Olin Mott / River Blindness
Tampa tire retailer Olin Mott, a longtime supporter of the University of South Florida, passed away July 2nd at the age of 92. His philanthropy benefitted many bay area charities and organizations, especially USF’s College of Education. University Beat on WUSF TV pays tribute to Mott.
USF professor Thomas Unnasch is helping in the fight against the disease of onchocerciasis, or “river blindness,” and his work has taken him to some of the most remote parts of Africa and Central and South America. On this week’s University Beat on WUSF 89.7, you’ll meet a researcher who’s receiving worldwide attention for taking on the rare parasitic affliction, one village at a time.
WUSF obituary for Olin Mott
Thomas Unnasch, Ph.D., Chair, USF Dept. of Global Health
Carter Center video in which Dr. Unnasch discusses the science behind eliminating river blindness
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.