MEMPHIS, TN— Le Bonheur Vice Chair of Clinical Affairs, Terri Finkel, MD, PhD, has been awarded the Children’s Foundation of Memphis (CFOM) Chair of Excellence. Through this endowed award, Finkel will receive support to coordinate cutting-edge research at Le Bonheur Children’s Hospital with the aim of improving the health and well-being of Memphis children. The Children’s Foundation of Memphis Chair of Excellence was established in 2017 in celebration of their 100th year through a $1 million donation from the CFOM matched by Methodist Le Bonheur Healthcare.
Finkel is a renowned pediatric rheumatologist and immunologist. Since moving to Memphis, she has taken on three leadership roles in Memphis’ medical community. At Le Bonheur, she serves as vice chair of Clinical Affairs; at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center (UTHSC), professor and associate chair of Pediatrics; and at St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, an adjunct faculty member in the Department of Pediatric Medicine.
About Le Bonheur Children’s:
Le Bonheur Children’s Hospital in Memphis, Tenn., treats children through community programs, regional clinics and a 255-bed state-of-the-art hospital. Le Bonheur serves as a primary teaching affiliate for the University Tennessee Health Science Center and trains more than 350 pediatricians and specialists each year. Nationally recognized, Le Bonheur is ranked by U.S. News & World Report as a Best Children’s Hospital.
About Children’s Foundation of Memphis
The mission of the Children’s Foundation is to promote the health and well being of children in the Memphis area. Established in 1982 after the sale of the Crippled Children’s Hospital, the Foundation has focused primarily on pediatric health and research, but has also contributed to many other organizations throughout the years. Their investments in the Children’s Foundation Research Institute at Le Bonheur Children’s Hospital have provided improved infrastructure, expertise, support and coordination to facilitate basic, clinical and translational research to improve the health of children. The Children’s Foundation recognizes the potential of the Institute to become a nationally recognized research center. With the partnership of the University of Tennessee Health Science Center and Le Bonheur Children’s Hospital, significant contributions can be made in understanding, preventing and treating of childhood disease, illness and injury. For more information call (901) 683-3176.
About University of Tennessee Health Science Center:
As Tennessee’s only public, statewide, academic health system, the mission of the University of Tennessee Health Science Center is to bring the benefits of the health sciences to the achievement and maintenance of human health through education, research, clinical care, and public service, with a focus on the citizens of Tennessee and the region. The main campus in Memphis includes six colleges: Dentistry, Graduate Health Sciences, Health Professions, Medicine, Nursing and Pharmacy. UTHSC also educates and trains medicine, pharmacy, and/or health professions students, as well as medical residents and fellows, at major sites in Knoxville, Chattanooga and Nashville. For more information, visit www.uthsc.edu. Find us on Facebook: facebook.com/uthsc, on Twitter: twitter.com/uthsc and on Instagram: instagram.com/uthsc.
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