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AUBURN UNIVERSITY

SILVICULTURAL HERBICIDE COOPERATIVE
The Cooperative was founded in 1980 at Auburn University, Auburn, AL, to research herbicide use in tree farming.

In 1999, the Cooperative received $9,100 from each of the following companies: Champion International, Westvaco, Weyerhaeuser, The Timber Company, Boise Cascade, Temple-Inland, Rayonier, Foley Timber and Land, Gulf States Paper, and Mead Coated Board. In 1999, the Cooperative also received $4,550 from each of the following companies: American Cyanamid, Monsanto, Dow AgroSciences, E.I. Dupont Agriculture Products, and Novartis. (Southern Industrial Forestry Research Council Report No. 7: A Review of Cooperative Forestry Research in the South; http://www.afandpa.org/forestry/Science/SIFRC_rep7v2.pdf; accessed 6/12/01)

SOUTHERN FORESTRY NURSERY MANAGEMENT COOPERATIVE
The Cooperative was established in 1970 at Auburn University, Auburn, AL, to research tree seedling production and use.

In 1999, the Cooperative received $7,800 from each of the following companies: Bowater, Champion International, International Paper, Louisiana Pacific, Westvaco, Weyerhaeuser, The Timber Company, Boise Cascade, Temple-Inland, Malpus, Stone Smurfit, U.S. Alliance, Plum Creek, Rayonier, International Forest, and the Bosch Nursery. (Southern Industrial Forestry Research Council Report No. 7: A Review of Cooperative Forestry Research in the South; http://www.afandpa.org/forestry/Science/SIFRC_rep7v2.pdf; accessed 6/12/01)

 
BOSTON UNIVERSITY

SLONE EPIDEMIOLOGY CENTER

” The Slone Epidemiology Center is a public health research organization which focuses on studying the possible health effects of medications and a wide variety of other factors in adults and children.” (http://www.bu.edu/slone/AboutUs/TheSEC/TheSEC.htm; accessed 5/26/05)

The Slone Epidemiology Center has received support from the following companies: Astra, Aventis, Bayer AG, Bristol-Myers, Celgene, Ciba-Geigy, Glaxo Wellcome, Hoeschst AG, Hoffman-La Roche, Lichtwer, McNeil Consumer Products, Merck Research Laboratories, Merrell Dow, Novartis, Pfizer, Procter and Gamble, Rhone-Poulenc, SmithKline Beecham, Sterling, Warner-Lambert, and Whitehall. (Am J Epidemiol. 2003;158:609-16.)

Case-control study on the association of upper GI bleeding and nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs in Japan, sponsored by Pfizer. (June 2002-2005)

Evaluation of the thalidomide fetal exposure prevention program/thalidomide survey funded by Celgene Corp. (October, 1998 – present)

Pregnancy health interview study/birth defects study supported in part by Hoffman LaRoche and other pharmaceutical companies. (1976 – current)

Thai studies of aplastic anemia and agranulocytosis supported in part by Hoechst AG. (January 1989 – February 2004)

Survey of Isotretinoin use in women funded by Barr Laboratories, Bertek Pharmaceuticals, Ranbaxy Pharmaceuticals (December, 2002 to present)

Post-marketing surveillance of drugs used to treat irritable bowel syndrome using a pharmacy-based cohort funded by GlaxoSmithKline. (February 2002 - July 2002)

Study of Accutane in women supported by Hoffmann-La Roche, Inc. (1989-2003)

Multicenter study of gastroschisis and small intestinal defects (SIA) funded by Warner Lambert Co.; Procter and Gamble Co.; Marion Merrell Dow, Inc. (August 1994 - November 1998)

Study of serious infections in children funded by McNeil Consumer Products Co.; Whitehall-Robins Healthcare (April 1996 – December 1998).

Study of severe anaphylaxsis supported by Hoechst; Ciba-Geigy. (February 1992 - June 1997)

(http://www.bu.edu/slone/Research/ResearchStudies.htm; accessed 5/26/05)


BOSTON COLLABORATIVE DRUG SURVEILLANCE PROGRAM
The Collaborative was established in 1966 and conducts “studies in the field of pharmaco-epidemiology using large automated patient databases.” (http://www.bu.edu/bcdsp/ accessed 10/23/01)

Supported in part by grants from Astra AB, Bayer AG, Berlex Laboratories, Boots Healthcare International, Glaxo Wellcome, Hoffman-La Roche, RW Johnson Pharmaceutical Research Institute, McNeil Consumer Products Company, and Novartis Pharmaceuticals. (J. Clin. Pharmacol. 2000;50:46)


BOSTON UNIVERSITY SCHOOL OF MEDICINE

Corporate sponsors for research:

  • Celgene Corporation donated $336,000 for “Evaluation of Thalidomide Fetal Exposure Prevention Program”
  • Ranbaxy Pharmaceuticals gave $697,256 to continue support of the multi-year project “Survey of Isotreninoin use in women”
  • McNeill Laboratories donated $80,000 for research awards
  • Merck has donated $75,000 to a medical education fund established in the name of the company
  • Auxilium Pharmaceuticals, Inc. has given $35,000 for a “Sexual Medicine Fellowship”

(http://www.bumc.bu.edu/www/bumc/coc/images/medmagwinter2005.pdf; accessed 5/6/05)


INSTITUTE ON LIFESTYLE AND HEALTH

The institute sponsors “…studies which look at the effects on health of moderate alcohol consumption, particularly wine.” In 2005 the Institute on Lifestyle and Health, directed by Curtis Ellison, M.D., Professor of Medicine and Chief, Section of Preventive Medicine, has received a $50,000 grant from the Brown-Forman Corporation, a producer of wine and spirit-brands, and $25,000 from the Wine Group, Inc. ( http://www.bumc.bu.edu/www/bumc/coc/images/medmagwinter2005.pdf; accessed 5/6/05) The institute receives roughly 10% of its funding from the alcoholic beverage industry. (Mortin, Molly. “To your health- Moderating the facts and fears about prescribing wine,” The Seattle Times, 10/11/98, p.6; Kno, Richard A. “Wine labels' approval stirs spirited debate,” The Boston Globe, 2/6/99, p.A3; Burling, Stacey. “Doctors loath to laud alcohol,” The Denver Post, 1/24/00, p.E3)

 
UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA AT BERKELEY

DEPARTMENT OF PLANT AND MICROBIAL BIOLOGY

The Department of Plant and Microbial Biology at UC-Berkeley signed a 5-year, $25-million research agreement with Novartis (currently Syngenta) in 1998. The university researchers were also given access to Novartis’ gene-sequencing technology and DNA database on plant genomics. “Novartis was given first rights to negotiate licenses to patents on a proportion of the discoveries made in the department, and received two seats on a five-member committee set up to select research projects. (http://www.mindfully.org/GE/GE4/Novartis-Revisited-ChapelaFeb02.htm; accessed 3/30/05) The collaboration ended in 2003. (Cummings, Claire Hope. “Trespass,” World Watch, 1/1/05, p.24)

 
UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA AT DAVIS

The dean of the University of California at Davis’ College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences recently acknowledged that roughly 20 percent of the college’s $165 million annual research budget comes from industry. (Scola, N. Monsanto U: Agribusiness's Takeover of Public Schools, AlterNet, 2/15/08)

According to the Sacramento Bee, UC-Davis has received grants from Syngenta, DuPont and Bayer. (Knudson, Tom and Bee, Lee Mike. “Biotech industry funds bumper crop of UC Davis research,” Sacramento Bee, 6/8/04. p.A1) Monsanto is a financial sponsor for many UCD projects (McDaniel, Mike. “Genetically engineered crops come under fire at UC-Davis,” University Wire, 9/30/99) In the fiscal years 2003 and 2004 businesses, agricultural marketing boards and private interest groups contributed $43.9 million or approximately 10 percent of the total financial support for on-going research. (http://research.ucdavis.edu/publications/2003_04.pdf; accessed 4/1/05)

 
UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA AT SANTA BARBARA

DONALD BREN SCHOOL OF ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCE & MANAGEMENT
“A professional school aimed at training graduate students in rigorous, interdisciplinary approaches to environmental problem solving .... [The school is also involved in] the study of humankind’s impact on natural resources and other environmental problems, and finding solutions based on a legal, political, and business context.” (http://www.esm.ucsb.edu/about/index.html; accessed 9/27/02)

Strategic partners include:

  • Armstrong
  • Johnson Controls
  • Milliken Carpet
  • Pacific Earth Resources
  • Parker Boiler Co.
  • Powerlight
  • Sarnafil, US
  • Southern California Edison
  • To Market
  • Valley Crest Tree Company
  • Waterless, Co.

