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 - Summer 2021

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Competition after COVID-19

Cardiologists show heart damage in athletes unlikely after COVID-19 infection...

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Nonstented Repair of Distal Hypospadias

Nonstented tubularized incised plate (TIP) is safe and effective for distal hypospadias repair, acco...

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Trial: Cangrelor in Pediatric VAD Patients

Le Bonheur cardiologists conduct first successful long-term use trial of platelet inhibitor cangrelo...

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Metabolism and Gut Mycobiome

Gut fungi may contribute to important aspect of health, such as metabolism, accumulation of body fat...

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