Culture clash could be to blame for UnityPoint, Sanford Health merger halt

Monday, November 25, 2019

A number of factors could have contributed to UnityPoint Health’s decision not to go forward with a formal partnership with a South Dakota-based system, even after months of discussions, experts say. But it may have come down to clashing cultures.

Study casts doubt on the assumption that women have more negative attitudes about clinical research

Monday, June 25, 2018

Cardiovascular disease kills more women every year than any other disease, but researchers looking for cures have long been vexed by low numbers of women willing to participate in clinical trials that are needed to develop the drugs and techniques that can save lives. For years, researchers have surmised that women simply have more negative attitudes about various aspects of clinical research. But a new study by a researcher at the University of Iowa casts doubt on that assumption.