Apply for time from our Research Support Staff

At the Center for Children’s Healthy Lifestyles & Nutrition, we have a team of clinical research coordinators who can help you with everything from gaining IRB approval for your projects, to analyzing your data (and just about everything in between). View a list of all the services they provide.

Apply for Time

We will respond to your request within 7-14 working days.

Apply to borrow ActiGraph or GPS Research Measurement Devices

The Center has over 750 ActiGraph GT3X, ActiGraph GT3X-BT, GT9x, and Qstarz BT-Q1000XT available for loan on a first come first serve basis. If you are interested in borrowing this equipment, please review the device loan agreement form and contact Kelsey Dean ( or Amy Papa ( with your request.

Device Loan Agreement Form

Support for Scholarly GRA Travel

ELIGIBILITY: Scholarly presentations at regional, national, or international conferences. The Center will fund up to 10 awards per fiscal year - this program started in July 2016. Individuals will not receive more than one award per year.

Application Instructions

Apply for Statistical Support

Need some advanced statistical support for your work?

Please email a description of your need to the Center Director. Applications will be approved for up to 10 hours of statistical time, per request, fully funded by the Center.

Apply for funds to develop a professionally designed flyer to disseminate information about your work

So much of the work we do requires close partnership and sharing of information with many community partners. Some members have found that sharing this information through a professionally designed marketing piece can be helpful. The Center is happy to receive applications for funding to develop these types of flyers. To apply, please email a completed dissemination application form to the Center Director.

Dissemination Application Form

Logo, Power Point Templates, Electronic Letterhead, etc.

Presentation and Poster Templates

CHLN Power Point Template

Above is the link to the CHLN Power Point Template for your talks and presentations.

CHLN Poster Vertical

CHLN Poster Template


The Center for Children’s Healthy Lifestyles & Nutrition is located on the first floor of the Donald Chisholm Building on the campus of Children’s Mercy Kansas City. The Center is a 14,000-square-foot facility designed to support clinical and bench research, individual clinical and group educational interventions, as well as offices for faculty and research staff.

Address: 610 E. 22nd St., Kansas City, Missouri 64108

The Center’s 800-square-foot demonstration kitchen features four prep stations, each with a GE Profile refrigerator and microwave. The kitchen contains four oven/stove/exhaust hood combinations and two dishwashers. The 500-square-foot wet lab features extensive countertop space, an exhaust hood and a -80 degree freezer. Testing rooms contain an indirect calorimeter, treadmill and DEXA. Clinical exam rooms and a waiting room are also available. The Center’s 2400-square-foot exercise facility features treadmills, stationary bicycles, elliptical trainers and weight machines, and has a large area for group physical activity. Locker rooms, showers and laundry facilities are also available. The Center provides conference room facilities for 10-50 attendees.

Please read our Center Use Guidelines. If you are interested in using space at the Center, please complete this  application. Once it’s submitted, it will be reviewed by the leadership team, and someone will respond within 10 business days.

Space Request Form

Partner Institutions

Children’s Mercy Kansas City

Children’s Mercy, located in Kansas City, Mo., is one of the nation’s top pediatric medical centers. The 354-bed, not-for-profit hospital provides care for children from birth through the age of 21, and is ranked by U.S. News & World Report as one of “America’s Best Children’s Hospitals.” For the third time in a row, Children’s Mercy Kansas City has achieved Magnet nursing designation, which is awarded to fewer than 7 percent of all hospitals nationally, for excellence in quality care. Its faculty of more than 700 pediatric subspecialists and researchers across more than 40 subspecialties are actively involved in clinical care, pediatric research, and educating the next generation of pediatric subspecialists. With more than a century of generous philanthropic and volunteer support, Children’s Mercy has provided the highest level of medical care to every child who passes through its doors, regardless of a family’s ability to pay. For more information about Children’s Mercy and its research, visit For breaking news and videos, follow us on TwitterYouTube and Facebook.

University of Kansas Medical Center

The University of Kansas Medical Center, an integral and unique component of the University of Kansas and the Kansas Board of Regents system, is composed of the School of Medicine, located in Kansas City and Wichita, the School of Nursing, the School of Health Professions, the University of Kansas Hospital in Kansas City, and a Graduate School. The KU Medical Center is a complex institution whose basic functions include research, education, patient care, and community service involving multiple constituencies at state and national levels.

The University of Kansas Medical Center is a major research institution primarily serving the State of Kansas as well as the nation, and the world, and assumes leadership in the discovery of new knowledge and the development of programs in research, education, and patient care. The KU Medical Center recognizes the importance of meeting the wide range of health care needs in Kansas — from the critical need for primary care in rural and other underserved areas of the state, to the urgent need for highly specialized knowledge to provide the latest preventive and treatment techniques available. As the major resource in the Kansas Board of Regents system for preparing health care professionals, the programs of the KU Medical Center must be comprehensive and maintain the high scholarship and academic excellence on which the reputation of the University is based.