Office of the Director

Office of Ethics

Employees of the National Human Genome Research Institute (NHGRI) at the National Institutes of Health (NIH) are dedicated to upholding the highest standards for patient safety and the ethical conduct of research. Such activities are conducted in accordance with stringent standards and transparent policies in order to avoid conflicts of interest.

NHGRI has established the NHGRI Office of Ethics to assist NHGRI employees to adhere to the Standards of Ethical Conduct for Employees of the Executive Branch and the Supplemental Standards of Ethical Conduct for Employees of the Department of Health and Human Services. The office is charged with providing leadership, guidance and advice to the NHGRI community. See the following Web sites for more information.

For more information contact:

Ethics Counselor

Leonard Ross, J.D., M.B.A.

Deputy Ethics Counselor

Ellen Rolfes, M.A.

Ethics Specialist

Mark Lucano, M.Sc.

Ethics Program Analyst

Angel Hines


National Human Genome Research Institute
National Institutes of Health
Building 31, Room B1B55
31 Center Drive, MSC 2070
Bethesda, MD 20892
Phone: 301-594-5542
Fax: 301-451-5393

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Last Updated: December 4, 2014