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Archive: News from the Children's Mercy Research Institute



Drs. Nedved, El Feghaly Use Grant to Study Drivers of Health Inequity in Antibiotic Prescribing for Respiratory Infections in Pediatric Urgent Care Clinics

August 18, 2023

NIH Award Expands Study of Pediatric Recruitment and Retention in Clinical Research, Supports Pathway Towards Increasing Diversity Research

August 11, 2023

Project RISE Receives Grant to Create Paid Internship Program, Conference for People with Disabilities, Chronic Health Conditions

August 4, 2023

Dr. Jordan Jones Receives Funding to Study Patient Understanding of Ehlers Danlos Syndrome Diagnosis, Develop Educational Tool

July 28, 2023

Dr. Daniel Forsha Receives Funding to Study Skeletal Muscle System in Teens with Single Ventricle Circulation

July 21, 2023

Dr. John Perry Receives Funding to Study Bone Marrow Responses to Radiation, How to Reduce Damage from Radiation Exposure

July 14, 2023

Dr. Vivekanand Yadav Receives Funding to Study Gene Mutations of Lethal Pediatric Brain Tumor with Goal of New Potential Therapies

July 7, 2023

Two Children’s Mercy Researchers Named Frontiers CTSI FY23 KL2 Scholars

June 30, 2023

Four Children’s Mercy Researchers Receive 2022 Pilot Awards from Frontiers Clinical and Translational Science Institute

June 29, 2023

Children’s Mercy and Ugandan Collaborators Receive NIH Funding to Test a Novel Communication Strategy to Promote HIV Testing

June 22, 2023

Drs. Whitney Nolte, Irina Pushel, Atul Ranjan Receive Funding to Further Cancer Research, Aiming to Improve Treatments

June 15, 2023

Dr. Srivastava Receives Funding to Study Connection Between Scaffold Protein and Nephrotic Syndrome

June 9, 2023

Dr. Jeffrey Colvin Receives Grant to Investigate Differences in Sudden Unexpected Infant Death by Age

June 1, 2023

Children’s Mercy’s STAR 2.0 Program Receives Funding to Further Program Expansion, Support Student Needs While Participating

May 24, 2023

Dr. Michele Maddux Awarded Grant to Create Tool to Aid in Management of Poor Medication Adherence Among Young Patients with GI Disorders

May 18, 2023

Dr. Winston Manimtim Using Funding from Courtney S. Turner Charitable Trust to Measure Respiratory Mechanics in Normal Term Infants and Preterm Infants with BPD

May 8, 2023

Dr. Shayla Sullivant Receives Funding to Increase Prepped and Ready Program Engagement in Kansas City, MO

April 28, 2023

Dr. Karen Lewing Receives Funding to Develop Predictive Model for Pediatric Leukemia Patients with Febrile Neutropenia

April 18, 2023

Dr. Craig Smail Receives R21 NIH Grant to Better Understand Biology of Complex Rare Diseases

April 11, 2023

Dr. Romina Barral Receives NIH Funding to Study Reproductive Health Disparities Among Latinx Youth Living in Rural Communities

April 4, 2023

Dr. Scott Younger Receives Funding from BioNexus KC to Study Genetic Variation Detected in Children Living with Undiagnosed Rare Disease

March 20, 2023

Dr. Jessica Markham Receives Funding to Study Sources of Antibiotic Prescribing Variability Among Front-Line Providers

March 9, 2023

Children’s Mercy Researcher Receives $2.3 Million R01 NIH Grant to Study Lung Development and BPD in Neonates

March 1, 2023

NIH Award Supports Mapping Genetic Processes to Find Precise Cause of Rare Pediatric Diseases

February 20, 2023

New NIH Supplement Awards Expand Study of Asthma in African American Children

February 13, 2023

New award from CDC aims to determine respiratory virus burden in schools

February 3, 2023

Funding from American College of Radiology Will Help Advance Children’s Mercy Research on Diagnosing Necrotizing Enterocolitis (NEC)

January 27, 2023

Dr. Lauren Amos Receives Award to Study Treatment of Heavy Menstrual Bleeding in Adolescents

January 11, 2023



Dr. Todd Bradley Receives Supplemental NIH Funding To Continue Research on Antibody Responses to SARS-CoV-2

December 20, 2022

Dr. Terrie Flatt Receives Funding To Investigate Role of Perinucleolar Compartments and the eEF1A2 Gene in Connection to More Aggressive Sarcomas

December 12, 2022

Dr. David White and Dr. Bill Black Receive Funding to Better Understand Physical Activity Behaviors in Youth With Cardiac Arrhythmia Disorders

November 30, 2022

Dr. Matthew McLaughlin Receives Funding to Study Gabapentin Use for Neuropathic Pain Management

November 22, 2022

Dr. Jeffrey Colvin to Lead NICHD-Funded Project to Study Housing Assistance During Childhood, Impact on Adult Chronic Health Conditions

November 17, 2022

PROTECT Team Receives Funding to Improve Suicide Screening, Data Collection at Children’s Mercy

November 04, 2022

Drs. Laura Plencner and Molly Krager Receive Funding to Broaden Food Security Initiatives, Including Healthcare-Based Food Pantry System at Children’s Mercy

November 01, 2022

Dr. Frank T. Materia Awarded American Diabetes Association Nutrition and Diabetes Postdoctoral Fellowship To Better Understand African Americans’ Adoption of Mobile Health Methods To Prevent T2D

