Dr. Teresa Zesiewicz, the director of USF's Ataxia Research Center, talks about the work being done at the Center and some of the challenges doctors face in treating the disease.
Dr. Zesiewicz describes how patient Susan Wier has progressed thanks to the smoking cessation drug, Chantix.
A look at one of the tools USF's School of Physical Therapy & Rehabilitation Sciences is using to help ataxia patients like Susan Wier.
Amber Miller, USF Ataxia Research Center (treatment and clinical trials/research)
Stephanie Amberg, First Annual FARA (Friedreich's Ataxia Research Alliance) Energy Ball & related events, August 27-29
Radio - During "Morning Edition" on WUSF 89.7 Tuesday after the 6:45 AM and 8:45 AM newscasts | During "All Things Considered" on WUSF 89.7 Tuesday at 5:44 PM | After "Florida Matters" on WSMR 89.1 Monday just before 10:30 PM
Television - Tuesdays at 11:55 AM and 8:55 PM, and various times throughout the rest of the week
Mark Schreiner has been the producer and reporter for "University Beat" on WUSF 89.7 FM since 2001 and on WUSF TV since 2007. He has worked as an anchor, reporter and producer at radio stations in Tampa and his native Chicago since 1992.