The list of acronyms below includes some specific to Duke, some specific to basic and clinical research, and some that are more general to health care with regard to both science and business.

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A/P Accounts Payable
A/R Accounts Receivable
AAAC Alumni Admissions Advisory Committee
AABB American Association of Blood Banks
AADA Abbreviated Antibiotic Drug Application (Used Mostly for Generics)
AAPS American Association of Pharmaceutical Scientists
ABEP Auditory Brainstem-Evoked Potential
ABMT Adult Bone Marrow Transplant
ABN Advance Beneficiary Notification
ABPI Association of British Pharmaceutical Industries
AC Before Meals
ACA Affordable Care Act
ACD Automated Call Distribution
ACE Adverse Clinical Event
ACH Automated Clearing House
ACIL American Council of Independent Laboratories
ACL Access Control List
ACP Associates of Clinical Pharmacology
ACRA Associate Commissioner of Regulatory Affairs (FDA)
ACRP Association of Clinical Research Professionals
ACRPI Association for Clinical Research in the Pharmaceutical Industry (United Kingdom)
AD Alzheimer's Disease
AD Antidepressant
ADAMHA Alcohol, Drug Abuse and Mental Health Administration
ADAS Alzheimer's Disease Assessment Scale
ADE Adverse Drug Event
ADFC Adjusted Direct Fixed Cost
ADG Administrative Development Group
ADIC Adjusted Indirect Variable Cost
ADJ Adjustment
ADME Absorption, Distribution, Metabolism, and Excretion
ADP Automated Data Processing
ADR Adverse Drug Reaction
ADS Application and Database Services in OIT
AE Adverse Event
AED Antiepileptic Drugs
AERI Albert Eye Research Institute (at Duke Eye Center)
AES IDX application Enhancement System
AFS Andrew File System
AGM Advanced Grant Management
AHCPR Agency for Health Care Policy and Research
AHEC Area Health Education Centers
AIDS Acquired Immunodeficiency Syndrome
ALCOA Attributable, Legible, Contemporaneous, Original and Accurate
AMA American Medical Association or American Management Association
AmFAR American Foundation for AIDS Research
AMG West Germany Drug Law (Germany's equivalent to Food, Drug and Cosmetic Act)
ANDA Abbreviated New Drug Application (Used for Generics)
ANSI American National Standards Institute
AOAC Association of Official Analytical Chemists
APC Ambulatory Payment Classification
APCR Accounts Payable Check Request
APG Ambulatory Payment Groups
APHIS Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (USDA)
API Active Pharmaceutical Ingredient
API Application programming interface
APT Appointments, Promotions and Tenure
ARC AIDS Related Complex
ARDS Adult Respiratory Distress Syndrome
ARO Academic Research Organization
ASA Accounting Systems Administration
ASC Ambulatory Surgery Center
ASCII American Standard Code for Information Interchange
ASCPT American Society for Clinical Pharmacology and Therapeutics
ASM Administrative Systems Management
AST Aspartate Aminotransferase (Also Known as SGOT)
ATB Aged Trial Balance
ATBS Aged Trial Balance Summary
ATC American Tobacco Campus
ATF Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms (Treasury Department)
AUTH Authorization
AVP Assistant Vice President or Associate Vice President
AVS Address Verification System
AWN Administrative Women's Network
B@D Buy at Duke (Procurement Program)
B&B Biostatistics and Bioinformatics Department
BAER Brainstem Auditory-Evoked Potential
BAN Billing Account Number
BAR AR:  IDX Billing & Accounts Receivable System
BB Bureau of Biologics (a former FDA division; now called CBER)
BBP Business-to-Business Procurement
BCBS BlueCross BlueShield
BCE Beneficial Clinical Event
BCN Batch Control Number
BEUC European Bureau of Consumer Unions
BF Balance Forward
BFR Budget and Financial Reporting (Code)
BGA Bundesgesundheitsamt (Germany's Equivalent to FDA)
