Embracing collaboration as a key to success
While scientific advances require integration with medicine, the CMRI recognizes the need for further integration through expansive and collaborative relationships both internally and externally.
The CMRI is committed to building internal teams in which each member’s contribution is valued and respected, and the teams themselves reflect the diversity of the patient population that will benefit from the research the team leads. In addition, the Children's Mercy Research Institute is one of the few pediatric research institutions in the nation to fully embrace the need for equal external collaborators at the table to address children’s unique health needs.
Our culture of innovation extends far beyond the walls of the CMRI itself and encompasses organizations and entities who share our vision and dedication to children and their families. It is through these collaborative relationships – with other research, industry, government, philanthropic and community organizations, among others – that we more rapidly deliver on our goal to improve the health and create a world of well-being of children through world-class, collaborative translational research.
Our external collaborators offer their unique expertise and strategic insight to help the CMRI bring our discoveries as quickly and efficiently as possible to the forefront of pediatric health care.