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April 26, 2019 at 10:55 am

Gilbert Receives Presidential Graduate Student Medal

Anthony Gilbert in mountains

Anthony Gilbert

Ohio University President M. Duane Nellis announced that this year would be the inaugural year for two Presidential Graduate Student Medals, one awarded to a doctoral student, the other awarded to a master’s student.

Biological Sciences graduate student Anthony Gilbert was selected as the winner of the Graduate Student Medal for doctoral students.

The award’s purpose is to “recognize a doctoral student who has demonstrated academic excellence in research or creative activity, as it relates to their field of study. This may include, but is not limited to, a project, publication, or body of work.”

“When I  applied, I didn’t want to call attention to just one particular thing I’ve done, so I wrote about all of the things I’ve done since I started at OU in 2013,” Gilbert notes. “This included publishing 10 papers in peer-reviewed journals (six published, four accepted for publication by the end of 2019), receiving internal honors such as the Named Fellowship and Student Enhancement Awards, mentoring undergrads who aid in my fieldwork, participating in multi-national collaborative research projects in South Africa and France over the last two years, and winning the Best Student Presentation Award at the Society for Integrative and Comparative Biology (SICB) conference for the division of ecology and evolution.

“All of this work was really spurred by my wanting to contribute to what I think is a defining issue for our time: predicting the responses of species worldwide to climate change. I am honored that Ohio University and the Office of the President felt my work should be selected for the inaugural Presidential Graduate Student Medal.”

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