BIA Business Impact Analysis
BID Twice a Day
BIND Biological IND
BIOLOGIC Blood Products, Vaccines and Cellular Therapy Products
BIRCWH Building Interdisciplinary Research Careers in Women's Health
BMB Bioresearch Monitoring Branch (FDA's CDRH)
BMI Body Mass Index
BMR Basal Metabolic Rate
BOOST Building Opportunities and Overtures in Science and Technology
BOT Board of Trustees
BP Blood Pressure
BPM Beats per Minute
BPS Budget Planning and Simulation
BRB Biomedical Research Branch (FDA's CDRH)
BSA Body Surface Area
BSC Balanced Scorecard
BSN Bachelor of Science in Nursing
C & S Culture and Sensitivity
C/A Contractual Adjustment
CALS Continuous Acquisition and Life Cycle Support
CANDA Computer Assisted New Drug Application
CAPA Corrective and Preventive Action
CAPLA Computer Assisted Product License Application
CAPRA Canadian Association of Pharmaceutical Regulatory Affairs
CARD Clinical Account Request Database
CAS Cost Accounting Standards
CBCTN Community Based Clinical Trials Network
CBER Center for Biologics Evaluation and Research (FDA)
CBO Central Business Office
CBU Clinical Business Unit
CC Company Code
CC Chief Complaint
CCD Canadian Drugs Directorate
CCE Common Clinical Editor (Online Grouper)
CCF Central Core Facility
CCFP Center for Child and Family Policy
CCITSE Common Criteria for Information Technology Security Evaluation
CCOW Common Clinical Object Working Group
CCRA Certified Clinical Research Associate
CCRC Certified Clinical Research Coordinator
CCU Coronary Care Unit
CCWS Common Clinical Workstation
CDC Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
CDE Clinical Data Editor (Old Online Grouper)
CDE Common Desktop Environment
CDER Center for Drug Evaluation and Research (FDA)
CDG Clinical Development Group
CDM Clinical Data Management
CDM Charge Description Master File
CDN Controlled Directory Number
CDO Care Delivery Organization
CDR Clinical Data Repository
CDRH Center for Devices and Radiological Health (FDA)
CDSS Centralized Device Services and Support in OIT
CEE Civil & Environmental Engineering
CEN Clinical Encounter Number
CEN Committee for European Normalization
CEO Chief Executive Officer
CFL Center for Living
CFO Chief Financial Officer
CFR Code of Federal Regulations (FDA)
CFSAN Center of Food Safety and Applied Nutrition (FDA)
CHAMPUS Civilian Health and Medical Program of the Uniformed Services
CHAVI-ID Center for HIV/AIDS Vaccine Immunology and Immunogen Discovery
CHF Congestive Heart Failure
CHGV Center for Human Genome Variation
CICS Customer Information Control System
CIEMAS Center for Interdisciplinary Engineering, Medicine and Applied Sciences (Fitzpatrick Center)
CIO Chief Information Officer
CIOMS Council for International Organizations of Medical Sciences (international agency for reporting post-approval adverse drug reactions)
CIR Cosmetic Ingredient Review (FDA)
CIRIUS Hospital UB Claims Scrubber System
CISO Chief Information Security Officer
CIT Center for Instructional Technology
CLA Corporate License Agreement
CLIA Clinical Laboratory Improvement Amendments
CM Configuration Management
CMB Cell and Molecular Biology
CMC Chemistry and Manufacturing Controls (FDA)
CMDRH Center for Medical Devices and Radiological Health (FDA)
CME Continuing Medical Education
CMO Contract Manufacturing Organization
CMS Content Management System
CNS Central Nervous System
COB Coordination of Benefits or Close of Business
CODA PDC General Ledger
COI Conflict of Interest
COO Chief Operating Officer
COSTART Coding Symbols for Thesaurus of Adverse Reaction Terms (FDA)
CP Compliance Program (FDA)
CPDC Community PDC
CPMP Committee for Proprietary Medicinal Products
CPOE Computerized Physician Order Entry
CPPD Centralized Practice Plan Directors
CPR Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation
CPSC Consumer Product Safety Commission
CPT Current Procedural Terminology
CRA Clinical Research Associate
CRADA Cooperative Research and Development Agreements (Between Government Agencies and Industry)
CRC Clinical Research Coordinator
CRF Case Report Form
CRMS Clinical Resource Management System
CRO Contract Research Organization
CRO Clinical Research Organization
CRPT Clinical Research Training Program
CRSO Clinical Research Support Office
CRU Clinical Research Unit
CS Campus Services
CSDD Center for the Study of Drug Development
CSF Cerebral Spinal Fluid
CSFC Clinical Science Faculty Council
CSM Committee on Safety of Medicines (United Kingdom)
CSML Course in Scientific Management & Leadership
CSO Contract Safety Organization
CT Clinical Trial
CT Computed Tomography
CTBO Clinical Trials Billing Office
CTC Clinical Trial Certificate (United Kingdom's Equivalent to the IND)
CTMS Center for Theoretical and Mathematical Sciences
CTN Clinical Trail Material
CTSA Clinical and Translational Science Award
CTX Clinical Trial Exemption Certificate (Type of United Kingdom IND)
CV Curriculum Vitae
CVM Center for Veterinary Medicine (FDA)
CXR Chest X-Ray
CY Calendar Year
DARA Durham and Regional Affairs
DART Duke Administrative Reform Team
DAWN Drug Abuse Warning Network
DB Double Blind
DBA Database Administration
DCC Department Communication Coordinators 
DCF Data Correction Form/Data Clarification Form
DCHI Duke Center for Health Informatics
DCI Duke Cancer Institute
DCID Duke Center for International Development 
DCRI Duke Clinical Research Institute
DCRU Duke Clinical Research Unit
DD Department of Drugs (Sweden's Equivalent to the FDA)
DEA Drug Enforcement Administration (Law Enforcement Division of FDA)
DEC Duke Eye Center
DECO Duke Ethics & Compliance Office
DEN Drug Experience Network
DESI Drug Efficacy Study Implementation (To Evaluate Drugs in use prior to 1962)
DFEC Duke Financial Economics Center
DFI Depository Financial Institutions
DGD Division of Generic Drugs (FDA Division changed to OGC)
DGHI Duke Global Health Institute
DGIN Doing Good in the Neighborhood (Program) 
DHCC Duke Health Community Care
DHCH Duke HomeCare & Hospice
DHE Duke Health Enterprise
DHEW Department of Health Education and Welfare
DHHS Department of Health and Human Services
DHHS # Department of Health & Human Services Identification # (Assurance #)
DHIS Duke Hospital Information System
DHN Duke Heart Network
DHTS Duke Health Technology Solutions
DIA Drug Information Association
DIBS Duke Institute for Brain Sciences
DIHI Duke Institute for Health Innovation
DISC Duke Islamic Studies Center
DISCC Duke Information System for Cardiovascular Care
DLAR Division of Laboratory Animal Resources
DLP  Data Loss Prevention
DMP Duke Medicine Pavilion
DN Duke North (Hospital)
DNE Direct Note Entry
DNR Do Not Resusitate
DNS Duke Network Services
DOB Date of Birth
DOCR Duke Office of Clinical Research
DOD Department of Defense
DON Duke Oncology Network
DPC-PTR Act Drug Price Competition and Patent Term Restoration Act of 1984
DPH Duke Prospective Health
DRaH Duke Raleigh Hospital (Also referred to as DHRH)
DRAL Duke Raleigh Hospital
DRG Diagnosis Related Groups
DRH Duke Regional Hospital (Formerly Durham Regional Hospital)
DS Duke South (Clinics)
DSCR Duke Shared Cluster Resource (Duke's Resource for High Performance Research Computing)
DSG Duke Student Government
DSI Division of Scientific Investigations (FDA)
DSM Decision Support Module
DSM Diagnostic and Statistical Manual
DSMB Data and Safety Monitoring Board
DSS Decision Support System
DTB Detailed Trial Balance
DTMI Duke Translational Medicine Institute
DTRI Duke Translational Research Institute
DTS Duke Temporary Services
DU Duke University
DUAP Duke University Affiliated Physicians
