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Honorees

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David Hudesman, MD

Rosenthal Humanitarian Award

Dr. Hudesman is Co-Director of the Inflammatory Bowel Disease Center at NYU Langone Health. He is Associate Professor of Medicine at the NYU School of Medicine.

Dr. Hudesman specializes in the diagnosis and treatment of inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) and in the provision of integrated, seamless, patient-centered care. His research is focused on the development of biomarkers and evaluation and optimization of new medical therapies for the treatment of both Crohn’s disease and ulcerative colitis.

Dr. Hudesman serves on the Research Committee and the Educational Affairs Committee of the American College of Gastroenterology, and is a member of the American College of Gastroenterology, American Gastroenterological Association, and New York Society for Gastrointestinal Endoscopy. He is a reviewer for five scientific gastroenterology journals. He is on the Medical Advisory Committee and Fellows Education Committee of the Crohn’s and Colitis Foundation’s NYC Chapter, and is involved with the CCF SPARC, QORUS, and DINE-CD trials. 

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jacob libin

Rising Star

Jacob Libin is a junior at SAR High School in the Bronx. Jacob enjoys video games, playing chess, reading science fiction and volunteering with his family preparing food packages for the needy and serving food to those in need. 

Jacob was diagnosed with ulcerative colitis in 8th grade, and has not allowed his diagnosis to keep him from doing the things he enjoys, including traveling the country on a teen tour and commuting to his high school 45 minutes from home.  

Jacob has a “can do” attitude and takes his diagnosis in stride, having attended class remotely from his hospital bed earlier this year.