Children's Mercy Hospitals and Clinics is dedicated to providing the most advanced pediatric care to patients and families throughout the region. This dedication to clinical excellence is reinforced through pediatric medical research that leads to new breakthroughs in treating, diagnosing and preventing complex childhood diseases.
Research Development and Clinical Investigation
Our medical research program features 48,000 square-feet of dedicated clinical research space and more than 200 physicians and scientists. We also maintain collaborative partnerships with several academic research affiliates and organizations, including:
Areas of research emphasis
Clinical Pharmacology and Experimental Therapeutics
Children's Mercy boasts the largest pediatric clinical pharmacology and therapeutic innovation program in North America. Our experimental therapeutics program continues to expand clinical trial offerings as a result of our expertise in clinical pharmacology and oncology, as well as our leadership role with the Pediatric Trials Network.
Our Center for Pediatric Genomic Medicine is at the forefront of an interdisciplinary approach to diagnosing and treating pediatric genetic diseases. It is the first center of its kind to be located in a children's hospital and is fully integrated into our clinical operations.
Health Services and Outcomes
Children's Mercy is focused on discovering new methods for enhancing the patient-care experience and promoting the best possible treatment outcomes. The knowledge gained from this research supports our commitment to maintaining a high standard of care for all patients, regardless of racial, ethnic or economic background.
Innovation in Health Care Delivery
One of our primary goals is making sure children throughout the region have equal access to the outstanding care provided at Children's Mercy. Researchers in this area focus on innovative methods for achieving this goal such as telemedicine, advanced technology, education programs and enhanced communication tools.