Kansas City, MO,
16:22 PM

Dr. Gupta, Dr. Milkovich Accepted into APA Research Scholars Program

Rupal Gupta, MD, and Elizabeth “Libby” Milkovich, MD, Children's Mercy Kansas City, were recently accepted into the 2019 Academic Pediatric Association (APA) Research Scholars Program.

The Research Scholars Program is a competitive, three-year national program designed to further develop pediatric clinician-researchers with the guidance of local and national mentors by enhancing research skills in research project implementation and dissemination of findings.

Dr. Gupta serves as Medical Director at the Children's Mercy Pediatric Care Clinic at Operation Breakthrough (OB). Her project is titled, "Changes in healthcare utilization in pediatric patient-centered medical home embedded within an urban Early Head Start/Head start (EHS/HS)." Jeffrey Colvin, MD, will be serving as her local mentor. With this project, she plans to bring to the medical literature knowledge of how embedding the medical home within an EHS/HS may affect patients' emergency department reliance and patient-centered medical home quality indicators.

Dr. Milkovich is a Developmental and Behavioral Pediatrician in the Division of Developmental and Behavioral Sciences at Children’s Mercy. Her project focuses on adolescent mobile phone use during the school day and possible secondary outcomes. Kimberly Randell, MD, MSc, will be serving as her local mentor. The goal of this project is to begin to provide evidence in this field to help guide school policies and interventions.

To learn more about the program visit: http://www.academicpeds.org/research/APA_ResearchScholarsProgram.cfm


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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.