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An ABC Guide to Duke

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A&S:  Arts & Sciences
AAAC:  Alumni Admissions Advisory Committee
AAC: Academic Advising Center
AADS: Asian American & Diaspora Studies
AAHRPP:  Association for the Accreditation of Human Research Protection Programs
AAHVS: Art, Art History & Visual Studies
ABCDS: Advanced Bioalgorithm Clinical Decision Support (DUHS)
ABMT:  Adult Bone Marrow Transplant
ABN:  Advance Beneficiary Notification
AC:  Academic Council  or  Audit Committee
ACA:  Affordable Care Act (federal law)
ACC:  Audit and Compliance Committee (of the Duke University Board of Trustees)
ACD:  Automated Call Distribution
ACE:  Analytics Center of Excellence (in DHTS)
ACE: The Rubenstein-Bing Student-Athlete Civic Engagement Program
ACH:  Automated Clearing House
ACIR:  Advisory Committee on Investment Responsibility
ACL:  Access Control List
ACNO:  Associate Chief Nursing Officer
ACO: Accountable Care Organization
ACOI:  Administrative Conflict of Interest
ACP:  Advance Care Planning
AD:  Active Directory
ADA:  Americans with Disabilities Act (federal law)
ADF:  American Dance Festival
ADFC:  Adjusted Direct Fixed Cost
ADG:  Administrative Development Group
ADIC:  Adjusted Indirect Variable Cost
ADJ:  Adjustment
ADP:  Automated Data Processing
ADR:  Alumni and Development Records
ADS:  Application and Database Services (in OIT)
AED:  Alumni Engagement and Development
AERI:  Albert Eye Research Institute (at Duke Eye Center)
AES:  IDX application Enhancement System
AFLG:  Academic Financial Leadership Group
AFS:  Andrew File System
AGI:  Adjusted Gross Income
AGM:  Advanced Grants Management
AHEAD: Academy for Health Professions Education and Academic Development
AHEC:  Area Health Education Centers
AIICE: Alliance for Identity-Inclusive Computing Education (in Pratt)
AMC:  Academic Medical Center
AMES: Asian & Middle Eastern Studies
AMI: Arts of the Moving Image (renamed Cinematic Arts)
AMP:  Award Management Portal
AMT:  Award Management Team
ANSI:  American National Standards Institute
AOC:  Administrator on Call
AOR: Authorized Organizational Representative
A/P:  Accounts Payable
APC:  Ambulatory Payment Classification
APCR:  Accounts Payable Check Request
APG:  Ambulatory Payment Groups
API:  Duke uses 3 API software systems:  Time & Attendance, Staffing & Scheduling, and EdTrack
APM:  Application Performance Management
APP:  Advanced Practice Provider
APPLI: Advanced Practice Provider Leadership Institute
APT:  Appointments, Promotions and Tenure
A/R:  Accounts Receivable
ARC: Academic Resource Center
ARPM:  Assistant Research Practice Manager
ASA:  Accounting Systems Administration
ASC:  Ambulatory Surgery Center
ASCE:  American Society of Civil Engineers
ASCII:  American Standard Code for Information Interchange
ASIST:  Advancing Scientific Integrity, Services and Training (in DOSI)
ASM:  Administrative Systems Management
ATB:  Aged Trial Balance
ATBS:  Aged Trial Balance Summary
ATC:  American Tobacco Campus  or  Athletic Trainer-Certified
Athena: (not an acronym) The Artificial Intelligence Institute for Edge Computing Leveraging Next-Generation Networks (in Pratt)
AUTH:  Authorization
AVP:  Assistant Vice President  or  Associate Vice President
AVS:  Address Verification System
AWN:  Administrative Women's Network


B&B:  Biostatistics and Bioinformatics Department
B@D: Buy@Duke (Procurement program)
BAA:  Business Associate Agreement
BAN:  Billing Account Number
BAR:  IDX Billing & Accounts Receivable System
BBP:  Business-to-Business Procurement
BC: Bryan Center
BCBS:  Blue Cross/Blue Shield
BCC: Blood Cancer Center (in DCI)
BCN:  Batch Control Number
BCP:  Business Continuity Plan
BERD:  Biostatistics, Epidemiology and Research Design (Methods Core)
BF:  Balance Forward
BFR:  Budget and Financial Reporting (code)
BIA:  Business Impact Analysis
BIAC:  Duke-UNC Brain Imaging and Analysis Center (in SOM)
BIOS: Biomedical Interferometry Optics & Spectroscopy
BIRCWH:  Building Interdisciplinary Research Careers in Women's Health
BME:  Biomedical Engineering
BMT:  Bone Marrow Transplant  or  Blood and Marrow Transplant
BOD:  Board of Directors (of Duke University Health System)
BOM:  Board of Managers (of the Private Diagnostic Clinic, PLLC)
BOOST:  Building Opportunities and Overtures in Science and Technology
BOT:  Board of Trustees (of Duke University)
BPAs:  Best Practice Advisories
BPS:  Budget Planning and Simulation
BRISC:  Behavioral Research Intervention Science Center (in DCRI)
BRPC:  BioRepository and Precision Pathology Center
BSC:  Balanced Scorecard


