Skip to main content

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. Perry Receives Grant from ESPN-founded Organization to Better Target Chemoresistant Cells

John Perry, PhD, Doctoral Research Faculty, was recently awarded a two-year, $200,000 Early Career Investigator Grant Program award from the V Foundation for Cancer Research.

Read about the grant
Gift box icon

Make a Gift

Donors like you help support the research discoveries of tomorrow.

Children's Mercy Research Institute building

Our new home

CMRI is the home to an integrated research environment where no boundaries exist between science and medicine. The Institute’s new nine-story, 375,000-square foot building supports a collaborative approach to researchwhere physicians, scientists, academic colleagues, philanthropic partners and others work together to find the answers to pediatric medicine’s most challenging questions.

Join us!

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

Two brothers with their arm around one another

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.

Discover more
Health provider having a telehealth visit with a girl in the hospital

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.

Discover more
Colorful graphic of a molecule

Researcher Network

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