City Views

CityViews 1/30/12: Redefining Autism




Segment 1:


What is autism? A panel of the American Psychiatric Association is considering a redefinition of the disorder, causing debate and worry for parents and advocates. What would a redefinition mean for the thousands of patients and families in Utah, where one in 49 8-year-old boys have been diagnosed with autism?


  • Dr. Bill McMahon, Chair of the Dept. of Psychiatry, University of Utah
  • Dr. Pete Nicholas, Director, Valley Mental Health’s Carmen B. Pingree Center for Children with Autism



Segment 2:


The VA is hoping veterans will do one more service for their country: donate DNA samples and open their medical records to researchers. We learn more about the Million Veteran Program.


  • Dr. Laurence Meyer, Associate Chief of Staff for Research, Salt Lake City Veterans’ Administration Health System

For more information on the VAMVP program  please visit their website or call 866-441-6075

City Views
City Views was a daily public affairs program that ran on KCPW from 2011 to 2013. It was hosted by Jennifer Napier-Pearce, who later went on launch and host "Behind the Headlines," the weekly news roundup from KCPW and The Salt Lake Tribune. The show featured news reports and interviews with policymakers, local newsmakers and
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