(http://www.esm.ucsb.edu/about/strategic_partners.html; accessed 9/27/02)

 
UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA AT LOS ANGELES

According to a November 9, 1998 press release by Nu Skin Enterprises, Inc., its wholly owned subsidiary, Pharmanex, will fund the UCLA Center for Human Nutrition, Pharmanex Phytochemical Laboratory—the first center of its kind for scientific research in the dietary supplement industry to develop dietary supplements. (Business Wire, 11/9/98)

 
CARNEGIE MELLON UNIVERSITY

CENTER FOR THE STUDY AND IMPROVEMENT OF REGULATION
Housed in the Department of Engineering and Public Policy in the Carnegie Institute of Technology, the CSIR analyzes strategies for improving risk management and regulations.

“Initial financial support for the center and for center-related activities is provided by grants from several corporations, foundations, and trade associations including: Exxon, Ford, Alcoa, the Chemical Manufacturers Association, and the American Petroleum Institute.” (http://www.epp.cmu.edu/csir/; accessed 9/19/02)

 
CLEMSON UNIVERSITY

CLEMSON UNIVERSITY INTERNATIONAL CENTER FOR AUTOMOTIVE RESEARCH

"CU-ICAR's mission is to establish world-class facilities for automotive/motorsports research, provide internationally recognized graduate automotive engineering programs, and to be the university/industry interface for the associated engineering, management, marketing and communication disciplines." (http://www.clemson.edu/autoresearch/mission.htm; accessed 9/1/06)

BMW gave $10 million in 2002 to CU-ICAR for two professorships. BMW representatives advise Clemson on the Center's curriculum and sit on the automotive school's advisory board. Automotive suppliers including Michelin and Timken Company have also endowed CU- ICAR professorships. (Lynnley Browning, "BMW's Custom-Made University," New York Times, 8/29/06, p. C1)

 
COLUMBIA UNIVERSITY

INSTITUTE OF HUMAN NUTRITION
The New York Times reported that Columbia’s Institute of Human Nutrition “forged an agreement with Mr. Price [president of a nutritional-supplements company] for fees and a share of the company. (New York Times, 8/2/00, p.1)

THE FU FOUNDATION SCHOOL OF ENGINEERING AND APPLIED SCIENCE
According to the Fu Foundation School's spring 1999 newsletter, Engineering News, between July 1, 1997 and June 30, 1998, the FFSEAS received restricted and unrestricted support from the following corporate sponsors:

  • 3Com Corporation
  • ABB C-E, Inc.
  • Abbott Laboratories Fund
  • ABC, Inc.
  • Academic Press
  • Advanced Network & Services, Inc.
  • Air Products Foundation
  • Alcoa Foundation
  • Allegheny Ludlum Corporation
  • Allied Signal Foundation, Incorporated
  • American Electric Power Service Corp.
  • American Express Foundation
  • American Home Products Corporation
  • American International Group, Incorporated
  • American National Can Company
  • American Telephone & Telegraph Foundation
  • Ameritech Foundation
  • Amoco Foundation, Inc.
  • Analog Development Funding Corporation
  • Analog Devices, Incorporated
  • Andersen Consulting Foundation
  • ANGUS Chemical Company
  • ARCO Foundation, Incorporated
  • Argonaut Group, Incorporated
  • Armco Foundation
  • Armstrong Foundation
  • Asahi Chemical Industry Company, Limited
  • Avery Dennison Corporation
  • Ayco Charitable Foundation
  • Bankers Trust Foundation
  • Bakish Materials Corporation
  • Bank of New York
  • BankAmerica Foundation
  • C.R. Bard Foundation, Inc.
  • Baxter Allegiance Foundation
  • Becton Dickinson and Company
  • Bell Atlantic Foundation
  • Bell Communications Research
  • BellSouth Telecommunications
  • Bethlehem Steel Corporation
  • Borden Foundation, Incorporated
  • Bristol-Myers Squibb Foundation, Inc.
  • Samuel Bronfman Foundation, Incorporated
  • BASF Corporation
  • The BOC Group, Incorporated
  • BP America, Incorporated
  • BP Exploration & Oil Inc.
  • C. S. Business Systems, Inc.
  • Celerity Systems, Inc.
  • Champion International Corporation
  • The Chase Manhattan Foundation
  • Chevron Companies
  • Chubb & Son, Incorporated
  • Citicorp Foundation
  • Fidelity Investments Charitable Gift Fund
  • Colgate-Palmolive Company
  • Columbia Energy Foundation
  • Computer Associates International, Inc.
  • Consolidated Edison Company of New York
  • Cooper Alloy Corporation
  • Coopers & Lybrand Foundation
  • Corning Incorporated Foundation
  • Cytec Industries, Incorporated
  • CSC Index, Incorporated
  • Dean Witter Reynolds, Incorporated
  • Degussa Corporation/Metal Group
  • Deutsche Bank North America
  • The Dibner Fund, Incorporated
  • R. R. Donnelley & Sons Company
  • The Dow Chemical Company Foundation
  • Dow Jones & Company, Inc.
  • Duracell, Incorporated
  • Ebenfelt Associates LP
  • Elf Atochem North America Foundation
  • Emerson Electric Company
  • Joseph F. Engelberger Foundation, Inc.
  • Ernst & Young Foundation
  • Exxon Education Foundation
  • Fidelity Foundation
  • Fidelity Investments Charitable Gift Fund
  • First Chicago NBD Corporation
  • Ford Motor Company Fund
  • Forge, Inc.
  • France Telecom, Inc.
  • Fred Algers & Co. Inc.
  • Fuji Capital Markets Corporation
  • Fujitsu Laboratories Ltd.
  • Leo and Eva Gans Foundation, Inc.
  • General Electric Fund
  • General Motors Corporation
  • General Motors Foundation
  • General Signal Corporation
  • The Gillette Company
  • Glen Arm Building Company, Inc.
  • Goldman, Sachs Fund
  • General Public Utilities, Inc.
  • GTE Foundation
  • The Hershey Foods Corporation
  • Hewitt Associates LLC
  • Hewlett Packard Company
  • Hoechst Celanese Foundation, Inc.
  • Hoffmann-La Roche, Incorporated
  • Hughes Electronics
  • H B & G bv
  • Dover Fund, Inc.
  • Instron Corporation
  • Intel Corporation
  • International Business Machines Corporation
  • International Business Machines International Foundation
  • International Exposition Company, Inc.
  • International Nickel Company, Limited
  • InterVentional Technologies Inc.
  • ISP Management Company, Inc.
  • ITT Industries, Inc.
  • Johnson & Johnson Family of Companies
  • KDD R & D Laboratories
  • Kennedy/Jenks Consultants, Inc.
  • Eastman Kodak Company
  • Kulite Semiconductor Products, Inc.
  • Eli Lilly and Company Foundation
  • Lippo Securities Holding Limited
  • Lockheed Martin Corporate Foundation
  • Lucent Technologies Foundation
  • Lucent Technologies, Incorporated
  • The M. W. Kellogg Company
  • The McGraw-Hill Companies Foundation, Inc.
  • The Mead Corporation Foundation
  • Merck Company Foundation
  • Merrill Lynch & Company Foundation, Inc.
  • Metropolitan Life Foundation
  • Mitsubishi Heavy Industries, Ltd.
  • Mobil Foundation, Incorporated
  • Morgan Guaranty Trust Company of New York
  • Morgan Stanley & Co. Incorporated
  • National Semiconductor Corporation
  • NEC USA, Inc.
  • Northern Telecom, Inc.
  • Norton Company Foundation
  • NYNEX
  • Occidental Oil and Gas Charitable Foundation
  • Owens-Corning Foundation Inc.
  • J. C. Penney Company, Inc.
  • PepsiCo Foundation, Incorporated
  • The Perkin-Elmer Corporation
  • Perkin-Elmer Ltd
  • Pfizer Incorporated
  • Philip Morris Companies Inc.
  • Philips Electronics North America Corp.
  • Philips Laboratories
  • Phillips Petroleum Foundation, Inc.
  • Pittston Coal Management Company
  • Pittway Corporation Charitable Foundation
  • Polaroid Foundation, Incorporated
  • Price Waterhouse LLP Foundation
  • Procter & Gamble Fund
  • The Prudential Foundation
  • Public Service Electric and Gas Company
  • Public Service Enterprise Group, Incorporated
  • Quad/Graphics Incorporated
  • Reader's Digest Foundation
  • E. P. Reid, Incorporated
  • Republic National Bank of New York
  • Reuters America Incorporated
  • Rockwell Semiconductor Systems, Inc.
  • Rohm and Haas Company
  • The Salomon Foundation, Incorporated
  • Sanyo Electric Company, Inc.
  • Science Applications International Corp.
  • D. E. Shaw & Company, L.P.
  • The Shell Oil Company Foundation
  • Society for Industrial and Applied Mathematics
  • Sony Corporation
  • Sprint Foundation
  • The Stanley Works
  • Star Enterprise
  • H. C. Starck, Incorporated
  • Stone & Webster Engineering Corporation
  • Swiss Bank Corporation
  • Tektronix Foundation
  • Teledyne Charitable Trust Foundation
  • Tellabs Operations, Inc.
  • Texaco Foundation
  • Texas Instruments Foundation
  • Texas Instruments Incorporated
  • Three M Foundation, Incorporated
  • Toshiba International Foundation
  • TRW Foundation
  • Tyco Submarine Systems Ltd.
  • Unilever Research United States, Inc.
  • Unilever United States Foundation, Inc.
  • United Parcel Service Incorporated
  • United Technologies Corporation
  • U. S. West Foundation
  • USA Group Incorporated
  • Varian Associates, Incorporated
  • Virginia Power / North Carolina Power
  • Vitro Corporation
  • Warner Lambert Company
  • Xerox Corporation
  • Xerox Corporation U.S.A.

