List of Abbreviations and Acronyms

ACCORDION

Action To Control Cardiovascular Risk in Diabetes Follow-Up

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

ARIC

Atherosclerosis Risk in Communities

BABY HUG

Pediatric Hydroxyurea Phase III Clinical Trial

CABG

coronary artery bypass graft

CADET

Centers for Advanced Diagnostics and Experimental Therapeutics in Lung Diseases

CARDIA

Coronary Artery Risk Development in Young Adults

CDC

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

CF

cystic fibrosis

CHART

Consortium of Hospitals Advancing Research on Tobacco

CHD

coronary heart disease

COPD

chronic obstructive pulmonary disease

COPTR

Childhood Obesity Prevention and Treatment Research

CPHHD

Centers for Population Health and Health Disparities

CVD

cardiovascular diseases

DARD

Division for the Application of Research Discoveries

DASH

Dietary Approaches To Stop Hypertension

DBDR

Division of Blood Diseases and Resources

DCVS

Division of Cardiovascular Sciences

DERA

Division of Extramural Research Affairs

DIR

Division of Intramural Research

DLD

Division of Lung Diseases

EARLY

Early Adult Reduction of Weight Through LifestYle Intervention

EDTA

ethylene diamine tetra-acetic acid

FY

fiscal year

GWAS

genome-wide association study

HCHS-SOL

Hispanic Community Health Study—Study of Latinos

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

JHS

Jackson Heart Study

LOTT

Long-Term Organ Treatment Trial

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

NCSDR

National Center on Sleep Disorders Research

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

NICHD

National Institute of Child Health and Human Development

NIH

National Institutes of Health

NINDS

National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke

NRSA

National Research Service Award

ORBIT

Obesity Related Behavior Intervention Trials

OSA

obstructive sleep apnea

PA

Program Announcement

PAR

Program Announcement with special receipt, referral, or review

PHS

Public Health Service

RFA

Request for Applications

RFP

Request for Proposals

RPG

research project grant

RuSH

Registry and Surveillance System in Hemoglobinopathies

SBIR

Small Business Innovation Research

SCCOR

Specialized Center of Clinically Oriented Research

SCD

sickle cell disease

SCOR

Specialized Center of Research

SDB

sleep disordered breathing

SES

socioeconomic status

SIDS

sudden infant death syndrome

SOYA

Study of Soy Isoflavones in Asthma

SPRINT

Systolic Blood Pressure Intervention Trial

STAN

Study of Asthma and Nasal Steroids

STTR

Small Business Technology Transfer

TB

tuberculosis

TOPCAT

Trial of Aldosterone Antagonists Therapy in Adults With Preserved Ejection Fraction Congestive Heart Failure

WHI

Women's Health Initiative

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