C/A:  Contractual Adjustment
C/AC:  Compliance/Audit Committee (of the DUHS Board of Directors)
CAC:  College Advising Corps
CACHE: Collaborative for Advancing Clinical Health Equity (DUHS)
CADCE:  Center for Arts, Digital Culture and Entrepreneurship at Duke
CAEAS:  Committee on Assessment of Educational and Administrative Support
CAGPM: Center for Applied Genomics and Precision Medicine (in SOM)
CAGT:  Center for Advanced Genomic Technologies (in Pratt)
CAH: Critical Asian Humanities
CALS:  Continuous Acquisition and Life Cycle Support
CAMC:  Central Administration Management Center
CAMD: Center for Autonomous Materials Design (in Pratt)
CAMT: Campus Award Management Team
CAPA:  Corrective and Preventative Action
CAPS:  Counseling and Psychological Services
CARCO:  Chief Audit, Risk and Compliance Officer
CARD:  Clinical Account Request Database
CARL:  Clinical and Research Laboratory Building
CAS:  Cost Accounting Standards
CASE: Center for the Advancement of Social Entrepreneurship (in Fuqua)
CAVD:  Collaboration for AIDS Vaccine Discovery (in DHVI)
CBB:  Computational Biology and Bioinformatics
CBC: Duke Center for Blood Conservation
CBO:  Central Business Office
CBR:  Credit Balance Resolution
CBRN: Community-Based Research Network
CBSF:  Cooperative Baptist Student Fellowship
CBT:  Computer-Based Training
CBTE: Center for Biomolecular & Tissue Engineering (in Pratt)
CBU:  Clinical Business Unit
CC:  Cost Center
CCBB: Carolinas Cord Blood Bank
CCE:  Common Clinical Editor (online grouper)
CCF:  Central Core Facility
CCFP:  Center for Child and Family Policy (in Sanford)
CCITSE:  Common Criteria for Information Technology Security Evaluation
CCN: Center for Cognitive Neuroscience (in DIBS)
CCO:  Chief Compliance Officer
CCOW:  Common Clinical Object Working Group
CCPS:  Cancer Control Population Science
CCT: Center for Computational Thinking
CCU:  Coronary Care Unit
CCWS:  Common Clinical Workstation
CDA: Confidential Disclosure Agreement
CDE:  Clinical Data Editor (old online grouper)
CDE:  Common Desktop Environment
CDG:  Clinical Development Group
CDM:  Charge Description Master File
CDN:  Controlled Directory Number
CDO:  Chief Digital Officer  or  Care Delivery Organization
CDR:  Clinical Data Repository
CDS: Center for Documentary Studies or Clinical Decision Support
CDSS:  Centralized Device and Services Support (in OIT)
CDU:  Cardiac Diagnostic Unit
CDVS: Center for Data and Visualization Sciences
CE: Continuing Education
CEE:  Civil and Environmental Engineering
CEI: Center for Entrepreneurship & Innovation (in Fuqua)
CEINT:  Center for the Environmental Implications of NanoTechnology (in Pratt)
CEN:  Clinical Encounter Number
CEO:  Chief Executive Officer
CEPD: Clinical Education and Professional Development
CESP:  Clinical Enterprise Strategic Plan
CFAR:  Duke Center for AIDS Research  or  (U.S.) Center for AIDS Research (at NIH)
CFL:  Center for Living
CFO:  Chief Financial Officer
CFR:  (U.S.) Code of Federal Regulations
CGGC:  Center on Globalization, Governance and Competitiveness (see GVCC)
CGMT:  Campus Grants Management Team
CGNE:  Center of Geriatric Nursing Excellence (in SON)
CHAMPUS:  Civilian Health and Medical Program of the Uniformed Services (federal)
CHAVD: Consortia for HIV/AIDS Vaccine Development (in DHVI)
CHAVI:  Center for HIV/AIDS Vaccine Immunology
CHAVI-ID:  Center for HIV/AIDS Vaccine Immunology and Immunogen Discovery
CHC:  Children's Health Center
CHHC: Children's Hospital & Health Center
CHG:  Center for Human Genetics
CHGV:  Center for Human Genome Variation
CHIO:  Chief Health Information Officer
CHM:  Center for Health Measurement 
CHPIR:  Center for Health Policy and Inequalities Research
CHRO:  Chief Human Resources Officer
CIBMTR: Center for International Blood and Marrow Transplant Research
CICL: Center for International & Comparative Law (in the Law School)
CICS:  Customer Information Control System
CIEMAS:  Center for Interdisciplinary Engineering, Medicine and Applied Sciences (Fitzpatrick Center)
CIO:  Chief Information Officer
CIOP: Center for Institutional & Organizational Performance (in the Law School)
CIRIUS:  Hospital UB Claims Scrubber System
CISO:  Chief Information Security Officer
CIT:  Center for Instructional Technology (a/k/a 'Learning Innovation')
CITI:  Collaborative Institutional Training Initiative (research-related training program)
CIVICs: Collaborative Influenza Vaccine Innovation Centers (in DHVI)
CIVM:  Center for In Vivo Microscopy (in Radiology)
CLA:  Corporate License Agreement
CLAFH: Center for Latino Adolescent and Family Health (in SON)
CLC:  Collaborative Learning and Communications (team in Student Affairs)
CLRP: Center on Law, Race & Politics (in the Law School)
CM:  Configuration Management
CMA:  Center for Multicultural Affairs (in Student Affairs)
CMAC: Computational Media, Arts & Cultures
CMB:  Cell and Molecular Biology
CMDB:  Configuration Management Database
CME:  Continuing Medical Education
CMIO:  Chief Medical Information Officer
CMIP:  Center for Metamaterials & Integrated Plasmonics (in Pratt)
CMO:  Chief Medical Officer
CMS:  Content Management System  or  Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (a federal entity)
CND:  Center for Nursing Discovery (in SON)
CNO:  Chief Nursing Officer
CNR:  Center for Nursing Research (in SON)
COA: Certified Ophthalmic Assistant
COB:  Coordination of Benefits  or  Close of Business
COC:  Conflict of Commitment  or  Certificate of Confidentiality
CODA:  PDC General Ledger
COI:  Conflict of Interest
COIOC:  Conflict of Interest Oversight Committee
COLE:  (Fuqua/Coach K) Center on Leadership & Ethics
COMT: Certified Ophthalmic Medical Technologist
CON:  Closeout Notifications System
CONTDAY:  Daily job that builds the CTL-M schedule for the following day
COO:  Chief Operating Officer  or  Campus Oversight Organization
COPAY:  Co-payment
COS:  Chief of Staff
COT: Certified Ophthalmic Technician
CPPAS: Computer Purchasing Program for Arts & Sciences
CPC: Campus Pantry Collaborative
CPDC:  Community PDC
CPHA: Center for Population Health & Aging (in DuPRI)
CPO:  Chief Pharmacy Officer
CPOE:  Computerized Physician Order Entry
CPPD:  Centralized Practice Plan Directors
CPT:  Current Procedural Terminology
CQMP:  Clinical Quality Management Program  or  Clinical Quality Monitoring Program
CRA:  Certified Research Administrator
CRC:  Clinical Research Coordinator
CRMS: Clinical Research Management System
CRSO: Clinical Research Support Office
CRTP:  Clinical Research Training Program
CRU:  Clinical Research Unit
CrUX: Creative and User Experience team (in OIT)
CS:  Campus Services
CSC: Campus Sustainability Committee
CSEEES: Center for Slavic, Eurasian and East European Studies
CSFC: Clinical Science Faculty Council
CSGD:  Center for Sexual and Gender Diversity (in Student Affairs)
CSIRT:  Computer Security Incident Response Team
CSL:  Clinical Service Line
CSML: Course in Scientific Management & Leadership
CSO:  Chief Scientific Officer
CSP:  Community Specialty Practice
CTBO: Clinical Trials Billing Office
CTIL:  Clinical Transplantation Immunology Laboratory
CTMS:  Center for Theoretical and Mathematical Sciences
CTO:  Chief Technology Officer
CTQA:  Clinical Trials Quality Assurance
CTSA:  Duke Clinical and Translational Science Award
CTSI:  Duke Clinical and Translational Science Institute (in SOM)
CY:  Calendar Year


D@W:  Duke at Work (web portal)
D-CHIPP:  Duke Community Health Improvement Partnership Program (in SON)
D-CIDES: Duke Center for Interdisciplinary Decision Science  (DIBS & SSRI)
D-M: Duke-Margolis Center for Health Policy
DAA: Duke Alumni Association
DADD:  Duke Alumni Development Database
DANCE: Duke Advancement of Nursing, Center of Excellence (in SON)
DARA:  Durham and Regional Affairs (now Office of Durham and Community Affairs)
DART:  Duke Administrative Reform Team
DASC:  James E. Davis Ambulatory Surgical Center
DBA:  Database Administration
DCA:  Duke Office of Durham and Community Affairs (formerly DARA)
DCBSM:  Duke Center for Brain and Spine Metastasis
DCC:  Duke Cancer Center  or  Duke Connected Care  or  Duke Compute Cluster or  Durham Casualty Company  or  Department Communication Coordinators 
DCE:  Duke Clinical Enterprise
DCEC: Duke Children's Evaluation Center
DCI:  Duke Cancer Institute (in SOM)
DCID:  Duke Center for International Development 
DCHI:  Duke Center for Health Informatics
DCORE:  Duke Council on Race and Ethnicity
DCRC:  Duke Consultation and Referral Center
DCRI:  Duke Clinical Research Institute
DCRU:  Duke Clinical Research Unit
DCT:  Duke Central Tower
DDC: Doris Duke Center (of Sarah P. Duke Gardens)
DDS:  Duke Divinity School
DE:  Dictionary Entry  or  DukeEngage
DEAL: Department of Economics Analytics Lab
DEC:  Duke Eye Center
DECO:  Duke Ethics and Compliance Office (now OARC)
DEDUCE:  Duke Enterprise Data Unified Content Explorer
DEFT:  Duke Elder Family Training Center (in SON)
DEI:  Duke Energy Initiative  or  diversity, equity and inclusion
DEIA:  diversity, equity, inclusion and accessibility
DEMAN:  Duke Entertainment, Media & Arts Network
DEPCRU:  Duke Early Phase Clinical Research Unit (in DCRI until July 2020)
DEPRU:  Duke Early Phase Research Unit (in DOCR eff. July 2020)
DERI:  Duke Engineering Research Institute
dFac:  Duke Faculty (the Financial Services system of record for all faculty appointment history)
DFC: Duke Faculty Club
DFEC: Duke Financial Economics Center (in Trinity)
DFELL:  Duke Free Electron Laser Laboratory
DFI:  Depository Financial Institutions
DFM: Duke Family Medicine
DFP:  Duke Faculty Practice
DGHI:  Duke Global Health Institute (in SOM)
DGIN:  Doing Good in the Neighborhood (program) 
DGP: Duke Global Policy 
DHARC: Duke Health Accessibility Resource Center
DHAS:  Duke Health Access Services
DHCC: Duke Health Community Care
DHCH:  Duke HomeCare and Hospice
DHDAA:  Duke Health Development and Alumni Affairs
DHE:  Duke Health Enterprise
DHFC: Duke Health and Fitness Center
DHIP:  Duke Health Integrated Practice
DHIS:  Duke Hospital Information System
DHHS:  Department of Health and Human Services (federal or State of NC)
DHMDM:  Duke Health Mobile Device Manager
DHN:  Duke Heart Network
DHRC@FHI:  Duke Human Rights Center at the Franklin Humanities Institute
DHRT: Duke Human Research Training
DHTS:  Duke Health Technology Solutions
DHVI:  Duke Human Vaccine Institute (in SOM)
DHVI-P3:  Duke Human Vaccine Institute Pandemic Prevention Program
DHW:  Duke Health and Well-Being
DIBS:  Duke Institute for Brain Sciences (in SOM)
DICON:  Duke Infection Control Outreach Network
DIHI:  Duke Institute for Health Innovation (in SOM)
DISC: Duke Islamic Studies Center
DISCC:  Duke Information System for Cardiovascular Care
DISM:  Duke Initiative on Survey Methodology (in SSRI)
DISP:  Duke Information Spaces Project
DITA:  Duke Initiatives in Theology & the Arts
DLAR:  Division of Laboratory Animal Resources
DLC:  Duke Lemur Center
DLDP:  Drea Lab Data Portal
DLP:  Data Loss Prevention
DLWMC: Duke Lifestyle and Weight Management Center
DMAS:  Duke Medicine Access Services
DMGSC:  Duke Medicine Global Support Corporation
DMI:  Duke Materials Initiative (in Pratt)
DMP:  Duke Medicine Pavilion
DMPI:  Duke Molecular Physiology Institute (in SOM)
DMRSC:  Duke Magnetic Resonance Spectroscopy Center
DMS:  Data Management and Sharing  or  Disability Management System
DN:  Duke North (hospital)
DNE:  Direct Note Entry
DNS:  Duke Network Services
DOB:  Date of Birth
DOC:  Dean on Call
DOCE: Duke Office of Civic Engagement 
DOCR:  Duke Office of Clinical Research
DOM: Department of Medicine (in SOM)
DON:  Duke Oncology Network
DORI:  Duke Office of Research Initiatives
DOS:  Date of Service
DOSI:  Duke Office of Scientific Integrity
DP: Duke Performances
DPAF:  Duke Proposal Approval Form
DPC:  Duke Primary Care
DPH:  Duke Prospective Health (now DukeWell)
DPIA:  Data Protection Impact Assessment
DPHS:  Department of Population Health Sciences
DPT: Doctor of Physical Therapy  or  Duke Parking & Transportation
DR:  Disaster Recovery
DRA:  Data Risk Assessment
DRaH:  Duke Raleigh Hospital (a/k/a DHRH)
DRAL:  Duke Raleigh Hospital
DRH: Duke Regional Hospital (formerly Durham Regional Hospital)
DS:  Duke South (clinics)
DSA:  Data Security Agreement  or  Data Security Assessment
DSCR:  Duke Shared Cluster Resource (now Duke Compute Cluster)
DSG:  Duke Student Government
DSM:  Decision Support Module
DSM-V:  Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders, 5th edition (pub. May 2013)
DSMP:  Data and Safety Monitoring Plan
DSS:  Decision Support System
DSSI:  Duke Sports Sciences Institute
DST: Duke Science and Technology Initiative
DTA: Data Transfer Agreements
DTB:  Detailed Trial Balance
DTEC:  Duke Triangle Endoscopy Center
DTMI:  Duke Translational Medicine Institute (replaced by CTSI)
DTO:  Duke Telehealth Office
DTRI:  Duke Translational Research Institute
DTS:  Duke Temporary Service
DU:  Duke University
DUAA:  Duke University Athletics Association
DUAP:  Duke University Affiliated Physicians (now DPC)
DUCIGS: Duke University Center for International and Global Studies
DUE:  Department of Undergraduate Education
DUEI:  Duke University Energy Initiative
DUES: Duke Utility & Engineering Services
DUFCU:  Duke University Federal Credit Union
DUH:  Duke University Hospital
DUHS:  Duke University Health System
DUID:  Duke Unique Identification (number)
DUL:  Duke University Libraries
DUMAC, Inc:  Investment organization controlled by Duke University (formerly Duke University Management Company)
DUMC:  Duke University Medical Center
DUMCLA: Duke University Medical Center Library & Archives
DUML:  Duke University Marine Lab (in Beaufort, NC)
DUP: Duke University Press
DUPD:  Duke University Police Department
DuPRI:  Duke Population Research Institute
DUSOM:  Duke University School of Medicine (a/k/a SOM)
DUSON:  Duke University School of Nursing (a/k/a SON)
DUU: Duke University Union
DUWC: Duke University Wetland Center (in NSOE)
DVCC: Duke Voice Care Center
DVS:  Duke Visa Services
DVTU:  Duke Vaccine & Trials Unit (in DHVI)
DWS:  Duke Web Services 


E&O:  Engineering & Operations
EAP:  Employee Assistance Program
eAPCR:  Electronic Accounts Payable Check Request
EBAT:  Employee Behavior Assessment Team
ECAC:  Executive Committee of Academic Council
ECE: Electrical and Computer Engineering
ECRT:  Effort Certification and Reporting Technology
ED:  Emergency Department
EDC:  Electronic Data Capture
EDGE: Center for Energy, Development & Global Environment (in Fuqua)
EDI:  Electronic Data Interchange
EDM:  Electronic Document Management
EFT:  Electronic Funds Transfer
eGRC:  Enterprise Governance, Risk and Compliance
EHHCC:  Enhanced Home Health COVID Care (Duke Home Health program at DUH)
EHR:  Electronic Health Record
EI: Energy Initiative
eIRB:  Electronic Institutional Review Board
EJR:  Expected Job Results
EMAIL:  Electronic Mail
EMC:  Executive Management Committee
EMR:  Electronic Medical Record
ENC (at) Duke: Every Nation Campus (at) Duke
EOB:  Explanation of Benefits
EOC:  DUHS Enterprise Operations Council
EOHW:  Employee Occupational Health & Wellness
ePHI:  Electronic Protected Health Information (sometimes referred to as Electronic Patient Health Information)
EPIC:  Evidence-based Practice Implementation Center (the company that created Maestro Care)
eRA:  Electronic Research Administration
ERA:  Electronic Remittance Advice (payment notification)
ERM:  Enterprise Risk Management
ERN:  Electronic Research Notebooks
EROC:  Executive Research Oversight Committee
ERP:  Employees' Retirement Plan
ESG:  Evidence Synthesis Group (DCRI)
ESS:  Enterprise System Support
ET&R:  Employee Travel & Reimbursement
EU GDPR:  European Union General Data Protection Regulation (implemented May 2018)
EULA:  End-User License Agreement
EURIQA: Error-corrected Universal Reconfigurable Ion-trap Quantum Archetype (in Pratt)
EVP:  Executive Vice President
EWB:  Engineers Without Borders 
EWH:  Engineering World Health


