The National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences (NIEHS) is home to the National Toxicology Program , a Health and Human Services interagency program dedicated to testing and evaluating substances in our environment.
Rick Woychik, Ph.D.
Acting Director, NIEHS & NTP
P.O. Box 12233Mail Drop B2-06Durham, N.C. 27709
Brian R. Berridge, D.V.M., Ph.D., D.A.C.V.P.
Associate Director, National Toxicology Program
Scientific Director, National Toxicology Program Division
P.O. Box 12233Mail Drop K2-02Durham, N.C. 27709
As Acting Director of NIEHS, Rick Woychik, Ph.D. also serves as the Director of NTP. Brian Berridge, D.V.M, Ph.D., serves as NTP Associate Director and Director of the NTP Division, which is housed at NIEHS. Berridge provides daily oversight and guidance to the Program.
NTP is comprised of three core agencies:
- National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences, National Institutes of Health
- National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH), Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
- National Center for Toxicological Research (NCTR) , Food and Drug Administration
The National Toxicology Program Division oversees and carries out the activities of NTP.
The Division is responsible for carrying out the goals of NTP including:
- Providing toxicological evaluations on substances of public health concern
- Developing and validating improved toxicology methods (more sensitive, specific, and rapid)
- Developing approaches and generating data to strengthen the science base for risk assessments
- Communicating results with all stakeholders
The National Toxicology Program Division is comprised of four branches and the NTP Laboratory, as well as the five offices in the Division Office.
Recent Stories about NTP Activities
- Pregnancy Hypertension Risk Increased by Traffic-related Air Pollution (January 2020)
- PFOA Evaluated for Cancer Links by NTP Expert Panel (January 2020)
- Chemical Used in Sunscreen Analyzed for Potential Carcinogenicity (January 2020)
- Chemicals’ Effects on Development and Reproduction Reviewed by Expert Panel - September 2019
- Society of Toxicologic Pathology Looks to One Health - August 2019
- NTP Paradigm Evolves - July 2019
- NIEHS Steals the Show at the 58th Annual Society of Toxicology Meeting - April 2019
- Chemotherapy workers face risks, reduced with safe handling - March 2019
- NTP board explores new directions - March 2019
- Sarin poses health risk after initial effects, peer reviewers agree - March 2019
- MOU aims to improve cardiovascular safety of pharmaceuticals - March 2019
- NTP celebrates 40 years with accolades, reflection - January 2019
- Science counselors focus on NTP research translation - January 2019