Children's Research Institute

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Children's Research Institute

Children's Mercy is dedicated to becoming a leader in pediatric translational research — studies that translate medical research into better ways of treating sick kids. This commitment is leading to new breakthroughs in treating, diagnosing and preventing complex childhood diseases, which, in turn, transforms lives of kids in our community and around the world.

Finding Answers that Transform Patients' Lives

We believe breakthroughs happen when the walls between research and medicine are eliminated, allowing researchers and physicians to work side by side. This commitment is leading to new ways to treat, diagnose and even prevent complex childhood diseases. Each day, we’re bringing innovations from bench to bedside and beyond to improve outcomes for children here and around the world. 

Areas of Emphasis

Genomic Medicine

Genomic Medicine

The Center for Pediatric Genomic Medicine is among the first of its kind with a pediatric focus. The center provides clinical genomic services and is an epicenter for genomic research.

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Cancer Center Consortium Partner

Cancer Center Consortium Partner

Children’s Mercy now joins the The University of Kansas Cancer Center to collaborate in cutting-edge research focused on unique tumors arising in children.

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Clinical Trials

Clinical Studies

Children's Mercy has participated in industry-sponsored clinical trials for more than 25 years, working with nearly 60 top pharmaceutical sponsors in a vast range of clinical areas.

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Health Outcomes Research

Health Services and Outcomes

Our team works to enhance the delivery of evidence-based care and optimizes the outcomes and includes a broad focus that patients and parents value most. 

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Support Research

As a Children's Mercy Supporter, you can touch every clinical study, every published paper, and every child whose life is changed as a result of that research.

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