F&A:  Facilities and Administrative Costs
F2F:  Face-to-Face
FAM:  Financial Assessment and Management
FAQs:  Frequently Asked Questions
FC:  Financial Class (Duke Hospital)
FCC:  Financial Care Counselor
FCIEMAS:  Fitzpatrick Center for Interdisciplinary Engineering, Medicine and Applied Sciences (a/k/a CIEMAS or Fitzpatrick Building)
FCJL: Freeman Center for Jewish Life
FCOI:  Financial Conflict of Interest
FCS:  Financial Counseling Status
FDA:  (U.S.) Food and Drug Administration
FEL: Free Electron Laser (lab)
FERPA:  Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (federal law)
FFR:  Final Financial Report  or  Federal Financial Report
FHI:  Franklin Humanities Institute
FIFO:  First In, First Out (financial acronym; common cash term)
FIP:  Fitzpatrick Institute for Photonics (in Pratt)
FIR:  Faculty in Residence
FMCH:  Family Medicine and Community Health
FMD:  Facilities Management Department
FMLA:  Family and Medical Leave Act (federal law)
FPDC: Facilities Design, Planning and Construction
FPM:  Financial Practice Manager
FPO:  Facilities Planning and Operations
FRPM:  Financial Research Practice Manager
FSC:  Financial Status Classification
FTP:  File Transfer Protocol
F/U:  Follow Up
FY:  Fiscal Year
FYE:  Fiscal Year-End
FYTD:  Fiscal Year-to-Date


GAP:  General Accounting Procedures
GCB:  Center for Genomic and Computational Biology (in SOM)
GCC:  General Computer Controls
GCC: Graduate Communications Center
GCIP:  Graduate Communications and Intercultural Programs
GCP:  Good Clinical Practice
GDPR:  General Data Protection Regulation (European Union)
GEO: Global Education Office
GHIC: Global Health Innovation Center (in DGHI)
GIM: General Internal Medicine (in DOM) 
G/L:  Duke General Ledger System
GLP:  Good Laboratory Practice (federal & international)
GLS: Graduate Liberal Studies
GME:  Graduate Medical Education
GMP:  Good Manufacturing Practice
GMS:  Graduate Medical School
GPSC:  Graduate & Professional Student Council
GPSG:  Graduate & Professional Student Government
GRID:  Duke Center on Genomics, Race, Identity and Difference (in SSRI)
GSA:  Graduate Student Affairs
GSAAC:  Graduate Student Affairs Advisory Committee
GSF:  Gender, Sexuality & Feminist Studies
GSRB: Genome Science Research Building
GSRC:  Genome Science Research Center
GUI:  Graphical User Interface
GVCC: Global Value Chains Center
GVPI:  Gender Violence Prevention & Intervention (in Student Affairs)


HAL:  Humans and Autonomy Lab (in Pratt)
HAR: Hospital account record
HBC:  Hospital-based Clinic
HCA:  Health Center Administrator
HCC: Hierarchical Condition Categories
HCFA:  Health Care Financing Administration (federal agency)
HCPCS:  HCFA Common Procedure Coding System
HDM:  Health Data Maintenance (3M Coding System)
HDS:  Health Data Systems (Per-Se)
HICN:  Health Insurance Claim Number
HICS:  Hospital Incident Command Structure
HIPAA:  Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (federal law)
HITECH:  Health Information Technology for Economic and Clinical Health Act (federal law)
HIVRAD: HIV Vaccine Research and Development (in DHVI)
HL7:  Health Level 7 Interface Protocol
HLLAPI:  High-Level Language Application Programming Interface
HMO:  Health Maintenance Organization
HPA: Health Professions Advising
HPPI:  Siemens Hospital Profile
HPTS:  High Performance Transaction System
HR:  Human Resources
HRA:  Health Risk Assessment
HRIC:  Human Resource Information Center
HRL:  Housing and Residence Life
HRPP:  Human Research Protection Program
HSA:  Hindu Students Association
HSM: Center for Health Sector Management (in Fuqua)
HSP:  Human Subjects Protection
HSRC:  Human Subject Research Compliance
HTML:  Hypertext Markup Language
HTTP:  Hypertext Transfer Protocol
HVP:  Healthcare Vertical Portal
HWPER:  Health, Wellness, Physical Education and Recreation
Hyland Onbase:  Workflow Management System


IACUC:  Institutional Animal Care and Use Committee
IAM:  Identity and Access Management
IBC:  Institutional BioSafety Committee
IBS:  Institutional Base Salary
ICA:  Insurance Counseling Assistance (program)
ICC:  Independent Contractor Checklist
ICD-10:  International Statistical Classification of Diseases and Related Health Problems, 10th Revision
ICF:  Intermediate Care Facility
ICN:  Intensive Care Nursery
ICOIC:  Institutional Conflict of Interest Committee
ICS:  Investigational Chemotherapy Services
IDE:  Investigational Device Exemption
IdM:  Identity Management
IDS:  Investigational Drug Services
IEE: Institute for Educational Excellence (in SON)
IEP:  Initial Enrollment Period
IEQ:  Initial Enrollment Questionnaire
IER:  Intermediary Expenditure Report
IFU:  Instructions for Use
IGSP:  Institute for Genome Sciences and Policy
IHI:  Institute for Healthcare Improvement
IIH: Innovations in Healthcare
IIHI:  Individually Identifiable Health Information
IIT:  Investigator-Initiated Trial
ILL:  Interlibrary Loan
IM:  (Duke) Integrative Medicine
IMaCS:  Innovative Managed Care Systems, Inc.
iMedRIS:  The company that created iRIS
IND:  Investigational New Drug 
IPA: Intergovernmental Personnel Act (federal law)
IPC:  International Patient Center
IPE:  Interprofessional Education building (SON & Ortho)
IPEC:  Duke Health Center for Interprofessional Education and Care (SOM & SON)  or  Interprofessional Education Collaborative (national group)
IPRP:  Interim Payment Review Program
IR2:  Incident Response and Issue Resolution (a DOSI team)
IRB:  Institutional Review Board (Duke has 2 - Campus IRB and Duke Health IRB)
iRIS:  Integrated Research Information Software (Duke Health IRB system)
IS:  Information systems  or  International Studies  or  Interdisciplinary Studies
ISDS:  Institute of Statistics and Decision Sciences (renamed Department of Statistical Science)
ISI:  International Students, Inc.
ISO:  Information Security Office (in DHTS)
ISOP:  Information Security Operations Plan
ISS: Information Science + Studies (in Trinity)
ISSC:  Information Security Steering Committee 
IT:  Information technology
ITAC:  Information Technology Advisory Council
ITOM:  Information Technology Operations Management (in OIT)
ITS: Intent to Submit
ITSO:  Information Technology Security Office (in OIT)
IVQAC: Immunology Virology Quality Assessment Center (DHVI)
IVR:  Interactive Voice Response


