THE PRIZES

Sherman Prizes

The Sherman Prize

TWO PRIZES: $100,000 EACH

Awarded to IBD clinicians, surgeons, researchers and/or academics with extraordinary track records of achievement, making exceptional and pioneering contributions that transform IBD care. Sherman Prize recipients are visionaries driven to solve IBD’s most difficult challenges whose work inspires future innovators.

The Sherman Emerging Leader Prize

ONE PRIZE: $25,000

Awarded to an IBD clinician, surgeon, researcher, academic, physician assistant, nursing professional or public health advocate who, while early in his or her career, has contributed to an advancement in his or her discipline and shows great promise for significant contributions in the future. Emerging Leader Prize recipients seek out new roles, challenge the status quo, and pursue experiences that test their leadership skills and support their future aspirations.

  • 2021
  • 2020
  • 2019
  • 2018
  • 2017
  • 2016

Prize Recipients

Sherman Prize Honor Roll of IBD Pioneers

Sherman Prize recipients have gone above and beyond, making unique and meaningful contributions in the fight to overcome IBD. Click on the honorees to see their inspiring stories.

2021

Judy H. Cho, MD
Judy H. Cho, MD
Sherman Prize Recipient
Phillip R. Fleshner, MD, FASCRS
Phillip R. Fleshner, MD, FASCRS
Sherman Prize Recipient
Edward L. Barnes, MD, MPH
Edward L. Barnes, MD, MPH
Sherman Emerging Leader Prize Recipient

2020

David T. Rubin, MD, FACG, AGAF, FACP, FASGE, FRCP (Edinburgh)
David T. Rubin, MD, FACG, AGAF, FACP, FASGE, FRCP (Edinburgh)
Sherman Prize Recipient
Gary D. Wu, MD
Gary D. Wu, MD
Sherman Prize Recipient
Jessica R. Allegretti, MD, MPH
Jessica R. Allegretti, MD, MPH
Sherman Emerging Leader Prize Recipient

2019

Maria T. Abreu, MD
Maria T. Abreu, MD
Sherman Prize Recipient
William J. Sandborn, MD
William J. Sandborn, MD
Sherman Prize Recipient
Florian Rieder, MD
Florian Rieder, MD
Sherman Emerging Leader Prize Recipient

2018

David G. Binion, MD, AGAF, FACG
David G. Binion, MD, AGAF, FACG
Sherman Prize Recipient
Jean-Frederic Colombel, MD
Jean-Frederic Colombel, MD
Sherman Prize Recipient
Amy L. Lightner, MD
Amy L. Lightner, MD
Sherman Emerging Leader Prize Recipient

2017

Lee A. Denson, MD
Lee A. Denson, MD
Sherman Prize Recipient
Stephan R. Targan, MD
Stephan R. Targan, MD
Sherman Prize Recipient
Heidi Drescher, MMS, <span style='white-space: nowrap;'>PA-C</span>
Heidi Drescher, MMS, PA-C
Sherman Emerging Leader Prize Recipient

2016

James D. Lewis, MD, MSCE
James D. Lewis, MD, MSCE
Sherman Prize Recipient
Eva Szigethy, MD, PhD
Eva Szigethy, MD, PhD
Sherman Prize Recipient
Lea Ann Chen, MD
Lea Ann Chen, MD
Sherman Emerging Leader Prize Recipient

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