Le Bonheur Children's Hospital's dedication to research and teaching is paving the way for a better future in children’s health care. We are home to the Children's Foundation Research Institute (CFRI), a partnership between Le Bonheur, The University of Tennessee Health Science Center (UTHSC) and Children's Foundation of Memphis that is committed to finding new discoveries in pediatric medicine.
Researchers at Le Bonheur are working on projects aimed at improving the health of children. Some of those studies’ focuses include flu-associated pneumonia, absence epilepsy, asthma, primary sclerosing cholangitis and respiratory syncytial virus (RSV).
If you need help finding your way around the Research Center or our campus, stop by the Welcome Desk. A security officer will help direct you.
In addition to our cafeteria – Le Bon Appetit – in the hospital, there is a deli and coffee bar with grab-and-go items on the ground floor of the Research Center.
When a child is sick, it’s important to care for the entire family, even siblings. The Forrest Spence Sibling Playroom at Le Bonheur, funded by the family of a former patient, is designed for siblings of hospitalized patients.
The Research Center connects to the main hospital on the second floor.
Security officers are placed around the hospital to help you find your way around campus.
In 2010, the Children’s Foundation Research Institute (CFRI) opened a 300,000-square-foot Research Center dedicated to basic, translational and clinical research. The CFRI works to provide the infrastructure and resources needed to make discoveries in the field of pediatric medicine.
Le Bonheur partners with UTHSC to train a new generation of pediatric subspecialists and health care clinicians. In addition to pediatric residency and fellowship programs, we also offer internships and residency programs in areas like pharmacy, child life and respiratory therapy.
The Pediatric Clinical Research Unit (PCRU) helps our physicians and scientists perform therapeutic, pharmaceutical and disease-oriented research. Since 1999, more than 5,500 patients have enrolled in our studies.