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FILE- In a July 28, 2020 file photo, provided by the Michigan Office of the Governor, Dr. Joneigh Khaldun, the state's chief medical executive, addresses the state during a speech in Lansing, Mich. Dr. Khaldun, Michigan's chief medical executive and a top pandemic adviser to Gov. Gretchen Whitmer, is leaving state government for a new job. 

LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Dr. Joneigh Khaldun, Michigan's chief medical executive and a key adviser to Gov. Gretchen Whitmer during the coronavirus pandemic, is leaving state government for a new job in the private sector.

She will be replaced at least temporarily by Dr. Natasha Bagdasarian, an infectious diseases expert at the state Department of Health and Human Services who oversaw COVID-19 testing strategy. Bagdasarian, who will take over on Oct. 1, most recently has been on sabbatical to work with the World Health Organization on coronavirus planning.

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