Carol Weil, J.D.
Program Director, Ethical and Regulatory Affairs
Ms. Weil came to the NCI in July 2010. She obtained her law degree from UC Berkeley which was followed by a fellowship in medical ethics. Ms. Weil has served the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services since 1987, first with the Inspector General’s Office, where she prosecuted Medicare/Medicaid fraud and abuse cases, and from 1999 to 2010 with the Office for Human Research Protections in the Office of Public Health and Science (formerly, the Office for Protection from Research Risks at NIH), where she handled compliance cases and developed policies and educational guidance for institutional review boards and clinical investigators. At the NCI Ms. Weil is working to resolve and implement the multiple ethical and regulatory issues involved in administering biorepositories, including consent for collection, storage and future research use of adult and pediatric specimens and data, return of research results and incidental findings, custodianship of donated tissue, investigator access, and intellectual property/resource sharing.