Employee Spotlight


October 17, 2019

Josephine Jackson

Josephine Jackson

Josephine Jackson is an A.P.R.N., who has been practicing nursing since 1989, and works at our UAMS East Regional Campus in Helena. Josephine was nominated to tell us the story of her journey to better heath! What part of your journey to better health has been the most challenging? A diagnosis of breast cancer came…


September 30, 2019

Games in the Courtyard!

A box of yard games

  The College of Health Professions put a box of yard games in the courtyard area. Students are getting out and having fun between classes. The box is in the walkway by the backdoor of Radiologic Imaging Sciences as you are heading to Building 6A. Let your students know that it is there for them…


August 1, 2019

Makenna Wilson

Makenna and Student Cycling

Makenna, as a student, you are already pretty busy. Can you tell us about your experience here at UAMS and how you balance school and a healthy lifestyle? “Busy” could literally be my middle name. Outside of classwork and clinical time spent for school, I work as a student sonographer for both UAMS and Baptist…


July 9, 2019

Bonnie Faitak

Bonnie Faitak and family

Bonnie Faitak is the assistant director for programs in the UAMS Office of Community and Health Research for Healthy Food Systems on the UAMS Northwest Regional Campus. Tell us a little about you and how long you have been at UAMS. I’ve been at the UAMS Northwest Regional Campus for two years and three months….


May 24, 2019

Shemikia Ford

Shemikia exercising in the gym

Shemikia, you are working full time and are in school, how do you stay on top of your workouts? It has been a challenge. However, I make sure I fit my workouts in by making myself daily reminders on my phone. I have used one of UAMS’ personal trainers, Angela Johnson, as one of my…


March 13, 2019

Claudia Carberry

Claudia Carberry at Katahdin

Claudia, it’s National Nutrition month! How do you plan on celebrating? National Nutrition Month is a great time to celebrate nutritious foods.  There are several events happening around campus, including some whole grain tastings and a vegetarian recipe contest.  As a part of this focus on good nutrition, Registered Dietitian (RD) Day is March 13. …


February 13, 2019

Employee Spotlight – Bill Dobbins

Bill, you are regularly active. Why do you exercise? Due to genetics and some not taking very good care of myself in the past, I was diagnosed with type 2 diabetes in my early 40’s. Exercise combined with proper diet goes a long way to keeping your blood sugar and triglycerides low. You’ve attend a…


January 4, 2019

Employee Spotlight – Michael Campbell

Meet Michael Campbell, he is an assistant administrator of support services here at UAMS and also a member of the Get Healthy UAMS committee. We interviewed Michael because he is an employee that makes his health a priority despite his hectic schedule. Michael, what has been your favorite implemented idea from the Get Healthy UAMS…


December 4, 2018

Employee Spotlight – Amy Widner

Amy you have been a Yoga instructor for a while now, what drew you to Yoga and ultimately your decision to become certified? I discovered yoga the same way many people do – at home, alone, on a screen. I think my mom got the VHS from Fred’s in a two-for-one deal with a Richard…


August 21, 2018

Life Lessons Learned on the Soccer Field

Ashley McNatt | Soccer has been a part of my life since I was 5 years old. I played recreational and club soccer growing up, then had the opportunity to play in college for four years at UALR. I’ve also continued playing since college on an adult league team at Burns Park (when I’m not…



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