Kathryn (Kat) Neill, PharmD, FNAP
Associate Provost for Academics, Director of Interprofessional Administrative and Curricular Affairs
University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences
Kathryn K. Neill, PharmD, FNAP is the Associate Provost for Academics and Director of Interprofessional Administrative and Curricular Affairs for the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences. After receiving her PharmD, she completed a fellowship in Neuropharmacology and practiced as a Pulmonary and Critical Care Specialist for the UAMS Medical Intensive Care Unit (MICU). Dr. Neill chairs a team of more than 40 faculty to design, deliver, and assess a campus-wide interprofessional graduation requirement for 73 degree programs.

Presenting at the Nexus Summit:

Lifestyle Medicine (LM) infuses interventions within six pillars (whole-food/plant-predominant diet, physical activity, restorative sleep, stress management, avoidance of risky substances, positive social connection) to prevent, treat and reverse chronic disease. LM recognizes influence of social determinants of health and other socioecological factors on patient habits and health. LM requires interprofessional collaboration (IPC) to be effective and provides a foundation for IPE.85 upper-level students (medical, pharmacy, health professions, public health, nursing) completed a 2.5-hr…
Culinary medicine (CM) considers the missing implementation link between dietary choices and health outcomes. Principles address gaps in care by changing conversations regarding weight, diet, and exercise to help people understand and incorporate realistic changes into daily life. Medical providers demonstrate weight bias, negatively impacting quality of care and patient outcomes, to varying degrees. Bias contributes to underutilization of education for healthy eating concepts by defaulting to weight-based conversations. CM principles emphasize quality food choices, their preparation, and…