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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.

Ethics Forms

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A one-stop shop for all the forms related to disclosures, activities, and more. Ethics Forms

Clinical Protocols

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You will find pertinent information such as clinical protocols and required training. Clinical Protocols

Official Duties

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These procedures, forms and charts will help determine if activities you perform away from the Institute are part of, or an extension of, regular official duties. Official Duties

Gifts and Awards

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Wondering how to handle honorary degrees and gifts from outside sources? This webpage will provide the answers. Gifts and Awards

Outside Activities

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Work that is outside of, or not related to, your current official work. It is done outside of your NIH work area, using your own or the outside entity's resources, not Government resources. Outside Activities

Financial Disclosure

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Help with the Public Financial Disclosure Report (SF-278), Confidential Financial Disclosure Report (OGE-450) and HHS Supplemental Financial Disclosure Requirements (5 CFR 5502) forms and instructions. Financial Disclosure
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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