Oswego County health director candidate passes first hurdle

by Carol Thompson

Jiancheng Huang is slated to become the next Oswego County Health Director, replacing Dr. Dennis Norfleet who recently retired.

Members of the Oswego County Legislature’s Health and Human Services Committee approved the appointment of Huang when they met Wednesday.

Huang has a long list of credentials. He currently serves as the director of the Maine Immunization Program (Maine CDC) and is a former epidemiologist with the same government agency.

Huang previously worked as a clinical research specialist with the University of Pennsylvania.

He received a MSC from the Harvard School of Public Health in 1993 and a medical degree from the Shanghai Second Medical University in 1987.

Huang’s resume includes a long list of presentations at national and international conferences as well as professional journal articles.

He has worked on numerous public health research articles.

Huang was selected from a vacancy search committee, who forwarded their recommendation to the Health and Human Services Committee. Next week the legislature’s Finance and Personnel Committee will establish a salary and the appointment will go to the full legislature for approval next month.

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