Category: Clinical Care


UT Health Science Center Honors Impact of Exemplary Faculty, Staff, Students

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At the 2023 UTHSC Impact Awards, the Office of Inclusion, Equity, and Diversity recognized faculty, staff, students, and trainees for the outstanding work they do at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center. “Today we celebrate colleagues who have gone above and beyond, giving exemplary service,” said Raaj Kurapati, UTHSC’s executive vice chancellor and chief… Read More


Advisory Board Chair Phil Wenk Honored for Service to People of Tennessee

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“I think Phil is one of those people you meet, and you think, ‘I wish I’d met you earlier in my life,’” UT System President Randy Boyd said of Phil Wenk, DDS, the chief executive officer of Delta Dental of Tennessee. “My life has been so much better having known him, and I feel like… Read More


UT Health Science Center Senior Faculty Physician Named President of Le Bonheur

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After a nationwide search, Trey Eubanks, MD, professor of surgery and chief of the Division of Pediatric Surgery at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center and surgeon-in-chief at Le Bonheur Children’s Hospital, has been appointed president of Le Bonheur Children’s Hospital. Dr. Eubanks has served as Le Bonheur’s interim president since March 2023. He… Read More


OT Students Learn Valuable Lessons for Home Caregiving Through Simulations in CHIPS

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On a Friday morning in late August, 29 first-year Occupational Therapy (OT) students are getting a lesson in working with adult clients in a home setting. Divided into teams of three, each team in succession sits around a table opposite a client to determine what assistance is needed to improve the client’s life. The scenario… Read More


Nationally Recognized Psychiatrist and Mental Health Advocate Named to Inaugural UT System/UTHSC Post

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Jessi Gold, MD, MS, a nationally recognized expert on student mental health and wellness, has been named the inaugural chief wellness officer for the University of Tennessee (UT) System and an associate professor of psychiatry at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center (UTHSC). This new leadership role, effective Feb. 1, 2024, builds on existing… Read More


CHIPS Recognized by Becker’s Hospital Review for Great Simulation and Education

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The Center for Healthcare Improvement and Patient Simulation (CHIPS) at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center is recognized in Becker’s Hospital Review list of 34 hospitals and health systems with great simulation and education programs for 2023. The list recognizes programs their cutting-edge technologies, lifelike scenarios and safe environments that builds provider confidence through… Read More


UTHSC College of Medicine, Shelby County Government Transform Health Care Access with ShelbyCares on 3rd

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Leaders of the University of Tennessee Health Science Center (UTHSC) College of Medicine and Shelby County government gathered Thursday to mark the opening of ShelbyCares on 3rd, a community health and wellness facility aimed at enhancing access to free health coaching, preventive health screenings, and nutritional support classes for underserved populations in the community. G. Nicholas… Read More


UTHSC College of Nursing, Southwest Tennessee Community College Open Health Center on Southwest’s Union Avenue Campus

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The University of Tennessee Health Science Center’s (UTHSC) College of Nursing and Southwest Tennessee Community College (STCC) launched a free health resource center for STCC students, faculty, and staff at a ribbon-cutting Nov. 8. The Health Education and Lifestyle Promotion (HELP) Center is a collaboration of the UTHSC College of Nursing and STCC. The HELP… Read More