DaVita cuts some clinical research jobs

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DaVita has cut 38 positions in a clinical research arm of the company based in Minneapolis. The cuts are “part of a company decision to discontinue one of three segments in its clinical research division,” a spokesman said in an e-mail to the Minneapolis Star Tribune.

The company will be discontinuing its work in “early clinical research” in Minneapolis and also in Denver, according to the Star Tribune.

The cuts are a further indication that DaVita will concentrate on its core business, dialysis services. In December 2017, DaVita sold off, for $4.9 billion, its DaVita Medical