10/15/2012

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CHARLESTON, W.Va. — Elizabeth Scharman, Pharm.D., professor in the West Virginia University School of Pharmacy Department of Clinical PharmacyCharleston, was selected as the recipient of the American Academy of Clinical Toxicology’s (AACT) 2012 Distinguished Service Award. Dr. Scharman received the honor at the 2012 Annual Meeting of the North American Congress of Clinical Toxicology meeting in early October.

The Distinguished Service Award is presented to one member of AACT each year in recognition of outstanding and extraordinary service to the organization during the course of the recipient’s professional career.

Scharman is also the director of the West Virginia Poison Center. She is a diplomate of the American Board of Applied Toxicology and is a board certified pharmacotherapy specialist. She is currently the deputy strategic national stockpile coordinator for West Virginia and is involved in multiple disaster-related projects in West Virginia, including serving as chair of the Kanawha/Putnam Emergency Planning Committee. She has held numerous positions on boards of national committees, including the American Academy of Clinical Toxicology, the American Board of Applied Toxicology and the American Association of Poison Control Centers.

For more information about the WVU School of Pharmacy, visit http://pharmacy.hsc.wvu.edu.

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For more information:
Amy Newton, School of Pharmacy, 304-293-7192
adnewton@hsc.wvu.edu
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