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Office of Management (OM)

Helio Chaves Helio Chaves
Deputy Director
Glenda Conroy Glenda Conroy

What We Do:

In partnership with the NIDA scientific leadership and program staff, the Office of Management (OM) provides executive management oversight and guidance including the delivery of timely, high quality, and responsive administrative services to support NIDA’s mission in a manner that reflects a commitment to excellence and the preservation of the public’s trust.


To enable the pursuit of scientific achievement by attracting, retaining, and developing the right work force; promoting our capacity for excellence through robust administrative management programs and services that are founded on principles of efficiency, effectiveness, quality, and high ethical standards; and fostering a management culture that bases evaluations, decisions, and overall direction on sound and reliable information.

Overarching Goal: To facilitate science

  • Providing consistent and reliable customer service through enhanced communication
  • Delivering business solutions that enhance decision making through the use of reliable data
  • Developing and implementing a systematic and continuous risk management program that is designed to proactively identify, mitigate, reduce, and/or eliminate areas of vulnerability
  • Creating human capital planning that is robust and focused on grooming our next generation of business leaders

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This page was last updated December 31, 2011.

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Drugs, Brains, and Behavior - The Science of Addiction

As a result of scientific research, we know that addiction is a disease that affects both brain and behavior.

The National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA) is part of the National Institutes of Health (NIH), a component of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. NIH...Turning Discovery Into Health

National Institute on Drug Abuse   |   6001 Executive Boulevard, Room 5213   |   Bethesda, MD 20892-9561

Questions for our staff? E-mail information@nida.nih.gov or call 301-443-1124 (240-221-4007 en español).

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