Methodius Tuuli, MD, MPH, associate professor and chief of the Division of Clinical Research in the Department 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 infections rates when using chlorhexidine-alcohol in cesarean deliveries instead of the traditional iodine-alcohol. 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 the nation's investment in research to benefit the health and welfare of its citizens. This prestigious national competition recognizes up to 10 winning research studies performed at U.S. institutions and published in a peer-reviewed journal during calendar year 2016. Tuuli accepted the award on behalf of himself and his colleagues April 18 at the 2017 Translational Science Conference in Washington, D.C. He will also represent his colleagues on April 19 as part of the annual Hill Day advocating for federal funding in clinical research. Coauthors on the publication include Jingxia Liu, PhD; Molly Stout, MD, MCSI; Shannon Martin, RN; Alison Cahill, MD, MSCI; Anthony Odibo, MD, MSCE; Graham Colditz, MD, DrPH; and George Macones, MD, MSCE.
This is the first time that Washington University School of Medicine has received one of these awards from the Clinical Research Forum.