(http://www.engineering.columbia.edu/news/archive/engnews_s99/donors8.html; accessed 8/17/03)

 
CORNELL UNIVERSITY

NUTRITION INFORMATION CENTER
The group’s Calcium Information Center is funded by Tums, and the Garlic Information Center is funded by Kyolic. NIC issued a press release “prepared in cooperation with” the International Bottled Water Association.” (Wash. Post, 12/15/98, Health, p. 16).

NIC conducted a study on nutrition confusion, supported by the National Association of Margarine Manufacturers (1/13/00; Reuters Health)

 
UNIVERSITY OF FLORIDA

COOPERATIVE FOREST GENETICS RESEARCH PROGRAM
The Cooperative was established in 1954 at the University of Florida’s School of Forest Resources and Conservation in Gainesville to develop genetically-improved varieties of southern pines.

In 1999, it received $8,800 from each of the following corporations: Champion International, Foley Timber and Land, International Paper, Packaging Corporation of America, Rayonier, Smurfit-Stone Container, The Timber Company, and Weyerhaeuser. (Southern Industrial Forestry Research Council Report No. 7: A Review of Cooperative Forestry Research in the South; http://www.afandpa.org/forestry/Science/SIFRC_rep7v2.pdf; accessed 6/12/01)

DEFENSE GENES IN FOREST TREES PROGRAM
The Program was established in 1997 at the University of Florida’s School of Forest Resources and Conservation in Gainesville to perform genetic research on forest trees.

In 1999, it received $20,000 from each of the following companies: International Paper, Rayonier, Union Camp, and Westvaco. (Southern Industrial Forestry Research Council Report No. 7: A Review of Cooperative Forestry Research in the South; http://www.afandpa.org/forestry/ Science/SIFRC_rep7v2.pdf; accessed 6/12/01)

FOREST BIOLOGY RESEARCH COOPERATIVE
The Cooperative was founded at the University of Florida’s School of Forest Resources and Conservation in Gainesville in 1996 to improve tree farm productivity.

In 1999, the cooperative received $15,000 from each of the following corporations: Champion International, Foley Timber and Land, International Paper, Packaging Corporation of America, Rayonier, and The Timber Company. (Southern Industrial Forestry Research Council Report No. 7: A Review of Cooperative Forestry Research in the South; http://www.afandpa.org/forestry/Science/SIFRC_rep7v2.pdf accessed; 6/12/01)

 
GEORGE MASON UNIVERSITY

MERCATUS CENTER
Located at George Mason University, Arlington, VA, the Mercatus Center is “an education, research and outreach organization [working] with scholars, policy experts, and government officials to bridge academic learning and real world practice.”

A Koch family foundation has given Mercatus and George Mason University a total of $14.4 million since 1998. Charles Koch, CEO of Koch Industries and Mercatus Board of Directors member, donated his interest in limited partnerships to Mercatus that the think tank sold last year for $6.1 million. The Chamber of Commerce recently donated $50,000 to Mercatus to research tort reform. (Davis, Bob. With White House Ex-Staffers Mercatus Helps Zap Codes It Says Restrict Business, Wall Street Journal, 7/16/04) Since 1996, the Mercatus Center has received $50,000 from Enron and another $10,000 from a foundation set up by former Enron Chairman Kenneth L. Lay and his wife. (Washington Post, 1/25/02, A18) The following is a partial list of donors that have contributed $5,000 or more:

  • American Chemistry Council
  • American Health Care Association
  • Chicago Mercantile Exchange
  • Ernst & Young
  • Fannie Mae
  • Freddie Mac
  • International Paper
  • Merrill Lynch
  • Microsoft
  • NASDAQ
  • Pfizer
  • Xerox

(http://www.mercatus.org/; accessed 7/02/02; Email from Mercatus Center dated 2/14/02 on file at CSPI)

Members of the Mercatus Board of Directors include:

  • Professor Tyler Cowen, Chairman Holbert Harris Professor of Economics, George Mason University
  • Dr. Don Boudreaux, Chairman, Department of Economics, George Mason University & Senior Educational Advisor, Mercatus Center
  • Dr. Richard H. Fink, Koch Industries, Inc. & George Mason University Board of Visitors
  • Dr. Manuel H. Johnson, Johnson Smick Group; George Mason University Board of Visitors & Former Vice Chairman, Federal Reserve
  • Mr. Charles G. Koch, Chairman and CEO, Koch Industries, Inc.
  • Mr. Dwight C. Schar, Chairman and CEO, NVR, Inc.
  • Dr. Roger Silk, Chief Executive Officer , Sterling Foundation Management
  • Professor Vernon Smith, George Mason University

(http://www.mercatus.org/about/about.html; accessed 7/17/02)

Updated Membership for Board of Directors:

  • Frank Atkinson, Chairman, McGuireWoods Consulting, LLC
  • Tyler Cowen, General Director, Mercatus Center
  • Richard Fink, Executive Vice President, Koch Industries
  • Manuel Johnson, Co-Chairman, Johnson Smick Group
  • Charles Koch, Chairman and CEO, Koch Industries, Inc.
  • Dwight Schar, Chairman and CEO, NVR, Inc.
  • Vernon Smith, Professor of Economics and Law

(http://www.mercatus.org/board.php?menuid=1; accessed 2/17/05)

 
GEORGE WASHINGTON UNIVERSITY

CENTER FOR HEALTH SERVICES RESEARCH AND POLICY
“The George Washington University Center for Health Services Research and Policy is dedicated to providing policymakers, public health officials, health care administrators, and advocates with the information and ideas they need to improve access to quality, affordable health care.”

Funders include:

  • Abbott Laboratories
  • Agouron Pharmaceuticals
  • Bristol-Myers Squibb
  • Carnegie Corporation
  • Dupont Pharmaceuticals
  • Glaxo Wellcome, Inc.
  • HMA, Inc.
  • Hoffman-LaRoche, Inc.
  • The Merck Company Foundation
  • Pfizer, Inc.
  • Pharmacia & Upjohn Company

(http://www.gwhealthpolicy.org/about.htm; accessed 2/24/03)

 
GEORGETOWN UNIVERSITY

CENTER FOR FOOD AND NUTRITION POLICY
See VIRGINIA POLYTECHNIC INSTITUTE AND STATE UNIVERSITY

 
UNIVERSITY OF GEORGIA

CONSORTIUM FOR ACCELERATED PINE PRODUCTION
The Consortium was established in 1997 at the University of Georgia’s Warnell School of Forest Resources in Athens to research pine plantation management techniques.

