JANETTE SHERMAN, M.D. received her B.S. Degree in both Biology and Chemistry from Western Michigan University in Kalamazoo in 1952. She worked in Radiation and Biological Research at the University of California, Berkeley, Atomic Energy Commission facility and in Physiology Research at Michigan State University. She received her Medical Degree in 1964 from Wayne State University, Detroit, Michigan. She completed 4 years of post graduate training and has practiced Internal Medicine and Toxicology since 1970.
Dr. Sherman received the Distinguished Alumna Award from Western Michigan University in 1989.
She served on the Advisory Board for the Toxic Substances Control Act, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) from 1976–1982; has been an Advisor to the National Cancer Institute on breast cancer and the EPA on pesticides. She has been a resource person and advisor for health advocacy groups concerning breast cancer, birth defects, pesticides and toxic dump sites.
Currently, she is Adjunct Professor in the Department of Sociology at Western Michigan University concerning research on causes of illnesses in workers and with the Environmental Institute as a Consultant on chemicals and adverse environmental effects.
She is Research Associate with the Radiation and Public Health Project (R.P.H.P.), New York City, New York. R.P.H.P. collects baby teeth to measure strontium-90 to correlate levels with areas having high rates of cancer in children and adults.
Dr. Sherman is the author of over 70 scientific articles concerning the adverse effects from exposure to toxic agents, including chlordane, Dursban, lindane, DDT, PCBs, PBBS, dioxins, tamoxifen, DES, nuclear radiation and others. Her work focuses on harm to human health resulting in cancer and birth defects and her primary interest is prevention.
She is the author of 2 books, Chemical Exposure and Disease and her latest book, which is an extension of the first, Life’s Delicate Balance – Causes And Prevention Of Breast Cancer.
Dr. Sherman will speak on Known Causes & Prevention Of Cancer.