October 06, 2021

Barnes Receives Sherman Emerging Leader Prize

Edward L. Barnes, MD, MPH, assistant professor in the division of gastroenterology and hepatology, is a recipient of the 2021 Sherman Prizes and Sherman Emerging Leader Prize, recognizing excellence in the field of Crohn’s disease and ulcerative colitis, also known as inflammatory bowel diseases (IBD).

“When I started doing IBD research, it was the best thing that happened in my career,” Barnes explained in a Sherman Prize interview that describes him with an unquenchable thirst for answers, one that took him from a small town in South Carolina, where he once thought he would be a town doctor, to the forefront of IBD research.

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