Le Bonheur Children’s is committed to the prevention, treatment and elimination of pediatric disease.
At the Children's Foundation Research Institute, our researchers are looking for new discoveries and treatments to promote the health of children. Le Bonheur continues to develop an infrastructure to support research and enhance collaboration among our physician-scientists.
Learn about the latest research from the Children's Foundation Research Institute in this year's Scientific Report.
Areas of Research
About the CFRI
The Children’s Foundation Research Institute is a partnership of the University of Tennessee Health Science Center, Le Bonheur Children’s Hospital and the Children’s Foundation of Memphis. The Children’s Foundation was created by community members who wanted to promote the health and well-being of children in the Memphis area. Since 1993, it has provided significant resources to the Children’s Foundation Research Institute.
The CFRI is based in a 300,000-square-foot Research Center dedicated to basic, translational and clinical research. The CFRI provides the infrastructure and resources to make discoveries in the field of pediatric medicine.
Guidance for Research at Le Bonheur Hospital during COVID-19 Pandemic
Research Matters - Spring 2023
Airway Microbiome in Asthma
Le Bonheur researchers review the impact of the microbiome on asthma development, severity in the fi...
Le Bonheur nephrologist investigates cellular dynamics that lead to polycystic kidney disease...
Tonsillectomy and Developmental Delay
Children with developmental delay undergoing tonsillectomy have heightened complication risks...
Trauma and Integrated Mental Health Care
Largest pediatric study of its kind links acute stress disorder symptoms to traumatic injuries...