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Children’s Mercy Research Institute

A Research Center for Children

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. Staggs Serves as U.S. Expert on International Study of Psychiatric Restraint Use

The author of several large-scale studies of psychiatric inpatient safety, Vincent Staggs, PhD, Director of the Biostatistics and Epidemiology Core at Children’s Mercy-Kansas City, was invited to join a team of researchers from universities in New Zealand, Japan, and Australia to compare rates of mechanical restraint across their respective countries using publicly available data.

Read more about Dr. Staggs and the restraint use findings
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Grand Opening Feb. 18, 2021

Decoding Their Future

Join us to celebrate the community rallying together to “Discover Cures and Transform Care” for all children, one child at a time.

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We are looking for volunteers to be a part of the Family and Community Research Advisory Board.

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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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Reaching Out for Epilepsy in Adolescents and Children Through Telemedicine (REACT)

Epilepsy is one of the most common chronic neurologic conditions, yet the specialized care children need is often located in large cities. Through the REACT Program, Children’s Mercy and community providers work together to improve access to specialized epilepsy care and to spread knowledge and resources across Kansas.

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Researcher Network

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