BLOG: Raising your awareness of your interactions with lay staff

Doctors often ask me, “How tough should I be with my staff?” Consider America’s marsupial, the humble opossum. Biologists know that “playing possum” is not some coy act. The animals actually pass out from sheer terror. Do your staff members look similarly dazed when you approach them? Or, at the other end of the spectrum, are you ophthalmology’s Rodney Dangerfield, so meek that you get no respect?

In Mouse Model Of Usher Syndrome, Researchers Develop Rx For Deafness, Impaired Balance

Jennifer Lentz, PhD, Assistant Professor of Otorhinolaryngology & Biocommunications and a member of the Neuroscience Center of Excellence at LSU Health Sciences Center New Orleans, is the lead author of a paper reporting that hearing and balance can be rescued by a new therapy in a mouse model of Usher syndrome (Usher) that contains the mutation responsible for type 1C Usher…