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The NIEHS Ethics Office provides a variety of functions and services to the NIEHS community including oversight of the NIEHS bioethics program. Specifically, the Ethics Office:

  • Provides guidance on all conflict of interest issues for employees and the advisory committees that serve NIEHS and the National Toxicology Program (“NTP”);
  • Administers the filing and certifies public and confidential disclosure of interest statements;
  • Manages the filing and approval process for outside activities, scientific protocols, sponsored travel, awards, honorary degrees, and widely attended gatherings;
  • Responds to inquiries relative to conflict of interests, acceptable gifts, and post-employment restrictions;
  • Coordinates the NIEHS ethics and bio-ethics training programs; and
  • Serves as a liaison to the NIH Ethics Office and the HHS Office of General Counsel.

Jackie Stillwell
Jackie B. Stillwell
Director, NIEHS Ethics Office
Tel 984-287-3060
P.O. Box 12233
Mail Drop K1-07
Durham, N.C. 27709

Ms. Stillwell joined the NIEHS Ethics Office in 2005 and served as the Deputy Director of the Ethics Office from 2011 until 2019, when she was appointed the NIEHS Ethics Director. She began her work at NIEHS in 1988 in the Travel Office and progressed through a variety of administrative positions within the Institute. Notably, she served as Administrative Officer in the Office of the Director, and later as Administrative Officer in the Division of Intramural Research. Ms. Stillwell holds a Bachelor of Science degree from the University of Mount Olive.

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