The Research Program within the Division of Orthopaedic Surgery at Children’s Mercy Hospitals and Clinics is committed to improving the well-being of children by researching important aspects of their musculoskeletal health and encouraging our staff and trainees to critically investigate important pediatric musculoskeletal health questions.
All staff and trainees who do research within the Division or Orthopaedics are expected to read and to follow the orthopaedic research policies and procedures (pdf) before any research is begun.
Summer Scholar Program
Children’s Mercy Hospitals and Clinics' Division of Orthopaedics has generously funded one-to-two scholarships for students to do research with orthopaedic staff and faculty. The purpose of this program is to address important questions that affect the health of Children’s Mercy patients and to introduce promising undergraduates, medical students, nursing, orthotics, OT and PT students to the fields of pediatric orthopaedics and pediatric rehabilitation.
The student will be paired with a mentor who is on staff at Children’s Mercy Hospital in the Division of Orthopaedics. The project will be a collaborative effort between the student and the mentor.
A stipend is granted to students who devote 20 hours per week for the three months of the summer or the equivalent spread throughout the academic year. Project start date will be determined between the student and the Orthopaedic Research Sub-Committee. The project must be completed to the extent that it is submitted in abstract form to a scientific meeting and is submitted for publication. See a full description of the Summer Scholars Program (pdf).
Publications, Clinical Studies, and Presentations