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Medboard Matters Podcast

On this episode of MedBoard Matters we are partnering once again with NC DHHS to raise licensee awareness of a worrying resurgence of an illness considered all but eradicated: syphilis. Host, Jean Fisher Brinkley talks with Dr. Victoria Mobley, Medical Director of the HIV and Sexually Transmitted Disease section of the state Division of Public Health on ways clinicians can aid in the efforts to combat congenital syphilis.

Posted February 20, 2024 | 
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Congenital Syphilis Resources for Providers | Division of Public Health (

Syphilis is Spreading | Division of Public Health (

Public Health Alert: We Need Your Help Preventing Congenital Syphilis

NC Medicaid increases reimbursement for syphilis drug

CDC Vital Signs: Syphilis in Babies Reflects Health System Failures

Forum article: NC joins regional effort to combat congenital syphilis

Reporting Patient Information: A Guide to Exceptions to the Duty of Confidentiality

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Hosts and Guests

Jean Fisher Brinkley

Communications Director, North Carolina Medical Board

Jean Fisher Brinkley

Jean Fisher Brinkley is NCMB’s Communications Director, a role that involves developing and overseeing production of communications materials and strategies needed to enhance public and professional awareness and understanding of the Board and its mission. She joined NCMB in 2008, after an 11-year career in newspaper journalism, most of it dedicated to reporting on medicine, health policy and the business aspects of health care.

Brinkley earned a bachelor’s degree in English from Mills College in Oakland, CA, and a master’s degree in journalism from the University of California, Berkeley. She lives in Raleigh with her husband and two daughters.

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Dr. Victoria Mobley

Medical Director of the HIV and Sexually Transmitted Disease, NC DHHS

Dr. Victoria Mobley

Dr. Mobley received an undergraduate and medical degree from Duke University and a Master’s degree in Epidemiology from the University of North Carolina Gillings School of Global Public Health. She completed an internal medicine residency at Johns Hopkins Hospital in Baltimore MD, followed by an Infectious Disease Fellowship at UNC Chapel Hill. Dr. Mobley now serves as the HIV/STI Medical Director for the Communicable Disease Branch and Director of the HIV/STI Field Services Program.