Anderson, Christopher. "NIH Staffer Finds Warm Reception on Other Side," Nature 355n (9

 

Anderson, Christopher. "NIH Staffer Finds Warm Reception on Other Side," Nature 355n (9
January 1992), p. 98.

Bernadine Healy fired Suzanne Hadley from her OSI position and threw her off the Baltimore
and Gallo cases she was investigating. Healy was hauled before Dingell's committee and
questioned about her actions. Now it appears that while still with NIH, Hadley has been
"attached" to Dingell's staff. She is still on the NIH staff and has not been "detailed" to
Congress. She is on NIH staff while, at the same time, investigating the very agency that employs
her.

NIH has a policy that employees may not discuss on-the-job-obtained information with anyone.
Certainly one would not expect that Congress would obtain information from an Executive
branch employee. But here is the case. Dingell and NIH have exchanged letters about Hadley's
role but Hadley has recently been "reminded" of the NIH policy.

Interesting conflict.