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Study Investigators & Study Team Members

If you have questions regarding conducting a research study at UnityPoint Health – Des Moines, please contact the IRB/HRPP Coordinator, Jody Weese, at or at (515) 263-5551.

Research Study Subjects/Participants

If you are a research study participant and you have questions about your rights as a research subject or any concerns or complaints about a research project, please feel free to call the Principal Investigator or Study Nurse listed on the consent form for your particulate study. 

If you would like to talk to someone who is not associated with the research, please feel free to call any of the following:

Kathryn Karpowicz, Research Subject Advocate - (515) 263-5483

Jane Coy, Executive Director of Corporate Compliance - (515) 241-6039

Jody Weese, IRB/HRPP Coordinator - (515) 263-5551

UnityPoint Health Des Moines Compliance HelpLine - 1 (800) 548-8778

General Questions

For general questions, please email or call the IRB Office at (515) 263-5551. We do our best to respond to all inquiries within 72 hours.