NAPLES, Florida, February 1, 2019 – The Bruce and Cynthia Sherman Charitable Foundation announced a deadline extension for the 2019 Sherman Prize nomination period. The IBD community now has a few more weeks to submit nominations to help publicly recognize and reward IBD pioneers and emerging leaders who are advancing patient care, medical research, public service and education on behalf of people living with Crohn’s disease and ulcerative colitis. Nominations for the 2019 Prizes will be accepted at ShermanPrize.org through midnight February 28, 2019.
Two $100,000 Sherman Prizes will be awarded later this year to individuals with extraordinary track records of achievement transforming IBD care and inspiring tomorrow’s innovators. A $25,000 Sherman Emerging Leader Prize will be awarded to an early-career professional making impressive contributions and demonstrating potential to make a greater impact in the future.
To be eligible for the Sherman Prize, nominees must live and work in the United States, having accomplished their greatest achievements in the last decade, with greater emphasis placed on contributions in the last few years. Candidates can be nominated by colleagues, peers, educators, advocates — anyone who can attest to the candidate’s qualifications. Individuals who were nominated in prior years can be nominated again – these submissions should include new, up-to-date information on the candidate’s achievements. Self-nominations are not accepted.
Sherman Prize honorees are selected by the Sherman Prize Board of Directors, with guidance from nationally renowned IBD researchers, clinicians and healthcare providers who comprise the Sherman Prize Selection Committee.
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