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Research Institutes Affiliated with the College of Medicine

Research Institutes are comprised of faculty from multiple Colleges, and often multiple campuses within UTHSC, and may include other institutions and industry partners. These institutes are housed in UTHSC's Office of Research.

Children's Foundation Research Institute at Le Bonheur Children's Hospital (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 CFRI is based in a 300,000-square-foot Research Center dedicated to basic, translational, and clinical research. The Institute provides the infrastructure and resources to make discoveries in the field of pediatric medicine.


Institute for the Study of Host-Pathogen Systems (ISHPS)

The ISHPS aims to build new relationships across departments and colleges focused on pathogen research critical to the development of new treatments and diagnostic tools.


James D. Eason Transplant Institute at Methodist University Hospital


UTHSC Neuroscience Institute

The mission of the Neuroscience Institute is to develop and support multidisciplinary research and training in neuroscience. They feature basic science and clinical members spanning 10 departments, and foster neuroscience research through support of neuroscience track graduate students and postdocs, the Neuroscience Imaging Center and Behavioral Core, a robust seminar series, and start-up packages for new faculty.


Tennessee Clinical and Translational Science Institute (TN-CTSI)

The Tennessee Clinical and Translational Science Institute (TN-CTSI) stimulates the discovery and translation of biomedical research into clinical practice to improve population health through a diverse set of services and resources. By providing critical education and training, funding opportunities, resources, and interdisciplinary expertise, TN-CTSI helps clinical and translational researchers advance their discoveries and develop novel therapies aimed at improving health care for all.

Last Published: Jun 28, 2021