Financial support for the CIPD
Cooper Connor Endowed Fund for Pulmonary Research
Sosland Family Endowed Chair in Neonatal Research
Others sources of support
Courtney S. Turner Charitable Trust
Children’s Mercy Kansas City
The CIPD operates two IRB-approved repositories at Children’s Mercy. Investigators affiliated with Children’s Mercy and their collaborators may utilize these research assets to study infant pulmonary disorders.
Infant Pulmonary Data Repository
This repository banks clinical data from pulmonary patients admitted to Children’s Mercy during the first year of life and follows their outcomes until adulthood.
Infant Pulmonary Biorepository
This repository prospectively banks blood, urine, tracheal aspirates, and buccal swabs longitudinally from infant pulmonary patients admitted to Children’s Mercy.
Chronic Lung Disease team
The CIPD helps support the multidisciplinary Chronic Lung Disease team, which serves infants with complex lung and chronic airway problems.
Tracheostomy and Home Ventilator Program
CIPD physicians lead the tracheostomy and home ventilator outpatient clinic, which follows patients discharged from a Children’s Mercy NICU or PICU and continue to receive respiratory support.
The CIPD is a founding member of the BPD Collaborative established to fill knowledge gaps in the treatment of infants with bronchopulmonary dysplasia (BPD). Nearly 20 medical sites from the United States and Europe are focusing their research collaboration on long-term pulmonary support for critically ill infants.
Children’s Hospitals Neonatal Consortium
The CIPD participates in the Children’s Hospitals Neonatal Consortium (CHNC), especially its BPD and Congenital Diaphragmatic Hernia (CDH) Forums. This consortium strives to improve care for high-risk infants by providing a platform to compare quality care and outcomes across Level IV neonatal intensive care units (NICUs).