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Office of the Director

NHGRI Director Eric Green
Eric Green

The Office of the Director oversees general operations, administration and communications for the National Human Genome Research Institute (NHGRI). This office provides overall leadership; sets policies; develops scientific, fiscal and management strategies; assists in governing the ethical behavior of its employees, and coordinates genomic research for the National Institutes of Health (NIH) with other federal, private and international programs.

The office also supports international meetings, workshops and other activities essential for advancing genomics research.

The NHGRI Reorganization

To effectively oversee NHGRI's complex scientific activities and to better manage the many associated programs now conducted by the institute, NHGRI will implement a new structure that reorganizes the institute from three components - Office of the Director, Division of Extramural Research, and Division of Intramural Research - to seven.

Seminar Series

A Quarter Century after the Human Genome Project's Launch: Lessons Beyond the Base Pairs
October 1, 2015 marked the 25th anniversary of the launch of the Human Genome Project. To commemorate this anniversary the NHGRI History of Genomics Program is hosting a seminar series entitled "A Quarter Century after the Human Genome Project's Launch: Lessons Beyond the Base Pairs." 

NHGRI Director

Eric D. Green, M.D., Ph.D.

Director's Working Group

The Director's Working Group advises the NHGRI Director on issues concerning NHGRI, NIH and the broader genomics community.

Lawrence Brody, Ph.D., Director, Division of Genomics and Society

William Gahl, M.D., Ph.D., Clinical Director, Division of Intramural Research

Bettie Graham, Ph.D., Director, Division of Extramural Operations

Carolyn Hutter, Ph.D., Acting Director, Division of Genome Sciences

Dan Kastner, M.D., Ph.D., Scientific Director, Division of Intramural Research

Teri Manolio, M.D., Ph.D., Director, Division of Genomic Medicine

Ellen Rolfes, M.A., Director, Division of Management

Laura Lyman Rodriguez, Ph.D., Director, Division of Policy, Communications and Education

Immediate Office of the Director

Vence L. Bonham, Jr., J.D. , Senior Advisor to the NHGRI Director on Genomics and Health Disparities

Allison Mandich, M.S., Special Assistant to the Director

Kris Wetterstrand, M.S., Scientific Liaison to the Director for Extramural Activities

For inquiries regarding the Office of the Director:

Phone: 301-496-0844

Other Offices

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Office of the Director
National Human Genome Research Institute
National Institutes of Health
31 Center Drive, Room 4B09
Bethesda, MD 20892

Phone: (301) 496-0844
Fax: (301) 402-4831

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Last Updated: February 13, 2018

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