Kindann Fawcett, PhD

Title: Post Doctoral Fellow

Organization: University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences

Bio: Dr. Kindann Fawcett., is the founder and President of Stick and Carrot Industries, LLC, a consulting firm specializes in the health and well-being of organizations and individuals. Dr. Fawcett’s experience includes developing, designing, implementing, and evaluating programs and initiatives based on SMART goals and attainable lifestyle changes. Additionally, she teaches behavior change, nutrition, and holistic health and wellness to individuals, families, groups, and students on all academic levels. Dr. Fawcett holds an undergraduate degree in Nutrition from Oklahoma State University, a Master’s in Community Health Promotion and a Ph.D. in Behavioral Health Science from the University of Arkansas and completed her Dietetic Internship at The Ohio State University. Dr. Fawcett currently works at The University of Arkansas for Medical Scienced and Arkansas Children’s Hospital in Pediatrics as a Post-Doctoral Fellow. Her research interests include nutrition and behavior change in individuals and family, nutrition and rare disease, medical school curriculum and nutrition, and most specifically -how nutrition’s role effects disease progression in neuromuscular diseases, particularly Becker and Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy. Additionally, Dr. Fawcett is one of the 2021-2023 Health Sciences Innovation and Entrepreneurship (HSIE) Fellows at UAMS, which aims to support health scientists as they transform their discoveries into benefits for health care. This program is a partnership between the Translational Research Institute and the Entrepreneurship Graduate Program in the Sam M. Walton College of Business at the University of Arkansas, Fayetteville. The goal of the HSIE Training Program is to develop, cultivate, and broaden the scholar’s vision in using entrepreneurship principles and team science to accelerate novel research practice and biomedical discoveries into improved health outcomes in academic settings, industry, government, and most specifically to Dr. Fawcett’s role, CLINICAL Care. Dr. Fawcett lives in central Arkansas with her husband Anthony, three children (McKenzie 14, Tyler 12 (DMD), and Stone (almost 3), and three dogs (Tara Bear- Goldendoodle, Piper- Rescue Mutt (Catahoula, Shepard, Lab Mix), and Baby Eleanor (Ellie- 4-pound Yorkie). Dr. Fawcett loves being outdoors, reading, cooking, and enjoying hot summer days and pool time with her family.

Beginning the Duchenne Journey 

From FUTURES 2023

 

  • Coping as a Caregiver
  • Communicating Duchenne to your child/family
  • ​Preparing for a bright future: play, communicate, and appropriate exercise
  • Neurological concerns
  • Introducing Stretching and Equipment
  • Role of Social Work
  • Duchenne’s Impact on Nutritional Health and Habits

Kayla Richards, LMSW

Social Worker

UT Health Austin Pediatric Neurosciences at Dell Children's

Doug Levine, PT

CureDuchenne Certified Physical Therapist

CureDuchenne

Leslie Porter

Family, Duchenne Advocate

Family, Duchenne Advocate

Diana Castro, MD

Associate Professor of Pediatrics, Neurology and Neurotherapeutics

University of Texas Southwestern

Kindann Fawcett, PhD

Post Doctoral Fellow

University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences

Pilares del viaje temprano

Esta sesión está dirigida a familias/cuidadores de niños y adolescentes con Duchenne. Cubre cuatro pilares del viaje temprano de Duchenne: atención multidisciplinaria, esteroides, nutrición y participación en ensayos clínicos, y es seguido por una sesión de discusión/preguntas y respuestas.

Kindann Fawcett, PhD

Post Doctoral Fellow

University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences

Barry Byrne, MD, PhD

Professor and Associate Chair

University of Florida, Department of Pediatrics

Dr. Aravindhan Veerapandiyan

Pediatric Neurologist

Arkansas Children's Hospital

Diana Castro, MD

Associate Professor of Pediatrics, Neurology and Neurotherapeutics

University of Texas Southwestern

Pillars of the Early Journey

This session is intended for families/caregivers of children and adolescents with Duchenne. It covers four pillars of the early Duchenne journey: Multidisciplinary Care, Steroids, Nutrition, and Involvement in Clinical Trials, and is followed by a discussion/Q&A session.

Barry Byrne, MD, PhD

Professor and Associate Chair

University of Florida, Department of Pediatrics

Diana Castro, MD

Associate Professor of Pediatrics, Neurology and Neurotherapeutics

University of Texas Southwestern

Kindann Fawcett, PhD

Post Doctoral Fellow

University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences