Alison Wilson, MD, vice chair and associate professor of surgery was named the Skewes Family Chair for Trauma Surgery in the WVU School of Medicine. The School of Medicine will host an investiture ceremony honoring Dr. Wilson on Friday, December 12, 2014 at 5:30 p.m. in Okey Patteson Auditorium. A reception will follow in the Pylons Lobby.

Wilson has been named the inaugural recipient of the chair. The $1.5 million endowment will provide a broad range of faculty support for patient care, education and outreach services for the people of West Virginia and beyond with a particular focus on the areas of trauma care, acute care services and surgical care.

Dr. Wilson joined the WVU faculty in 2002. She received her medical degree at Baylor College of Medicine in Houston, Texas, where she also completed a surgical residency and surgical critical care fellowship. She is board certified in general surgery and surgical critical care.

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