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Meet the leadership team at the Children's Research Institute


The Children’s Research Institute is a world-class facility where many of the best and brightest researchers are looking for answers to pediatric medicine’s most challenging questions.

Tom Curran, PhD, FRS

Tom Curran, PhD, FRS, Executive Director and Chief Scientific Officer, joined the Institute in February 2016. Dr. Curran has gathered a team of internationally recognized scientists and researchers whose sole focus is to serve the needs of children, and their important work is underway.

Tom Curran, PhD, FRS, holds the Donald J. Hall Eminent Scholar in Pediatric Research and he serves as the Executive Director and Chief Scientific Officer of the Children’s Research Institute, Children’s Mercy, Kansas City. He is also a Professor of Pediatrics at the University of Missouri-Kansas City School of Medicine and a Professor of Cancer Biology in the University of Kansas School of Medicine.