KIDS Nebraska

KIDS Nebraska is an advisory group created for kids, adolescents, and teens who are focused on understanding, communicating and improving medicine, research and innovation for all children.

KIDS stands for “Kids and Families Impacting Disease through Science,” a global consortium of children’s advisory groups. It operates within the International Children’s Advisory Network, Inc. (iCAN).

Who should Apply?

KIDS Nebraska is open to young people ages 13 – 18 living in Nebraska and western Iowa.

Children’s Hospital & Medical Center facilitates the KIDS Nebraska chapter. However, young people do not need to be patients at Children’s in order to participate. Applicants with and without medical experiences will be considered.

How to Apply

KIDS Nebraska Application

qr code for kids nebraska applicationAll applications are reviewed by the KIDS Nebraska leadership team. Those who advance for consideration will be expected to complete a telephone interview. Members will be selected based on current openings in the group. Up to 25 members will be active in KIDS Nebraska at any given time. All attempts will be made to account for different ages, backgrounds, and geographic locations within the KIDS Nebraska chapter area.

Why should I Apply?

KIDS Nebraska:

  • Gives young people a voice in health care and clinical research
  • Empowers young patients to participate in their care
  • Builds knowledge and understanding about health care and health care professions
  • Shares member experiences
  • Advocates for pediatric patients at the national and international level
  • Engages in projects and shares ideas
  • Contributes to the design and implementation of clinical studies for children
  • Offers unique opportunity to highlight on college admission resumes and in college interviews


  • Attend monthly/bimonthly virtual 1-hour meetings (75% of the time)
  • Be an active participant in discussions
  • 1-year commitment

For more information about KIDS Nebraska, please contact our chapter leaders:

Cherie Lytle,

Nikki Walker,


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