- Associated Press - Tuesday, July 8, 2014

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) - The state’s Medicaid director has resigned to take a job with the University of Iowa.

The state Department of Human Services says Jennifer Vermeer’s resignation will be effective Aug. 21. She is leaving to become the new assistant vice president of medical affairs with University of Iowa Health Care.

Julie Lovelady, the Medicaid deputy director, will become the interim director. A national search will be launched to permanently fill the position.

Vermeer has been the state’s Medicaid director since 2008.

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