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Partner Institutions

Frontiers has been a catalyst for bringing together translational science investigators from diverse disciplines and key stakeholders across the Kansas City region.

Our broad goal is to more rapidly make discoveries and to translate research into improved health outcomes through an integrated research infrastructure, a well-trained workforce, and sustained patient, community and stakeholder collaborations to more efficiently conduct clinical and translational research. The Frontiers network of academic institutions, health-delivery organizations and community partners throughout the region contribute to this goal. Learn more about each of our partner institutions below.


Children's Mercy logo

Founded in 1897, Children's Mercy is one of the nation's top pediatric medical centers. With not-for-profit hospitals in Missouri and Kansas, and numerous specialty clinics in both states, Children's Mercy provides the highest level of care for children from birth through the age of 21. U.S. News & World Report has repeatedly ranked Children's Mercy as one of "America's Best Children's Hospitals."


Kansas City University

Kansas City University of Medicine and Biosciences is a community of professionals committed to excellence in education, research, patient care and community service while improving the well-being of the communities they serve. KCU welcomed its first students in 1916, making it one of the nation's founding colleges in osteopathic medicine. It is currently the second largest supplier of physicians in Kansas and Missouri.


Kansas State University logo

Kansas State University is a comprehensive, research, land-grant institution serving students and the people of Kansas, the nation, and the world. Since its founding in 1863, the university has evolved into a modern institution of higher education, committed to quality programs, and responsive to a rapidly changing world and the aspirations of an increasingly diverse society. Together with other major comprehensive universities, K-State shares responsibilities for developing human potential, expanding knowledge, enriching cultural expression, and extending its expertise to individuals, business, education, and government.

In 2018, Frontiers formed a partnership with the Kansas State University College of Veterinary Medicine as part of the Clinical and Translational Science Award One Health Alliance (COHA). COHA's mission is to advance our understanding of diseases shared by humans and animals by leveraging the expertise of physicians, research scientists, veterinarians and other professionals to find solutions for medical problems and to address the well-being of humans, animals and the environment.


Saint Luke's Health System

Saint Luke's Healthy System includes 16 hospitals and campuses across the Kansas City region, home care and hospice, behavioral health care, dozens of physician practices, a life care senior living community and more. Saint Luke's Health System is a faith-based, not-for-profit, aligned health system committed to the highest levels of excellence in providing health care and health-related services in a caring environment. They are dedicated to enhancing the physical, mental and spiritual health of the diverse communities they serve.


The University of Kansas Health System

The University of Kansas Health System in Kansas City is a world-class academic medical center and destination for complex care and diagnosis. Because of their expertise and leadership in medical research and education, they offer many options for patients with serious conditions. Their physicians are researchers and educators expanding the boundaries of medical knowledge. Their major breakthroughs lead to the life-changing treatments and technologies of the future.


KU Office of Research

The University of Kansas Office of Research facilitates innovation, creative activity, discovery and the application and dissemination of knowledge. To accomplish that mission, KU Research advocates for research, implements research integrity requirements, and, through the KU Center for Research (KUCR), manages the administration of research grants and contracts. KU Research also has oversight of activities related to technology commercialization and business and industry outreach.


KU School of Medicine-Wichita logo

The University of Kansas School of Medicine-Wichita Office of Research collaborates with professionals in the community to improve the health of Kansans through research and innovation. The Office of Research facilitates the research efforts, scholarly endeavors and statistical education of faculty, residents and students affiliated with the University of Kansas School of Medicine-Wichita. Under the direction of the Associate Dean for Research, Office provides a multitude of services and resources for those involved in research.


UMKC logo

The University of Missouri-Kansas City is the largest comprehensive, fully accredited university in the Kansas City area with over 25 academic areas and more than 16,000 students. UMKC's mission is to lead in life and health sciences; to deepen and expand strength in visual and performing arts; to develop a professional workforce and collaborate in urban issues and education; and to create a vibrant learning and campus life experience.

Last modified: Jul 12, 2019
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