College: Health Professions


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 Welcomes New CARE Navigator to Help Students Succeed

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Students at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center have a new resource to help them when facing difficulties in their academic, professional, and social lives. Carla Gool, a seasoned professional with over 25 years of experience in the field of mental health, has joined the university as a CARE navigator. In this role, Gool… 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