JAQ:  Job Assessment Questionnaire
JCAHO:  Joint Commission on Accreditation of Healthcare Organizations
JIT:  Just in Time
JLD: Jewish Life at Duke
JOA:  Joint Operating Agreement
JV:  Journal Voucher 


K:  Krzyzewski (Coach)
KIE:  Kenan Institute for Ethics
KPI:  Key Performance Indicator(s)


L&OD:  Learning & Organization Development
LAN:  Local Area Network
LDAP:  Lightweight Directory Access Protocol (an Identity Management tool)
LDOC:  Last Day of Classes
LDSSA:  Latter-day Saint Student Association
LE@DD:  Leadership Education at Duke Divinity
LLCs:  Living Learning Communities
LMS:  Learning Management System
LOA:  Letter of Agreement
LOC:  Letter of Credit 
LSC:  Library Service Center
LSRC:  Levine Science Research Center


MACC:  Multi-Specialty Ambulatory Care Center
MAG:  Mobile App Gateway
MALS: Master of Arts in Liberal Studies (now Graduate Liberal Studies)
MaRRS: Marine Robotics & Remote Sensing (at DUML)
MC:  Maestro Care
MC3:  The Marcus Center for Cellular Cures (in SOM)
MCEC:  Medical Center Executive Committee
MCO:  Managed Care Organization
MCRC:  Maestro Care Research Concierge
MDC:  Medicaid
MDE:  MDeverywhere
MDR:  Medicare
MECA:  Medical Education Capture and Access
MEDB:  Medicare Part B
MEDITECH:  Medical Information Technology, Inc.
MEDx: Medicine + Engineering at Duke 
MELIG:  Medicaid Eligibility Lookup Program
MEMENTO: Mapping Epigenetic Memory of Exposure to Observe (in Pratt)
MEMS: Mechanical Engineering and Materials Science
MEng: Master of Engineering
MFA:  Multi-Factor Authentication
MIST: Multifunctional Integrated Systems Technology
MLWC: Mary Lou Williams Center for Black Culture
MMCi:  Master of Management in Clinical Informatics
MNMC:  Medicine and Nursing Management Center
MOB:  Medical Office Building
MOU:  Memo of Understanding
MRC:  Multicultural Resource Center (in SOM)
MRN:  Medical Record Number  or  myRESEARCHnavigators (team)
MRO: Misconduct Review Officer
MRSEC:  Materials Research Engineering and Science Center
MSCC:  Medical/Surgical Critical Care
MSCT: Manual Salary Cost Transfer
MSP:  Medicare Secondary Payer
MSPQ:  Medicare Secondary Payer Questions
MSRB:  Medical Sciences Research Building
MSSP: Medicare Shared Savings Program
MTA:  Material(s) Transfer Agreement
MTD:  Month-to-Date
MUMPS:  Massachusetts (General Hospital) Utility Multi-Programming System
MYF:  Multi-Year Funded (sponsored projects)


NAC:  Network Access Controls
NCAG:  New Creation Arts Group (in Divinity School)
NCE:  No-Cost Extension
NCS: Nationally Competitive Scholarships (in OUSF)
NDW:  Novius Data Warehouse
NEIC:  National Electronic Information Clearinghouse
NEMB:  Notice of Exclusion for Medicare Benefits
NHID:  National Healthcare Identifier
NHO:  New Hire Orientation
NIH:  National Institutes of Health (for NIH acronyms click here)
NMA:  Nasher Museum of Arts
NOA: Notice of Award  or  Notice of Admission
NP:  Nurse Practitioner
NPRI: (The Jean and George Brumley Jr.) Neonatal Perinatal Research Institute
NSF:  National Science Foundation
NSO:  New Staff Orientation
NSOE:  Nicholas School of the Environment
NUBC:  National Uniform Billing Committee
NUS:  National University of Singapore (Duke & NUS have a joint Graduate Medical School


OA:  Other Adjustment
OARC:  Office of Audit, Risk and Compliance
OARQ:  Office of Regulatory Affairs and Quality
OASIS:  Office of Academic Solutions and Information Systems (formerly ORI)
OAWA:  Office of Animal Welfare Assurance
OBGE:  Office of Biomedical Graduate Education (in SOM)
OCF:  Orthodox Christian Fellowship
OCRC:  Office of Corporate Research Collaboration (now ORC)
OCRD:  Office of Campus Research Development
OCS:  Office of Communication Services (in HR)
OE:  Open Enrollment
OEC: Office of Export Controls
OEP: Office for External Partnerships
OERAF: Office of Education for Research Administration and Finance
OESO:  Occupational & Environmental Safety Office
OGACHI: Office of Global and Community Health Initiatives (in SON)
OIA:  Office of Internal Audits (now OARC)
OIE:  Office for Institutional Equity
OIPM:  Office of Interdisciplinary Program Management
OIT:  Office of Information Technology
OLC:  DUHS Operations Leadership Committee
OLV:  Office of Licensing & Ventures (now OTC)
ONC:  Office of News & Communications (now University Communications)
OnCore:  Online Collaborative Research Environment
OO:  Oversight Organization
OON:  Out of Network
OPSD:  Office of Physician-Scientist Development (in SOM)
OPAA:  Office of Post-Award Administration
OPPAP:  Office for the Promotion of Physician Assistant Practice (in the PA Division, Dept of Family Medicine & Community Health)
OPS:  Office of Postdoctoral Services
ORA:  Office of Research Administration (in SOM)
ORAQ:  Office of Regulatory Affairs and Quality (in SOM)
ORC:  Office of Research Contracts (in SOM)
ORI:  Office of Research Informatics (now OASIS)
OR&I:  Office of Research & Innovation
ORL:  Operating Room Liaison
ORS:  Office of Research Support (Campus)
OSCP:  Other Support Current and Pending
OSCCS:  Office of Student Conduct and Community Standards (in Student Affairs)
OSF:  Open Science Framework
OSP:  Office of Sponsored Programs (now PAFM; website needs to be updated)
OTC:  Office for Translation & Commercialization (formerly OLV)
OUSF: Office of University Scholars & Fellows
OVPFA:  Office of the Vice Provost for Faculty Advancement
OVPRI:  Office of the Vice President for Research and Innovation
OWA:  Outlook Web App


