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List of Abbreviations and Acronyms

ACCORD

Action To Control Cardiovascular Risk in Diabetes

ACE

angiotensin-converting enzyme

ACRN

Asthma Clinical Research Network

ACTION

A CHF Trial Investigating Outcomes of Exercise

AIDS

acquired immunodeficiency syndrome

ALLHAT

Antihypertensive and Lipid-Lowering Treatment To Prevent Heart Attack Trial

AMI

acute myocardial infarction

APPLES

Apnea Positive Pressure Long-Term Efficacy Study

ARDS

acute respiratory distress syndrome

ARDSNet

Acute Respiratory Distress Syndrome Clinical Network

ARIC

Atherosclerosis Risk in Communities

ATP III

Adult Treatment Panel III

BABY HUG

Pediatric Hydroxyurea Phase III Clinical Trial

BEA

Board of Extramural Advisors

BARI 2D

Bypass Angioplasty Revascularization Investigation in Type 2 Diabetics

CABG

coronary artery bypass graft

CAMP-CS
/Phase 2

Childhood Asthma Management Program-Continuation Study/Phase 2

CARDIA

Coronary Artery Risk Development in Young Adults

CARE

Childhood Asthma Research and Education Network

CF

cystic fibrosis

CHD

coronary heart disease

CHS

Cardiovascular Health Study

CIHR

Canadian Institutes of Health Research

COBLT

Cord Blood Stem Cell Transplantation Study

COPD

chronic obstructive pulmonary disease

CORAL

Cardiovascular Outcomes in Renal Atherosclerotic Lesions

CSCC

Comprehensive Sickle Cell Centers

CVD

cardiovascular diseases

DASH

Dietary Approaches To Stop Hypertension

DBDR

Division of Blood Diseases and Resources

DEA

Division of Extramural Affairs

DECA

Division of Epidemiology and Clinical Applications

DHVD

Division of Heart and Vascular Diseases

DIR

Division of Intramural Research

DLD

Division of Lung Diseases

EDUC

Enhanced Dissemination and Utilization Center

FOCUS

Functional Outcomes in Cardiovascular Patients Undergoing Surgical Hip Fracture Repair

FORTE

Feasibility of Retinoid Treatment in Emphysema

FY

fiscal year

GEMS

Girls Health Enrichment Multisite Studies

GOCADAN

Genetics of Coronary Artery Disease in Alaska Natives

HAT

Home Automatic External Defibrillator Trial

HBCU

historically black colleges and universities

HDL

high-density lipoprotein

HEW

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

HHS

Health and Human Services (formerly HEW)

HIV

human immunodeficiency virus

ICD

International Classification of Diseases

IMMEDIATE

Immediate Myocardial Metabolic Enhancement During Initial Assessment and Treatment in Emergency Care

IPF

idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis

JHS

Jackson Heart Study

LDL

low-density lipoprotein

MARC

Minority Access to Research Careers

MERIT

Method To Extend Research in Time

MESA

Multi-Ethnic Study of Atherosclerosis

MGS

Mammalian Genotyping Service

MI

myocardial infarction

MSH

Multicenter Study of Hydroxyurea

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

NETT

National Emphysema Treatment Trial

NHAAP

National Heart Attack Alert Program

NHANES

National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey

NHBPEP

National High Blood Pressure Education Program

NHI

National Heart Institute

NHIS

National Health Interview Survey

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

NICHD

National Institute of Child Health and Human Development

NIAMS

National Institute of Arthritis and Musculoskeletal and Skin Diseases

NIDDK

National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases

NIH

National Institutes of Health

NRSA

National Research Service Award

OAR

Office of AIDS Research

OD

Office of the Director

OEI

Obesity Education Initiative

OMHA

Office of Minority Health

OPEC

Office of Prevention, Education, and Control

OSA

obstructive sleep apnea

PA

Program Announcement

PAD

peripheral artery disease

PAHO

Pan American Health Organization

PEACE

Prevention of Events With Angiotensin Converting Enzyme Inhibitor Therapy

PEGT

Programs of Excellence in Gene Therapy

PGA

Programs for Genomic Applications

PHS

Public Health Service

PIOPED

Prospective Investigation of Pulmonary Embolism Diagnosis

POUNDS LOST

Preventing Overweight Using Novel > Dietary Strategies

REDS

Retrovirus Epidemiology Donor Study

RFA

Request for Applications

RFP

Request for Proposals

RPG

research project grant

SANDS

Stop Atherosclerosis in Native Diabetics Study

SBIR

Small Business Innovation Research

SCD

sickle cell disease

SCCOR

Specialized Centers of Clinically Oriented Research

SCOR

Specialized Centers of Research

SDB

sleep disordered breathing

SEP

Special Emphasis Panel

SES

socioeconomic status

SIDS

sudden infant death syndrome

SRG

Scientific Research Group

STICH

Surgical Treatment for Ischemic Heart Failure

STTR

Small Business Technology Transfer

SWITCH

Stroke With Transfusions Changing to Hydroxyurea

TAAG

Trial of Activity for Adolescent Girls

TB

tuberculosis

WHI

Women's Health Initiative

WLM

Weight Loss Maintenance

WISE

Women's Ischemia Syndrome Evaluation

WHO

World Health Organization

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