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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 Named Inaugural Director of the Biostatistics and Epidemiology Core (BEC)

Vince Staggs, PhD, has been named as the first Director of the Children’s Mercy Research Institute Biostatistics and Epidemiology Core (BEC). Work on establishing the BEC as a unit within the Division of Health Services and Outcomes Research began in 2015. It has grown to include four faculty and two staff biostatisticians.

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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.