UTHSC In the Media


Le Bonheur taps Johns Hopkins surgeon for chief role at Heart Institute

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The recently expanded Heart Institute at Le Bonheur Children’s Medical Center and the University of Tennessee Health Science Center has named Dr. Bret A. Mettler as executive co-director and chief of pediatric cardiac surgery.


MicroVention Announces Release of CLinical EValuation of WEB™ 17 Device in Intracranial Aneurysms (CLEVER): One Year Effectiveness Results for Ruptured and Unruptured Aneurysms

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Dr. Adam Arthur, Principal Investigator for the WEB-IT Trial, which was the US IDE study to support WEB PMA approval in the US, also commented: “WEB has changed my practice and set a new standard for safety in the treatment of cerebral aneurysms,” said Dr. Adam Arthur, James T Robertson Professor and Chair at The… Read More


Secrets of a Neurology Whisperer: Talk Less, Teach More

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A recent medical scare reminded me of an ancient teaching axiom: “What you do is more important than what you say.” As an associate professor of neurology, my primary responsibility is to educate medical students and neurology residents. In addition to the occasional didactic lecture, teaching takes place at the hospital and clinic in the… Read More


Statewide Biomedical and Clinical Research Collaborative Awards granted

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Researchers from the University of Tennessee Health Science Center College of Medicine-Knoxville; the University of Tennessee, Knoxville; and the University of Tennessee Health Science Center Office of Research understand the challenges affecting the health and wellness of Tennesseans. A new system-wide collaborative grant program led by UTHSC COM-K is supporting research and scholarly activities to… Read More


Le Bonheur Children’s and UT Health Science Center Announce Dr. Bret Mettler Chief of Pediatric Cardiac Surgery and Executive Co-Director of the Heart Institute

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Le Bonheur Children’s Hospital has named Bret A. Mettler, MD, its new Chief of Pediatric Cardiac Surgery and Executive Co-Director of the Heart Institute at Le Bonheur and the University of Tennessee Health Science Center. Dr. Mettler will also hold The Susan and Alan Graf Endowed Chair in Pediatric Heart Surgery at Le Bonheur.


National Institutes of Health grant could mean progress toward improved outcomes for stroke patients

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The Associate Dean of Research at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center’s College of Nursing has received a two-year, $421,188 grant from the National Institutes of Health (NIH) to improve cognitive screening in people who suffer from a devastating type of stroke called aneurysmal subarachnoid hemorrhage (aSAH).


Horses and people find solace in greener pastures at Southern Reins

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Southern Reins is also providing hands-on educational opportunities. It serves as a continuing-education fieldwork site for the University of Tennessee Health Science Center and an internship location for Rhodes College and Concorde Career College’s Occupational Therapy Assistant Program.


Primary Care Program Helps Women with Diabetes Lose Weight

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This study included 64 women aged 24 to 66 years, all of whom had type 2 diabetes; the group’s average hemoglobin A1C (HbA1C) at diagnosis was 6.4% (range 5.8% to 13.2%), said Laura Reed, DNP, APRN, FNP-BC, CDC, of the College of Nursing, The University of Tennessee Health Science Center in Memphis.