April 16, 2018: M. Norman Oliver was appointed as the Virginia Acting State Health Commissioner by Gov. Ralph Northam on Friday, April 13, 2018. Oliver is currently the Deputy Commissioner for Population Health at the Virginia Department of Health. Before that, Oliver was a professor and the chairman of the Department of Family Medicine at the University of Virginia School of Medicine. Oliver simultaneously received his M.D. and master’s degree in medical anthropology from Case Western Reserve University.