DUFCU Duke University Federal Credit Union
DUH Duke University Hospital
DUHS Duke University Health System
DUID Duke Unique Identification (Number)
DUMC Duke University Medical Center
DUPD Duke University Police Department
DUR Drug Use Review
DUSOM Duke University School of Medicine (Also Referred to as SOM)
DUSON Duke University School of Nursing (Also Referred to as SON)
DWS Duke Web Services 
E&O Engineering and Operations
EAB Ethical Advisory Board (Similar to IRB, Used by Other Nations)
EAP Employee Assistance Program
eAPCR Electronic Accounts Payable Check Request
ECRT Effort Certification and Reporting Technology
ECU European Currency Unit
ED Erectile Dysfunction
EDC Electronic Data Capture
EDI Electronic Data Interchange
EDM Electronic Document Management
EEC European Economic Community
EEG Electroencephalogram
EFPIA European Federation of Pharmaceutical Industries Associations
EFT Electronic Funds Transfer
EFTA European Free Trade Association
EHR Electronic Health Record
EIR Establishment Inspection Report (Provides a Detailed Account of the FDA Inspection)
eIRB Electronic Institutional Review Board
ELA Establishment License Application
EMR Electronic Medical Record
ENDA Electronic NDA
ENT Ear, Nose, and Throat
EO Executive Order
EOB Explanation of Benefits
EOHW Employee Occupational Health and Wellness
EORTC European Organization for Research and Treatment of Cancer
EOS End of Study
EPA Environmental Protection Agency
ePHI Electronic Protected Health Information (Sometimes Referred to as Electronic Patient Health Information)
EPI Expanded Programme in Immunization (WHO Program)
EPIC Evidence-based Practice Implementation Center
EPL Effective Patent Life
eRA Electronic Research Administration
ERA Electronic Remittance Advice (Payment Notification)
ERP Employees' Retirement Plan
ESS Enterprise System Support
ESS Executive Secretary and Staff (FDA)
ET&R Employee Travel & Reimbursement
EULA End-User License Agreement
EUP Experimental Use Permit (For Animal Research, Obtained from EPA)
EURODIAB European Concerted Action on the Epidemiology of Diabetes
EVP Executive Vice President
EWH Engineering World Health
F/U Follow Up
F2F Face to Face
FACA Federal Advisory Committee Act 1972
FAM Financial Assessment and Management
FAQ Frequently Asked Questions
FC Financial Class (Duke Hospital)
FCC Financial Care Counselor
FCC Federal Communications Commission
FCCSET Federal Coordinating Council for Science, Engineering and Technology
CIEMAS Fitzpatrick Center for Interdisciplinary Engineering, Medicine and Applied Sciences
FCS Financial Counseling Status
FDA Food and Drug Administration
FDA-1572 FDA Form for Statement of Investigator
FDA-482 Notice of Inspection
FDA-483 Notice of Adverse Findings in an Inspection
FDA-SRS Spontaneous Reporting System of the FDA
FDCA Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act
FDLI Food and Drug Law Institute
FIFO First In First Out (Financial Acronym) (Common Cash Term)
FMD Facilities Management Department
FMD Field Management Directives (FDA)
FMLA Family Medical Leave Act
FOIA Freedom of Information Act
FP Family Practice
FPM Financial Practice Manager
FR Federal Register
FSC Financial Status Classification
FSIS Food Safety and Inspection Service (USDA)
FTC Federal Trade Commission (primary responsibility for non-prescription advertising)
FTP File Transfer Protocol
FY Fiscal Year
FYTD Fiscal Year To Date
G/L Duke General Ledger System
GAO General Accounting Office
GAP General Accounting Procedures
GATT General Agreement of Tariffs and Trade
GCC General Computer Controls
GCP Good Clinical Practices
GLP Good Laboratory Practice
GMP Good Manufacturing Practice
GMS Graduate Medical School
GPSC Graduate & Professional Student Council
GRAS Generally Recognized as Safe (Salt, Hydrogen Peroxide, etc.)
