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Clinical Research

Clinical research is a vital component of today's ever-evolving healthcare field, allowing physicians and providers to break new ground and giving patients new alternatives to lifesaving treatment options. UnityPoint Health – Meriter regularly participates in clinical research — giving us the opportunity to test the safety and effectiveness of new treatments such as medicines, medical procedures and devices.

Patients volunteer to participate in clinical research because they hope it will benefit them and because they want to contribute to a research effort that helps patients in the future. Whether the outcome of clinical research is beneficial or disappointing, patients involved in clinical research are helping to find new and better treatments.

If you are interested in learning more about a specific research project, please contact the person listed. 

Women's Health, including Maternal, Prenatal Health and Newborns

  • 2018-006 - Mechanisms of Pregnancy Vascular Adaptions

  • 2017-013 - Use of NIRS to detect Acute Kidney Injury in preterm neonates

  • 2019-017 - Pre-eclampsia: Inflammatory Cytokine Profile Changes with in Vitro Exposure to Vitamin C and Brachial Artery Fluid Dynamic

  • 2020-005 - Postpartum Ultrasound Evaluation of Inferior Vena Cava, Aorta, and Brachial Artery as Predictors for Persistent Postpartum Hypertension

  • 2020-017 - Advancing Postpartum Care for Black Women in Wisconsin by Engaging Community Partners with a Home Telehealth Service for Hypertension– a Feasibility Project

  • 2020-003 - PROMMO Trial: Prelabor rupture of membranes managed with oral misoprostol versus intravenous oxytocin

  • 2021-004 - Aerosolized Infasurf for Spontaneously Breathing Patients with Early RDS

All of Us 
  • All of Us - Beth Burnside, MD UW Madison Institute for Clinical and Translational Research (ICTR)