Kenneth R. Reuhl, PhD, DABT, is one of the two recipients of the 2016 SOT Education Award. Dr. Reuhl currently serves as a Professor in the Department of Pharmacology and Toxicology, College of Pharmacy, and Interim Director of the Environmental & Occupational Health Sciences Institute at Rutgers University, in Piscataway, New Jersey. He is the past Director of the Joint Graduate Program, a member of the Graduate Program in Neuroscience, and serves on the Executive Council in the Graduate School for Biological Sciences. The other 2016 SOT Education Award recipient is John P. Wise Sr.
SOT 2016 Education Award Recipient Kenneth R. Reuhl
Since his arrival at Rutgers, the State University of New Jersey, Dr. Reuhl has personified the mission of the College of Pharmacy, Medical School, and University-at-large, and he is sought after for his talents in the interpretation of lesions produced by chemical, biological, physical, and psychological stressors. He is highly regarded in his field as evidenced by more than 130 peer-reviewed publications in high-impact scholarly journals. He has successfully trained more than 50 PhD and MS candidates plus more than 12 postdoctoral scholars and 5 PhD/MD students.
Having taught more than 15 courses in Toxicology Programs, he is considered an outstanding educator and a motivator of students. His teaching style is Socratic and he is committed to practical training in his field of expertise: toxicological pathology. With patience and good humor, his sense of precision and search for excellence are infectious to students. Dr. Reuhl routinely invites the best pathologists from around the country to his class to participate in training. His impact is demonstrated by the untold numbers of his students who have incorporated his teachings into their work as pathologists, pharmacists, pharmacologists, physicians, and healthcare providers. Regardless of their career path, his ability to successfully guide students through particularly thorny scientific problems is evidenced by his lab frequently being “overrun” with students, technicians, faculty and staff, most of whom end up gathered around him and his multi-headed microscope.
Dr. Reuhl has been an active member of the Society since 1989. During this time, he served on the Society’s Scientific Program, Awards, and Membership Committees. In addition, he has served as President of the Mid-Atlantic Regional Chapter and the Neurotoxicology Specialty Section. Moreover, Dr. Ruehl has served on many editorial, advisory, and academic advisory boards and organizing committees.