Vanessa Sherk, PhD
Assistant Professor, Orthopedics

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Graduate Schools :
  • MS, University of Oklahoma (2007)
  • PhD, University of Oklahoma (2011)
Undergraduate School:
  • BS, University of Southern California (CA) (2003)
Department: Orthopedics

Professional Titles

  • Instructor

Recognition & Awards

  • University of Colorado Division of Endocrinology Outstanding Trainee Award, University of Colorado Division of Endocrinology (2017)
    Awarded to 1 PhD fellow per year.
  • University of Colorado Department of Medicine Research Day Postdoc Award, University of Colorado Department of Medicine (2013)
    Awarded to best poster among Fellows at the Research Day.
  • American Society for Bone and Mineral Research (ASBMR) Presidents Poster Competition Award, American Society for Bone and Mineral Research (2012)
    Awarded to a selected few young investigators for best posters at ASBMR Annual Meeting

Publications

  • Sherk VD, Vigers T, Pyle L, Snell-Bergeon JK, Nadeau KJ, Rickels MR, Miller KM, Greenbaum CJ, Shah VN. Acute Hyperinsulinemia Alters Bone Turnover in Women and Men With Type 1 Diabetes. JBMR Plus. 2020 Sep;4(9):e10389. PubMed PMID: 32995692
  • Vahidi G, Rux C, Sherk VD, Heveran CM. Lacunar-canalicular bone remodeling: Impacts on bone quality and tools for assessment. Bone. 2020 Sep 26;:115663. [Epub ahead of print] PubMed PMID: 32987198
  • Foright RM, Johnson GC, Kahn D, Charleston CA, Presby DM, Bouchet CA, Wellberg EA, Sherk VD, Jackman MR, Greenwood BN, MacLean PS. Compensatory eating behaviors in male and female rats in response to exercise training. Am J Physiol Regul Integr Comp Physiol. 2020 Aug 1;319(2):R171-R183. PubMed PMID: 32551825
  • Sherk VD, Schauer I, Shah VN. Update on the Acute Effects of Glucose, Insulin, and Incretins on Bone Turnover In Vivo. Curr Osteoporos Rep. 2020 Aug;18(4):371-377. PubMed PMID: 32504189
  • Sherk VD, Jackman MR, Higgins JA, Giles ED, Foright RM, Presby DM, Carpenter RD, Johnson GC, Oljira R, Houck JA, Maclean PS. Impact of Exercise and Activity on Weight Regain and Musculoskeletal Health Post-Ovariectomy. Med Sci Sports Exerc. 2019 Dec;51(12):2465-2473. PubMed PMID: 31274683
  • Kohrt WM, Wolfe P, Sherk VD, Wherry SJ, Wellington T, Melanson EL, Swanson CM, Weaver CM, Boxer RS. Dermal Calcium Loss Is Not the Primary Determinant of Parathyroid Hormone Secretion during Exercise. Med Sci Sports Exerc. 2019 Oct;51(10):2117-2124. PubMed PMID: 31009423
  • Presby DM, Jackman MR, Rudolph MC, Sherk VD, Foright RM, Houck JA, Johnson GC, Orlicky DJ, Melanson EL, Higgins JA, MacLean PS. Compensation for cold-induced thermogenesis during weight loss maintenance and regain. Am J Physiol Endocrinol Metab. 2019 May 1;316(5):E977-E986. PubMed PMID: 30912962
  • Sherk VD, Rosen CJ. Senescent and apoptotic osteocytes and aging: Exercise to the rescue?. Bone. 2019 Apr;121:255-258. PubMed PMID: 30735796
  • Sharma-Ghimire P, Chen Z, Sherk V, Bemben M, Bemben D. Sclerostin and parathyroid hormone responses to acute whole-body vibration and resistance exercise in young women. J Bone Miner Metab. 2019 Mar;37(2):358-367. PubMed PMID: 29956019
  • Sherk VD, Jackman MR, Higgins JA, Giles ED, Foright RM, Presby DM, Carpenter RD, Johnson GC, Oljira R, Houck JA, Maclean PS. Impact of Exercise and Activity on Weight Regain and Musculoskeletal Health Post-Ovariectomy. Med Sci Sports Exerc. 2019 Dec;51(12):2465-2473. PubMed PMID: 31274683
