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Dr. Jerome Larkin to be named R.I. state health director

Posted on AllSides May 10th, 2024
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PROVIDENCE — It’s been nearly two years since Rhode Island has had a Senate-confirmed chief at the Department of Health. Governor Dan McKee has nominated Dr. Jerome M. Larkin as the next state health director, McKee spokeswoman Andrea Palagi confirmed to the Globe on Friday. Larkin currently serves as the director of inpatient infectious diseases consultation services at Rhode Island Hospital, and is a professor at Brown University’s Warren Alpert Medical School. McKee has had numerous health department chiefs since he took office in March 2021 when former governor Gina...

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