In 1999, the Consortium received $10,000 from the following companies: Boise Cascade, Champion International, Gilman Paper, International Paper, Jefferson Smurfit, Mead Coated Board, Rayonier, Temple-Inland, The Timber Company, US Alliance, Westvaco, and Weyerhaeuser. (Southern Industrial Forestry Research Council Report No. 7: A Review of Cooperative Forestry Research in the South; http://www.afandpa.org/forestry/Science/SIFRC_rep7v2.pdf; accessed 6/12/01)

PLANTATION MANAGEMENT RESEARCH COOPERATIVE
The Cooperative was established in 1976 to research tree plantation management techniques.

Located at the University of Georgia’s Warnell School of Forest Resources in Athens, in 1999 the Cooperative received $8,750 from the following corporations: Boise Cascade, Champion International, Foley Timber and Land Company, Gilman Paper, International Paper, Jefferson Smurfit, Mead Coated Board, Rayonier, Temple-Inland, Tenneco Packaging, The Timber Company, Westvaco, and Weyerhaeuser. (Southern Industrial Forestry Research Council Report No. 7: A Review of Cooperative Forestry Research in the South; http://www.afandpa.org/ forestry/Science/SIFRC_rep7v2.pdf; accessed 6/12/01)

WOOD QUALITY CONSORTIUM
The Consortium was established in 1999 at the University of Georgia’s Warnell School of Forest Resources in Athens to study fast-growing plantation pines.

In 1999, the Consortium received $8,000 from each of the following companies: Boise Cascade, Champion International, Mead, Rayonier, Smurfit-Stone Container, Temple-Inland, The Timber Company, and Weyerhaeuser. (Southern Industrial Forestry Research Council Report No. 7: A Review of Cooperative Forestry Research in the South; http://www.afandpa.org/forestry/Science/SIFRC_rep7v2.pdf; accessed 6/12/01)

 
HARVARD UNIVERSITY

HARVARD UNIVERSITY MEDICAL SCHOOL/HARVARD SCHOOL OF PUBLIC HEALTH

According to the Wall Street Journal, Anheuser-Busch Cos. has "in the past two years donated $150,000 in doctoral-student scholarship funds to the Harvard School of Public Health." (Kevin Helliker, Sarah Ellison, "Anheuser Wants World to Know Beer Is Healthy," Wall Street Journal, 12/9/2005, p.B1)

“The Childhood Obesity Epidemic: Predictors and Strategies for Prevention” Symposium funded through unrestricted grants from:

  • McNeil Nutritionals, LLC
  • Gerber Products Company
  • McDonald’s Corporation
  • The Beverage Institute for Health and Wellness of The Coca Cola Company
  • ConAgra Foods Company
  • Dupont/Solae
  • Slim-Fast Foods Company
  • The Dannon Company
  • Nestle Nutrition Institute
  • Ross Products Division, Abbott Laboratories, Inc.
  • The Campbell Soup Company
  • The Peanut Institute
  • Wyeth Nutritionals

(http://www.hms.harvard.edu/nutrition/education/edu_nut_symp.html; accessed 3/24/05)

THE INSTITUTE FOR RESEARCH ON PATHOLOGICAL GAMBLING AND RELATED DISORDERS
According to its website, “The mission of the Division on Addictions at Harvard Medical School is to strengthen worldwide understanding of addiction through innovative research, education, and the global exchange of information. Our ultimate goal is to alleviate the individual, social, medical, and economic burdens caused by addictive behaviors. The Division will offer encouragement, education, and training to both the next generation of health care workers who treat addictive disorders and to scientists who study addiction. The Division will provide knowledge to public policy makers and the public alike. Finally, the Division will provide a message of compassion, tolerance, acceptance, and hope by representing Harvard's commitment to the advancement of addiction science.” ( http://www.hms.harvard.edu/doa/aboutus.htm ; accessed 11/9/04)

According to the Boston Globe, “Virtually all its funding comes from the gambling industry…Over the last four years, the institute has received nearly $5 million in industry. “In 2000, the [National Center for Responsible Gambling] promised Harvard Medical School's Division on Addictions $2.4 million for two years of work. The Harvard institute has kept about half the industry money for in-house research, distributing the rest in grants to researchers at other universities. Harvard renewed its contract with the NCRG for another two years in 2002 and recently signed a three-year deal expiring in 2007, maintaining the $1.2 million annual funding level. The contract is renewable at the discretion of the NCRG board, a 19-member panel the gambling industry touts as balanced between industry and non-industry people. However, four of 10 non-industry representatives have financial ties to the industry that are not disclosed in NCRG publications or federal tax forms, the Globe found.” (Mishra, Raja, “Gambling Industry Link to Harvard Draws Questions,” Boston Globe, 11/6/04, p. A1)

HARVARD CENTER FOR RISK ANALYSIS
According to its website, the HCRA "was launched in 1989 with the mission to promote public health by taking a broader view. By applying decision science to a wide range of risk issues, and by comparing various risk management strategies, HCRA hopes to empower informed public responses to health, safety and environmental challenges by identifying policies that will achieve the greatest benefits with the most efficient use of limited resources."  (http://www.hcra.harvard.edu/about.html; accessed 03/29/06)

HCRA Studies Supported by Industry Include:

The United States Tuna Foundation gave $500,000 for a 2005 study of the risks and benefits of hypothetical changes in fish consumption. (Am J Prev Med. 2005;29(4):325–34.; Burros, Marian, “Advisories on Fish and the Pitfalls of Good Intent,” The New York Times, 2/15/06, p. F5)

AT&T Wireless Services supported research on cell phone use while driving, later revised in a 2003 study. (http://www-nrd.nhtsa.dot.gov/departments/nrd-13/driver-distraction/PDF/Harvard.PDF and Risk Anal. 2003;23(1):5-7.)

The North American Insulation Manufacturers Association helped fund a study on particulate matter that analyzed models measuring PM2.5. (Risk Anal. 2002;22(5):895-904.)


HCRA's 2004 Industry Sponsers include (unrestricted grants):

  • 3M
  • Aetna Life & Casualty Company
  • Air Products and Chemicals, Inc.
  • Alcoa Foundation
  • American Automobile Manufacturers Association
  • American Chemistry Council
  • American Crop Protection Association
  • American Medical Association
  • Education and Research Foundation
  • American Petroleum Institute
  • American Plastics Council
  • Amoco Corporation
  • ARCO Chemical Company
  • ASARCO Inc.
  • Ashland Inc. Foundation
  • Association of American Railroads
  • Astra AB
  • Astra-Merck
  • AstraZeneca AB
  • AstraZeneca R&D Molndal
  • AstraZeneca US
  • Atlantic Richfield Corporation
  • Aventis Pharmaceuticals, Inc.
  • Ayco
  • BASF
  • Bethlehem Steel Corporation
  • Boatmen's Trust
  • Boise Cascade Corporation
  • BP America Inc.
  • Bristol-Myers Squibb
  • Business Roundtable
  • Cabot Corporation Foundation
  • Carolina Power and Light
  • Cement Kiln Recycling Coalition
  • Center for Energy and Economic Development
  • Chemical Manufacturers Association
  • Chevron Research & Technology Company
  • ChevronTexaco
  • Chlorine Chemistry Council
  • CIBA-GEIGY Corporation
  • Ciba Geigy Limited
  • CITGO Petroleum Company
  • Coalition for Vehicle Choice
  • The Coca-Cola Company
  • Commonwealth Fund
  • Cytec Industries
  • Delphi Automotive Systems
  • Dow Chemical Company
  • DowElanco
  • DuPont Agricultural Products
  • Eastman Chemical Company
  • Eastman Kodak Company
  • Edison Electric Institute
  • E.I. DuPont de Nemours & Company
  • Electric Power Research Institute
  • Emerson Electric
  • Exxon Corporation
  • ExxonMobil Corporation
  • FBC Chemical Corporation
  • FMC Corporation
  • Ford Motor Company
  • Fort James Foundation
  • Frito-Lay
  • General Electric Fund
  • General Motors Corporation
  • The Geon Company
  • Georgia-Pacific Corporation
  • Glaxo-Wellcome, Inc.
  • Glaxo-Smithkline Beecham
  • The Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company
  • Grocery Manufacturers of America
  • Hoechst Celanese Corporation
  • Hoechst Marion Roussel
  • Hoffman-LaRoche Inc.
  • ICI Americas Inc.
  • Inland Steel Industries
  • International Paper
  • The James River Corporation Foundation
  • Janssen Pharmaceutica Research
  • Johnson & Johnson
  • Kraft Foods
  • Louisiana Chemical Association
  • Lyondell Chemical Company
  • Mead Corporation Foundation
  • Medtronic
  • Merck & Company, Inc.
  • Merck Medco
  • Microban
  • Millenium Chemical Company
  • Mobil Foundation, Inc.
  • Monsanto Company
  • National Food Processors Association
  • National Rural Water Association
  • National Steel
  • New England Power Service -- New
  • England Electric System
  • Nippon Yakin Kogyo
  • North American Insulation
  • Manufacturers Association
  • NOVA Chemicals, Inc.
  • Novartis Corporation
  • Novartis International
  • Olin Corporation Charitable Trust
  • Oxford Oil
  • Oxygenated Fuels Association
  • Parke-Davis
  • PepsiCo Inc.
  • The Pittston Company
  • Pfizer, Inc.
  • Pharmacia Upjohn
  • Pharmacia Corporation
  • Potlatch Corporation
  • PPG
  • Praxair, Inc.
  • Procter & Gamble Company
  • Reynolds Metals Company Foundation
  • Rhone-Poulenc, Inc.
  • Roche Pharmaceuticals
  • Rohm and Haas Company
  • Schering-Plough Corporation
  • Shell Oil Company Foundation
  • Texaco Foundation
  • Union Carbide Foundation
  • Unocal
  • USX Corporation
  • Volvo
  • Warner-Lambert
  • Westinghouse Electric Corporation
  • Westvaco
  • WMX Technologies, Inc.
  • Wyeth-Ayerst Research
  • Zeneca
(http://www.hcra.harvard.edu/unrestricted.html; accessed 03/29/06)

