IBD Charitable Foundation Announces 2020 Sherman Prize Winners

IBD Charitable Foundation Announces 2020 Sherman Prize Winners
Two college professors — one from the University of Pennsylvania and the other from University of Chicago Medicine  — have been named the winners of the 2020 Sherman Prizes, which total $100,000 each. In another honor, the director of the Fecal Microbiota Transplant Program at Brigham and Women’s Hospital in Boston is this year's recipient of the Sherman Emerging Leader Prize, worth $25,000. The scientists are being recognized by the Bruce and Cynthia Sherman Charitable Foundation, which created the Sherman Prize in 2016 to distinguish those who advance the medical care of people with inflammatory bowel disease (IBD). Since the award's inception, two Sherman Prizes have been given every year to two awardees in recognition of their pioneering contributions in the fields of ulcerative colitis and Crohn's disease. Meanwhile, a single Sherman Emerging Leader Prize also has been given each year to an early career investigator who shows great potential for groundbreaking future contributions to the field. “In a year of unprecedented challenges, Cynthia and I are particularly honored to recognize these IBD leaders who have continued their exceptional work, while protecting vulnerable patients’ access to care at a time when they need it most,” Bruce Sherman, founder of the Sherman Prize, said in a press release. "We thank these healthcare heroes and salute all those going above and beyond for patients during this critical time," Sherman said. This year's awards will go to David T. Rubin, MD, professor of medicine and co-director of the Digestive Diseases Center at University of Chicago, and Gary D. Wu, MD, professor of gastroenterology and director of the Penn Center for Nutritional Science and Medicine at the Perelman School of Medicine. Rubi
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