October 24, 2022

Dr. Jayaram to Focus on Public Reporting for Congenital Heart Surgeries in Latest Study

September 23, 2022

Dr. Jordan Carlson Receives Funding From NIH to Study Kansas City’s Zero-Fare Bus Transit and Its Possible Impact on Health

September 07, 2022

Dr. David White Receives Funding to Study Effectiveness of Remotely Delivered Cardiac Rehabilitation for Adolescents With Congenital Heart Disease

August 30, 2022

Dr. Abbey Masonbrink Receives NIH Funding to Support Research About Tobacco and ENDS Use Treatment for Adolescents and Young Adults in the Pediatric Hospital Setting

August 04, 2022

The New York Times: Her Lungs Mysteriously Shut Down. How Could This Have Happened?

August 04, 2022

"Shark Tank" approach to funding research raises $1.4M

July 13, 2022

Children’s Mercy’s STAR 2.0 Program Able to Grow Through Support from Janssen

July 11, 2022

New Area of Emphasis at the Children’s Mercy Research Institute Focuses on Emerging Infections to Help Protect Children and Public Health

July 06, 2022

Dr. Romina Barral Receives Grant to Address Intersectionality of Teen Pregnancy in Immigrant Rural Latino Communities

June 28, 2022

KC-NVSN Team Receives Renewed Funding From CDC To Continue Active Surveillance of AGE and ARI

April 19, 2022

Children’s Mercy Receives Renewed NIH Funding to Continue Collaborative Pediatric Pharmacology Fellowship Program

April 19, 2022

Dr. Jonathan Wagner Receives Grant to Study Contribution of Liver Adiposity on Statin Transport Response

March 28, 2022

Dr. Stephani Stancil Receives Pilot Funding to Study Neuroimaging as a Biomarker of Drug Response for Adolescents with Eating Disorders

February 25, 2022

Dr. Jay Vivian Receives Grant To Further Research on Therapies for Vici Syndrome

January 12, 2022


Dr. Tomi Pastinen Receives Grant To Better Understand Ehlers-Danlos Syndrome Using 3rd Generation Sequencing

November 23, 2021

Dr. Rachel Chevalier Receives Grant To Study Variability in Therapeutic Response to EoE Treatment

October 20, 2021

Children’s Mercy Research Institute Releases Genomic Data from First-of-its-Kind Repository Accelerating Answers for Kids with Rare Disease

October 13, 2021

Dr. Tomi Pastinen named to Modern Healthcare's class of Top 25 Innovators

August 14, 2021

Dr. Stephani Stancil Receives Grant for Project Whose Ultimate Goal Is Reducing Unintended Pregnancy in Adolescents and Young Adults Experiencing Homelessness

August 13, 2021

Dr. Rachel Segal Receives Grant To Study Effectiveness of Home Visiting Programs

July 26, 2021

Courtney Berrios Receives PCORI Award To Identify Shared Research Priorities Among Patients With Rare Diseases, Their Parents, Clinicians, and Researchers

June 14, 2021

Children’s Mercy Receives Award to Update and Expand Vaccine Education Program and App

May 25, 2021

Dr. Nadine Mokhallati Awarded Grant To Explore Patient and Caregiver Beliefs Regarding Remote Patient Monitoring of Children With Asthma

May 22, 2021

Dr. Tomoo Iwakuma Receives Grant From Alex’s Lemonade Stand Foundation To Identify Drugs That Specifically Kill MDM2-Overexpressing Pediatric Cancers

May 20, 2021

Dr. Liset Olarte Receives Grant to Study Pneumococcal Colonization in Young Children During COVID-19 Pandemic

May 05, 2021

MUAC z-score tape: Fast Company World Changing Ideas Award

May 04, 2021

Children's Mercy's New Research Building Opens, Accelerating the Discovery of Cures and Transforming Pediatric Care

February 19, 2021


Dr. Staggs Serves as U.S. Expert on International Study of Psychiatric Restraint Use

December 17, 2020

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

November 10, 2020

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

October 14, 2020

Dr. Wagner Receives Thrasher Research Fund Grant to Study How Liver Fat Affects Liver Drug Transport and Cholesterol Regulation

September 29, 2020

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

September 03, 2020

Dr. Keith Feldman Receives Frontiers Grant to Develop Computational Framework to Improve Subject Matching in Retrospective Study Designs

August 24, 2020

Drs. Lewis and Truog Receive R21 Grant to Study Steroid Treatment Response in Infants with BPD

August 21, 2020

Children's Mercy Research Institute Set to Open in Spring 2021

August 07, 2020

Dr. Natalie Jayaram Awarded Grant to Study Characteristics for Congenital Heart Surgery Between Centers That Do and Do Not Publicly Report Outcomes

July 30, 2020

Dr. Alain Cuna Awarded Grant from NIDDK to Study Inflammatory Bowel Disease NEC

July 22, 2020

Five Investigators Receive Supplemental Funding for COVID-19 Research

June 17, 2020

Dr. Elin Grundberg Receives Funding to Explore Why and How Age Affects Symptoms of Those Infected with COVID-19

June 10, 2020

Dr. Bridgette Jones Receives $2.4 Million NIH Grant for Asthma Treatment Research

June 5, 2020