P&N:  Psychology & Neuroscience Department
P&P:  Pay and Performance
P-Card:  Duke's Procurement Card
PA:  Patient Accounting
PA-C or PAC:  Physician Assistant-Certified
PACE:  Protected Analytic Computing Environment
PAFM:  Post-Award Financial Management office (formerly OSP; website needs to be updated)
PAL: Center for Philosophy, Arts & Literature (in FHI)
PAM:  Privileged Access Management  or  Privileged Account Management
PAMC:  Provost Area Management Center
PAR:  Periodic Automatic Replenishment
PARISS:  Program for Advanced Research in the Social Sciences (in SSRI)
PAS:  Personal Assistance Service  or  Provost Academic Support
PASSPORT:  Eligibility System
PBMT:  Pediatric Bone Marrow Transplant (see PTCT)
PCB:  (Dept. of) Pharmacology and Cancer Biology
PCC: Preference Card Coordinators
PCM:  Presbyterian Campus Ministry
PCN:  Patient Control Number
PCOBA:  President's Council on Black Affairs
PCP:  Primary Care Physician
PCS:  Paperless Collection System
PDA:  Personal Digital Assistant
PDC:  Private Diagnostic Clinic, PLLC
PDF:  Portable Document Format
PDI:  Professional Development Institute
PDSS:  Professional Development Seminar Series (in SOM)
PEOT:  Patient Experience Oversight Team
PEP:  Performance Evaluation and Planning (form)
PERQs:  Duke's Employee Discount Program
PFF:  Preparing Future Faculty (in TGS)
PGP:  Pretty Good Privacy
PHI:  Protected Health Information or Patient Health Information
PHMO:  Population Health Management Office
PI:  Principal Investigator
PIA:  Privacy Impact Assessment
PII:  Personally Identifiable Information
PIN:  Personal Identification Number
PLB:  Provider Level Adjustment on Payor Remittances
PM:  Siemens' Patient Management (Invision)
PMI:  Protected Medical Information
POE:  Physician Order Entry
PORT:  PDC Outcomes Research Team
POS:  Point of Service
PPO:  Preferred Provider Organization
PPOS:  Passport OneSource Eligibility System
PRA:  Privacy Risk Assessment
PRCU:  Prolonged Respiratory Care Unit
PRDN:  Protected Research Data Network
PRINS:  Profile Insurance Master
PRM:  Payor Responsibility Master File
PRMO:  Patient Revenue Management Organization
PRTBTC:  Preston Robert Tisch Brain Tumor Center (in DUH)
PSA:  Patient Service Associate  or  Personal Service Agreement
PSCQ:  Patient Safety and Clinical Quality
PSSC:  DHTS Privacy Security Steering Committee
PST:  Patient Status Transfer (Invision)
PTCT: Pediatric Transplant & Cellular Therapy
PTO:  Paid Time Off
PTS:  Parking and Transportation Services
PVDC:  Pulmonary Vascular Disease Center (in SOM)
PWIM:  Program for Women in Internal Medicine (in SOM)


QAR:  Quality Assessment Review
QI:  Quality Improvement
QMF:  Query Management Facility
QRP:  Questionable Research Practice


R/3:  SAP System (real-time, 3-tier)
R&R:  Rewards and Recognition (in HR)
RA:  Remittance Advice  or  Research Assistant  or  Resident Assistant
RAA:  Research Administration Academy
RACI:  Research Administration Continuous Improvement
RAD:  Research Application Development (in ORI)
RAI:  Research Administration Institute
RAMP:  Research Administration Mentoring Program (in ORA)
RAS:  Report Automation System
RASR: Research Administration Support Resource (in SOM)
RBL: Regional Biocontainment Laboratory (in DHVI)
RC:  Residence Coordinator
RCAC:  Research Computing Advisory Council
RCC:  Research Computing Center  or  Research Costing Compliance
RCH:  Raleigh Community Hospital
RCOC:  Residence Coordinator on Call
RCR:  Responsible Conduct of Research
RCSC:  Risk and Compliance Steering Committee
RDI: Research Data Initiative
RDR:  Research Data Repository
RDSP:  Research Data Storage Plan  or  Research Data Security Plan
REAC: Racial Equity Advisory Council 
REACH (Equity Center):  Duke Center for Research to Advance Health Equity  
REDCap:  Research Electronic Data Capture (web application)
REG:  Registration
REGSS:  Center for the Study of Race, Ethnicity & Gender in the Social Sciences (in Trinity)
REMEDY:  Recovered Medical Equipment for the Developing World
REQ:  Required
RIC:  Recruitment Innovation Center (in CTSI)
RiDE:  Re-imagining Doctoral Education
RIO:  Research Integrity Office (now DOSI)
RLHS:  Residential Life and Housing Services (see HRL)
RMT:  Research Management Team
RLSP: Robertson Scholars Leadership Program
ROD:  Record of Destruction
ROI:  Return on Investment  or  Release of Information
RPA:  Robotic Processing Automation
RPL:  Research Program Leader
RPM:  Research Practice Manager
RPPR:  Research Performance Progress Report
RQMP:  Research Quality Management Program
RTC:  Research Translation and Commercialization
RTF:  Rich Text Format
RTIF:  Return Transaction Interface Facility
RUF:  Reformed University Fellowship


