Nominations Sought for Sherman Prize Honoring Bowel Disease Achievements

Nominations Sought for Sherman Prize Honoring Bowel Disease Achievements
Nominations for the 2017 Sherman Prize, which will honor exceptional achievements in the fight against Crohn’s disease and ulcerative colitis (UC), will be accepted through April 30, according to the Bruce and Cynthia Sherman Charitable Foundation. The prize actually consists of two $100,000 annual awards that recognize healthcare providers, researchers, public health activists, and educators who work in the United States. The achievements are in patient care, research, education, or public service that benefit those with inflammatory bowel diseases (IBDs). The foundation also awards a Sherman Emerging Leader Prize of $25,000 to a person demonstrating high potential in the field. The committee that evaluates applicants consists of six of America's most prominent IBD researchers, clinicians, and advocates from different areas of expertise. "Identifying, honoring, and supporting the innovators who have devoted their careers to helping those who suffer from Crohn's disease and ulcerative colitis is critically important," David Rubin, chair of the prize committee and chief of gastroenterology at University of Chicago Medicine, said in a press release. "Doing so elevates their work and inspires others to excel, which is why the Sherman Prize is so meaningful and such a tremendous service to the IBD community,” Rubin added. The Sherman family created the prize after b
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