Category: Education


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


UT Health Science Center to Award 110 Degrees During 2023 Winter Commencement Ceremony

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Emily Mewborn, DNP, FNP-BC, is on a mission to make an impact on the illness that causes the most deaths worldwide – cardiovascular disease. If that sounds daunting, you haven’t had the pleasure of meeting Dr. Mewborn. Dr. Mewborn will graduate with her PhD in Nursing Science during the University of Tennessee Health Science Center’s… 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


Harry Potter’s Magic Connection to Real-Life Science on Display at UTHSC Library

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First-year nursing student Mary Mayden says she grew up on the Harry Potter movies. She may not have read the books, but she was excited when she walked into UTHSC’s Health Sciences Library around lunchtime Wednesday to work with friends on a group project and saw the new exhibit that ties Harry Potter and science… Read More


Multiyear Appointment Option Approved for Non-Tenure-Track Faculty at UTHSC

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Under a new procedure approved this summer by the UT Board of Trustees, the University of Tennessee Health Science Center is now able to offer multiyear appointments to non-tenure-track faculty members. This landmark achievement for UTHSC faculty is the result of years of work by the UTHSC Faculty Senate, including the review of multiyear approaches… Read More


PhD Student Says Studies Let Him Be ‘Friends with Geniuses’

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When asked why he likes being a doctoral student and working in a lab at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center, Christopher Pitzer says, “I just kind of casually get to be friends with geniuses.” Pitzer is in his final year in the molecular and translational physiology track of the Biomedical Sciences Program in… Read More