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Tuuli receives national clinical research award

Publication compared skin antiseptic agents at cesarean delivery (video available)

April 20, 2017

Methodius Tuuli, MD, an associate professor of obstetrics and gynecology, and colleagues have been recognized with a 2017 Top 10 Clinical Research Achievement Award from the Clinical Research Forum. Their publication, a randomized trial comparing skin antiseptic agents at cesarean delivery, found lower risk and infection rates when using chlorhexidine-alcohol instead of the traditional iodine-alcohol in cesarean deliveries. The findings were published in The New England Journal of Medicine in February 2016.

The Top 10 Clinical Research Achievement Awards honor outstanding accomplishments and major advances resulting from investment in research to benefit the health and welfare of patients.

Tuuli, also chief of the Division of Clinical Research in the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, accepted the award on behalf of himself and his colleagues April 18 at the 2017 Translational Science conference in Washington. Co-authors on the publication include Jingxia Liu, PhD; Molly Stout, MD; Shannon Martin; Alison Cahill, MD; Anthony Odibo, MD; Graham Colditz, MD, DrPH; and George Macones, MD.