SaaS:  Software as a Service
SAE:  Serious Adverse Event (in research)
SAM:  Service Access Manager  or  Sensor Array and Multipath Signal Processing Lab
SAP:  System Applications and Products (Duke's payroll and financial system)
SBAR:  Situation-Background-Assessment-Recommendation
SBIR: Small Business Innovation Research 
SBR:  Site-Based Research
SCAC:  Scalable Computing Advisory Committee (a RCAC committee)
SCAP:  Science Culture and Accountability Plan
SCHED: IDX Appointment Scheduling System
SCHIP:  State Children's Health Insurance Program
SCOHP:  Student Collaborative on Health Policy 
SCORES: Surgical Center for Outcomes Research
SDAL:  Signature and Delegation of Authority Log
SDAO:  Student Disability Access Office
SEEDS: Sustaining Equity, Elevating Diversity in Surgery (SOM)
SEELRC: Slavic and Eurasian Language Resource Center
SEI:  Sensitive Electronic Information
SEPC:  Special Event Planners Council
SHAPE:  Sexual Harassment and Assault Prevention and Education
SHC:  Strength, Hope & Caring (Duke Health program)
SIP:  Shelter in Place
SIQEM:  SSRI Initiative on Qualitative, Ethnographic & Mixed-Methods Research
SIR:  Security Incident Response
SISS:  Student Information Services and Systems
SLAPLAB:  Science, Law and Policy Lab
SLG:  Senior Leadership Group  or  Security Liaisons Group  or  Scientific Leadership Group  or  Selective Living Groups
SLR:  Staff and Labor Relations (in HR)
SMIF:  Shared Materials Instrumentation Facility (in Pratt)
SMS:  Siemens Medical Solutions
SMTP:  Simple Mail Transfer Protocol
SNAP:  Streamlined Noncompeting Award Process
SO: Signing Official
SOC:  Security Operations Center
SOCR: (Department of) Surgery Office of Clinical Research
SOD:  Segregation of Duties
SOM:  School of Medicine
SON:  School of Nursing
SORF:  Surgical Oncology Research Facility
SOT: Solid Organ Transplant
SOuRCE:  Survey of Organizational Research Climate
SPARC:  Sponsored Programs Assurance and Research Compliance (in OARC)
SPD:  Sterile Processing Department
SPDG:  Sarah P. Duke Gardens
SPIRE:  (Duke) STEM Pathways for Inclusion, Readiness and Excellence
SPM:  A Microsystems, Inc. system used in SPD
SPOC:  Single Point of Contact
SPS:  Sponsored Projects System
SQAP:  Scientific Quality Assurance Plan
SRA: Sponsored Research Agreement
SRS:  Safety Reporting System
SSN:  Social Security Number
SSO:  Single Sign-On
SSPACISS:  Statistical Signal Processing Applied to Cochlear Implants and Subsurface Sensing
SSPP:  Sanford School of Public Policy
SSRI:  Social Science Research Institute
STAQ: Software-Tailored Architecture for Quantum Codesign (in Pratt)
STAR:  Space Tracking and Reporting 
STEM:  Science, Technology, Engineering & Math
STINGAR: Shared Threat Intelligence, Network Gatekeeper, Automated Response (OIT platform)
STTR: Small Business Technology Transfer


T3:  Trainee Tracking Tool (SOM)
TABFAR: Temporary Adjustments to Base for Administrative Roles (calculation of Institutional Base Salary)
TBOC: Trinity Board of Visitors
TBS:  Treasury Billing Services
TCA&S: Trinity College of Arts & Science
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
TGMS: Toxic Gas Monitoring System
TGS:  The Graduate School
TIN:  Taxpayer Identification Number
TIP:  Talent Identification Program
TMAD:  This Month at Duke
TOF:  Transforming Our Future (DUHS initiative)
TOS:  Type of Service
TQMS:  Total Quality Management System
TRDC: Triangle Research Data Center (SSRI)
TRHT:  Duke Center for Truth, Racial Healing & Transformation
TriCEM:  Triangle Center for Evolutionary Medicine
TRLN: Triangle Research Libraries Network  (Duke, NCCU, NCSU, UNC)
TSCHE:  (The Mary Duke Biddle) Trent Semans Center for Health Education
TTS:  Trinity Technology Services
TUNL:  Triangle Universities Nuclear Laboratory 
TXSV:  Transplant Services


UB:  Uniform Bill
UB92:  Uniform Billing Code of 1992
UC:  Unapplied Cash
UCAE: University Center Activities & Events
UDN:  (Duke) Undiagnosed Diseases Network
UDV: University Development
UG:  Uniform Guidance (officially "Uniform Administrative Requirements, Cost Principles, and Audit Requirements for Federal Awards" issued by the U.S. Office of Management & Budget)
UIC:  University Institutes and Centers
UPEF: Undergraduate Program Enhancement Fund
UPGG:  University Program in Genetics and Genomics
UPIN:  Universal Physician Identification Number
UPIRTSO:  Unanticipated Problems Involving Risks to Subjects or Others (in clinical research)
URS:  Undergraduate Research Support Office
USP:  University Scholars Program


VA:  Veterans' Affairs
VBA:  Visual Basic for Applications
VBPI:  Value-Based Performance Improvement
VC:  Vice Chancellor  or  Vice Chair
VIP:  Vertical Integration Program
VOIP:  Voice Over Internet Protocol (Duke phones)
VP:  Vice President  or  Vice Provost
VPN:  Virtual Private Network


WAN:  Wide Area Network
WaSH-AID:  (Duke Center for) Water, Sanitation, Hygiene and Infectious Disease
W@D:  Working@Duke
WBSE:  Work Breakdown Structure Element
WC:  Workers' Compensation
WCS:  Work Culture Survey
WDI:  Washington Duke Inn & Golf Club
WF:  Workflow
WIN:  Women's Impact Network
WWW:  World Wide Web


XC/TF:  Cross-Country and Track & Field


YTD:  Year-to-Date



1:1   One-on-One
25Live:  Duke Event Management scheduling system
277:  Specific format of Health Care Claims Notification
835:  Specific format of an Electronic Remittance Advice (payment notification)
837:  Specific format of Health Care Claims Transaction Set
1040:  Specific format of an Electronic Remittance Advice (payment notification)
4010:  Specific format of an Electronic Remittance Advice (payment notification)

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