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Divisions, Offices and Centers

List of divisions, offices, and centers

Center for Translation Research and Implementation Science

The Center for Translation Research and Implementation Science (CTRIS) plans, fosters, and supports research to identify the best strategies for ensuring successful integration of evidence-based interventions within clinical and public health settings.

Division of Cardiovascular Sciences

The Division of Cardiovascular Sciences (DCVS) supports research to advance understanding of and interventions for promoting heart and vascular health across the lifespan.

Division of Extramural Research Activities

The NHLBI Division of Extramural Research Activities (DERA) provides leadership and advice to the NHLBI Director on developing, implementing, and coordinating extramural research contract, grant, and training program policies.

Division of Intramural Research

The mission of the NHLBI Division of Intramural Research (DIR), otherwise known as the Bethesda Labs, is to perform robust scientific and clinical research that leads to a better understanding of biology and clinical pathology.

Division of Lung Diseases

The Division of Lung Diseases (DLD) supports research on the causes, diagnosis, prevention, and treatment of lung diseases and sleep disorders.

Office of the Director

The Office of the Director (OD) provides overall planning, direction, coordination, and evaluation of the Institute's programs.