Featuring Charles R. Sherman, PhD

Charles “Chuck” Sherman is a member of the Education Council and retired from the National Institutes of Health (NIH). In addition to his other interests, he is actively engaged in conservation, IRB review, and medical education initiatives during his retirement.

Who is Chuck Sherman

Chuck holds a PhD in quantitative psychology from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and has made considerable use of the statistical side of his training over his 30-year career in Washington through health research policy analyses, including studies to determine the most effective research training and support programs.

He worked to translate new medical knowledge into improved patient care as the Deputy Director of the NIH Consensus Development Program. This program developed medical consensus statements that used unbiased evidence to identify research gaps in order to guide future research. These statements, widely published to educate physicians, also offered continuing medical education (CME) credits. During this time, Chuck also worked with The Oncologist, a peer-reviewed journal, to adapt its CME process before joining the Society for Translational Oncology’s Continuing Education Council.

Chuck has also been an active Dartmouth alumnus, serving as both president for the 1966 Class and president of the Dartmouth Club of the Upper Valley. He continues to serve on the Strafford (Vermont) Conservation Commission and on the Dartmouth-Hitchcock Institutional Review Board, reviewing the ethics of proposed and ongoing human subjects research. When he moved to Strafford in 2005, he joined the board of non-profit ValleyNet to help local communities connect using high speed, fiber-optic internet. So far, over 8,000 households in 31 towns benefit.

Fun Facts:

Besides health care and computer technology, Chuck has two other passions: wild blueberries and moose. Last summer, he hand-picked so many wild blueberries from his Vermont hilltop, he had to buy a 7 cubic foot freezer to store (most of) them. Moose are native to New Hampshire and Vermont. Chuck believes that his Alma Mater, Dartmouth, should adopt the moose as a mascot for their sports teams. It’s only natural: they are native to New Hampshire.