Employee Spotlight


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…


July 16, 2018

Hagemeier to Hold Training Rides for Myeloma’s Ride for Research

Mark Hagemeier, managing associate general counsel with the UAMS Office of General Counsel, believes in the power of teamwork. He also believes it’s important to be prepared, whether he’s in an office or courtroom handling legal issues or unwinding after hours on his bicycle.


May 8, 2018

UAMS Nurses Across Arkansas — Nurses Week 2018

At UAMS our nurses provide comfort, hope and healing from nearly every corner of the state. Not only during nurses week but all through the year – we recognize, acknowledge and appreciate our nursing staff for their expertise and commitment to our patients and families.


March 14, 2018

Tonya Johnson, MS, RD

Check out Tonya Johnson MS, RD- Director of Nutrition Services at UAMS on KATV Channel 7 sharing a recipe to help your family eat better.


September 12, 2017

Kathy Flores- Staff Educator for Interventional Services

Seeking help from a personal trainer is a great tool for people who feel lost or intimidated when they come to a gym. Here at the UAMS Fitness Center, Kathy Flores has been working with trainer Cameron Alarcon to reach her goals. I asked them both some questions about their training sessions:   Kathy: Since…


July 31, 2017

SGT. Bradley Jones – UAMS police

Do you believe it is important for UAMS Police officers to be in good physical shape? Yes, I do, and for several reasons! One) You might not be aware of it, but there is a long-overlooked law which mandates fitness for all law enforcement officers. Officers must train to achieve high levels of fitness or…


June 23, 2017

Employees at the Northwest Regional campus Get Healthy

Left to right – Bonnie Faitak and Lisa Smith What are some examples of how you influence your employees to stay healthy? The one thing I, as well as other leadership, try to do is remember that employees are at their best when they take care of themselves personally. Long hours sitting at the computer may…


May 22, 2017

Pamela Royal

From the Capitol City Classic 10k and 1 mile fun run we ran in April.  My husband, Kijana Royal, Sr., myself and my son Kijana “KJ” Royal, II, all ran the 10k.  My little ones, Christian, Parker and Payton, all ran the 1 mile fun run.  How long have you been at UAMS and what…


March 27, 2017

Unexpected Benefit from Challenges Limiting Usual Exercise

An interview with Sally S. Fitts, Ph.D., Research Associate, Department of Family and Preventive Medicine Sally, how did you find out your bone density was low? Can you tell us what that means? I was previously told I have osteopenia, which is a common condition among women older than 50.  Osteopenia means bone density is…


February 27, 2017

Employee Spotlight – Leanne Whiteside-Mansell, Ed.D.

Pictured left to right: Dr. Taren Swindle, Professor Leanne Whiteside-Mansell  When Leanne Whiteside-Mansell, Ed.D., professor in the Department of Family and Preventive Medicine in the College of Medicine, read that sitting all day can have a serious impact on your health, she came up with a creative way to increase the amount of movement in her…



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