Three researchers receive prizes in AJE’s inaugural Gold Medal Research competition

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Earlier this week, three international researchers were chosen as winners in the first-ever Gold Medal Research competition from AJE. The Gold Medal Research competition was designed to help recognize outstanding researchers around the world in conjunction with the summer games in Rio. Without further ado, here are the winners:

  • 1st Place: Dr. Barbara Kabai Burmen, Kenya Medical Research Institute Center for Global Health Research, Kenya
  • 2nd Place: Dr. Gnanaraj Jesudian, Karunya University, India
  • 3rd Place: Dr. Tonni Agustiono Kurniawan, Xiamen University, China

The winners were nominated by their peers for the award and demonstrated outstanding achievements in their field, influential contributions to society, and strong collaboration with the international academic community. Dr. Burmen, the Gold Prize winner, will receive a $1,500 travel grant, and Dr. Jesudian and Dr. Kurniawan will receive complimentary poster and illustration services from AJE to help them share their research. Profiles of the winners can be found on AJE’s Author Resource Center.

“So much research is done around the world every day, but much of this hard work goes unnoticed,” said Alexis Kennedy, Global Marketing Manager at AJE. “Our Gold Medal Research competition allowed us to share some of these amazing stories and support three outstanding researchers in the process.”

In total, 475 nominations were received from 68 countries and regions. Winners were selected from a pool of 25 finalists by an external panel of scholarly publishing industry veterans, including Allison Belan (Assistant Director for Digital Strategy at Duke University Press), Patricia Hudson (Associate Director of Institution Marketing at Oxford University Press), and Jennifer Deyton (Senior Partner at J&J Editorial).

You can view the nominations for the 25 finalists in this flipbook (or download a copy here):

You can download our full press release here.

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Global Communications Manager at AJE/Research Square