* For detailed data on contract-supported clinical trials, see Chapter 11.
NHLBI Total Research and Development Contract Obligations: Fiscal Years 1997?2007
A Includes Program Evaluation and IMPAC II Assessments of $8,986,000.
Atherosclerosis Risk in Communities (ARIC), Initiated in Fiscal Year 1985
The ARIC program is a large-scale, long-term program that is measuring associations of CHD risk factors with atherosclerosis by race, gender, and geographic location. It focuses on early detection of CVD before symptoms, heart attacks, or strokes occur. The project consists of two groups: a community surveillance component and a cohort component from four communities. Three of the cohort components represent the racial mix of their community, whereas the fourth is exclusively black.
In 2006, the study began conducting a community surveillance of inpatients (ages ?55 years) and outpatients (ages ?65 years) who have heart failure. The study will continue through 2009 to determine the number of heart failure events occurring during the 2005?2009 period.
Current Active Organizations and Contract Numbers
Candidate Gene Association Resources (CARE),