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Children’s Mercy Research Institute

A Research Center for Children

The Children’s Mercy Research Institute (CMRI) is a pediatric hospital research organization unlike any other. Only 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. 

CHILDREN'S MERCY RESEARCH INSTITUTE NEWS

Dr. Elin Grundberg Receives $3.2 Million NIH Grant to Study Social Stress, (Epi)genetics and Their Link to Viral Infection and Asthma

Elin Grundberg, PhD, Genomics, was recently awarded a 5-year, $3,211,673 R01 Research Project Grant from the National Institutes of Health (NIH) – National Institute on Minority Health and Health Disparities (NIMHD) and the National Human Genome Research Institute (NHGRI).

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BUILDING OUR FUTURE

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.

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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.