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List of Abbreviations and Acronyms

ACCORD

Action To Control Cardiovascular Risk in Diabetes

ACE

angiotensin-converting enzyme

AHEAD

Action for Health in Diabetes

AIDS

acquired immunodeficiency syndrome

ALLHAT

Antihypertensive and Lipid-Lowering Treatment To Prevent Heart Attack Trial

AMI

acute myocardial infarction

ARDS

acute respiratory distress syndrome

AREA

Academic Research Enhancement Awards

ARIC

Atherosclerosis Risk in Communities

ARRA

American Recovery and Reinvestment Act

ATP III

Adult Treatment Panel III

BABY HUG

Pediatric Hydroxyurea Phase III Clinical Trial

BARI 2D

Bypass Angioplasty Revascularization Investigation in Type 2 Diabetics

BEE

Board of Extramural Experts

BTRP

Basic and Translational Research Program

CABG

coronary artery bypass graft

CAMP–CS/
Phase II

Childhood Asthma Management Program–Continuation Study/Phase II

CARDIA

Coronary Artery Risk Development in Young Adults

CDC

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

CF

cystic fibrosis

CHD

coronary heart disease

CHS

Cardiovascular Health Study

COPD

chronic obstructive pulmonary disease

CSCC

Comprehensive Sickle Cell Centers

CVD

cardiovascular diseases

DARD

Division for the Application of Research Discoveries

DASH

Dietary Approaches To Stop Hypertension

DBDR

Division of Blood Diseases and Resources

DCVD

Division of Cardiovascular Diseases

DERA

Division of Extramural Research Affairs

DIR

Division of Intramural Research

DLD

Division of Lung Diseases

DPPS

Division of Prevention and Population Sciences

EDTA

ethylene diamine tetra-acetic acid

FY

fiscal year

GO

Grand Opportunity (ARRA grants)

GOCADAN

Genetics of Coronary Artery Disease in Alaska Natives

GTRP

Gene Therapy Resource Program

HBCU

historically black college and university

HCHS

Hispanic Community Health Study

HEW

Department of Health, Education, and Welfare (now HHS)

HHS

Health and Human Services (formerly HEW)

HIV

human immunodeficiency virus

HTLV

human T-lymphotropic virus

ICD

International Classification of Diseases

JHS

Jackson Heart Study

JNC V

Fifth Report of the Joint National Committee on the Detection, Evaluation, and Treatment of High Blood Pressure

MARC

Minority Access to Research Careers

MESA

Multi-Ethnic Study of Atherosclerosis

NAEPP

National Asthma Education and Prevention Program

NCEP

National Cholesterol Education Program

NCHS

National Center for Health Statistics

NCI

National Cancer Institute

NCSDR

National Center on Sleep Disorders Research

NHAAP

National Heart Attack Alert Program

NHANES

National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey

NHBPEP

National High Blood Pressure Education Program

NHI

National Heart Institute

NHLBAC

National Heart, Lung, and Blood Advisory Council

NHLBI

National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute (formerly NHI and NHLI)

NHLI

National Heart and Lung Institute

NIA

National Institute on Aging

NIAMS

National Institute of Arthritis and Musculoskeletal and Skin Diseases

NICHD

National Institute of Child Health and Human Development

NIDDK

National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases

NIH

National Institutes of Health

NINDS

National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke

NRSA

National Research Service Award

ORTMH

Office of Research Training and Minority Health

OSA

obstructive sleep apnea

PA

Program Announcement

PAD

peripheral artery disease

PHS

Public Health Service

POWER

Practice-Based Opportunity for Weight Reduction

RFA

Request for Applications

RFP

Request for Proposals

RPG

research project grant

SBIR

Small Business Innovation Research

SCD

sickle cell disease

SCCOR

Specialized Center of Clinically Oriented Research

SCOR

Specialized Center of Research

SDB

sleep disordered breathing

SEP

Special Emphasis Panel

SES

socioeconomic status

SIDS

sudden infant death syndrome

STAN

Study of Asthma and Nasal Steroids

STTR

Small Business Technology Transfer

SWITCH

Stroke With Transfusions Changing to Hydroxyurea

TB

tuberculosis

WHI

Women’s Health Initiative

WLM

Weight Loss Maintenance

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