Office of Laboratory Animal Medicine

The National Human Genome Research Institute (NHGRI) Office of Laboratory Animal Medicine (OLAM) promotes the humane care and use of animals in biomedical and behavioral research, teaching, and testing.

Mission

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.

Office Staff

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Tannia S. Clark
  • Animal Program Director
  • Office of Laboratory Animal Medicine
Wendy Pridgen, B.S., LATG
Wendy Pridgen
  • Program Coordinator
  • Office of Laboratory Animal Medicine