Welcome to the Chair’s Corner
Podcast Series: Talking About Treatments
There are many questions one might have when beginning a medication or treatment – especially when it is new on the market. In this series, Dr. Falk interviews UNC experts on a variety of therapies, many of which have been recently approved by the FDA.
Listeners can find out about some specific drugs like Galafold, or more broad topics like immunotherapy and biosimilars. Discussions will cover questions that people often ask related to treatment–side effects, effectiveness, and other issues.
The Chair’s Corner is an educational podcast hosted by Dr. Ron Falk, Department of Medicine Chair at the University of North Carolina School of Medicine. We hope you’ll join Dr. Falk, a caring physician, world-renowned researcher and mentor of young physicians and scientists. He is passionate about helping patients and their caregivers have access to information that’s empowering and vital to managing their health conditions.
Newest Episode – Biosimilars with Dr. Hans Herfarth
Dr. Hans Herfarth explains biosimilars in this episode of the Chair’s Corner. He describes the differences of biosimilars and biologics, and safety issues with switching from an original drug to a biosimilar. Dr. Herfarth is a Professor of Medicine in the Division of Gastroenterology and Hepatology.
Listen to episodes and learn more about…
- Acute Respiratory Distress Syndrome (ARDS) – with Dr. Jason Mock
- Alpha-Gal Allergy – with Dr. Scott Commins
- ANCA Vasculitis – Treatment with Rituximab – with Dr. Patrick Nachman
- Autoimmune Disease (full series of episodes)
- Autoimmune Disease – Getting Diagnosed with an Autoimmune Disease – with Dr. Patrick Nachman
- Autoimmune Disease – The Science Behind Autoimmune Disease – with Dr. Meghan Free
- Autoimmune Hepatitis – with Dr. Jama Darling
- Autoimmune Thyroid Disease – with Dr. Deepa Kirk
- Biosimilars – with Dr. Hans Herfarth
- Bronchiectasis – with Dr. Peader Noone
- Cystic Fibrosis – with Dr. Scott Donaldson
- Eosinophilic Esophagitis (EoE) – with Dr. Evan Dellon
- Diabetes Treatments – with Dr. John Buse
- Fabry disease – with Jerry Walter and Dr. Gerald Hladik
- Food Allergy (full series of episodes)
- Food Allergy & Sensitivity – with Dr. Edwin Kim
- Galafold – with Jerry Walter & Dr. Gerald Hladik
- Genetic Diseases (full series of episodes)
- Genetic Testing & Technology – with Dr. Jim Evans
- Getting Care for HIV – with Dr. Claire Farel
- Heart Failure – with Dr. Patty Chang
- Heart Transplant – with Dr. Patty Chang
- Hemophilia – with Dr. Nigel Key
- Hereditary Hemochromatosis – with Dr. Sid Barritt
- Hereditary Hemorrhagic Telangiectasia (HHT) – with Dr. Raj Kasthuri
- HIV Matters (full series of episodes)
- HIV-Related Challenges Facing Women & Minorities – with Dr. Adaora Adimora
- HIV Treatment – with Dr. Joe Eron
- Immunotherapy – with Dr. Jon Serody
- Inflammatory Bowel Disease (IBD) – with Dr. Millie Long
- Kidney Disease (on the UNC Kidney Center web site)
- Kidney Transplant – with Dr. Alex Toledo and Dr. Karin True
- Liver Transplant – with Dr. David Gerber and Dr. Skip Hayashi
- Living a Long Life with HIV – with Dr. David Wohl
- Long QT Syndrome – with Dr. Anil Gehi
- Lung Cancer Screening – with Dr. Patricia Rivera
- Lupus – with Dr. Saira Sheikh
- Microbiome & Disease – with Dr. R. Balfour Sartor
- Multiple Sclerosis – with Dr. Ana Felix
- Organ Transplant – Series of episodes
- Participating in HIV Cure Research – with a UNC Study Participant & Dr. David Margolis
- Peanut Allergy – with Dr. Wesley Burks
- Polycystic Kidney Disease (PKD) – with Dr. Amy Mottl
- Preventing HIV with PrEP – with Dr. Christopher Hurt
- Rheumatoid Arthritis – with Dr. Beth Jonas
- Sjogren’s Syndrome – with Dr. Beth Jonas
- Thrombotic Microangiopathy (TMA) – with Dr. Manish Saha
- Autoimmune Disease Coping Strategies – with Delesha Miller Carpenter, PhD, MSPH
- Living a Long Life with HIV – with Dr. David Wohl
- Patient Engagement – Celeste Lee on the Power of Patient Engagement
- Patient-Reported Outcomes Research – with Dr. Ethan Basch
Hear From a Patient
- Alpha-Gal Allergy Patient Story – JoAnne, a patient with alpha-gal allergy, joins Dr. Ron Falk and Dr. Scott Commins to talk about her experience with getting diagnosed with alpha-gal allergy. JoAnne recounts her first allergic reaction to meat, and provides some tips to others for coping and eating with this allergy.
- “Celeste Lee on the Power of Patient Engagement” – Dr. Falk interviews Celeste Lee in this special episode on patient engagement. Celeste is described by Dr. Falk as an “astonishing leader and ferocious advocate for patient engagement,” and discusses the process of getting patients to become advocates for their health.
- David Cole’s Story – David Cole shares his story in this new podcast on how he went from a very healthy athlete, to a person diagnosed with kidney disease. And then, how his life changed after having a kidney transplant.
- Fabry disease – Jerry Walter is the founder and president of the National Fabry Disease Foundation and he has Fabry disease. He shares what is has been like living with Fabry–for many years he did not know he had it–and how he has dealt with symptoms.
- Galafold – Galafold (migalastat) was approved in August 2018 for the treatment of Fabry disease. Jerry Walter, a patient who has Fabry, and his nephrologist, Dr. Gerald Hladik, discuss how the drug works, and common concerns and questions patients have about the treatment.
- Having an Autoimmune Condition…Without Having a Clear Diagnosis – Dr. Falk interviews a patient who tells her experience of developing autoimmune disease symptoms. This patient describes what it’s like to deal with symptoms that fit the description of an autoimmune disease process but is unable to receive a clear-cut diagnosis for what is happening.
- Kidney Transplant Patient Story – with Kevin Howell – Dr. Ron Falk welcomes Kevin Howell, who is a kidney transplant recipient. Kevin shares his story about getting sick and the challenges he had accepting reality. He talks about being on dialysis while working full-time, finding an unexpected kidney donor, and his recovery to health.
- Lung Transplant Patient Story – with Andy Nelson – Dr. Ron Falk welcomes Andy Nelson, a person who has idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis and who received a double lung transplant. He shares his story here about having idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis, his journey to getting new lungs, and his recovery since the transplant.
- Participating in HIV Cure Research – What are some reasons to participate in HIV cure research? A UNC research study participant, Rob, shares his personal reasons, and describes his involvement in recent studies. Dr. David Margolis, who leads HIV cure research at UNC, joins the conversation and describes where cure research is today, including specifics on Vorinostat trials, and where their work is headed.
Learn about Care at UNC
- Ria Dancel and the UNC Medicine Procedure Service
- Patricia Rivera and the UNC Lung Cancer Screening Clinic
- Peadar Noone and the UNC Center for Brochiectasis Care