Hoffman, Fulbright Receive Midwest Cancer Alliance Grants
We are pleased to announce the recipients of research grants for our most recent Midwest Cancer Alliance Partners Advisory Board funding cycle. These grants are intended to foster cancer research and program development collaborations between Children’s Mercy and other members of the Midwest Cancer Alliance. This year’s awardees and their MCA partners are:
Mark Hoffman, PhD
Modeling Pediatric Cancer Trajectories Using De-identified EHR DataMCA Collaborator:Doina Caragea, PhD – Computer Science Faculty at Kansas State University
Joy Fulbright, MD
Splenic Function Post Childhood Cancer TherapyMCA Collaborator: Becky Lowry, MD –Medical Director of KU Cancer Center Survivorship Transition Clinic
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.