Dr. Richard Loeser of UNC’s Thurston Arthritis Research Center discusses research in osteoarthritis
s with Dr. Ron Falk, Chair of the UNC Department of Medicine for the Chair’s Corner. The Chair’s Corner highlights people, programs, and important happenings in the Department of Medicine via podcasts and news updates.
Thurston Arthritis Research Center (home of the OAAA, we’re proud to say) is privileged to have researchers like Dr. Loeser working tirelessly to understand the biology of OA. It is a long, winding road from discoveries in cell biology to better treatments and prevention strategies, but a destination of healthier joints and a better quality of life for people who have OA makes the journey worthwhile – and absolutely necessary.
Listen to the Podcast (written transcripts included):
Part One: Reactive Oxygen Species and Osteoarthritis – Dr. Loeser explains the science behind osteoarthritis and reactive oxygen species in this first segment of their conversation.
Part Two: Prevention and Treatment of Osteoarthritis – Dr. Loeser discusses prevention and treatment of osteoarthritis in the second segment of their conversation.
Dr. Loeser is the Herman and Louise Smith Distinguished Professor of Medicine in the Division of Rheumatology, Allergy, and Immunology, and is Director of Basic and Translational Research in the Thurston Arthritis Research Center at UNC.