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Hospital adds neurologist, neuropsychologist
Elena Caron, MD, is Le Bonheur’s newest neurologist. Caron received her medical training from East Tennessee State University’s Quillen College of Medicine and completed a pediatric neurology fellowship at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center (UTHSC) and Le Bonheur. She will serve as an assistant professor at UTHSC.
New Le Bonheur Pediatric Neuropsychologist Nicole Shay, PhD, comes to Memphis from Providence, R.I., where she worked at Bradley Hospital and Rhode Island Hospital. Shay earned a Doctor of Philosophy degree from the University of Iowa and completed fellowship training in pediatric clinical neuropsychology at Nationwide Children’s Hospital.
Le Bonheur adds urologist
Pediatric Urologist Joseph Gleason, MD, recently joined Le Bonheur Children’s after completing his pediatric urology fellowship at the Hospital for Sick Children in Toronto. He studied medicine at the University of Minnesota Medical School. Gleason will also serve as an assistant professor for the University of Tennessee Health Science Center.
Olive Branch Urgent Care location closes
The Le Bonheur Urgent Care located at 5480 Goodman Rd. closed Aug. 31. Le Bonheur still has Urgent Care locations in Cordova and Memphis. See hours and addresses.
Pediatric psychiatry clinic opens
Le Bonheur opened a pediatric psychiatry clinic this month. The clinic will see children and adolescents with diagnoses like mood disorders, anxiety disorders, attention deficit disorders and autism spectrum disorders. For more information, call Le Bonheur Connect.
Le Bonheur launches monthly giving campaign, Everyday Heroes
Le Bonheur has launched a new monthly giving campaign, Everyday Heroes. By becoming an Everyday Heroes, individuals and corporate partners can donate to the hospital to help save lives. .
From now until Dec. 31, CN, North America’s Railway, will match gifts given through the Everyday Heroes program. CN will match one-time gifts up to $5,000 and all monthly gifts to the hospital, up to $3,000 through its Miracle Match program. For more information about becoming an Everyday Hero for Le Bonheur, donate online or call the Le Bonheur Foundation at 901-287-6308.
NEJM publishes RSV antiviral breakthrough
An antiviral treatment has safely reduced the viral load and clinical illness of healthy adult volunteers intranasally infected with respiratory syncytial virus (RSV) in a clinical trial. Results of the study were published in the Aug. 21 issue of the New England Journal of Medicine. The trial is part of Infectious Disease Specialist Dr. John DeVincenzo’s RSV antiviral program.
In the journal, DeVincenzo describes a novel oral RSV antiviral medication, GS-5806, which inhibits RSV from entering human respiratory epithelial cells. Using this novel medication, DeVincenzo’s team demonstrated for the first time that a small molecule antiviral could therapeutically reduce the quantity of virus after a human RSV infection had already started.
DeVincenzo serves as medical director of the Molecular and Viral Diagnostics Laboratories at Le Bonheur and as professor of Pediatrics and professor of Microbiology, Immunology, and Biochemistry at the University of Tennessee College of Medicine.
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