GRE Generally Recognized as Effective
GSA Graduate Student Affairs
GUI Graphical User Interface
HAI Health Action International
HAZCOM Hazardous Communication (EPA)
HAZMAT Hazardous Materials (EPA)
HCFA Health Care Financing Administration
HCPCS HCFA Common Procedure Coding System
HDM Health Data Maintenance (3M Coding System)
HDS Health Data Systems (Per-Se)
HEW Health, Education and Welfare (Department of)
HF (A-Z) Routing Code for Mail Delivered to HHS and FDA
HHS Health and Human Services (Department of)
HICN Health Insurance Claim Number
HIPAA Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act
HL7 Health Level 7 Interface Protocol
HLLAPI High-Level Language Application Programming Interface
HMO Health Maintenance Organization
HPB Health Protection Branch (Canada's Equivalent to the FDA)
HPPI Siemens Hospital Profile
HPTS High Performance Transaction System
HR Human Resources
HRA Health Risk Assessment
HRG Health Research Group
HRIC Human Resource Information Center
HRPP Human Research Protection Program
HRRC Human Research Review Committee
HRSA Health Resources and Services Administration
HS At Hour of Sleep
HVP Healthcare Vertical Portal
IACUC Institutional Animal Care and Use Committee (IRB for Animal Use)
IB Investigator's Brochure
IBC Institutional BioSafety Committee
ICA Insurance Counseling Assistance (Program)
ICC Independent Contractor Checklist
ICD-10-CM International Classification of Disease Codes, 10th Revision-Clinical Modification
ICD-10 International Classification of Disease Codes, 10th Revision (replaced ICD-9, 10/1/2015)
ICF Informed Consent Form
ICF Intermediate Care Facility
ICH International Conference on Harmonisation
ICTH International Committee on Thrombosis and Haemostases
ID Identification or Intradermal
IDB Investigational Drug Brochure
IDE Investigational Device Exemption
IDR Idiosyncratic Drug Reaction
IDS Investigational Drug Service
IEC Independent Ethics Committee
IEP Initial Enrollment Period
IEQ Initial Enrollment Questionnaire
IER Intermediary Expenditure Report
IIT Investigator-Initiated Trial
IMaCS IMaCS:  Innovative Managed Care Systems, Inc.
INAD Investigational New Animal Drug (FDA)
IND Investigational New Drug (Application)
INDC Investigational New Drug Committee (Proposed Type or Division of an IRB)
IPC International Patient Center
IPCS International Program for Chemical Safety
IPEMC International Commission for Protection Against Mutagens and Carcinogens
IPRA International Product Registration Application
IPRD International Product Registration Document
IPRO Independent Pharmaceutical Research Organization (Same as CRO)
IPRP Interim Payment Review Program
IRB Institutional Review Board
IRG Initial Review Groups
IS Information systems
ISO Information Security Office (Duke Entity)
ISO International Organization for Standardization
ISOP Information Security Operations Plan
ISPE International Society for Pharmacoepidemiology
ISSC Information Security Steering Committee 
IT Information Technology
ITAC Information Technology Advisory Council
ITSO Information Technology Security Office
IV Intravenous
IVD In Vitro Diagnostic (test that is performed on a body fluid sample)
IVDA Intra-Venous Drug Abuse
IVF In Vitro Fertilization
IVF/ET In Vitro Fertilization/Embryo Transfer
IVP Intravenous Pyelography
IVR Interactive Voice Response
IVRS Interactive Voice Response System
JAQ Job Assessment Questionnaire
JCAHO Joint Commission on Accreditation of Healthcare Organizations
JIT Just in Time
JPMA Japan Pharmaceutical Manufacturers Association
JV Journal Voucher 
KPI Key Performance Indicator
KS Kaposi's Sarcoma
L&OD Learning & Organization Development
LAN Local Area Network
LASER Light Amplification by Stimulated Emission of Radiation
LD Linked Databases
LE@DD Leadership Eduction at Duke Divinity
LEAA Law Enforcement Assistance Administration
LFT Liver Function Tests
LMS Learning Management System
LOA Letter of Agreement
LOC Letter of Credit 
LOC Level of Concern
LSC Library Service Center
LSRC Levine Science Research Center
MACC Multi-Specialty Ambulatory Care Center
MCA Medicines Control Agency (A Division of United Kingdom's Equivalent to the FDA)
MCEC Medical Center Executive Committee
MCO Managed Care Organization
MCV Mean Corpuscular Volume
MD Medicines Division (United Kingdom's Equivalent to the FDA)
MDC Medicaid
MDE MDeverywhere
MDR Medicare
MDR Medical Device Reporting
MECA Medical Education Capture and Access
MEDB Medicare Part B
MEDITCH Medical Information Technology, Inc.
