Researchers at Le Bonheur and the University of Tennessee Health Science Center have developed a topical cream that has positive results in the treatment facial lesions associated in Tuberous Sclerosis Complex (TSC). The initial study follows the treatment of two patients and was published online in the Journal of Child Neurology.
For the second year, Le Bonheur Children’s is one of 11 children’s hospitals across the country participating in a friendly competition – the annual Professional Nursing Council’s Cereal Drive -- to fill local food banks. In collaboration with the Mid-South Food Bank and the Boy Scouts of America, the drive will be held May 31-June 7.
Le Bonheur Children’s Hospital recently received a $400,000 donation from Thomas & Betts. The gift is one of three Pileggi Awards presented in May to local non-profit organizations by Thomas & Betts in honor of Dominic Pileggi.
The Children’s Foundation of Memphis has donated $4 million to Le Bonheur Children’s Hospital to fund key research infrastructure and support in the hospital’s Children’s Foundation Research Institute (CFRI). The Children’s Foundation pledged $4 million, with $2 million designated as a challenge grant intended to encourage matching funds from other foundations, organizations and individuals.
The Fetal Center at Le Bonheur Children’s nearly doubled its volumes in the last year. The program bridges the obstetric and pediatric subspecialty worlds to create a multidisciplinary plan of care for babies with complex congenital health issues.
Le Bonheur Children’s Hospital and the Department of Pediatrics at The University of Tennessee Health Science Center (UTHSC) have experienced rapid growth in the number of faculty members in the last two years. A new program has been designed to help these young physicians and researchers thrive in their careers.
Le Bonheur has received federal funding to provide additional mobile health services to more than 4,000 children in Memphis-area schools. The $490,000 grant was awarded by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services-Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA).