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New Mexico’s chief medical investigator resigns

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — The state’s chief medical investigator plans to resign from his post next month after five years in the position.

The Office of the Medical Investigator, or OMI, announced on Monday that Dr. Kurt Nolte is stepping down from his post. But he will remain a professor in the University of New Mexico’s School of Medicine Department of Pathology.

OMI is part of the UNM Health Sciences Center, and investigates more than 7,000 deaths annually in New Mexico.

Nolte has worked for OMI for 29 years in all.

Dr. Paul Roth, UNM Health Sciences Center chancellor and chair of the OMI board, thanked Nolte for his service.

An interim chief medical investigator has not yet been named. The OMI board is planning a national search for his replacement.

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