ITEHP student, Matthew Ruis, was recently honored as a recipient of the 2020 Nicholas School Dean’s Award for Best Graduate Student Manuscript! Dean Toddi Steelman selected the top three papers published by Duke Nicholas School of the Environment students over the past year. Ruis was selected for his peer-reviewed paper, “PBDEs Concentrate in the Fetal Portion of the Placenta: Implications for Thyroid Hormone Dysregulation,” published 2019 in the journal Endocrinology. His co-authors included two other members of the ITEHP community, Ruis’ research mentor Dr. Heather Stapleton, ITEHP faculty, and Samantha Hall, ITEHP 3rd-year student.
As a recipient of this award, Ruis will receive a $1,000 cash award and a framed certificate, which will be presented during the Nicholas School’s Marking the Moment virtual events on May 8 and 9.
Congratulations to Matthew for earning this recognition of excellence in his graduate research!