HCRA's 2004 Industry Sponsers include (restricted grants):

  • American Chemistry Council
  • American Crop Protection Association
  • American Farm Bureau Federation
  • American Industrial Health Council
  • Astra Zeneca Pharmaceuticals
  • AT & T Wireless
  • Berlex Lab
  • California Avocado Commission
  • Chlorine Chemistry Council
  • Eli Lilly & Co.
  • Electric Power Research Institute
  • Harvard Pilgrim Healthcare, Inc.
  • Health Canada
  • National Association of Home Builders
  • National Food Processors Association Research Foundation
  • NAVISTAR
  • Office of Health Economics/PhRMA
  • Pfizer, Inc.
  • Roche Global Pharmacoeconomic Research
  • Schering Plough
  • Society of the Plastics, Inc.
  • Society for Risk Analysis
  • Styrene Information and Research Center
  • Wireless Technology Research Foundation
(http://www.hcra.harvard.edu/restricted.html; accessed 03/29/06)

Restricted grants (2000) include:

  • American Chemistry Council
  • American Crop Protection Association
  • American Industrial Health Council
  • AT & T Wireless
  • Brookings Institution
  • California Avocado Commission
  • Chemical Manufacturers Association
  • Chlorine Chemistry Council
  • Electric Power Research Institute
  • Health Canada
  • Health and Environmental Sciences Group
  • International Life Science Institute/Risk Science Institute
  • National Association of Home Builders
  • National Institute of Justice
  • National Research Council
  • Office of Health Economics
  • Pfizer, Inc.
  • Public Health Advisory Board
  • Roche Global Pharmacoeconomic Research
  • Wireless Technology Research Foundation

Unrestricted grants from companies (2000) include:

  • 3M
  • Amoco
  • ARCO
  • BASF
  • Coca-Cola
  • Dow Chemical Company
  • Eastman Chemical Company
  • Ford Motor Co.
  • Frito-Lay
  • General Motors
  • Grocery Manufacturers of America
  • Hoechst Celanese Corp.
  • Monsanto
  • Novartis
  • PepsiCo
  • Procter & Gamble
  • Zeneca

(http://www.hcra.harvard.edu/restricted.html; July 31, 2000; 1999-2000 Annual Report)

Documents from the litigation against tobacco companies indicate that John Graham, the founder of HCRA, solicited and received $25,000 from Philip Morris but returned the check, asking that it come from Kraft, a Philip Morris subsidiary. (Letter from John Graham to Philip Morris Corporate Scientific Affairs, 1/31/92; on file at CSPI)

DEPARTMENT OF MOLECULAR AND CELLULAR BIOLOGY
According to the website, the Department of Molecular and Cellular Biology established the Corporate Associates Program (CAP) in 1995, “to stimulate interactions between Harvard scientists and members of the biomedical industries around the world. The program, by creating closer ties between the academy and industry, promotes the shared goal of scientific excellence in biomedical research and its beneficial application.”

Current CAP Members (2002) include:

  • Abbott Bioresearch Center
  • Agilent Technologies
  • AstraZeneca
  • Biogen
  • Curis
  • Dupont Pharmaceuticals
  • Genetics Institute
  • Genzyme Transgenics
  • Infinity Pharmaceuticals
  • Johnson & Johnson
  • MedAbiliti Software
  • Merck & Co
  • NetGenics
  • Novartis
  • Pfizer
  • Proteome
  • Sequitur
  • Wyeth/Ayerst

(http://www.mcb.harvard.edu/CAP/intro.html; accessed 7/31/03)

INSTITUTE OF CHEMISTRY AND CELL BIOLOGY/INITIATIVE FOR CHEMICAL GENETICS
According to The Scientist, Merck made a yearly contribution of $1 million for a period of five years (1998-2003) to Harvard's ICCB and has pledged a “generous gift” to support continuing graduate education at Harvard. (The Scientist, 6/13/03)

 
IOWA STATE UNIVERSITY

IOWA PORK INDUSTRY CENTER
The IPIC is “dedicated to serving the Iowa pork industry through educational programs and demonstrations of emerging production and marketing activities. [The IPIC] serves as the central access point for Iowa State University (ISU) programs related to the pork industry [and seeks to] integrate ISU resources that serve the pork industry by serving as an interdisciplinary catalyst.”

The IPIC receives approximately $180,000 from the ISU Extension program, roughly $100,000 from the Iowa Agricultural Experiment Station, and project specific funds from the Iowa Pork Producers Association, the National Pork Producers Council, and other agencies. (IPIC Brochure, on file at CSPI; accessed 9/13/02)

 
UNIVERSITY OF IOWA
FOMON INFANT NUTRITION UNIT

“The Unit consists of the Lora N. Thomas Metabolism Ward with satellite research sites in Cedar Rapids and Davenport, the Pediatric Nutrition Laboratory, a Data Management Office and an Administrative Office.” (http://www.uihealthcare.com/depts/med/pediatrics/divisions/nutritionresearch.html accessed 5/25/05)

The unit receives research grants from and conducts clinical trials funded by Ross Product Division, Nestlé, and Mead Johnson Nutritional. (Circulation. 2005;111:1897-903.)

 
JOHNS HOPKINS UNIVERSITY

RISK SCIENCES AND PUBLIC POLICY INSTITUTE
Located in Johns Hopkins University’s Bloomberg School of Public Health, the Risk Sciences and Public Policy Institute is “dedicated to the protection of health through education, service and research in risk and policy.” (http://www.jhsph.edu/RiskSciences/About_the_Institute/index.html; accessed 9/19/02)

The institute was established with a $1.85 million grant from CSX Corp., an East Coast rail and freight company. (Baltimore Sun, 10/10/95, p. B2)

 
LOUISIANA STATE UNIVERSITY

PENNINGTON BIOMEDICAL RESEARCH CENTER
“Opened in 1988, the Pennington Center houses 40 research laboratories, 17 core service facilities, inpatient and outpatient clinics, a research kitchen, an administrative area, and more than $20 million in technologically advanced equipment. More than 425 physicians, scientists, and support personnel focus their research efforts on four key areas: functional foods, obesity, nutrition and chronic diseases, and health and performance enhancement.” (http://www.pbrc.edu/about.htm)

Studies on caffeine and ephedra were sponsored mainly by diet-aid companies. According to the Sunday Advocate, the center will receive $1,101,140 from private companies marketing ephedra and similar products. The Sunday Advocate listed the following companies as having funded obesity studies at LSU: Nutricia USA, an arm of Royal Numico, a company that makes and sells dietary supplements through GNC stores; Takeda, which makes drugs dealing with diabetes, insomnia and digestive problems; and Metabolife. (Barrouquere, Brett. “Pennington studies diet supplements,” Sunday Advocate (Baton Rouge), 9/14/03)

Founding benefactors

($500,000 or more)

  • Bank One
  • Entergy Corporation
  • United Companies Financial Corporation

Founders’ Council

($100,000 or more)

  • Albermarle Corporation
  • Hancock Bank & Trust Companies
  • Knoll Pharmaceuticals
  • The Lamar Companies

Directors’ Council

($50,000 or more)

  • Exxon Mobil Corporation
  • Guaranty Corporation
  • Roche Laboratories
  • Slim Fast Foods Company
  • Turner Industries, Ltd.

