IND

investigational new drug

IOM

Institute of Medicine

IRB

Institutional Review Board

 
LVAD

left ventricular assist device

 
NCATS

National Center for Advancing Translational Sciences

NHLBI

National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute

NIH

National Institutes of Health

NIMHD

National Institute on Minority Health and Health Disparities

 
PDUFA

Prescription Drug User Fee Act

PMA

premarket approval

 
RAIN

Rheumatoid Arthritis Investigational Network

REMATCH

Randomized Evaluation of Mechanical Assistance for the Treatment of Congestive Heart Failure

 
STICH

Surgical Treatment for Ischemic Heart Failure

 
TEAR

Treatment of Early Aggressive Rheumatoid Arthritis

 
VA

U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs

 
WICER

Washington Heights/Inwood Informatics Infrastructure for Community-Centered Comparative Effectiveness Research



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