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Flight Attendant Medical Research Institute

Manager: Nicole Gadway
Priority: Open

BACKGROUND

Established in 2000 in FL.

Flight Attendant Medical Research Institute (FAMRI) was established as a result of a Class Action suit brought on behalf of non-smoking flight attendants in October 1991 in Dade County Circuit Court (Miami) against the tobacco industry. The suit sought damages for diseases and deaths caused to flight attendants by exposure to second hand tobacco smoke in airline cabins. The settlement included the establishment of a not-for-profit medical research foundation with funding by the tobacco industry of $300 million.

FIELDS OF INTEREST

lung diseases, lung research, medical research

LIMITATIONS

No grants to individuals who are currently receiving money from tobacco companies.

FINANCIAL DATA

Total giving: $18,107,980

Qualifying distributions: $20,373,930

Giving activities include:

$18,107,980 for grants

SELECTED GRANTS

  • $1,751,824 to Mount Sinai Medical Center, New York, NY, in 2012. For research project at Flight Attendant Medical Research Institute, Inc. (FAMRI)-International Early Lung Cancer Action Programme (IELCAP) Center for Early Detection of Second Hand Tobacco Smoke Diseases
  • $1,700,000 to American Committee for the Weizmann Institute of Science, New York, NY, in 2012. For research projects at Center for Advanced Research on Lung Cancer (CARE)
  • $1,627,500 to Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, MD, in 2012. For research projects at Johns Hopkins Flight Attendant Medical Research Institute, Inc. (FAMRI) Center of Excellence
  • $1,627,500 to American Academy of Pediatrics, Elk Grove Village, IL, in 2012. For research projects at Julius B. Richmond, MD Center of Excellence for Children
  • $271,250 to Lunds Universitet, Lund, Sweden, in 2012. For research projects at Flight Attendant Medical Research Institute, Inc. (FAMRI) Scandinavian Center of Excellence on Treatment of Second Hand Smoke Effects
  • $108,500 to Boston Medical Center, Boston, MA, in 2012. For research project, Smoking and Intrauterine Growth Restriction (IUGR), poor growth of a baby while in the mother's womb during pregnancy
  • $108,500 to University of Texas Health Science Center, Tyler, TX, in 2012. For research project, Second Hand Smoke and Atherosclerosis
  • $108,500 to National Jewish Health, Denver, CO, in 2012. For research project, Human Alveolar Type II Cell Injury by Cigarette Smoke
  • $108,500 to Yale University, New Haven, CT, in 2012. For research project, The Mechanisms of Synergy Between Cigarette Smoke and Respiratory Syncytial Vvirus (RSV)
  • $108,500 to Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, MD, in 2012. For research project, Cigarette Smoke Induces XOR Mediated Apoptosis