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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


UTHSC Campus Police Awarded Prestigious Reaccreditation by National Law Enforcement Agency

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The University of Tennessee Health Science Center’s Campus Police Department has been reaccredited by the Commission on Accreditation for Law Enforcement Agencies, Inc. (CALEA). Accreditation by CALEA is the gold standard for public safety agencies.  “I am extremely proud of our accomplishment at UTHSC Police on our four-year reaccreditation. I believe it speaks volumes, when… 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


Dr. Colleen Jonsson Secures $11.9 Million Award for Operational Upgrades to Regional Biocontainment Laboratory

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Colleen Jonsson, PhD, director of the Regional Biocontainment Laboratory (RBL) at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center (UTHSC), has been awarded $11.9 million from the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases to expand and improve the RBL infrastructure. Elizabeth Fitzpatrick, PhD, professor of Microbiology, Immunology, and Biochemistry and assistant director of the RBL,… Read More