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Narrative Medicine Rounds: John Donvan and Caren Zucker


Nov 02, 2016 - 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.


Faculty Club of Columbia University Medical Center, Physicians & Surgeons Building, 630 W. 168th St., 4th Floor, New York, NY

The book In A Different Key: The Story of Autism has advanced the discussion about autism in the public and medical worlds. In our November edition of Narrative Medicine Rounds, Emmy Award–winning correspondent John Donvan and Peabody Award–winning television news producer Caren Zucker will talk about the book and the seminal moments in the history of autism. The authors, whose own families have been affected by autism, have been reporting on the social, medical and legal aspects of autism since 1999, even before it became a national topic of conversation and are known for their insightful ABC News series, “Echoes of Autism.”

Caren Zucker, an award-winning veteran television news producer, has worked most extensively with ABC News. In addition to her experience in breaking news and live broadcast, she produced and cowrote a six-part series on autism for PBS in 2011. In 2010, Zucker and John Donvan cowrote a piece for The Atlantic, “Autism’s First Child,” which was a finalist for the National Magazine Award. John Donvan is a multiple Emmy Award-winning Nightline correspondent with a long career in journalism. He was the Chief White House Correspondent for ABC News and is the moderator for Intelligence Squared U.S. debates, heard on NPR stations.

Narrative Medicine Rounds are lectures or readings presented by scholars, clinicians, or writers engaged in work at the intersection of narrative and health care. Rounds are held on the first Wednesday of each month during the Spring and Fall terms from 5:00 to 7:00 p.m. and are followed by a reception. Rounds are free and open to the public; no RSVP is necessary. Students, staff, faculty, patients, friends, and interested others are warmly welcome to attend.


Emmy Award–winning correspondent John Donvan
Peabody Award–winning television news producer Caren Zucker