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Nebraska chief medical officer to retire in August

July 5, 2018

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — Nebraska’s chief medical officer is set to retire after roughly two years in office.

Dr. Tom Williams served has also served as director of the state’s Division of Public Health. He is stepping down on Aug. 3. Gov. Pete Ricketts on Thursday praised Williams for his leadership in the agency.

Williams says he had wished to serve longer, but was recently diagnosed with macular degeneration, the nation’s leading cause of vision loss. Ricketts announced him as the state’s new chief medical officer in July 2016.

Williams says he was honored to serve the people of Nebraska in the governor’s administration.

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