Progressive impairment of balance and muscular coordination resulting in falls, tremors, dropping things and slurred speech may indicate the development of one of more than thirty different forms of spinocerebellar ataxia. Patients with ataxia due to degeneration of the cerebellum and related areas of the nervous system experience a wide array of clinical problems and challenges to daily living. The University of Chicago Medical Center Ataxia Clinic combines more than 15 years experience with a multidisciplinary approach to the genetic diagnosis, interpretation, and management of the challenges associated with progressive ataxia, balance and gait disorders.

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Please visit The University of Chicago Medical Center Biological Sciences Division Make A Donation website to make a gift online. In the special instructions field, please list "Dr. Christopher Gomez Ataxia Research Fund." If you need assistance in making a donation online, or you would like to learn more about how charitable giving makes a difference for neurodegenerative disease research, please do not hesitate to contact the Development Office at or 773-702-6565.  Thank you for your support.

Support Research on Ataxia

This is the only place where you can target funds to DIRECTLY support research on spinocerebellar ataxia type 6 (SCA6).

Click the link below for neurology and indicate your interest in supporting research on sca6.

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