How to Nominate


Due to the global pandemic and the additional challenges facing all IBD professionals, the Sherman Prize nomination period is being extended for several months beyond the original May 10 deadline. We will announce a formal deadline to the nomination period at the appropriate time.

Why Nominate?

  • “Having the Sherman Prize will help me more effectively advocate, and highlight the urgent need that our IBD patients face, particularly those who are underserved … also it allows me to direct some additional support and attention to my patients.”

    Lea Ann Chen, MD
    NYU School of Medicine & NYC Health + Hospitals/Bellevue
    2016 Sherman Emerging Leader Prize Recipient
  • “I encourage fellow IBD professionals to submit nominations for the 2019 Sherman Prize so that exemplary achievement can continue to be elevated and serve as a source of inspiration to us all.”

    Dermot P.B. McGovern, MB BS, D. Phil (Oxon), FRCP (Lon)
    Cedars-Sinai, Los Angeles, CA
    2020 Selection Committee Chair


    Candidates can be nominated by colleagues, peers, educators, advocates – anyone who can attest to the candidate’s qualifications. Self-nominations will not be accepted.

    To nominate, follow these steps:

    1. Click the ‘Submit a Nomination’ button on the right to be taken to our online nomination application system.
    2. For First-Time Nominators, you will be asked to create a new account.
    3. For Returning Nominators, please use your existing email and password. If you cannot recall your personal login credentials, please contact us at
    4. If you are re-nominating someone from a prior year you may access your former submission(s), however, you must complete a new 2020 Nomination Form to include new updates since the last nomination. Further instructions can be found in the Nomination Form.