Katie Gallagher

Assistant Program Director

BS, Laurentian University. MS, Sarah Lawrence College. Katie has past experience as the Lead Pediatric Genetic Counselor at the Children’s Hospital at Montefiore where she also engaged in clinical research through the NYCKidSeq genomic sequencing research study. More recently, she was a genetic counselor at Invitae Corporation. Katie has served as a clinical supervisor for genetic counseling students and was previously Course Director for the Biochemistry of Genetic Disease Course. She currently teaches the Clinical Pediatric Genetics course and facilitates Medical Genetics Seminar and simulated patient encounters. In her current position she works to maintain and expand network and alumni engagement for the program. In 2020, she received the Joan H. Marks Graduate Program in Human Genetics Distinguished Teaching Award. ​ SLC, 2017-

Graduate Courses 2023-2024

MS Human Genetics

Clinical Pediatric Genetics

Graduate Seminar—Spring

Clinical Pediatric Genetics provides students with an in-depth introduction to a pediatric genetics counseling session, including diagnostic processes and assessment and exposure to natural history of common and complex genetic conditions through course-long case scenario examples. Client and family factors are incorporated into such cases, allowing for the student to assume responsibility for their assigned client and experience the life of a pediatric genetics case from beginning to end. Course structure includes lecture, group discussion, and case presentation.

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Medical Genetics Seminar 1 & 2

Graduate Seminar—Fall and Spring

The Medical Genetics Seminar courses introduce students to topics relevant to clinical genetic counseling. Experts in the field lecture on topics ranging from significant genetic conditions and syndromes to current testing options. Students learn from and interact with authorities in their respective fields, gaining an in-depth understanding of the genetic conditions covered in the course and related issues they will encounter in their careers.

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Previous Courses

MS Human Genetics

Biochemistry of Genetic Disease

Graduate Seminar—Fall

The Biochemistry of Genetic Disease course provides an overview of major inborn metabolic diseases. Emphasis is placed on modes of inheritance, recurrence risks, pathogenesis, screening options, diagnostic testing, natural history, treatment options, and psychosocial and genetic counseling implications. The course is conducted online through prerecorded lectures, reading assignments, and online discussion.

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Clinical Pediatric Genetics

Graduate Seminar—Spring

Clinical Pediatric Genetics provides students with an introduction to the basic vocabulary, case scenarios, and genetic counseling issues encountered in a pediatric genetics session. The emphasis is on understanding the previous medical records, symptoms, and physical signs needed to construct the targeted questioning and differential diagnosis. The course structure includes readings, lecture, and group discussion.

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