UnityPoint Health - Des Moines Office of Research

The Office of Research was established nearly 15 years ago at UnityPoint Health to help bring new medicines and devices to the people of Iowa, and to provide resources to facilitate the conduct of research at UPH facilities.

Catherine Hackett Renner, PhD  

Catherine Hackett Renner, PhD
Director

Responsible for the operation of the Office of Research and oversees feasibility and progress of all clinical trials.

Brian Sheesley, MPA  

Brian Sheesley, MPA
Director of Sponsored Programs

Assists with grant application development and post-award administration.

Deanna Nobis, CRCP  

Deanna Nobis, CRCP
Contracts and Regulatory Coordinator

Responsible for preparing, reviewing and negotiating legal documents for clinical trials.

Tracy Bemis  

Tracy Bemis
Contract and Regulatory Coordinator

Responsible for negotiating the budget and overseeing the financial aspects of clinical trials and the Office of Research.

Danielle Hahn, BS  

Danielle Hahn, BS
Clinical Research Coordinator

The Certified Clinical Research Coordinator will assist Principle Investigators in the conduct of the study, schedule subject visits, complete visit activities, complete source documents and case report forms, meet with study monitors and attend procedures.

 

Hannah Eubanks, MHA

Clinical Research Associate

Responsible for regulatory and IRB submissions for the Clinical Trials Office.
 

Heather Nolting, BSN, RN
Clinical Research Coordinator

The Certified Clinical Research Coordinator will assist Principle Investigators in the conduct of the study, schedule subject visits, complete visit activities, complete source documents and case report forms, meet with study monitors and attend procedures.
 

Heather Banker, MS
Clinical Research Coordinator

The Certified Clinical Research Coordinator will assist Principle Investigators in the conduct of the study, schedule subject visits, complete visit activities, complete source documents and case report forms, meet with study monitors and attend procedures.
Michelle Pennington  

Michelle Pennington
Secretary

Secretarial duties and assist with special projects for the office.