Research


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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.

Areas of Research

About the CFRI

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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.

COVID-19 Resources

Guidance for Research at Le Bonheur Hospital during COVID-19 Pandemic

Research Matters - Fall 2020

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Untangling Neural Crest Cell Migration in Hirschsprung Disease

Ankush Gosain, MD, PhD, recently published a new study in "The FASEB Journal" delineating interactio...

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Gosain, Towbin Receive NIH R01 Grants

Le Bonheur Pediatric Surgeon Ankush Gosain, MD, PhD, and Cardiology Chief and Heart Institute Execut...

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Fighting Obesity Family Style with MEALS

Thomaseo Burton, PhD, and Webb Smith, PhD, have developed a novel intervention to address obesity in...

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New Faces in the CFRI

The CFRI welcomes new staff members....

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Neural Crest Cell Migration in Hirschsprung Disease Research
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