MEDLARS Medical Literature Analysis and Retrieval System
MELIG Medicaid Eligibility Lookup Program
MHW Ministry of Health and Welfare (Japan's Equivalent to the FDA)
MMSE Mini-Mental State Examination
MOU Memorandum of Understanding
MRA Medical Research Associate
MRC Multicultural Resource Center
MRI Magnetic Resonance Imaging
MRN Medical Record Number
MRNO My Research Navigators Office
MS Multiple Sclorosis
MSP Medicare Secondary Payer
MSPQ Medicare Secondary Payer Questions
MSRB Medical Sciences Research Building
MTA Material(s) Transfer Agreement
MTD Month-to-Date
MTD Maximum Tolerated Dose
MUMPS Massachusetts (General Hospital) Utility Multi-Programming System
MVP Mitral Valve Prolapse
NA Not Available
NACH National Advisory Health Council
NAF Notice of Adverse Findings (Post-FDA Audit Letter)
NAFTA North American Free Trade Agreement
NAI No Action Indication (Most Favorable Post-FDA Inspection Cassification)
NAS-NRC National Academy of Sciences - National Research Council
NCE New Chemical Entity
NCHS National Center for Health Statistics (Part of CDC)
NCI National Cancer Institute
NCS Not Clinically Significant
NCTR National Center for Toxicological Research (FDA)
NCV Nerve Conduction Velocities
NCVIA National Childhood Vaccine Injury Act (1986)
ND Not Done
NDA New Drug Application
NDS New Drug Study (Canada's Equivalent of NDA)
NDW Novius Data Warehouse
NEIC National Electronic Information Clearinghouse
NEMB Notice of Exclusion for Medicare Benefits
NHID National Healthcare Identifier
NHLBI National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute
NHW National Health and Welfare Department (Canada's Equivalent of DHHS)
NIAID National Institute of Allergy and Infections Disease
NIDA National Institute of Drug Abuse
NIH National Institutes of Health
NKA No Known Allergies
NLEA Nutrition Labeling and Education Act (1990)
NMA Nasher Museum of Arts
NME New Molecular Entity
NMR Nuclear Magnetic Resonance
NOA Notice of Admission
NPI Neuropsychiatric Inventory
NPO Nothing By Os (Mouth)
NRB Noninstitutional Review Board
NRC Nuclear Regulatory Commission
NS Not Clinically Significant
NSF National Science Foundation
NSO New Staff Orientation
NSOE Nicholas School of the Environment
NTP National Toxicology Program
NUBC National Uniform Billing Committee
NUS National University of Singapore (Duke & NUS have a joint Graduate Medical School) 
OA Other Adjustment
OAI Official Action Indicated (Serious Post-FDA Inspection Classification)
OAWA Office of Animal Welfare Assurance
OB-GYN Obstetrics-Gynecology
OBRR Office of Biologics Research and Review (FDA)
OCRC Office of Corporate Research Collaboration (Now ORC: Office of Research Contracts)
OCS Office of Communication Services
OCT Office of Clinical Trials
ODB Observational Database
ODE Office of Drug Evaluation (in FDA's CDER)
OE Open Enrollment
OE Office of Enforcement (FDA)
OECD Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (International)
OESO Occupational & Environmental Safety Office
OGD Office of Generic Drugs (in FDA's CER, Formerly DGB)
OGE Office of Government Ethics
OHA Office of Health Affairs (in FDA's CDRG)
OHRP Office for Human Research Protections
OIA Office of Internal Audits
OIE Office for Institutional Equity
OIT Office of Information Technology
OMB Office of Management and Budget
ONC Office of News & Communications
OPD/SC Office of Professional Development and Staff College (FDA Training Program)
OPRH Office of Protection for Research in Humans
