Kim Vonnahme, associate professor of animal sciences, and Anna Grazul-Bilska, professor of animal sciences, were members of a collaborative research team awarded the Robert B. Hunt Endowed Award by the editorial board of the Journal of the American Association of Gynecologic Laparoscopists. Their paper, Barbed vs. Standard Suture: Randomized in a Single-Blinded Comparison of Adhesion Formation and Ease of Use in an Animal Model, was published in the Journal of Minimally Invasive Gynecology.
The award is given to the best paper published in the journal during the previous year. It will be presented Nov. 6 at the opening ceremony of the American Association of Gynecologic Laparoscopists 41st annual meeting.
A second paper, titled Barbed vs. Standard Suture: Effects on Cellular Composition and Proliferation of the Healing Wound in the Ovine Uterus, also was published as a result of the research project.
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