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Involving children in research helps doctors know how best to care for children. The Children’s Mercy Research Institute advances pediatric health through integrated, collaborative studies and clinical trials aimed at bringing the fruits of scientific discovery right to a child’s bedside.

Why Research Matters

  • It is increasingly acknowledged that children benefit from research that meets their unique needs.
  • Children are not little adults and often don’t respond to medical care in the same way adults do.
  • Some illnesses and conditions are only seen in infants and children.
  • Research needs to include children to ensure they have the best available treatment, now and for kids in the future.
  • Research helps us learn more about health and our community and helps us find better ways to prevent and treat disease and illness.

What Research Does Children's Mercy Do?