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The Children’s Mercy Research Institute

A Research Center for Children

The Children’s Mercy Research Institute (CMRI) integrates research and clinical care with multidisciplinary teams at the point of care while bringing together nationally recognized expertise in genomic medicine, precision therapeutics, population health and health care innovation.

As a result, we accelerate the development of groundbreaking individualized therapies and treatments that transform the potential of all children, one child at a time. 


Dr. Srivastava Receives Funding to Study Connection Between Scaffold Protein and Nephrotic Syndrome

Tarak Srivastava, MD, FASN, Nephrology, was awarded a 1-year, $70,000 grant shared with his collaborator Mukut Sharma, PhD, at Kansas City VA Medical Center through the Pediatric Glomerular Disease Accelerator Grant Program made possible by NephCure and The Pediatric Nephrology Research Consortium (PNRC). The funding is used on the study “Scaffold protein Sh3bp2 plays a central role in pathogenesis of nephrotic syndrome."

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Children’s Mercy Research Institute Annual Report

You can find a summary of the Children’s Mercy Kansas City Research Institute’s accomplishments and celebrations in FY22 (July 1, 2021-June 20, 2022) in our annual report.

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Genomic Answers for Kids

Thousands of genetic diseases affecting children remain undiscovered and untreatable. But hope is on the horizon with Genomic Answers for Kids, a first-of-its-kind pediatric data repository to find novel treatments for pediatric genetic conditions.

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The CMRI’s Commitment to Inclusion and Diversity

Inclusion and diversity among research teams, participants, families, vendors and community partners is essential to fulfilling our mission to improve the health and wellbeing of children everywhere.

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Researcher Network

Learn about the dynamic research programs and explore potential collaborations with our world-renown investigators.