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Child Neurology Residency - Research

Research experiences

Research is an important part of the training of Child Neurology residents at Children’s Mercy. Training in research starts with the research mentor that each resident is encouraged to engage at the beginning of their child neurology training. Residents are matched with a Research and Career mentor during the early stages of Neurology years and can focus their scholarly project on Basic Research, Quality Improvement or Education. Residents may then present their scholarly project at CMH Research Days, KUMC Research Days and/or at the Missouri Valley Child Neurology Colloquium.

Finally, each resident is expected to graduate with at least one first author publication. Over the last 4 years, our residents have given over 100 talks (with approximately 20% of these original research or case presentations) and have published 13 papers in peer reviewed journals (including original research and review papers).

View Child Neurology faculty research.

View Child Neurology resident research.

Basic neuroscience track

Special consideration can be given to a candidate who is interested in pursuing a research-based career in child neurology through the basic science track. The residency is structured slightly differently from the categorical track. The resident will have one year of general pediatrics followed by one year of adult neurology and two years of child neurology. The last year will be dedicated to research. The resident will have access to collaborations both at the University of Kansas and the University of Missouri, Kansas City. If a candidate is interested in this track, they must indicate this at the time of interview.

The Children’s Mercy Research Institute (CMRI)

The CMRI opened in 2021 and is a great resource for residents and faculty at Children’s Mercy who are interested in getting involved in research opportunities.