OPS Office of Posdoctoral Services
ORA Office of Research Administration (Medical Center)
ORA Office of Regulatory Affairs (FDA)
ORO Office of Regional Operations (FDA)
ORC Office of Research Contracts
ORS Office of Research Support (Campus)
Os Opening
OSHA Occupational Safety and Health Administration
OSP Office of Sponsored Programs
OTA Office of Technology Assessment (Part of Patents and Trademarks)
OTC Over-the-Counter (Nonprescription Drugs)
OWA Outlook Web App
P-Card Duke's Procurement Card
P&P Pay and Performance
PA Patient Accounting
PAR Post-Approval Research (Significant for Approval of AIDS Drugs)
PARISS Program for Advanced Research in the Social Sciences
PAS Personal Assistance Service
PASSPORT Eligibility System
PBMT Pediatric Bone Marrow Transplant
PCC Poison Control Center
PCN Patient Control Number
PCOBA President's Council on Black Affairs
PCP Primary Care Physician
PCP Pneumocystis Carinii Pneumonia
PCS Paperless Collection System
PD Parkinson's Disease
PD Pharmacodynamics
PDA Personal Digital Assistant
PDC Private Diagnostic Clinic
PDF Portable Document Format
PDI Professional Development Institute
PDQ Physician's Data Query (NCI Sponsored Cancer Trial Registry)
PDR Physician's Desk Reference
PDSS Professional Development Seminar Series
PE Physical Examination or Pulmonary Embolus
PEP Performance Evaluation and Planning Form
PET Positron Emission Topography
PFF Preparing Future Faculty
PFT Pulmonary Function Tests
PGP Pretty Good Privacy
PHI Protected Health Information (Sometimes Referred to as Patient Health Information)
PHS Public Health Service
PI Principal Investigator
PI Package Insert
PIN Personal Identification Number
PK Pharmacokinetics
PLA Product License Application (When Seeking Commercialization of a Biologic)
PLB Provider Level Adjustment on Payor Remittances
PMA Pharmaceutical Manufacturers Association
PMA Pre-Market Approval (When Seeking Commercialization of a Device)
PMI Protected Medical Information
PMI Point of Maximum Impulse
PMS Post-Marketing Surveillance
PO By Mouth
POE Physician Order Entry
POS Point of Service
PPE Personal Protective Equipment (EPA)
PPI Patient Package Inserts
PPO Preferred Provider Organization
PPO Policy and Procedure Order
PPO Preferred Provider Organization
PPOS Passport OneSource Eligibility System
PR Pulse Rate
PRIM & R Public Responsibility in Medicine and Research (Private Agency)
PRINS Profile Insurance Master
PRM Payor Responsibility Master File
PRMC Protocol Review and Monitoring Committee
PRMO Patient Revenue Management Organization
PRN As Needed
PRQS Duke's Employee Discount Program
PSA Personal Service Agreement
PST Patient Status Transfer (Invision)
PTO Paid Time Off
PTS Parking and Transportation Services
PWIM Program for Women in Internal Medicine
QA Quality Assurance
QAU Quality Assurance Unit
QC Quality Control
QD Every Day
QID Four Times a Day
QMF Query Management Facility
QNS Quantity Not Sufficient
QOD Every Other Day
QOL Quality of Life
R & D Research and Development
R/3 SAP System (real-time, 3-tier)
R&R Rewards and Recognition
RA Remittance Advice
RAA Research Administration Academy
RACI Research Administration Continuous Improvement
RADAR Risk Assessment of Drugs - Analysis and Response
RAI Research Administration Institute
RAPS Regulatory Affairs Professional Society
RAS Report Automation System
RCAC Research Computing Advisory Council
RCC Research Computing Center (Telcom Building)
RCC Research Costing Compliance
RCH Raleigh Community Hospital
