Megan Truitt Cho

BS, Salisbury University. ScM, Johns Hopkins University/National Human Genome Research Institute. Research program manager, Whole Exome Sequencing, GeneDx. In addition to serving as a course director and thesis advisor at Sarah Lawrence College, Megan is education chair of the Research Special Interest Group (SIG) of the National Society of Genetic Counselors (NSGC). She also serves as a subcommittee member of the NSGC Outcomes Measures task force and a member of the Health Care Access and Financing Workgroup, New York-Mid-Atlantic Consortium for Genetics and Newborn Screening Services (NYMAC). SLC, 2014-

Graduate Courses

Human Genetics 2017-2018

Clinical Genomics

Graduate Seminar—Spring

The Clinical Genomics course builds upon topics covered in Advanced Human Genetics. Early, current, and future uses of genomic technologies are covered, especially as they apply to clinical care. Students develop critical thinking skills related to testing strategies and genomic data interpretation, with a focus on whole exome sequencing variant interpretation. The course also explores the psychosocial, ethical, and legal factors associated with genomic testing. Students are able to apply what they are learning through various case examples.

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Fundamentals of Genetic Counseling II

Graduate Seminar—Spring

Building on the skillset of Fundamentals of Genetic Counseling I, Fundamentals of Genetic Counseling II aims to develop skills relevant to psychosocial assessment and interventions. Focus is first placed on exploring patient characteristics and concerns and then on utilizing appropriate counseling skills to respond in a patient-centered way. Course activities include discussion, small-group activities, demonstration, and role play with peer feedback.

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