No one has ever listened themselves into trouble

Since I took over Dr. Permutt’s program at Washington University two years ago, I have been closely working with the Jack and JT Snow Foundation to raise awareness, improve the clinical care, and develop therapeutics and diagnostics for Wolfram syndrome. Stephanie Snow Gebel, JT Snow, Anne Harkin, and David Bruns, are my close friends and colleagues. Someone said to me, “Fumi, you are the Snow Professor of Wolfram syndrome.” I am currently the Schechter Professor of Internal Medicine which was created by the donation of Dr. Schechter. I received a very nice email from Dr. Schechter’s old patient recently. She saw my work on Wolfram in the news and was very happy about it.

I feel that our collaboration with the Snow foundation has been expanding and the pace has been accelerating. My new colleague said to me, “Fumi, no one has ever listened themselves into trouble.” That’s so true. We are speeding up, but we listen. Here is the words by Dalai Lama.

When you talk, you are only repeating what you already know. But if you listen, you may learn something new.

Thank you for reading this. I hope you can relax today and accumulate energy for the next week.

Take care,

Fumi Urano