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NBC News' Dr. Nancy Snyderman resigns; cites Ebola quarantine fallout as reason

FILE - In this Sept. 1, 2011 file photo released by NBC, NBC News' chief medical editor Dr. Nancy Snyderman appears on the "Today" show in New York. Snyderman said Thursday, March 12, 2015, that she's leaving her job as chief medical editor for NBC News, six months after unleashing public anger for failing to observe a quarantine after covering the Ebola epidemic last fall. Snyderman said that "becoming part of the story" after her trip to Liberia contributed to her decision to take a faculty job at a medical school. (AP Photo/NBC, Peter Kramer, File)
March 12, 2015 - 3:22 PM

NEW YORK, N.Y. - Dr. Nancy Snyderman says she's leaving her job as chief medical editor for NBC News.

Snyderman said Thursday her decision was prompted in part by the fallout over her failure to observe a quarantine when she returned to her home in New Jersey after covering the Ebola epidemic in Liberia last fall.

As Snyderman put it in a statement, becoming part of the story contributed to her decision to return to academic medicine. She will be taking up a faculty position at what Snyderman described as a major U.S. medical school. She did not identify the institution.

Snyderman spent nine years at NBC. In a statement, the network lauded the expertise she provided on health and medical topics and wished her the best.

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