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 - Spring 2020

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Allergic Asthma Protects from H1N1 Influenza Virus and Streptococcus Pneumoniae

Pre-existing allergic asthma protects from severe morbidity from influenza A virus (IAV) and Strepto...

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Epigenetic Editing Repairs Connections in a Developing Brain Model

Endocrinologist Joan C. Han, MD, and researchers at several universities and the National Institutes...

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CFRI Spotlight: Regulatory and Compliance

Research Regulatory and Compliance Manager Kerry Moore answered questions about the typical situatio...

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Recent Awards and Honors

Le Bonheur researchers received honors and awards from numerous organizations....

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