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Ethics Branch

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:

Chief, Ethics Branch and Ethics Coordinator

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

Ethics Specialist


Ethics Program Analyst

Estae Lawrence


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: January 10, 2017

On Other Sites:

National Institutes of Health Ethics Program

U.S. Office of Government Ethics

Principles of Ethical Conduct for Government Offices and Employees