Distinguished Fellow

($25,000 or more)

  • Agritech Corporation
  • Dow Chemical
  • Buquet & LeBlanc, Inc.
  • MARS Incorporated
  • Phytornedics, Inc.

Patron

($10,000 or more)

  • Amgen
  • Eli Lilly
  • BMD Biosciences
  • Kraft Foods
  • McNeill Nutritionals

Nutrition Council

($5,000 or more)

  • Crestar Financial Corporation
  • Community Coffee Company, LLC
  • Petrin Corporation
  • PPD
  • Proctor & Gamble

(http://www.pbrc.edu/pdf/PBRCSciReport2003.pdf; accessed 4/19/05)

Founding Benefactors

($500,000 or more)

  • Banc One
  • United Companies
  • Entergy Corporation

Founder’s Council

($100,000 or more)

  • Albemarle Corporation
  • Hancock Bank
  • Knoll Pharmaceutical

Director’s Council

($50,000 or more)

  • Lamar Corporation
  • Slim-Fast Foods Company

Distinguished Fellow

($25,000 or more)

  • BASF Corporation

Patron

($10,000 or more)

  • Lamar Corporation
  • Roche Laboratories, Inc.

(http://www.pbrc.edu/pdf/scientificreport2002.pdf; accessed 3/3/02)

 
MASSACHUSETTS INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY

“The Massachusetts Institute of Technology and Merck & Co., Inc....have announced a long-term research and education collaboration to pursue joint initiatives in both MIT science and engineering...[u]nder the terms [of the funding agreement], Merck will have certain patent and technology license rights to developments resulting from the Merck-supported collaborations in exchange for funding up to $15 million over the initial five-year period, with an option to extend these collaborations to ten years....

“Merck will engage broadly with MIT Science and Bioengineering through the support of faculty in science and bioengineering areas in developing technology and research....Under the agreement, MIT will propose programs and projects to joint collaboration managers....

“In addition, Merck will support a group of 18 Merck Scholars through creation of a MIT-Merck Fellowship Program — eight scholars at the graduate level in engineering, physical science and mathematics — and ten at the post-doctoral level in biological science.”

(http://web.mit.edu/newsoffice/nr/1997/43449.html; accessed 9/22/03)

 
UNIVERSITY OF MASSACHUSETTS

ANNUAL CONFERENCE ON SOILS, SEDIMENTS, AND WATER

According to its website, "The conference attracts...a number of industries including railroad, petroleum, transportation, utilities; the environmental engineering and consulting community; and academia. (http://www.umasssoils.com/index.htm; accessed 3/2/04)

Corporate Sponsors of the 2003 Conference Include:

Benefactors:

  • American Chemistry Council
  • Chickadee Mining Company
  • Chickadee Remediation Company
  • ENSR International
  • Environmental Business Solutions International, Inc.
  • Lyondell Chemical


  • Sponsors:
  • AMEC Earth and Environmental, Inc.
  • American Petroleum Institute
  • Regenesis
  • RETEC


  • Supporters:
  • 3M
  • Alpha Analytical Labs
  • CRC/Lewis Press
  • EA Engineering, Science & Technology
  • Exponent
  • Geovation Technologies, Inc.
  • K-V Associates
  • LSP Association
  • Shaw Environmental & Infrastructure
  • Texaco, Inc.
  • The Dragun Corporation
  • Tighe & Bond, Inc.

  • (http://www.umasssoils.com/sponsors&supporters.htm; accessed 3/2/04)


    UNIVERSITY OF MASSACHUSETTS MEDICAL SCHOOL

    Established in 1970, UMMS’s “basic mission is to serve the people of the commonwealth through national distinction in health sciences education, research, public service and clinical care.” (http://www.umassmed.edu/about/; accessed 6/4/03)

    UMMS received $9,891,093 (10% of total funding) in grants and contracts during the 2000 fiscal year and $7,004,309 (6%) for the 2001 fiscal year from industry sources.

    UMMS Summary Listing of Grants & Contracts: by Sponsor Category as of June 30, 2001:

    Industrial

    Sponsor Project Count Total Cost
    Abacus 1 $60,000
    Abbott/Bio 1 $36,972
    ABL 2 $1,231,821
    Acambis 2 $199,621
    Acusphere 1 $18,750
    Alkermes 1 $124,064
    Astrazeneca 2 $24,000
    Aventis 2 $1,457,983
    BASF 3 $209,250
    Biogen 3 $150,000
    Biomedical 1 $27,000
    Biomodels 1 $63,326
    BIPI 1 $101,250
    CAFA 1 1 $115,073
    Centocor 1 $164,122
    CIS-US 1 $39,312
    Compumed 1 $50,000
    Corixa 1 $161,123
    Cybro 1 $7,174
    Diametrics 1 $9,938
    Diatide 1 $13,950
    Dynport 1 $249,554
    E-Z-EM 1 $67,400
    Ejivr 1 $63,654
    Glsynthesis 1 $216,432
    Gore 1 $10,000
    Guilford 1 $75,000
    Heart 1 $31,060
    Hydron 1 $3,000
    Insight 1 $90,529
    Lexitek 1 $47,000
    Medco 1 $16,500
    Medtronic-Ave 1 $21,260
    Merck 1 $15,000
    Merck & Co. 1 $30,000
    Neurophysics 1 $54,000
    NSBRI 1 $102,521
    S&SS 4 $496,719
    Sedum 1 $56,000
    Sepracor 2 $100,000
    Smokeless 1 $66,713
    Therion 1 $412,682
    Upjohn 1 $83,818
    USSC 1 $274,738
    Wyeth 1 $156,000
      ---------------------
      $7,004,309

    48 companies                58 Projects

    UMMS received a total of 3,733,433 (4% of total funding) from industry during the 2000 fiscal year and $3,199,029 (2.5%) for the 2001 fiscal year for clinical studies.

    Summary Listing of Clinical Studies Active in Current Fiscal Year: by Sponsor as of June 30, 2001:

    Sponsor Project Count Project Cost
    Abbott 1 $58,224
    Accumetrics 5 $85,537
    Agilent 2 $130,388
    Agouron 1 $7,868
    AHPC 2 $22,271
    Allelix 1 $1,900
    Alliance 1 $21,500
    Allos 1 $7,525
    Amgen 3 $203,212
    Astrazeneca 1 $9,850
    Aventis 3 $905,250
    Aventis/Past 1 ž$37,200
    Baye 1 ž$12,479
    Berlex 2 ž$23,871
    Biogen 1 ž$79,281
    Biotronik 1 ž$3,550
    BLSI 2 ž$229,310
    Bristol 8 ž$300,540
    Centeon 1 ž$27,355
    Centocor 1 ž$90,417
    Cephalon 1 ž$343,987
    CIS-US 1 ž$46,770
    Cobe 1 ž$32,382
    Compucyte 1 ž$240,482
    Cook 1 $4,150
    COR 1 $9,900
    Corcept 1 $133,387
    Coulte 1 $3,500
    Curis 2 $264,249
    Cytyc 1 $24,392
    Daiichi 2 $123,060
    Discovery 1 $40,500
    Dupont 2 $50,042
    E-Z-EM 1 $18,000
    Endicor 1 $6,500
    Genentech 3 $73,438
    Genzyme 2 $54,910
    Glaxo 2 $22,288
    Guidant/CPI 4 $54,850
    HLSR 1 $13,965
    Hoffmann 2 $54,295
    Hydron 1 $5,972
    Janssen 1 $80,000
    Lilly 10 $916,739
    Medtronic-Ave 1 $30,500
    Medtronics 4 $13,000
    Merck & Co. 5 $166,640
    Novartis 6 $361,243
    Novo 1 $9,807
    Nycomed 1 $27,600
    Omrix 1 $51,018
    Ortho 1 $193,792
    Otsuka 1 $16,064
    P&G 1 $56,825
    Pfizer 2 $24,481
    Pharmacia 4 $88,330
    Pioneer 1 $48,710
    R.W. Johnson 2 $13,514
    Radiant 1 $20,489
    RDC 2 $131,463
    Roche 1 $8,450
    Rorer 2 $20,244
    Schering 1 $16,128
    Scios 1 $2,500
    Searle 3 $37,500
    Serono 1 $47,585
    Shire 2 $137,931
    SKB 5 $29,718
    Sugen 1 $63,000
    Suntory 1 $10,317
    Teva 1 $20,000
    Theseus 1 $3,150
    Tyco 1 $6,000
    United 1 $277,445
    Warner-Lambert 1 $344,520
    Wyeth 1 $29,901
    Yusa 1 $11,781