RCR Responsible Conduct of Research (Graduate School degree requirement)
RCT Randomized Clinical Trial
RDE Remote Data Entry
RDRC Radioactive Drug Research Committee
RDSP Research Data Security Plan
REG Registration
REQ Required
RL Regulatory Letter (post-FDA audit letter)
RLHS Resident Life and Housing Services
RMT Research Management Team
ROI Return on Investment
RPM Research Practice Manager
RTF Rich Text Format
RTIF Return Transaction Interface Facility
RUG Resource Utilization Group
SAE Serious Adverse Event
SAP Duke's Payroll and Financial System
SBR Site-Based Research
SC Study Coordinator
SC or SQ Subcutaneous
SCAC Scalable Computing Advisory Committee (A Committee of the RCAC)
SCHED IDX Appointment Scheduling System
SCHIP State Children's Health Insurance Program
SD Source Document
SD Standard Deviation
SDV Source Document Verification
SE Standard Error
SEA Single European Act of 1987
SEER Surveillance, Epidemiology, and End Results (Registry of NCI)
SHC Strength, Hope, and Caring Program
SISS Student Information Services and Systems
SMDA Safe Medical Devices Act (1990)
SME Significant Medical Event
SMO Site Management Organization
SMS Siemens Medical Solutions
SMTP Simple Mail Transfer Protocol
SNDA Supplemental NDA
SOB Shortness of Breath
SOD Segregation of Duties
SOM School of Medicine
SON School of Nursing
SOP Standard Operating Procedure
SORF Surgical Oncology Research Facility
SOT Solid Organ Transplant
SPS Sponsored Projects System
SRR Safety Reporting System
SSM Skin Surface Microscopy
SSN Social Security Number
SSPACISS Statistical Signal Processing Applied to Cochlear Implants and Subsurface Sensing
STAR Space Tracking and Reporting 
STD Sexually Transmitted Disease
STEM Science, Technology, Engineering & Math
STT Short Term Tests
SUD Sudden Unexpected Death
TBOC Trinity Board of Visitors
TCE Transmission Control and Errors (Siemens Daily Report of Errors from Batch Processing)
TCO Total Cost of Ownership
TERMID Terminal ID
TES Transaction Editing System
TID Three Times a Day
TIN Tax Identification Number
TIND Treatment IND
TIP Talent Identification Program
TK Toxicokinetics
TMAD This Month at Duke
TMO Trial Management Organization
TOP Transforming Our Future (DUHS initiative)
TOS Type of Service
TQM Total Quality Management
TSCHE The Mary Duke Biddle Trent Semans Center for Health Education
TTS Trinity Technology Services
UB Uniform Bill
UB92 Uniform Billing Code of 1992
UC Unapplied Cash
UKCCR United Kingdom Coordinating Committee on Cancer Research
UNESCO United Nations Educational Science and Cultural Organization
UNK Unknown
UPGG University Program in Genetics and Genomics
UPIN Universal Physician Identification Number
URS Undergraduate Research Support
USDA United States Department of Agriculture
USP University Scholars Program
USP U.S. Pharmacopeia
UTI Urinary Tract Infection
VA Veterans' Affairs
VA United States Department of Veterans Affairs
VAI Voluntary Action Indicated (Post-FDA Audit Inspection Classification)
VER Visual Evoked Response
VIP Vertical Integration Program
VPN Virtual Private Network
VS Vital Signs
W@D Working at Duke
WAN Wide Area Network
WBSE Work Breakdown Structure Elements
WC Workers' Compensation
WCS Work Culture Survey
WF Workflow
WHO World Health Organization
WiLP Women in Leadership & Philanthropy
WL Warning Letter (A letter from the FDA noting a violation of a regulated activity; demands action within 15 days)
WNL Within Normal Limits
YTD Year-to-Date