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State Poison Center director gets national award

By The Associated Press

CHARLESTON, W.Va. -- The director of the West Virginia Poison Center is being recognized with a national award for distinguished service.

West Virginia University Healthcare says Elizabeth Scharman has been selected as the recipient of the American Academy of Clinical Toxicology's 2012 Distinguished Service Award.

The award is presented annually to one member of the academy for service to the organization.

In addition to her role as director of the state poison center, Scharman also is a professor in the West Virginia University School of Pharmacy's Department of Clinical Pharmacy in Charleston. She also is the deputy strategic national stockpile coordinator for West Virginia and is involved in multiple disaster-related projects in the state.

 


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