology, hepatology, endoscopy, and gastrointestinal surgery, and showcases the best and most innovative research in … Continued

Research Spotlight: Anne Peery, MD, MSCR

May 18, 2018

  Anne Peery, MD, MSCR Dr. Anne Peery is a gastroenterologist with a research focus on understudied and common gastrointestinal diseases that have a significant impact on quality of life and healthcare costs. She earned her medical degree at the UNC School of Medicine, where she also completed her internship, residency and fellowship training. During … Continued

Shaheen receives mentor award

May 14, 2018

Nicholas Shaheen, MD, MPH, has been recognized for mentoring excellence by the American Gastroenterological Association.