Jan Sherman, PhD, RN, NNP-BC

Teaching Professor

Adjunct Teaching Professor, Department of Child Health, School of Medicine, University of Missouri

E-mail: shermanj@missouri.edu
Phone: 573.268.5931

Nursing Specialty

Neonatal

Interest Area(s)

Prenatal drug exposure to illicit and licit substances, Prevention of nosocomial neonatal infections, Neonatal pathophysiology

Education

  • RN – Diploma, Burge School of Nursing, Springfield, Mo.
  • BSN, Webster University, Kansas City, Mo.
  • MSN, University of Missouri, Kansas City, Mo.
  • PhD, Texas Woman’s University, Houston, Texas
  • Neonatal Nurse Practitioner (certificate), University Medical Center of Jacksonville, Florida

Area of Doctoral Study

Prenatal nicotine exposure

Area of Post-doctoral Study/Program of Research

Prenatal drug exposure, prevention of nosocomial neonatal infections

University Committees and Service

  • 2015-2017: University of Missouri – Chancellor’s Standing Committee, Non-Tenure Track Committee
  • 2015-2016: University of Missouri – Chancellor’s Standing Committee, MU Information Technology Committee
  • 2015-present: University of Missouri – MU Health Care Nursing EBP Committee
  • 2014-present: University of Missouri, School of Medicine – Department of Child Health Resident Evidence Based Medicine (EBM) Mentor
  • 2014-present: Univeristy of Missouri, Sinclair School of Nursing: Master’s/DNP Program Curriculum Committee

Teaching Responsibilities

  • N7100 – Theoretical Basis for Advanced Nursing
  • N7150 – Nursing Research
  • N8100 – Principles of Epidemiology
  • N8910 – Translational Evidence Based Practice
  • N9080 – DNP Residency Project – sections 02 and 03 statistician
  • N9087 – Leadership and Transformational Role Institute

Bio and Professional Experience

Dr. Jan Sherman has been a Neonatal Nurse Practitioner (NNP) since 1990. She is a researcher working with her husband, Dr. Michael Sherman, to study the effects of probiotics in preterm infants. She is a nationally recognized neonatal nursing expert and is a frequent speaker at neonatal conferences. 

Research Projects

  • Statistician (2013 – 2015) Curosurf induced inflammation and pulmonary outcomes in preterm infants.
  • Coordinator for Curriculum Development and Training (2012 – 2014) for the CMS grant – Leveraging Information Technology to Guide High Tech, High Touch Care (LIGHT2). University of Missouri School of Medicine. Amount: $13.3 million
  • Research nurse (2009-2012) for Protocol # LF-0901: Phase 1 – 2 Study of Talactoferrin Oral Solution for Prevention of Nosocomial Infection in Preterm Infants. University of Missouri. Amount: $865,157.00

Selected Publications

  • Harris, R.C., Birk, S.B., & Sherman, J. (2016). E-Mentoring for Doctor of Nursing Practice Students: A Pilot Program. Journal of Nursing Education. In Press.
  • Sherman, M.P., Adamkin, D.H., Niklas, V., Radmacher, P., Sherman, J., Wertheimer, F., & Petrak, K. (2016). Randomized Controlled Trial of Talactoferrin Oral Solution in Preterm Infants. The Journal of Pediatrics. May 31. pii: S0022-3476(16)30194-9. doi:10.1016/j.jpeds.2016.04.084. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/27260839
  • Sherman, M.P., Sherman, J., Arcinue, R., & Niklas, V. (2016). Randomized Control Trial of Human Recombinant Lactoferrin: A substudy Reveals Effects on the Fecal Microbiome of Very Low Birth Weight Infants. The Journal of Pediatrics. June 2016, Volume 173, Supplements, pgs. S37-S42. doi: 10.1016/j.jpeds.2016.02.047. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/27234409
  • Popejoy, L., Jaddoo, J., Sherman, J., Howk, C., Nguyen, R., & Parker, J. (2015). Monitoring Resource Utilization in a Healthcare Coordination Program. 2015 Nov-Dec; 20 (6):310-20. doi:10.1097/NCM.0000000000000120. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/26437137.
  • Wahidi, L., Sherman, J., Miller, M. M., Zaghouani, H. & Sherman, M. P. (2015). Early Persistent Blood Eosinophilia in Necrotizing Enterocolitis is a Predictor of Late Complications. Accepted for publication in Neonatology on 05-12-2015.
  • Hipolito, R.B., Milstein, J.M., Sherman, J., & Sherman, M. P. (2015) Neonatal Endotracheal Tubes and Prevention of Bronchial Intubation. Journal of Paediatrics and Neonatal Disorders, 1(1): 101.
  • Wahidi, L., Brandt, L., Sherman, J., & Sherman, M. P. (2015). Case Analysis: Ethical Issues in Predictive Genetic Testing of Minors for Adult-Onset Hereditary Conditions. Journal of Academic Hospital Medicine, 2015, Volume 7, Issue 2.
  • Sherman, M. P., Sherman, J., Miller, M.M. & Niklas, V. (2014). Lactoferrin and Necrotizing Enterocolitis. Current Opinion in Pediatrics. 2014 Apr; 26(2):146-50. doi: 10.1097/MOP.0000000000000068
  • Sherman, M. P., Adamkin, D. H., Radmacher, P., Sherman, J. & Niklas, V. (2012). Protective proteins in mammalian milks: Lactoferrin steps forward. Neoreviews, 13, e293.

