The winners of the second annual Sherman Prizes were announced last week. Established in 2016 by the Bruce and Cynthia Sherman Charitable Foundation, the Sherman Prize “is the first prize of its kind to honor outstanding individuals who go above and beyond to make exceptional contributions in the fight to overcome Crohn’s disease and ulcerative colitis.”
Each year, two Sherman Prizes of $100,000 are awarded to individuals with extraordinary records of achievement addressing the challenges of IBD. A $25,000 Sherman Emerging Leader Prize is also awarded annually to an individual who demonstrates high potential.
As Chair of the Sherman Prize Selection Committee, which I served on with ACG Vice President Sunanda V. Kane, MD, MSPH, FACG, and ACG Treasurer Mark B. Pochapin, MD, FACG, I am proud to share this news with you and to recognize the recipients for improving care for our patients with IBD.