Research Facilities

Published On 12/26/2012

Le Bonheur investigators have access to state-of-the-art research facilities that give them the best chance at finding new treatments and cures. Some of those facilities include:

Pediatric Clinical Research Unit

Providing infrastructure and clinical expertise, our Pediatric Clinical Research Unit (PCRU) facilitates therapeutic, pharmaceutical and disease-oriented research. The PCRU’s staff helps recruit subjects for active studies and develops a centralized scheduling system to accommodate the needs of multiple investigators.

Since 1999, more than 5,500 patients have enrolled in our studies.

The unit’s areas of interest include:

  • Pharmacokinetic research: We want to increase the number and variety of drugs available to children.
  • Nursing research: We want to provide better nursing care and provide a scientific basis for pediatric care.
  • Clinical research: Bench, clinical and translational research help improve the care of children by providing evidence-based medicine.

Located seventh floor of the Research Center, the unit’s staff includes:

  • Nine research nurse coordinators who are either SoCRA or ACRP certified.
  • One SoCRA-certified research specialist 
  • One SoCRA-certified regulatory specialist 
  • One research assistant

The PCRU provides help with:

  • Contract preparation and support
  • IRB submission
  • Data management
  • Subject recruitment
  • Protocol monitoring procedures
  • Phlebotomy services
  • Administrative support


Pediatric Clinical Research Unit
Le Bonheur Research Center
50 N. Dunlap
Memphis, Tennessee 38103
Phone: 901.287.5340
Fax: 901.287.6283

CFRI Shared Laboratory Equipment

CFRI Shared Laboratory Equipment is available for use by CFRI researchers.All inquiries or requests for assistance in using this equipment should be directed to the Research Laboratory Manager for the CFRI at