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DOH Names Director for Division of Disease Control and Health Protection

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Tallahassee, Fla.— The Florida Department of Health is pleased to announce Carina Blackmore, DVM, PhD as the new Director for the Division of Disease Control and Health Protection. Dr. Blackmore will provide oversight for the Bureaus of Epidemiology, Communicable Diseases, Environmental Health and Public Health Laboratories. She will also serve as the State Epidemiologist.

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