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We make great strides every day on our mission of improving the health and well-being of children through state-of-the-art translational research. Here you can find the latest news and feature stories on the groundbreaking work of Children’s Mercy Research Institute investigators and research teams, and how their discoveries and work are changing the future of pediatric medicine.  

Thanks to ground-breaking research at the Genomic Medicine Center at Children’s Mercy, new treatments provide hope to infants with acute lymphoblastic leukemia, a rare cancer of the blood and bone marrow that has a very poor prognosis. Watch as baby Brisia joins just 49 other infants.

Our latest discoveries and stories

Stephani Stancil, PhD, APRN

Why Research Matters

“Research matters because patients deserve better than a trial and error approach to mental health treatment. My work focuses on understanding how individual differences in genetics, age and other areas impact how drugs work in the body. The goal is to become more precise when we prescribe medications, or in other words, to get it right the first time.”

Stephani Stancil, PhD, APRN
Divisions of Adolescent Medicine and Clinical Pharmacology