Nominations Now Open for Sherman Prizes Honoring Excellence in IBD

Nominations Now Open for Sherman Prizes Honoring Excellence in IBD
The Bruce and Cynthia Sherman Charitable Foundation is now accepting nominations for the 2020 Sherman Prizes, which recognize individuals working toward improving the lives of people with Crohn's disease and ulcerative colitis — known collectively as inflammatory bowel diseases (IBD). Nominations for the Sherman Prizes will be open until July 17 — a two month extension from the original deadline — and the awards will be presented Dec. 10 at the 19th Annual Advances in IBD conference in Orlando, Fla. Now in their fifth year, the goal of the Sherman Prizes is to promote and encourage IBD awareness and developments. The prizes are awarded to individuals who help people with IBD and their families to mitigate the physical and emotional challenges of the condition. “My wife Cynthia and I created the Sherman Prize to celebrate excellence in IBD and inspire greater advances so fewer families have to face the challenges of these diseases,” Bruce Sherman, founder of the Sherman Prize, sad in a press release. “It’s been inspiring to see the innovative work being done by brilliant IBD professionals. We’re excited to begin our fifth year and we can’t wait to see who is nominated.” The Sherman Prizes are awarded to individuals who have gone above and beyond in one of three broader categories pertaining to IBD: patient care, medical research, or public service and education. Patient care encompasses taking exceptional care of people with Crohn's and ulcerative colitis, working with them on the emotional challenges of IBD, identifying risk factors, supporting emerging doctors, and providing patients, caregivers, and families with information about the disease. For medical research, the guidelines for nomination include studying risk factors to im
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