October 21, 2021

Mount Sinai Leader Awarded 2021 Sherman Prize for Advancements in Understanding IBD Genetics

The Bruce and Cynthia Sherman Charitable Foundation has announced Judy H. Cho, MD, Dean of Translational Genetics and Director of The Charles Bronfman Institute for Personalized Medicine at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai, as a recipient of the 2021 Sherman Prize, which recognizes excellence in the field of Crohn’s disease and ulcerative colitis, two forms of inflammatory bowel disease (IBD).

Dr. Cho was awarded a $100,000 Sherman Prize for her pioneering genetics research that has advanced understanding of the underlying causes of IBD and paved the way for personalized treatment approaches. A leader of the team that identified the first gene for Crohn’s disease, NOD2, Dr. Cho has contributed to virtually every major discovery in IBD genetics over the past 20 years.

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