On the Radio
USF Health has opened a state-of-the-art ALS clinic to treat and research a horrible affliction that slowly robs its victims of movement and other functions, even as their minds remain healthy and whole. University Beat on WUSF 89.7 takes you to the new clinic and introduces you to one man fighting this deadly disease.
Radio - During "Morning Edition" on WUSF 89.7 Tuesday after the 6:30 AM and 8:30 AM newscasts | During "All Things Considered" on WUSF 89.7 Tuesday at 5:44 PM | After "Florida Matters" on WSMR 89.1 Friday at 7:30 PM
Television - Tuesdays at 11:55 AM and 8:55 PM, and various times throughout the rest of the week
USF Asst. Professor of Neurology, Dr. Lara Katzin, talks about the interdisciplinary nature of the USF Health ALS Clinic and how that benefits patients, particularly in terms of convenience. She also talks about the difficult nature of diagnosing ALS.
Nancy Baily Williamson, President of the ALS Association Florida Chapter, says the new USF Health ALS Clinic fills a need for local patients, while Stephen Blume talks about the personal reasons behind his donation of $100,000 to launch the clinic.
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USF Health ALS Clinic
The clinic runs the first Friday of each month, but should add days as patient volume grows.