College: Health Professions


UT Health Science Center Building on Momentum and Awareness in 2024, Recognizing Dedicated Partners

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Last year was a time of building for the University of Tennessee Health Science Center, Chancellor Peter Buckley, MD, told the university’s Advisory Board during its winter meeting Friday. New leaders were recruited, a state-of-the-art-dental building opened, and a five-year strategic plan was adopted. This year, he said, UT Health Science Center will continue building… Read More


Advisory Board to Hold Winter Meeting January 12

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The University of Tennessee Health Science Center’s Advisory Board will meet Friday, January 12, at 12:30 p.m., in the Mooney Library, 875 Monroe Ave., on the Memphis campus.  On the agenda:  Chancellor’s report  Updates from the colleges and units 2023-2028 Strategic Plan update  While the meeting will be conducted in person, it will also be… Read More


2023 a Year of Accomplishments, Collaboration, and Planning for a Bright Future

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In 2023, the University of Tennessee Health Science Center adopted an ambitious new strategic plan, opened a state-of-the-art dental building in Memphis, and added new leadership to guide it into the future. The 2023-2028 Strategic Plan revolves around an exciting and expansive vision statement: Healthy Tennesseans. Thriving Communities. The plan reflects UT Health Science Center’s… Read More


UTHSC, Vanderbilt University Receive $2.4 Million Grant to Promote Diversity in Speech-Language Pathologists for High-Need Children

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The Department of Audiology and Speech Pathology at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center and the Department of Hearing and Speech Sciences at Vanderbilt University have secured a $2,399,454 grant to fund a five-year project to address the need for diversity in highly trained professionals in speech-language pathology. The project, known as Project PAL… Read More


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