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Scharman named Distinguished Mountaineer

Dr. Elizabeth Scharman

Gov. Jim Justice has named Elizabeth Scharman, retired pharmacy professor and former executive director of the West Virginia Poison Center, a Distinguished Mountaineer in recognition of her contributions made to toxicology education and poison prevention throughout the state for the last 32 years. 

The Distinguished Mountaineer is the highest honor the Governor can bestow on a non-native West Virginian.

Scharman, who served as the executive director since 1992, retired from both the University and the West Virginia Poison Center on June 30.