Christine Grady is an American nurse and bioethicist who serves as the head of the Department of Bioethics at the National Institutes of Health Clinical Center. Wikipedia
Here’s what Anthony Fauci’s wife actually does at NIH
Sat, December 31, 2022 at 4:20 AM GMT+8·3 min read
Dr. Anthony Fauci’s wife Christine Grady serves in a leadership role overseeing bioethics research at the National Institutes of Health (NIH), a position that doesn’t give her oversight of her husband’s work.
Earlier this week, Twitter CEO Elon Musk suggested that Grady’s position gave her the authority to oversee work conducted by Fauci — who currently serves as the White House chief medical adviser and director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID) — and ensure he complied with agency ethics rules. The comment sparked confusion over whether there was a conflict of interest regarding Fauci’s professional relationship with his wife.
“Almost no one seems to realize that the head of bioethics at NIH – the person who is supposed to make sure that Fauci behaves ethically – is his wife,” Musk tweeted Wednesday.
“How do I not know this? That would be a big deal,” Eric Weinstein, the managing director of Thiel Capital, responded.
However, Fauci and Grady work in two different agencies which, while both overseen by the NIH, are separate entities.
…Grady’s office conducts bioethics research, not internal ethics investigations. The HHS has an independent inspector general which conducts internal investigations into operations at the NIH and its many institutes and centers.
“Dr. Grady is the Chief of Bioethics at the NIH Clinical Center and a member of the NIH research community,” the NIH told Fox News Digital in a statement. “To be clear, the Department of Bioethics is distinct from the NIH Ethics Program. The NIH Department of Bioethics in the NIH Clinical Center is a center for research, training, and services related to bioethical medical and research issues.”