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Dr. Fumihiko Urano featured in PBS Wolfram syndrome documentary 

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In April, Fumihiko Urano, MD, PhD was featured in the documentary “Colorado Voices: Ellie White,” to raise awareness of the rare genetic disorder, Wolfram syndrome. The short documentary was published by Rocky Mountain PBS and tells the story of Colorado college student Ellie White, who lives with the disorder. Although the disorder is very rare and terminal, Ellie shares her experience and how she doesn’t let it stop her from living life.  

Wolfram syndrome commonly manifests itself in the form of diabetes mellitus, optic nerve atrophy, central diabetes insipidus, sensorineural deafness, urinary tract problems and progressive neurologic difficulties.