    ------------------

    79 Companies 142 Projects
    (http://www.umassmed.edu/research/pdfs/report2001.pdf; accessed 6/4/03)

     
    MISSISSIPPI STATE UNIVERSITY

    SOUTHEAST DAIRY FOODS RESEARCH CENTER
    See NORTH CAROLINA STATE UNIVERSITY

     
    UNIVERSITY OF NORTH CAROLINA AT CHAPEL HILL

    SCHOOL OF MEDICINE
    “Received a five-year $500,000 unrestricted neuroscience research grant from the Bristol-Myers Squibb Company for research in the neurobiology, pharmacology and treatment of schizophrenia and related psychotic disorders.” (http://www.pnnonline.org/fundraising/unc061902.asp; accessed 10/01/02)

    SCHOOL OF PUBLIC HEALTH
    “University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and the Gatorade Co. today (July 21, 2003) launched a $4 million, multi-year partnership — “Get Kids in Action” — whose goal is to identify successful strategies that will help reduce and prevent childhood obesity.... Gatorade is manufactured by PepsiCo Beverages and Foods, a division of PepsiCo. (http://www.unc.edu/news/newsserv/archives/jul03/gatorade072103.html; accessed 8/12/03)

    CENTER FOR EXCELLENCE IN PHARMACOEPIDEMIOLOGY
    CEP's establishment is made possible through the commitment of $3 million in funding over five years by GlaxoSmithKline (GSK).

    Through the center, “UNC will develop courses as continuing education or distance learning opportunities for industry professionals, and GSK will sponsor graduate student internships in pharmacoepidemiology. In addition, talent from elsewhere in public health, as well as the schools of medicine and pharmacy, will be engaged with key GlaxoSmithKline staff from the Research Triangle Park, Philadelphia and other sites worldwide...?At times there will be a compelling need to foster research on an important topic that comes from GSK, and as they are identified, UNC and GlaxoSmithKline will negotiate an appropriate research contract,'....The center also will include a small [GSK] grant program to foster new collaborations and provide an opportunity to explore innovative research avenues.” (http://www.unc.edu/news/newsserv/archives/jan03/centerex011603.html; accessed 8/12/03)

    The proposed organizational structure provides for a “Center Director [who] will provide intellectual leadership and immediate visibility to the enterprise, based at UNC, but also engages at GSK [and an] internal advisory board of key UNC and GSK representatives [to] oversee policy and address potential conflicts and other sensitive matters that might arise.” (Proposal for a Center for Excellence in Pharmaco-epidemiology: The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill — GlaxoSmithKline. Received 08/03; On file with CSPI)

     
    NORTH CAROLINA STATE UNIVERSITY

    SOUTHEAST DAIRY FOODS RESEARCH CENTER
    “One of six National [Dairy Research] Centers, [the SDFRC is] funded and managed by Dairy Management Inc. (DMI), a non-profit management organization formed in 1995 by the National Dairy Board (NDB) and the United Dairy Industry Association. One of DMI’s main investment areas is basic and applied research relating to dairy products and nutrition. DMI, through its competitive and directed research programs, develops a National Research Plan and implements projects in cheese, butter, milkfat and fluid milk....

    “The Operational Advisory Committee (OAC) advises the Center on overall policies and program goals and develops short and long-term research objectives....

    The following companies are SDFRC industrial (OAC) members:

    • Davisco, International, Inc.
    • Dean Foods
    • Hershey Foods Corp.
    • Kraft Foods
    • Land ‘O Lakes, Inc.
    • Rhodia, Inc.

    (http://www.cals.ncsu.edu/food_science/sdfrc/sdfrc.html; accessed 2/24/03)

     
    OREGON HEALTH & SCIENCE UNIVERSITY

    OHSU CANCER CENTER

    “The OHSU Cancer Institute at Oregon Health & Science University, the only health sciences academic center in the state of Oregon, was designated as a Clinical Cancer Center by the National Cancer Institute in 1997.” (http://www.ohsucancer.com/index.asp?fuseaction=about.home; accessed 5/31/05)

    Clinical trial (ASCENT) looking at DN-101, a new high-dose calcitriol pill designed specifically as a cancer therapy, given in combination with docetaxel (Taxotere) for the treatment of advanced prostate cancer, sponsored by Novacea (manufacturer of the drug) and Sanofi-Aventis. OHSU has a “significant financial interest in Novacea, Inc. (http://i-newswire.com/pr21266.html; accessed 5/31/05)

     
    OREGON STATE UNIVERSITY

    TREE GENETIC ENGINEERING RESEARCH COOPERATIVE
    The Cooperative is working to develop genetically-engineered trees at Oregon State University, Corvallis. The group has obtained permits to grow genetically-modified trees, including research on trees resistant to Monsanto’s Roundup herbicide. In 1999, corporate donors included Aracruz Cellulose, Alberta Pacific, International Paper, Potlatch, Westvaco, and Weyerhauser. (http://www.fsl.orst.edu/tgerc/; accessed 7/16/01)

     
    OXFORD UNIVERSITY

    CLINICAL TRIAL SERVICE UNIT, NUFFIELD DEPARTMENT OF CLINICAL MEDICINE, MEDICAL SERVICES DIVISION
    An organization that works chiefly on “studies of the causes and treatment of ‘chronic’ diseases such as cancer, heart attack or stroke (which, collectively, account for most adult deaths worldwide), although it does also involve some studies of other major conditions in developed and developing countries.”

    It has received grants for independent research from AstraZeneca, Bristol-Myers Squibb, Hoffman-La Roche, Merck Sharp and Dohme, and Sanofi-Synthelabo. (http://www.ctsu.ox.ac.uk/about/; accessed 7/10/02; BMJ 2002;324:71-86)

     
    UNIVERSITY OF PENNSYLVANIA

    WHARTON RISK MANAGEMENT AND DECISION PROCESSES CENTER
    The mission of the Center, located at the University of Pennsylvania, is to “carry out a program of basic and applied research to promote effective policies and programs for low-probability events with potentially catastrophic consequences. The Center is especially concerned with natural and technological hazards and with the integration of industrial risk management policies with insurance.” (http://grace.wharton.upenn.edu/risk/; accessed 9/19/02)

    Corporate Associates of the Center

    • ACE USA
    • American Re-Insurance Services
    • ATOFINA Chemicals, Inc.
    • DuPont
    • XL Environmental (formerly ECS, Inc.)
    • Enron Wholesale Services
    • Johnson & Johnson Safety and Industrial Hygiene
    • Phelps Dodge Corporation
    • Risk Management Solutions, Inc.
    • Rohm and Haas Company
    • State Farm Fire and Casualty Company
    • Sun Company, Inc.
    • Swiss Reinsurance Company
    • Tillinghast-Towers Perrin
    • Zurich Insurance Company

    (http://grace.wharton.upenn.edu/risk/corplist.html; accessed 9/19/02)

    CENTER FOR BIOETHICS
    “The Center for Bioethics is a leader in bioethics research and its deployment in the ethical, efficient, and compassionate practice of the life sciences and medicine.”

