Partners

The Pioneers Recruitment Registry is jointly sponsored by several academic, health system, and community partners. This project was initiated by researchers at the University of Kansas Medical Center (KUMC), with participation and collaboration from other regional hospitals and universities, along with community groups. Several of these institutions are described below. For a complete list of institutions that belong to Frontiers: The Heartland Institute for Clinical and Translational Research, please see the Frontiers partner page.

UNIVERSITY OF KANSAS MEDICAL CENTER

The University of Kansas Medical Center, a campus of the University of Kansas in Kansas City, Kan., offers educational programs and conducts nationally recognized biomedical research through its schools of Health Professions, Medicine, and Nursing. The schools operate collaboratively with The University of Kansas Hospital, which provides opportunities for clinical experience and residency positions. Find out more.

CHILDREN’S MERCY HOSPITALS AND CLINICS

Children’s Mercy Hospitals and Clinics, located in Kansas City, Mo., is one of the nation’s top pediatric medical centers. The hospital provides care for children from birth through age 21, and has been ranked by U.S. News & World Report as one of “America’s Best Children’s Hospitals.” Its faculty of 600 pediatricians and researchers across more than 40 subspecialties are actively involved in clinical care, pediatric research and educating the next generation of pediatric subspecialists. Find out more.

UNIVERSITY OF MISSOURI-KANSAS CITY

The University of Missouri-Kansas City is a world leader in outcomes research, pioneering strategies for delivering personalized medicine in routine clinical care to improve patients' experiences and cost. UMKC's Schools of Medicine, Pharmacy, Nursing and Health Studies, Dentistry, Computer Science and Engineering, Biological Sciences and Education, the Department of Psychology and the Office of Research and Economic Development collaborate to advance health care in the community. Find out more.

KANSAS CITY UNIVERSITY OF MEDICINE AND BIOSCIENCES

Kansas City University of Medicine and Biosciences, founded in 1916, is a fully accredited, private university, with a College of Biosciences and a College of Osteopathic Medicine. The College of Osteopathic Medicine is the oldest medical school in Kansas City, Mo., and the largest in the state. It is the second-greatest provider of physicians in the state of Missouri, with 72 percent practicing in a primary care specialty and 41 percent in rural areas. Find out more.

SWOPE HEALTH SERVICES

Swope Health Services, formerly Swope Parkway Health Center, seeks to help develop self-empowered, healthy people in healthy communities by providing primary health care, outreach and behavioral health services throughout the greater Kansas City area. Annually, more than 55,000 patients are served through eight clinic and residential treatment locations. More than 90 percent of its patients live below the poverty line. Find out more.

TRUMAN MEDICAL CENTERS

Truman Medical Centers is a two-hospital, not-for-profit health system located in Kansas City, Mo. Its downtown location is the largest provider of outpatient specialty care in Kansas City. Its suburban hospital near Lee’s Summit, Mo., also provides a range of specialty and outpatient services. Find out more.

THE UNIVERSITY OF KANSAS HOSPITAL

The University of Kansas Hospital in Kansas City, Kan., is constantly growing and serves more than 28,000 patients annually. Several of its specialty areas are ranked nationally by the U.S. News & World Report “Best Hospital” lists, and its cancer program is part of the University of Kansas Cancer Center, a National Cancer Institute designated program. The hospital houses a burn center, a nationally accredited Level I Trauma Center and an Advanced Comprehensive Stroke Center recognized by the Joint Commission. Find out more.

THE UNIVERSITY OF KANSAS SCHOOL OF MEDICINE-WICHITA

The University of Kansas’ School of Medicine-Wichita is the state center for community-oriented medical education. In partnership with Kansas communities, it educates students, residents, and physicians through scholarship, patient care, services and research to improve the health of Kansans. Find out more.

CENTER FOR BEHAVIORAL MEDICINE

The Center for Behavioral Medicine, formerly the Western Missouri Mental Health Center, is an agency for the Missouri Department of Mental Health. It is located on Hospital Hill in the heart of Kansas City and provides comprehensive psychiatric care to patients from Kansas City and the seven surrounding counties. Find out more.

CENTER FOR PRACTICAL BIOETHICS

The Center for Practical Bioethics, in Kansas City, Mo., is a nonprofit, free-standing and independent organization nationally recognized for its work in practical bioethics. Since 1984, the Center has helped patients and their families, healthcare professionals, policymakers and corporate leaders grapple with ethically complex issues in medicine and research.

THE UNIVERSITY OF KANSAS

The University of Kansas is a major comprehensive research and teaching university. Its central campus in Lawrence occupies 1,000 acres and houses 10 of the university’s 13 schools, along with internationally recognized research centers and laboratories.