Publisher: Knoxville News-Sentinel

University of Tennessee’s first chief wellness officer: Mental health should be ‘almost boring’

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University of Tennessee System leaders want to prioritize mental health care for students and faculty with the creation of the new chief wellness officer position. Dr.┬áJessica “Jessi” Gold will oversee mental health and wellness resources and culture across the system when she steps into the role Feb. 1. She plans to use 20 years of… Read More

Tennessee universities won’t detail how they’ll offer abortion training amid new laws

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Current and future medical professionals are raising the red flag about the ripple effects the Supreme Court’s abortion ruling will have on medical students’ training. But Tennessee universities aren’t disclosing how they’ll navigate the new laws and keep their programs in the good graces of accreditation systems. Of the five medical schools in Tennessee, four… Read More

How UT Health Science Center’s new leader wants to improve health care in East Tennessee

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As Tennessee slowly transitions out of the pandemic, the state’s flagship academic health system is tackling its next short- and long-term battles with a new leader. Dr. Peter Buckley started as the new Chancellor of the University of Tennessee Health Science Center in Memphis on Feb. 1, and he has plans for transforming the health… Read More