  • Kohrt WM, Wolfe P, Sherk VD, Wherry SJ, Wellington T, Melanson EL, Swanson CM, Weaver CM, Boxer RS. Dermal Calcium Loss Is Not the Primary Determinant of Parathyroid Hormone Secretion during Exercise. Med Sci Sports Exerc. 2019 Oct;51(10):2117-2124. PubMed PMID: 31009423
  • Presby DM, Jackman MR, Rudolph MC, Sherk VD, Foright RM, Houck JA, Johnson GC, Orlicky DJ, Melanson EL, Higgins JA, MacLean PS. Compensation for cold-induced thermogenesis during weight loss maintenance and regain. Am J Physiol Endocrinol Metab. 2019 May 1;316(5):E977-E986. PubMed PMID: 30912962
  • Sherk VD, Rosen CJ. Senescent and apoptotic osteocytes and aging: Exercise to the rescue?. Bone. 2019 Apr;121:255-258. PubMed PMID: 30735796
  • Sharma-Ghimire P, Chen Z, Sherk V, Bemben M, Bemben D. Sclerostin and parathyroid hormone responses to acute whole-body vibration and resistance exercise in young women. J Bone Miner Metab. 2019 Mar;37(2):358-367. PubMed PMID: 29956019
  • Foright RM, Presby DM, Sherk VD, Kahn D, Checkley LA, Giles ED, Bergouignan A, Higgins JA, Jackman MR, Hill JO, MacLean PS. Is regular exercise an effective strategy for weight loss maintenance?. Physiol Behav. 2018 Jan 31;188:86-93. [Epub ahead of print] PubMed PMID: 29382563
  • Monks J, Orlicky DJ, Stefanski AL, Libby AE, Bales ES, Rudolph MC, Johnson GC, Sherk VD, Jackman MR, Williamson K, Carlson NE, MacLean PS, McManaman JL. Maternal obesity during lactation may protect offspring from high fat diet-induced metabolic dysfunction. Nutr Diabetes. 2018 Apr 25;8(1):18. PubMed PMID: 29695710
  • Kohrt WM, Wherry SJ, Wolfe P, Sherk VD, Wellington T, Swanson CM, Weaver CM, Boxer RS. Maintenance of Serum Ionized Calcium During Exercise Attenuates Parathyroid Hormone and Bone Resorption Responses. J Bone Miner Res. 2018 Jul;33(7):1326-1334. PubMed PMID: 29572961
  • Foright RM, Presby DM, Sherk VD, Kahn D, Checkley LA, Giles ED, Bergouignan A, Higgins JA, Jackman MR, Hill JO, MacLean PS. Is regular exercise an effective strategy for weight loss maintenance?. Physiol Behav. 2018 May 1;188:86-93. PubMed PMID: 29382563
  • Radakovich LB, Marolf AJ, Shannon JP, Pannone SC, Sherk VD, Santangelo KS. Development of a microcomputed tomography scoring system to characterize disease progression in the Hartley guinea pig model of spontaneous osteoarthritis. Connect Tissue Res. 2018 Nov;59(6):523-533. PubMed PMID: 29226725
  • Radakovich LB, Marolf AJ, Shannon JP, Pannone SC, Sherk VD, Santangelo KS. Development of a microcomputed tomography scoring system to characterize disease progression in the Hartley guinea pig model of spontaneous osteoarthritis. Connect Tissue Res. 2017 Dec 11;:1-11. [Epub ahead of print] PubMed PMID: 29226725
  • Bemben DA, Sherk VD, Ertl WJJ, Bemben MG. Acute bone changes after lower limb amputation resulting from traumatic injury. Osteoporos Int. 2017 Jul;28(7):2177-2186. PubMed PMID: 28365850
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Professional Memberships

  • American Society for Bone and Mineral Research, Member
  • American College of Sports Medicine, Member

General Information

Graduate Schools:
  • MS, University of Oklahoma (2007)
  • PhD, University of Oklahoma (2011)
Undergraduate Schools:
  • BS, University of Southern California (CA) (2003)
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Department: Orthopedics
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