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Published On 06/25/2012


Le Bonheur remembers Chesney

Russell Chesney, 73, died on Thursday, April 2. He was longtime chair of the Department of Pediatrics at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center and a pediatric nephrologist at Le Bonheur Children’s Hospital. Chesney was a respected scientist, clinician and teacher. He earned many honors throughout his career, including the American Pediatric Society’s 2011 John Howland Award, the highest honor it bestows. He is survived by his wife, Joan, and their three children, Karen, Chris (Sarah) and Gillian; two brothers, Thomas (Carolyn) and Allen (Betsy); and two grandchildren, Will, 10, and Leo, 6.

Pediatrics 2015, Etteldorf Symposium set for May 15-16

The 2015 Pediatrics conference, combined with the Etteldorf Symposium, is set for May 15-16 at Le Bonheur Children’s Hospital’s Research Center. Hosted by Le Bonheur in collaboration with St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital and the University of Tennessee Health Science Center, the seminar is designed to encompass state-of-the-art practices and trends in treating pediatrics. Francis Gigliotti, MD, Lindsey Distinguished Professor for Pediatric Research and chief of Pediatric Infectious Diseases at the University of Rochester School of Medicine, will deliver the Etteldorf Lecture, “The Role for Research in the Primary Care Setting.” Online registration available at
If you’d like to attend the 65th Annual UT Alumni Duck Dinner on Friday, May 15, mail a $45 check to Karen Ariemma/Duck Dinner, 50 N. Dunlap St., Box 57, Memphis, TN 38103. For questions regarding the Duck Dinner, contact Ariemma at 901-287-6756 or

CHAMP receives EPA’s Environmental Leadership award

Le Bonheur Children’s Hospital’s CHAMP program – Changing High Risk Asthma in Memphis through Partnership – recently received the 2015 National Environmental Leadership Award in Asthma Management from the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). The award is EPA's highest recognition program, honoring health care providers and community programs for excellence and success in helping people with asthma lead healthy, active lives.

Le Bonheur created CHAMP in 2013, thanks to a $2.9 million Health Care Innovations award from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid. The program is focused on reducing asthma-related hospitalizations and emergency room visits.

Reminder: Grand Rounds available online

Le Bonheur Children’s weekly Pediatric Grand Rounds are accessible online at (password: lebonheur). For question or more information, please email or call 1-866-870-5570.

Gilmore receives TNEMSC Advocate for Children award

Barry Gilmore, MD, medical director of Emergency Services at Le Bonheur, recently received the Advocate for Children award at the Tennessee Emergency Medical Services for Children’s (TNEMSC)14th Annual Update on Acute and Emergency Care Pediatrics Conference, hosted on April 10. The award honors those who deliver indispensable services above and beyond all expectations and demonstrate dedication to the well-being of children.

Orthopaedic’s Alvin J. Ingram Memorial Lecture set for May 22

The Alvin J. Ingram Memorial Lecture is set for Friday, May 22, at The Zone FedEx Institute of Technology in Memphis, Tenn. The program is open to all health care providers in the field of orthopaedics and is designed to provide interesting and useful information on a variety of orthopaedic topics. This year’s lecture will feature Distinguished Professor J. Lawrence Marsh, MD, professor and Carroll B Larson Chair of the Department of Orthopaedic Surgery at the University of Iowa Hospitals & Clinics. Le Bonheur and Campbell Clinic Pediatric Orthopaedic Surgeon Derek Kelly, MD, is course chairman. Registration is required, but there is no charge for the event. Please email for more information or to register.


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