Tomorrow (Thursday, May 9) at 10:00 a.m., Dr. Eva Feldman, director of the A. Alfred Taubman Medical Research Institute, and ALS patient Ted Harda will be interviewed live on SiriusXM satellite radio’s Doctor Radio channel 84. The one-hour interview program will focus on the miraculous ALS research and treatment work being led by Dr. Feldman and her team at the Taubman Institute and the promising experiences of Mr. Harda, who since 2011 has been a part of Dr. Feldman’s clinical trial, which last month received the go-ahead from the Federal Drug Administration to proceed to Phase II. Just this week Crain’s Detroit Business profiled Mr. Harda and reported on his extraordinary progress.
For those of you who won’t be in your car or near a SiriusXM radio tomorrow morning, we will be posting highlights of the interview at TaubmanInstitute.org by Friday morning.
Of all the diseases and conditions we are tackling at the Taubman Institute, I would have to say that ALS is in many ways the most dreaded. One motivation for my funding of medical research was the personal pain I felt in witnessing the terrible toll ALS took on my good friend, the late great Senator from New York Jacob Javits. I am so gratified that we can do so much more today for people like Ted Harda than we could for Jacob back in the 1980s.
Please listen into the interview tomorrow, or visit the Institute site on Friday to hear more about this uplifting story.