FAMRI & Other Centers of Excellence

The Flight Attendant Medical Research Institute (FAMRI) sponsors scientific and medical research for the early detection, prevention, treatment, and cure of diseases and medical conditions caused from exposure to tobacco smoke and to ensure that health care providers ask the right questions of their patients about secondhand tobacco smoke exposure. A FAMRI Center of Excellence grant founded the Julius B. Richmond Center at the American Academy of Pediatrics. The Academy is grateful to FAMRI for its continued support for research in secondhand smoke.

Other FAMRI Centers of Excellence

UCSF Bland Lane FAMRI Center of Excellence
The University of California San Francisco's Bland Lane FAMRI Center of Excellence conducts cardiovascular and pulmonary health research. The Center is currently conducting a research study focused on the health of flight attendants and health conditions resulting from exposure to secondhand smoke.

Weizmann Institute
The Weizmann Institute, a FAMRI Center of Excellence located in Israel, focuses on advanced research on lung cancer. The main goal of this project is to gain a comprehensive understanding of the molecular genetic events underlying the initiation and progression of lung cancer.

Johns Hopkins FAMRI Center of Excellence
The FAMRI Center of Excellence at Johns Hopkins University covers a wide range of topics including the effects of secondhand smoke exposure and disease detection. The Center enhances the impact of FAMRI research for the early detection and treatment of diseases caused by exposure to tobacco smoke.

FAMRI-International Early Lung Cancer Action Program (IELCAP) Collaborative Network
An initiative between FAMRI and the International Early Lung Cancer Action Program provided New York City's Mount Sinai Medical Center and other institutions around the world opportunity to collaborate on a clinical program to enhance early detection and treatment of diseases related to secondhand smoke.