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Children's Mercy PRCU

The Children's Mercy Kansa City Pediatric Clinical Research Unit (PRCU) is located in downtown Kansas City, Missouri. It is located on the ground floor of the Hall Inpatient Tower, immediately adjacent and connected to the Division of Clinical Pharmacology, Toxicology and Therapeutic Innovation offices and Developmental Pharmacology and Experimental Therapeutics research laboratory.

The PRCU is a self-contained clinical research nursing unit with accommodations for both inpatient and outpatient studies. The unit includes:

  • 2 single patient rooms
  • 1 three-bed patient room
  • 1 ambulatory study room
  • 1 examination/treatment room
  • Specimen processing laboratory
  • Conference room/library
  • Play room
  • Secure document storage
  • Office space that can support up to nine clinical coordinators
  • Recreational items for children such as games, crafts, TV, Nintendo and videos
    • Child Life staff are also available to assist with constructive activities for children

The PRCU is equipped with age-appropriate examination equipment, storage space, crash carts and monitoring equipment. Facilities are also available for phlebotomy, urine collection, initial specimen processing and temporary specimen storage prior to laboratory delivery.

The PRCU has been constructed to meet all applicable FDA/ICH guidelines for a phase I study unit and fully meets accreditation standards by JCHAO.

For more information, please contact the PRCU Director Mark Clements, Ph.D., at

Last modified: Jan 13, 2020

Andra Lahner
Clinical and Translational Science Unit Navigator

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