February 2021 – Dr. Maggie Yu discusses the role trauma plays on triggering the immune system, the struggle to get diagnosis, the empowerment it takes to find and partner with functional and holistic providers with Tara Zier.

Shane James finishes Traversing Tassie, running over 500 miles to raise awareness and funds for The Stiff Person Syndrome Research Foundation

January 2021 – On the opposite side of the world, 52-year-old ultra runner Shane James completed a 24-day trek Friday to benefit a foundation in the DC region, hoping to find a cure for a rare disease he shares with Dr. Tara Zier of Bethesda.

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          January 2021 – Southern Cross TV covers the penultimate day of Traversing Tassie, ultra-runner Shane James’ epic 880km run to raise awareness and funds for The Stiff Person Syndrome Research Foundation.

          Shane James completing the first leg of his Traversing Tassie (TTX2) fundraiser for The SPSRF - story in The Examiner

          December 2020 – The Examiner covers Shane James’ milestone of completing the first leg of Traversing Tassie – running from Burnie to Eddystone Point – in eight days.

          Kensington Neighbors article

          November 2020 – Kensington Neighbors features Tara as an Expert Contributor with the article on Stiff Person Syndrome: Silly Name, Serious Disease!

          RUNNING FOR RESEARCH: A new Stiff Person Syndrome research foundation has motivated Shane James to take on a new challenge. Picture: Brodie Weeding

          October 2020 – The Advocate of Australia wrote the first story about Shane James’ historic race, Traversing Tassie, and his plan to donate all proceeds to The SPSRF.

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                  April 2020 – Interview on Facebook Live announcing the launch of The Stiff Person Syndrome Research Foundation website, www.stiffperson.org

                  Tara Zier and her children

                  April 2019 – The Mayo Clinic published a story about Tara’s frightening and frustrating search for the right diagnosis after she was transported to its Minnesota headquarters by air ambulance.

                  ABC7 News: Scared Stiff - Emotional Trauma may have triggered Maryland woman's 'human statue' disease

                  May 2018 – ABC7 in Washington, DC interviewed Tara and her neurologist at Johns Hopkins about the role trauma plays in triggering auto-immune disease.