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 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.