Kansas City, MO,
21:17 PM

Colvin Receives R21 Grant from NIH

Jeffrey Colvin, MD, JD, Director of Research in the Division of General Academic Pediatrics and Medical Director for the Children's Mercy Center for Community Connections, was awarded a two-year, $425,000 R21 grant from the Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health & Human Development.

Dr. Colvin’s “Local Conditions and Child Health” study will investigate how macroeconomic conditions, such as recessions, impact pediatric hospital utilization. The research may identify specific populations of children who experience greater risk to their health during economic downturns, with the potential to inform policy changes and other strategies to help avoid unnecessary and costly hospital visits and stays.


Children’s Mercy Kansas City is ranked as one of “America's Best Children's Hospitals” in nine specialties rated by U.S. News & World Report and has received MagnetTM recognition for excellence in nursing services five consecutive times. With 386 licensed beds and a medical staff of more than 750 pediatric subspecialists, we care for children from all 50 states and from around the world. In addition, our leadership in pediatric genomic medicine and individualized pediatric therapeutics is driving research and innovation in neonatology, nephrology, endocrinology, gastroenterology, neurology, heart, cancer and other subspecialties to transform outcomes for children. Children’s Mercy also is nationally recognized for innovation in psychosocial care and creating a family-centered environment focused on the unique needs of hospitalized children and their families. Our love for children powers everything we do, inspiring our research, innovations and our everyday care. Because love has no limits. And with it, neither do we.