Directed by Elisabet Børsheim, Ph.D. and Associate Director Eva Diaz Fuentes, M.D., Ph.D., the Arkansas Children’s Nutrition Center operates two in-house facilities that make up the Physical Activity and Metabolism Core: a modern ~1,400 square-foot Laboratory for Active Kids and Families and a fully outfitted ~1,800 square-foot Fitness Facility.
Contact Director Elisabet Børsheim at EBorsheim@uams.edu.
Contact Associate Director Eva Diaz Fuentes at ECDiazFuentes@uams.edu.
The Laboratory for Active Kids and Families
One of only a few dedicated pediatric exercise physiology labs in the nation, The Laboratory for Active Kids and Families houses equipment necessary for exercise physiology studies, phlebotomy, and vital signs.
Fully-equipped Pediatric Exercise Test Lab
Two pediatric ergonomic cycles, both isokinetic and hand dynamometers, balance testing instrument, flexibility testing instruments
Dedicated Exercise Physiology Space
Three treadmills, Two gas exchange analysis systems, Pulmonary function testing unit and Biochemistry analyzer
There is a clinical room en suite that facilitates biopsy or minimally invasive procedures
The Fitness Facility
The Fitness Facility is staffed by a full-time certified exercise trainer
For Controlled Exercise Training Studies
Outfitted with four treadmills, four recumbent bikes, and four elliptical machines.
For Studies in Pregnant Women and Children.
Easily adjustable equipment for resistance exercise that facilitate studies in pregnant women and children. Intensity can be closely monitored through heart rate monitors.
Space for free play, directed activities and class activities
Step benches, medicine balls, free weights, smaller gym equipment and mats.