With the hiring of Dr. Stephen Kingsmore and the establishing of
the Children's Mercy Pediatric Genome Center in 2011, Children's
Mercy is clearly on the path of becoming a major player in the
present and future of international pediatric medicine.
Randall L. O'Donnell, PhD, president and CEO of Children's
Mercy, visited with scientists in both Ireland (at Queens
University Belfast and Royal Victoria Hospital) and China
(Guangzhou and Pearl River hospitals) in 2011 to discuss our
program and how to make it truly global.
Not only does our global genomic work expand the reach of our
work for clinical (diagnosis and treatment) purposes, but we will
also be able to jointly conduct research and potentially have
thousands of test samples from around the world further build on
our knowledge base.