Children's Mercy Acupuncture Research Wins 1st Place Abstract at AAP
Under the leadership of Dr. Jen Dilts and Dr. Anna Esparham, the abstract “Development and Assessment of a Basic Acupuncture Curriculum for Pediatricians” won first place in the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) Integrative Medicine section.
In addition to co-leading the program development and research, Dr. Anna Esparham serves as the executive committee program chair for the AAP SOIM. This work was in part funded by an AAP grant.
Children’s Mercy Kansas City is an independent, non-profit, 390-bed pediatric health system, providing over half a million patient encounters each year for children from across the country. Children’s Mercy is ranked by U.S. News & World Report in all ten specialties. We have received Magnet® recognition five times for excellence in nursing services. In affiliation with the University of Missouri-Kansas City, our faculty of nearly 800 pediatric specialists and researchers is actively involved in clinical care, pediatric research and educating the next generation of pediatricians and pediatric subspecialists. The Children’s Mercy Research Institute (CMRI) integrates research and clinical care with nationally recognized expertise in genomic medicine, precision therapeutics, population health, health care innovation and emerging infections. In 2021 the CMRI moved into a nine-story, 375,000-square-foot space emphasizing a translational approach to research in which clinicians and researchers work together to accelerate the pace of discovery that enhances care.