UAMS Genetic Counselor to Discuss Genetics and Cancer Sept. 3 in Branson

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The lecture, to be held at Chateau on the Lake at 415 N. State Hwy 265 in Branson, is part of the Area Health Education Center (AHEC) Northwest’s Family Practice Conference and is open to all family practice and internal medicine physicians and family practice nurse practitioners. For more information, contact Darlene Cheatham at (479) 521-8269 or e-mail

Lim earned a Master of Science degree in genetic counseling from the University of North Carolina in Greensboro, N.C., and she received her undergraduate degree in animal physiology and neuroscience from the University of California at San Diego. She has presented several lectures across the nation related to genetics and has had numerous internships relating to pediatric and prenatal genetics.

UAMS is the state’s only comprehensive academic health center, with five colleges, a graduate school, a medical center, five centers of excellence and a statewide network of regional centers. The school has about 2,170 students and 650 residents and is the state’s largest public employer with almost 9,000 employees. UAMS and its affiliates have an economic impact in Arkansas of about $3.8 billion a year.

UAMS centers of excellence are the Arkansas Cancer Research Center, Harvey and Bernice Jones Eye Institute, Donald W. Reynolds Center on Aging, Myeloma Institute for Research and Therapy and Jackson T. Stephens Spine and Neurosciences Institute.