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Office of Laboratory Animal Medicine

The mission of the National Human Genome Research Institute (NHGRI) Office of Laboratory Animal Medicine (OLAM) is to promote the humane care and use of animals in biomedical and behavioral research, teaching, and testing. Because animals are an essential component of the research conducted at NHGRI, OLAM provides information and guidelines to NHGRI investigators on the proper care, use and humane treatment of research animals. OLAM is responsible for housing and care of research animals and for enhancing their well-being. The animal program and animal laboratory areas are inspected and evaluated at least twice each year by the NHGRI Animal Care and Use Committee (ACUC), in compliance with federal regulations and guidelines.

Animal Program Director

Jan Linkenhoker, D.V.M., MSPH, DACLAM

Program Coordinator

Wendy Burns, B.S., LATG
Animal Resources 


Office of Laboratory Animal Medicine
Office of the Scientific Director
National Human Genome Research Institute
National Institutes of Health
Building 49, Room 3A-14
49 Convent Drive, MSC 5612
Bethesda, MD 20892-5612

Phone: (301) 435-5566
Fax: (301) 435-8366

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Last Updated: July 1, 2015

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NIH Office of Animal Care and Use

Association for Assessment and Accreditation of Laboratory Animal Care International