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Nebraska DHHS announces new acting state epidemiologist

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Posted at 1:15 PM, Jun 11, 2021
and last updated 2021-06-11 14:15:43-04

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — A Nebraska public health doctor specializing in the spread of diseases has been chosen as the new acting state epidemiologist.

The Nebraska Department of Health and Human Services announced the appointment of Dr. Matthew Donahue to serve in the role.

Donahue began his new position earlier this month and completed his residency at the University of Rochester Medical Center in June 2019, with distinction in research. He came to Nebraska as an applied epidemiology fellow with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, and a partnership with the state brought him to the Nebraska Department of Health and Human services.

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