Textbook Chapters

  • Lowdermilk, D. L., Perry, S. E., Cashion, M. C., & Alden, K. R. (2015). Maternity & Women’s Health Care (11th ed). ISBN-13: 978-0323169189
    • Chapter 31: Mental Health Disorders and Substance Abuse during Pregnancy
  • Bissinger, R. L. & Annibale, D. J. (2014). Golden Hours: Care of the Very Low Birthweight Infant (1st ed). Chicago: The National Certification Corporation (NCC)
    • Chapter 12: Fluid and Electrolytes
    • Chapter 13: Hypoglycemia
    • Chapter 14: Neonatal Sepsis
  • Verklan, T. M. & Walden, M. (2014). Core Curriculum for Neonatal Intensive Care Nursing, (5th ed). St. Louis: Elsevier Saunders. ISBN: 978-0323225908
    • Chapter 3:   Perinatal Substance Abuse
    • Chapter 22: Care of the Extremely Low Birth Weight (ELBW) Infant
    • Chapter 33: Renal and Genitourinary Disorders

Published Proceedings

Abstracts
  • Rudloff, J., Cooperstock, M., Sherman, J., & Sherman, M.P. (2016). Saint vitus Dances in the 21st Century: The Evolution of Pediatric Neuropsychiatric Disorders After Streptococcus (PANDAS). 2016 Pediatric Academic Societies Annual Meeting in Baltimore. April 29-May 3, 2016. Published online [www.aps-spr.org] in proceedings of Pediatric Academic Societies Annual Meeting.
  • Wahidi, L.S., Sherman, J., & Sherman, M.P. (2016). A “Quick” Narrative of Historical Progress in Hemostasis and Thrombosis. 2016 Pediatric Academic Societies Annual Meeting in Baltimore. April 29-May 3, 2016. Published on [www.aps-spr.org] in proceedings of Pediatric Academic Societies Annual Meeting.
  • Shuler, J.M., Lauriello, N. Pardalas, J., Lacey, K.K., Wahidi, L.S., Lane, T., Sherman, J. & Sherman, M.P. (2016). Surfactant Wars: A Clinical Trial Comparing Two Surfactants to Treat Respiratory Distress Syndrome (RDS) in Preterm Infants. 2016 Pediatric Academic Societies Annual Meeting in Baltimore. April 29-May 3, 2016. Published online [www.aps-spr.org] in proceedings of Pediatric Academic Societies Annual Meeting.
  • Lacey, K.K., Wahidi, L.S., Shuler, J.M., Sherman, J., & Sherman, M.P. (2016). An Underappreciated Leukocyte, the Basophil, in Neonatal Necrotizing Enterocolitis. 2016 Pediatric Academic Societies Annual Meeting in Baltimore. April 29-May 3, 2016. Published online [www.aps-spr.org] in proceedings of Pediatric Academic Societies Annual Meeting.
  • Wahidi, L.S., Miller, M.M., Sherman, J., & Sherman, M.P. (2015). Prolonged Eosinophilia as a Biomarker of Intestinal Complications in Neonatal Necrotizing Enterocolitis. 1st Congress of Joint European Neonatal Societies – Budapest, Hungary. To be published in the Journal of Pediatric and Neonatal Individualized Medicine (JPNIM).
  • Wahidi, L. S., Sherman, J., & Sherman, M. P. (2015). Prolonged Eosinophilia As a Biomarker of Intestinal Complications in Neonatal Necrotizing Enterocolitis. 2015 Pediatric Academic Societies Annual Meeting in San Diego, CA. April 25-28, 2015. Published on line [www.aps-spr.org] in proceedings of Pediatric Academic Societies Annual Meeting.
  • Wahidi, L. S., Sherman, J., & Sherman, M. P. (2015). How Fragile Infants Should Make Us Human. 2015 Pediatric Academic Societies Annual Meeting in San Diego, CA. April 25-28, 2015. Published on line [www.aps-spr.org] in proceedings of Pediatric Academic Societies Annual Meeting.
  • Sherman M.P., Wahidi, L.S., Sherman, J. (2014). Platelets as opsonins that promote ingestion of microbes during neonatal sepsis. 5th Congress of European Academy of Pediatric Societies, Barcelona, Spain, October 19th. Arch Dis Child 2014;99 (Suppl 2):A436.
