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Neuroscience Institute launches Infantile Epilepsy Center
The Infantile Epilepsy Center at Le Bonheur is one of only a few centers in the country that provides specialized treatment for infantile spasms and other rare epilepsies affecting infants. Using state-of-the-art imaging technology, multi-disciplinary care and medication therapies, the Infantile Epilepsy Center provides for early diagnosis and quick treatment for children with this condition. For more information, call 901-287-7337 or visit the Infantile Epilepsy Center website.
Le Bonheur welcomes new specialists
Mary Elaine Killian, MD, joined Le Bonheur as a urologist and assistant professor at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center. She attended medical school at the University of Alabama School of Medicine and completed an internship in surgery and residency in urology at University of Alabama at Birmingham Hospital. Killian completed a fellowship in pediatric urology at Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh of UPMC.
Amanda Linz, MD, MS, FAAP, is the newest member of the Palliative Care division. She is an assistant professor at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center (UTHSC). Her medical school degree is from the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences, and she received a master of science in Clinical and Translational Science from the University of Oklahoma Health Science Center. She completed an internship and residency in pediatrics at the University of Oklahoma. Linz has completed multiple fellowships including pediatric hematology/oncology at the University of Oklahoma Health Science Center, pediatric hospice and palliative medicine at UTHSC and the physician scientist training program at St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital.
Samarasinghe named Plough Foundation Chair of Excellence
Le Bonheur researcher Amali Samarasinghe, PhD, was awarded the Plough Foundation Chair of Excellence. As a part of this chair she is now the Director of the Pediatric Asthma Research Program. This chair of excellence was established in 1986 by the state of Tennessee.
Primary ciliary dyskinesia program receives accreditation
Recently the Primary Ciliary Dyskinesia (PCD) Foundation granted Le Bonheur’s PCD program full accreditation. The PCD Foundation works to create infrastructure and processes to address the unmet needs in the PCD patient community.
Join us for Pumpkin Run!
Join us Saturday, October 19 for Pumpkin Run, a fun run and 5K to raise money for Le Bonheur Children’s. The kids 400 meter fun run starts at 8:30 a.m. with the 5K to follow at 9 a.m. Kids are encouraged to dress in their Halloween costumes and participate in the post-race boo bash. Enter individually or form a team and walk in honor or memory of a loved one who has been helped by Le Bonheur. Register now and start fundraising.
Memphis Food & Wine Festival to benefit FedExFamilyHouse
Enjoy wines from around the world and cuisine from guest chefs around the country at the 2019 Memphis Food & Wine Festival. The event will be held on Oct. 12 at the Memphis Botanic Garden from 6 – 10 p.m. Purchase tickets at www.memphisfoodwinefestival.org.