AMA Foundation gets $100,000 to help physicians

NEWS IN BRIEF — Posted Nov. 21, 2005

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The Flight Attendant Medical Research Institute gave the AMA Foundation's Health Care Recovery Fund a $100,000 grant Nov. 2.

The money will aid doctors affected by disasters, including helping physicians rebuild in the wake of hurricanes Katrina, Rita and Wilma.

The recovery fund, started with a $100,000 grant from the AMA, is an ongoing fund that provides grants to physicians affected by natural or man-made disasters. The AMA Foundation is accepting donations online (link) or by check. Checks should be mailed to the AMA Foundation, 515 N. State St., Chicago, IL 60610.

About 100 physicians have applied for the grants since the fund's inception in October. Physicians whose practices were damaged or destroyed in areas declared disaster zones by the Federal Emergency Management Agency are eligible to apply. Grant applications may be submitted online or are available for download on the AMA Web site (link).

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