UTHSC News


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


Dr. Mukta Panda Awarded for Contributions to Physician Well-Being

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The American College of Physicians (ACP) has honored Mukta Panda, MD, MACP, F-RCP London, professor at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center’s College of Medicine in Chattanooga, with the 2023-2024 ACP Award for Outstanding Contributions to Improving Well-Being and Professional Fulfillment in Internal Medicine. According to ACP, the award recognizes an individual who has… 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 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


UT Health Science Center Physician’s Podcast on the ‘Art of Medicine’ Reaches 100th Episode

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Since 2020, Andrew Wilner, MD, has hosted and produced a podcast exploring the art, business, and clinical aspects of the field of medicine for the public. Now, “The Art of Medicine with Dr. Wilner” will reach 100 episodes on December 10. Episodes from Dr. Wilner’s podcast appear biweekly on YouTube, Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Google Podcasts,… 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