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The NIH Department of Bioethics is one of the nation’s preeminent centers for scholarship and training in bioethics.

The Department of Bioethics provides a Bioethics Consultation Service, the goal of which is to provide analysis and facilitate discussion about a range of ethical issues that can arise in caring for patient subjects or during the course of research conducted at the Clinical Center. The Consultation Service is open to anyone with an ethical question or concern, including investigators, subjects, families, physicians, nurses, administrators, social workers, and pastoral care providers.

For more information about the Department, contact us:

By Phone:

Main office: 301-496-2429 (Page operator to reach the consult service fellow on call at 301-496-1211)

By Mail:

Department of Bioethics
National Institutes of Health
Building 10, Room 1C118
10 Center Drive
Bethesda, MD 20892-1156

By E-mail:

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