KU Medical Center receives $27M NIH grant for research

The University of Kansas Medical Center received a nearly $27 million grant from the National Institutes of Health, and the funded research will also include Children’s Mercy.

The grant will go to the Frontiers Clinical and Translational Science Institute at KU, part of a network of 62 hubs in the United States that connect scientists to resources; facilitate collaboration among researchers, communities and institutions; and offer training.

The five-year grant was awarded to KU and is administered through the medical center, according to the release.

“The University of Kansas is proud to celebrate this achievement,” the chancellor said Doug Girod said in the release.

“The impact of this grant goes far beyond direct funding, impacting the entire region with the power of partnership, collaboration and innovation. This work helps ensure KU is ahead of the national curve.

For the first time, Children’s Mercy will help research at Frontiers.

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