Please review the memo from Megan Davies, MD, State Epidemiologist and Chief, Epidemiology Section, and Wendy Holmes, RN, Head, Immunization Branch, regarding a case of measles in Wake County with potential exposures at multiple venues. As noted, clinicians who suspect measles should immediately contact their local health department or the state Communicable Disease Branch (919-733-3419; available 24/7) to discuss laboratory testing and initiate control measures.
When the General Assembly adjourned “sine die” near midnight on July 1st, it was the end to one of the most contentious biennium sessions in recent memory. The 2015 “long” session was the longest in a decade, lasting almost into October, and featured several high-profile battles between the House, Senate and Governor. While the 2016 “short” session (second year of the biennium) adjourned earlier than any in recent memory and did not feature the same kind of drawn out battles we witnessed last year, it was not without moments of significant drama. Despite an insistence from leaders in both chambers that major, controversial issues would have to wait until the next long session (a pledge which was upheld much more than insiders expected back in April), conflicts still managed to erupt and derail major priorities for each chamber. As we detailed in the previous report, bills that were important to two Senate leaders were shot down by the House on the final day of session, and the resulting breakdown between the chambers stranded several high-profile pieces of legislation – including a regulatory reform package that had taken weeks to negotiate; an anti-immigration measure opposed by law enforcement but seemingly destined to pass; and a trio of Constitutional amendments that would have appeared on the November ballot, including one to cap state income tax levels. Read the full report here.
Victory Junction is a searching for a part-time physician consultant for our camp for children with chronic medical conditions or serious illnesses. Requirements include: Monthly meetings in person or over the phone, occasional overnight stays at camp when camp is in session.
The mission of Victory Junction is to enrich the lives of children with chronic medical conditions or serious illnesses by providing life-changing camping experiences that are exciting, fun and empowering, in a safe and medically sound environment. The Medical Director for Victory Junction provides the means of fulfilling the mission statement, and our goal is to be a medical center of excellence for each of the conditions and illnesses we serve. This is accomplished by providing leadership that provides superior medical services to campers, families and staff when at Victory Junction.
See full job description and requirements here.
Contact: Denise Leone at firstname.lastname@example.org or at (336) 495-2015.