Past Event

Catherine Monk - Opposite to a Halo Effect? Impacts of Variants of Uncertain Significance on Parental Perceptions of Children after Prenatal Chromosome Microarray Testing

September 17, 2018
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
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Rm. 10-405A&B, Irving Institute for Clinical and Translational Research, 10th Floor, Presbyterian Hospital (PH) Building, 622 W. 168th St., New York

Speaker: Catherine Monk, Professor of Medical Psychology (in Psychiatry and Obstetrics & Gynecology), Columbia University Medical Center; Research Scientist, NYS Psychiatric Institute

This presentation will summarize recent findings from a study of the impact of prenatal genetic testing results on parental views of their children’s development at one and three years of age.

This event is free and open to the public. For further information or to convey suggestions about future speakers, contact Paul S. Appelbaum, MD, Department of Psychiatry, at 646-774-8630 or [email protected]

Catherine Monk holds a joint appointment as a Professor of Medical Psychology in the Departments of Psychiatry, and Obstetrics & Gynecology. Reflecting the interdisciplinary nature of her research, she is affiliated with two divisions in Psychiatry: Behavioral Medicine and Developmental Neuroscience. She is Director for Research at the Women’s Program and Co–Director of the Domestic Violence Initiative. After completing her NIH post–doctoral fellowship in the Psychobiolgoical Sciences at Columbia in 2000, Dr. Monk joined the faculty and established the Perinatal Pathways Laboratory. She also maintains a clinical practice primarily focused on treating women during the perinatal period.

This event is part of the Seminar on Ethical, Legal and Social Implications of Genetics series. The event is sponsored by the Center for Research on Ethical/Legal/Social Implications of Psychiatric, Neurologic & Behavioral Genetics, Department of Psychiatry, Columbia University Medical Center.