The Patient Services Committee of the ALSA's Board of Trustees recently voted to re-certify the UNM Health Sciences Center Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS) Clinic. The UNM clinic is one of twenty-two certified ALSA Centers throughout the country and the only clinic in New Mexico .

Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS), also commonly called Lou Gehrig's disease, is a rapidly fatal illness affecting approximately 2 people out of 100,000 each year. ALS causes progressive muscle weakness ultimately leading to respiratory failure and death. Under the leadership of John Chapin, M.D., assistant professor, Neurology, and his staff, the ALS Clinic at the UNM HSC is the only facility in New Mexico to provide comprehensive, multi-disciplinary care for ALS patients.

Congratulations to the UNM HSC ALS Clinic for this significant accomplishment. Chapin and his team continue to provide outstanding health care to an underserved population.

For more information contact: Courtney Smith (505) 272-3690

 


Contact: Cindy Foster, 272-3322