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.

Scientific Report

Learn about the latest research from the Children's Foundation Research Institute in this year's Scientific Report.

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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 - Winter 2021

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Pilot Study

Sham feeding in post-operative neonates may enhance oral development, decrease maternal stress level...

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Pediatric Onco-Nephrology: Time to Spread the Word

The need for pediatric nephrologists to develop a special expertise in the onco-nephrology field is ...

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CFRI investigators publish 230 manuscripts

This is the fourth year in a row CFRI researchers published more than 200 manuscripts....

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Molecular biology of brain tumors impact prognosis, treatment

Le Bonheur Neuroscience Institute Co-Director Frederick Boop, MD, presented on “How Molecular Biolog...

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