  • Sherman, M.P., Sherman, J., Niklas, V. (2014). Lactoferrin and NICU environment affect fecal bacteria of preterm infants. 5th Congress of European Academy of Pediatric Societies, Barcelona, Spain, October 19th. Arch Dis Child 2014;99 (Suppl 2):A448.
  • Szczapa, T., Sherman, J., Sherman, M.P., Wahidi, L.S., Paczesna, A., Neumann, N., Smelser, K.P., Szczapa, J., & Gadzinowski, J.  A. (2014). Comparison of classic versus transfusion-related necrotising enterocolitis in an American and Polish perinatal center. 5th Congress of European Academy of Pediatric Societies, Barcelona, Spain, October 19th. Arch Dis Child 2014;99 (Suppl 2):A449.
  • Sherman MP, Sherman J, Niklas V.  (2014). NICU environment meets lactoferrin: effects on gut microbiome.  Pediatric Academic Society International Conference, Vancouver, BC, Canada, May 3rd – 6th. Published on line [www.aps-spr.org] in proceedings of Pediatric Academic Societies Annual Meeting 
  • Szczapa T, Sherman J, Wahidi LS, Paczesna A, Neumann N, Smelser KP, Szczapa J, Sherman MP, Gadzinowski J. (2014). A transatlantic comparison of classic versus transfusion related necrotising enterocolitis. Pediatric Academic Society International Conference, Vancouver, BC, Canada, May 3rd – 6th. Published on line [www.aps-spr.org] in proceedings of Pediatric Academic Societies Annual Meeting  
  • Wahidi L, Sherman J, Sherman M. (2014). Platelets as the opsonic salsa that promotes ingestion of microbes during neonatal sepsis. Pediatric Academic Society International Conference, Vancouver, BC, Canada, May 3rd – 6th. Published on line [www.aps-spr.org] in proceedings of Pediatric Academic Societies Annual Meeting
  • Sherman, M. P., Niklas, V., Radmacher, P., Sherman, J., Wertheimer, F., & Adamkin, D. H. (2013). A clinical trial of talactoferrin to reduce infection in very preterm infants: Safety and efficacy. Published on line [www.aps-spr.org] in proceedings of Pediatric Academic Societies Annual Meeting, Washington, DC, May 4–7.
  • Sherman, M. P., Niklas, V., Arcinue, R., Sherman, J., Minnerly, J., & Curtiss, W. C., & Rangwala, S. (2013). The effects of talactoferrin on the composition of intestinal microbiota in very preterm infants. Published on line [www.aps-spr.org] in proceedings of Pediatric Academic Societies Annual Meeting, Washington, DC, May 4 – 7.
  • Sherman, M.P., Breedlove, L.R., Sherman, J. (2012). Poractant alfa therapy associated with C-reactive protein rise.  (Poster Presentation at European Academic Pediatric Societies meeting, Istanbul, Turkey, 5 – 9 October); published Arch Dis Child 2012; 97: A511-A512. doi:10.1136/archdischild-2012-302724.1808
  • Sherman J., Younger, S., Sherman, M.P. (2012). Elevated 17-hydroxyprogesterone [17-OHP] levels: A fetoplacental mechanisms to prevent preterm birth? Poster Presentation at European Academic Paediatric Societies meeting, Istanbul, Turkey, October 5 – 9; published Arch Dis Child 2012; 97: A373. doi:10.1136/archdischild-2012-302724.1309
  • Breedlove, L.R., Sherman, J., Sherman, M.P. (2012). Poractant alfa induces neonatal inflammation. Published on line [www.aps-spr.org] in proceedings of Pediatric Academic Societies Annual Meeting, Boston, MA, April 28 – May 1.
  • Bichianu, D.C., Sherman, J., Sherman, M,P. (2012). Doctor John Snow describes neonatal resuscitation in 1841. Published on line [www.aps-spr.org] in proceedings of Pediatric Academic Societies Annual Meeting, Boston, MA, April 28 – May 1.
  • Patton, S.B., Sherman, J., Atchley, C.B., Sherman, M.P. (2011). Elevated 17-Hydroxyprogestone levels: A fetoplacental mechanism to prevent preterm birth? Published [www.aps-spr.org] in proceedings of Pediatric Academic Societies Annual Meeting, April 30-May 3, 2011. Denver, Colo.

Presentations

  • Pediatric Academic Societies 2016 Meeting in Baltimore, April 29-May 3, 2016.
  1. Rudloff, J., Cooperstock, M., Sherman, J., & Sherman, M.P. (2016). Saint Vitus Dances into the 21st Century: the Evolution of Pediatric Neuropsychiatric Disorders After Streptococcus (poster).
  2. Wahidi, L.S., Sherman, J., & Sherman, M.P. (2016). A “Quick” Narrative of Historical Progress in Hemostasis and Thrombosis (poster symposium).
  3. Shuler, J.M., Lauriello, N., Pardalas, J., Lacey, K.K., Wahidi, L.S., Lane, T., Sherman, J., & Sherman, M.P. (2016). Surfactant Wars: A Clinical Trial Comparing Two Surfactants to Treat Respiratory Distress Syndrome (RDS) in Preterm Infants (poster).
  4. Lacey, K.K., Wahidi, L.S., Shuler, J.M., Sherman, J., & Sherman, M.P. (2016). An Underappreciated Leukocyte, the Basophil, in Neonatal Necrotizing Enterocolitis (poster).
  • 1st Congress of Joint European Neonatal Societies in Budapest, September 16-20, 2015.
  1. Prolonged Eosinophilia as a Biomarker of Intestinal Complications in Neonatal Necrotizing Enterocolitis (poster).
  • Pediatric Academic Societies 2015 Meeting in San Diego, April 25-28, 2015.
  1. Prolonged Eosinophilia as a Biomarker of Intestinal Complications in Neonatal Necrotizing Enterocolities (poster).
  2. How Fragile Infants Should Make Us Human (poster symposium).
  • 30th Annual Fetus & Newborn Conference. Las Vegas, November 12 -15, 2014.
  1. Genomics and the Microbiome: What Clinicians Need to Know (invited lecture)
  2. The Drug Exposed Infant: Outcomes and Management (invited lecture)
  • 5th Congress of European Academy of Pediatric Societies. Barcelona, Spain, October 18th, 2014
  1. Platelets as opsonins that promote ingestion of microbes during neonatal sepsis (poster presentation)
  2. Lactoferrin and NICU environment affect fecal bacteria of preterm infants (poster presentation)
  3. Comparison of classic versus transfusion-related necrotizing enterocolitis in an American and Polish perinatal center (poster presentation)

** Done in collaboration with the Poznan University of Medical Sciences (PUMS)

  • 31st Symposium of the National Polish Neonatal Society. Warsaw, Poland. October 24th, 2014
  1. Two Genomes: Who and What We Are (invited lecture)
  • American Academy of Pediatrics Section on Perinatal Pediatrics – South Central Conference on Perinatal Research. Austin, Texas. October 28th, 2014
  1. Prolonged Eosinophilia as a Biomarker of Intestinal Complications after Neonatal Necrotizing Enterocolitis. ** Oral presentation by Lila Wahidi (MU Medical Student – M3) took the best presentation award at the conference Research group: Wahidi, L. S., Miller, M. M., Sherman, J., & Sherman, M. P.
  • Pediatric Academic Societies 2014 meeting, Vancouver, B.C., May 2 – 6, 2014

  1. NICU environment meets lactoferrin: effects on gut microbiome (poster presentation)
  2. A transatlantic comparison of classic versus transfusion related necrotizing enterocolitis (poster presentation)
  3. Platelets as the opsonic salsa that promotes ingestion of microbes during neonatal sepsis (poster presentation)
  • National Conference of Neonatal Nursing, Las Vegas. April 30 – May 2, 2014
  1. Advanced Neonatal Pathophysiology: Immunocompetence & Infectious Disease
  2. Advanced Neonatal Pathophysiology: Renal Physiology
  3. Advanced Neonatal Pathophysiology: Respiratory Distress
  4. Hot Topics in Neonatology: Genomics, the Microbiome, and Clinical Trial Outcomes
  5. Reviewing the Literature: If it’s Not Reliable, Valid, and Free of Bias, Why Use it?
  • National Conference of Neonatal Nursing, San Francisco, CA. April 30 – May 2, 2013
  1. Lab Values: Interpretation and Management.
  2. Developing Evidence-Based Practice Projects in Your NICU.
  3. Respiratory Distress.
  4. Neonatal Immunocompetence & Infectious Disease.
  5. Neonatal Renal Physiology.
  • 11th International Conference on Lactoferrin. Rome, Italy, Oct. 6, 2013           
  1. A clinical trial of lactoferrin to reduce infection in very preterm infants: Safety and efficacy.                             
  2. The effect of talactoferrin on the composition of intestinal microbiota in very preterm infants.                                                                          
  • Pediatric Academic Societies 2013 meeting, Washington, DC. May 4 – 7, 2013
  1. The effects of talactoferrin on the composition of intestinal microbiota in very preterm infants (Poster presentation).
  2. A clinical trial of talactoferrin to reduce infection in very preterm infants: Safety and efficacy (Platform presentation).
  • Pomona Valley Hospital Medical Center’s 23rd Annual Perinatal Symposium. Pomona Valley, CA. April 23 – 24, 2013.
  1. Maternal Health and the Impact on the Neonate.
  2. Test Your Clinical Decision Making.
  • Pediatric Academic Societies 2012 meeting, Boston, Massachusetts. April 28, 2012
  1. Doctor John Snow Describes Neonatal Resuscitation in 1841 (Poster Symposium Presentation).
  • National Conference of Neonatal Nursing, Orlando, Florida. March 21 – 23, 2012
  1. Challenging Case Studies.
  2. X-ray Case Studies.
  3. Respiratory Distress.
  4. Neonatal Immunocompetence & Infectious Disease.
  5. Neonatal Renal Physiology
  • 12th Annual Baby Steps to the Future: Care of the High Risk Newborn. Pensacola, Florida. March 8, 2012
  1. Prenatal Drug Exposure.
  • The Fetus and the Newborn- State of Art Care. Las Vegas. November 9 – 11, 2011
  1. Challenging Case Studies 
  2. Prenatal Drug Exposure Including SSRIs, Narcotics and Substances of Abuse     

Honors and Awards

  • 2016, University of Missouri-Columbia, Nominated for the Excellence in Education Award
  • 2014, Named as one of the “10 Top Neonatal Nursing Professors
  • 2005, Case of the Year Award, 8th Annual Neonatal Advanced Practice Nursing Forum. Washington, D.C.

Services to Professional Organizations

  • National Certification Corporation (NCC): Neonatal Nurse Practitioner Certification Exam committee. (2011- 2014). http://www.nccwebsite.org/NCC-Leadership.aspx
  • National Association of Neonatal Nurses (NANN): State advocacy liaison for Missouri. (2010-2014).
  • National Certification Corporation (NCC): Self-assessment module reviewer.

Memberships

  • Sigma Theta Tau International Honor Society for Nursing (STTI)
  • American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP): Section on Perinatal Pediatrics (SOPPe) – Section Affiliate
  • National Association of Neonatal Nurses (NANN and NANNP)
  • Phi Kappa Phi Honor Society