Jan Sherman-Lucas, 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)

Beneficial effects of exclusive human milk feedings, 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
  • 2021 –Ongoing Sinclair SON representative for Hospital Information Security Council
  • 2019 – ongoing MUHC SSON/MUHC EBP and Research Subcommittee
  • 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
  • N160 – Scientific Foundations
  • N8100 – Principles of Epidemiology
  • N8910 – Translational Evidence Based Practice
  • N8954 – Teaching Mentor
  • 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. Alan Lucas of Cambridge and Oxford, to study the effects of exclusive human milk feedings in preterm infants. She is listed as one of the top 10 Neonatal Nursing Professors in the United States, is a national and internationally recognized neonatal nursing expert, and is a frequent speaker at neonatal conferences. 

Research Projects
  • 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
  • Statistician (2020 – 2022) for Grant Number: 1 H79 FG000043-01. Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services. Project Title: Expansion of Practitioner Education. PD/PI: Butler, Miriam D. Institution: University of Missouri – Columbia, Sinclair School of Nursing. Grant Amount: $199,617.00
Selected Publications
  • Lucas, A., Assad, M., Sherman, J., Boscardin, J., & Abrams, S. (2020). Safety of Cow’s Milk-Derived Fortifiers used with an All-Human Milk Base Diet in Very Low Birthweight Preterm Infants: Part II. Neonatology Today. October, 15 (10),    3 – 8. https://www.neonatologytoday.org/web/Archive/PDF_paper/NeonatologyToday_2020_10_15_10_3_8.pdf
  • Lucas, A., Assad, M., Sherman, J., Boscardin, J., & Abrams, S. (2020). Safety of Cow’s Milk-Derived Fortifiers used with an All-Human Milk Base Diet in Very Low Birthweight Preterm Infants. Neonatology Today. July, 15 (7), 3 – 13. https://www.neonatologytoday.org/web/Archive/PDF_paper/NeonatologyToday_2020_7_15_7_3_13.pdf
  • Jeffrey, P., Harris, R., Sherman, J. (2018). Quality improvement: A practical nursing program’s admission test. Nurse Education Today. 2018 Nov 29; 73:65-70. doi: 10.1016/j.nedt.2018.11.016
  • Wahidi, L. S., Reese, J., Underwood, M. A., Sherman, J., & Niklas, V. (2018). A Missing Piece from the World of Science: Remembering Michael P. Sherman. NeoReviews Mar 2018, 19 (3) e130-e133; doi: 10.1542/neo.19-3-e130
  • Thomas, S. A., Oliver, G., Bloom, T., Gudehus, S., Sherman J., & Harris, R. (2016). Intimate Partner Violence: Enhancing Vigilance of Screening, Treatment, and Referral in the Primary Care Setting. Western Journal of Nursing Research. Oct; 38(10):1379-80. doi: 10.1177/0193945916658186.
  • Wahidi, L. S., Sherman, J., & Sherman, M. P. (2016). A “Quick” Narrative of Historical Progress in Hemostasis and Thrombosis. NeoReviews Nov 2016, 17 (11) e633-e635. doi:10.1542/neo.17-11-e633
  • Harris, R. C., Birk, S. B., & Sherman, J. (2016). E-Mentoring for Doctor of Nursing Practice Students: A Pilot Program. Journal of Nursing Education. Vol. 55, No. 8. doi:10.3928/01484834-20160715-07
  • 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
Textbook Chapters
  • Bissinger, R. L. & Annibale, D. J. (2019). Golden Hours: Care of the Very Low Birthweight Infant (2nd ed). Chicago: The National Certification Corporation (NCC). ISBN: 978-0-9890198-4-2
    • Chapter 12: Fluid and Electrolytes
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Published Proceedings
Abstracts
  • Lucas, A., Sherman, J., & Abrams, S. (2020). A New Appraisal of the Adverse Effects of Cow’s Milk Derived Products in Neonatal Care. 8th Congress of European Pediatric Societies (EAPS). Barcelona, Spain.  October 16-19, 2020 
  • Abrams, S., Sherman, J. & Lucas, A. (2019). Adverse Effects of Cow’s Milk-Based Fortifiers Occur despite Pre-fortification use of a 100% Human Milk-Based Diet; a Meta-analysis. Pediatric Academic Societies (PAS) 2019 Meeting, April 27-30, 2019. Baltimore.

  • 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.
Presentations
  • Pediatric Academic Societies 2019 Meeting in Baltimore, April 26 – 30, 2019.
    Abrams, S., Sherman, J. & Lucas, A. (2019). Adverse Effects of Cow’s Milk-Based Fortifiers Occur despite Pre-fortification use of a 100% Human Milk-Based Diet; a Meta-analysis.

  • 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).

 

News Release
  1. September 9, 2020: MIZZOU in the News https://www.futurity.org/human-based-milk-fortifiers-premature-babies-2421902/
  2. August 28, 2020: KFRU morning show with David Lile (https://www.kfru.com/shows/columbia-morning-with-david-lile/). Spotlight on Mizzou.
  3. August 28, 2020: University of Missouri Office of Research and Economic Development (ORED) online newsletter http://mizzoudata.imodules.com/controls/email_marketing/view_in_browser.aspx?sid=1002&gid=1005&sendId=1650399&ecatid=4&puid=97ed56d3-49eb-4d6e-a311-d118b2d64f99
  4. August 12, 2020: Got milk? Human milk based fortifiers improve health outcomes for the smallest premature babies https://showme.missouri.edu/2020/got-milk-human-milk-based-fortifiers-improve-health-outcomes-for-the-smallest-premature-babies/

 

Honors and Awards
  • 2017, University of Missouri – Columbia: Nominated for the Graduate Mentor Award
  • 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