Heartland Regional Genetics Network

Little Rock, Arkansas

Arkansas, Iowa, Kansas, Missouri, Nebraska, North Dakota, Oklahoma, South Dakota

Mission Statement


The Heartland Regional Genetics Network is focused on ensuring the best possible outcome for individuals with heritable disorders and optimizing the health of the population throughout the life cycle by improving understanding and awareness of genetics, expanding access to health care, and translating new findings to improve the quality of care within an eight-state region.

Regional Leadership


Project Directors:

Ann Chou, PhD
Lori Williamson Dean, MS, CGC, LGC

Project Administrator

Cara Vaught

Contact Information


Arkansas Children’s Hospital
1 Children’s Way Peds Genetics, Slot 512-22
Little Rock, AR 72202
Email: hrcc@uams.edu