    Corporate funders:

    • Affymetrix
    • Astra-Zeneca
    • Fred Friendly Seminars, Inc.
    • Genomics Collaborative
    • Octogan Research Solutions, Inc.
    • Pfizer Animal Health
    • Pfizer, Inc.
    • Wyeth Pharmaceuticals

    (http://www.bioethics.upenn.edu/Resources/; accessed 3/2/05)

     
    PRINCETON UNIVERSITY

    CARBON MITIGATION INITIATIVE

    "A joint project of Princeton University, BP and the Ford Motor Company to find solutions to the greenhouse and global warming problem." (http://www.princeton.edu/~cmi/; accessed 9/1/06)

    In 2000, Ford and BP had given CMI $20 million over ten years. ("BMW's Custom-Made University," New York Times, 8/29/06)

     
    STANFORD UNIVERSITY

    GLOBAL CLIMATE AND ENERGY PROJECT (G-CEP)
    “A research collaboration whose mission is to study commercially viable technologies that foster the development of a global energy system where green-house emissions are much lower than today.” www.gcep.stanford.edu)

    The program received $100 million from ExxonMobil in 2004. (http://www.exxonmobil.com/corporate/files/corporate/AR_2004.pdf; accessed 4/21/05) According to the New York Times, the G-CEP was founded by grants of $100 million from ExxonMobil, $50 million from General Electric, $50 million from E.ON. (a large German energy company with nuclear and conventional power plants), and $25 million from Schlumberger. (New York Times, 11/21/02, p. A26)

     
    TEXAS A&M

    ELECTRON BEAM FOOD RESEARCH FACILITY
    This facility, housed on the Texas A&M University campus, is funded by a $10 million investment from the SureBeam Corporation. (http://ifse.tamu.edu/E-beam/facility.html; accessed 9/24/02)

     
    UNIVERSITY OF TEXAS AT AUSTIN

    DEPARTMENT OF GEOLOGICAL SCIENCES

    According to the Daily Texan, the University of Texas at Austin entered into a relationship with the Center for Energy Economics (CEE) on June 1, 2005 to engage in research and education projects. CEE is sponsored by many oil companies, including Chevron, ConocoPhillips, Shell, and Exxon. (Ash, Elliott Thomas. “Energy Research Center Joins UT,” The Daily Texan, 6/30/2005)

     
    TUFTS UNIVERSITY

    SCHOOL OF NUTRITION SCIENCE AND POLICY
    Tufts University School of Nutrition Science and Policy held a conference on fat-modified foods, December 7-9, 1997, that was underwritten by Procter & Gamble. P&G paid Tufts at least $50,000 in addition to the costs of the conference, according to Tufts’ Jim Tillotson. (conversation with CSPI/M. Jacobson, Nov. 1999).

    Tufts University School of Nutrition Science and Policy’s website, Tufts University Nutrition Navigator, is underwritten by a grant from Kraft Foods, Inc. (Website, December 18, 1997) Several of the people who oversee the web site have been industry consultants.

    “Tufts University and Women First HealthCare introduce first-of-its-kind dietary supplement line for women over 45.” (PR Newswire; June 16, 2000) Tufts School of Nutrition Science and Policy informed CSPI (June 2000; August 2000) that the royalties are split among four entities: the Faculty, the department, the School of Nutrition Science and Policy, and Tufts University. Their research was sponsored entirely by a grant from Women-First Health Care, which is the company Tufts collaborated with. While the department owns the license to the product, Women-First has right of first refusal.

    TUFTS CENTER FOR THE STUDY OF DRUG DEVELOPMENT
    An academic, non-profit research group affiliated with Tufts University, Medford, MA. Founded in 1976, the Center’s mission “is to provide strategic information for drug developers, regulators, and policy makers on improving the quality and efficiency of pharmaceutical development, research, and utilization.” (http://csdd.tufts.edu/; accessed 6/5/02)

    According to its 2001 brochure, “the Tufts Center is funded principally by unrestricted contributions from pharmaceutical and biopharmaceutical companies, contract research organizations [and] trade associations.” (TCSDD Brochure, 2001, on file at CSPI; accessed 6/5/02) Those sponsors include Abbott Laboratories, Wyeth-Ayerst Research, Johnson & Johnson-Merck, Purdue Pharma, L.P. (http://csdd.tufts.edu/About/SponsorsSay.asp; accessed 7/10/02)

     
    UNIVERSITY OF PITTSBURGH SCHOOL OF MEDICINE
    Corporate Donors Include:

    • Abbott Laboratories

    • Abiomed Inc.

    • Abraxis Oncology

    • Agouron Pharmaceuticals Inc.

    • Allergan Inc.

    • Amgen Inc.

    • Applied Medical

    • Astellas Pharma US Incorporated

    • AstraZeneca Pharmaceuticals LP

    • Boston Scientific Corporation

    • Bristol-Myers Squibb

    • Celltech Pharmaceuticals Inc.

    • Cordis Corporation

    • Dane Electric Company

    • ExxonMobil Foundation

    • Ferry Electric Company

    • Forest Pharmaceuticals Inc.

    • Genentech Inc.

    • GlaxoSmithKline

    • Johnson & Johnson

    • Marathon Oil Corporation

    • Merck & Company Inc.

    • Novartis Pharmaceuticals

    • Pepsi-Cola Company

    • Pfizer Inc.

    • The Procter & Gamble Fund

    • Roche Diagnostics Corporation

    • Roche Laboratories Inc.

    • Sanofi Pasteur

    • Teva Neuroscience Inc.

    • Wal-Mart Foundation

    • Wyeth

    Many more corporate donors are listed in the medical college’s brochure, available on the web. (http://www.medschool.pitt.edu/PDFsWAS/ExcellenceDefined_v2.pdf#page=80; accessed 5/13/08)

     
    VANDERBILT UNIVERSITY

    MEDICAL CENTER’S INSTITUTE FOR COFFEE STUDIES
    “The mission of the Institute for Coffee Studies is to investigate systematically the actions of the various compounds found in coffee using the most advanced biomedical tools; to identify potential therapeutic uses of coffee based on fundamental understanding of the pharmacology of its chemical constituents; to disseminate research findings and promote educational exchange with partner nations.”

    The ICS was established by a grant from a consortium of coffee-producing countries (Brazil, Colombia, and a coalition of Central American nations) under the auspices of the Association of Coffee Producing Countries (ACPC), the National Coffee Association of the USA, and the All Japan Coffee Association. An International Advisory Board comprising leaders from the world of coffee has been established to promote the ICS. (http://www.mc.vanderbilt.edu/coffee/about.html; accessed 7/9/03) Coffee industry members also compose over 60% of ICS’s Strategic Planning Committee (http://www.mc.vanderbilt.edu/coffee/planning.html; accessed 7/9/03) In 2001, ICS received an unrestricted gift of $275,000 from Kraft–General Foods, the maker of Maxwell House coffee. (http://www.mc.vanderbilt.edu/reporter/?ID=1487; accessed 7/9/03)

     
    VIRGINIA POLYTECHNIC INSTITUTE AND STATE UNIVERSITY

    CENTER FOR FOOD AND NUTRITION POLICY (and CERES FORUM)
    As of 4/30/01 the Georgetown Center for Food and Nutrition Policy is no longer affiliated with Georgetown University. The new name of the center is Center for Food and Nutrition Policy, and it is based at Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University.

    A risk/benefit assessment on antibiotic-resistance is being supported financially and technically by the Animal Health Institute. (Food Chemical News, 4/27/98)

    Following four paragraphs from Grocery Manufacturers of America (GMA) (http://www.gmabrands.com/, September 15, 2000) and Ceres e-mail, 11-6-98:

    “Tapping into the resources of one of the nation’s premier academic institutions, the Grocery Manufacturers of America has formed a new strategic alliance with the Georgetown University Center for Food and Nutrition Policy. The Center ... will work with GMA to foster understanding of issues facing food companies....

    “The Center’s Director, Dr. Lester Crawford, ... serve[d] as Academic Advisor to GMA on scientific and regulatory issues dealing with food and nutrition policy.

    “GMA’s partnership with Georgetown University will provide us with a wealth of information and expertise on emerging issues impacting our member companies, from food biotechnology to new regulations on food safety and nutrition claims,” said GMA President and CEO C. Manly Molpus. “The Center will aid us in our mission to provide our members with the latest and more relevant analysis of food and nutrition policy.”

    “The Center’s partnership with GMA is a natural fit because of our mutual desire to foster understanding of food and nutrition policy issues,” said Dr. