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Seth Crockett

Seth D. Crockett, MD, MPH, is a UNC Lineberger Comprehensive Center member and Assistant Professor in the Division of Gastroenterology and Hepatology. Crockett’s research focuses on the screening and prevention of colorectal cancer.

Assistant Professor
UNC-Chapel Hill
Gastroenterology and Hepatology
Cancer Epidemiology

Area of interest

I am a faculty member in the Division of Gastroenterology and Hepatology at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill with MPH training in epidemiology and clinical research. I am also a clinical gastroenterologist and endoscopist. My research relates to GI cancer epidemiology, screening and prevention of colorectal cancer, and colonoscopy quality.

Specifically, I am interested in the risk factors, natural history, and endoscopic detection and removal of serrated polyps in addition to other precancerous lesions of the colorectum. I was awarded a junior faculty
development award from the American College of Gastroenterology and an NIH KL2 award for projects investigating the epidemiology and natural history of serrated polyps. My over-arching goal is to optimize prevention of colorectal cancer via screening and prevention by leveraging knowledge of its precursor lesions and colorectal carcinogenesis. I am or have been a PI or Co-I of a number of studies and trials of colonoscopy and non-colonoscopy colorectal cancer screening tests including a NCI-funded multicenter biomarker validation trial (GLNE 010), an industry sponsored study of stool DNA testing, and an R01 funded multicenter center study of colonoscopy quality. I am committed to an academic career dedicated to researching this field with an over-arching goal of optimizing prevention of colorectal cancer by studying its precursor lesions.

Awards and Honors

  • United States Medical Licensing Exam, completed steps 1-3, 2001-2004
  • Medical License, Medical Board of California, 2004
  • American Board of Internal Medicine, Diplomate in Internal Medicine, 2006
  • Medical License, North Carolina Medical Board, 2008
  • American Board of Internal Medicine, Diplomate in Gastroenterology, 2012
  • Member, American Gastroenterology Association, 2008-
  • Member, American College of Gastroenterology, 2008-
  • Member, American Society for Gastrointestinal Endoscopy, 2010-
  • Member, Colorectal Cancer Screening Committee, World Endoscopy Organization, 2013-
  • Phi Beta Kappa, Hamilton College. 1998
  • Dartmouth International Health Group Fellowship, 2000
  • Commencement Speaker, Dartmouth Medical School, 2003
  • John and Sophia Zaslow Prize, Dartmouth Medical School, 2003
  • Franklin G. Ebaugh, Jr. Award for Research in Residency, Stanford Department of Medicine, 2005, 2006
  • Yale/Johnson & Johnson Physician Scholar in International Health, 2006
  • ACG/Centocor IBD Abstract Award, 2009
  • ACG Presidential Poster Award, 2009
  • CCFA Outstanding Abstract Award, 2009
  • GI Outcomes Course Trainee Scholarship, Gastroenterology Research Group, 2009
  • AGA/AASLD Academic Skills Workshop Participant, 2010
  • Fellowship2Leadership Salix Fellows’ Program Award, 2012

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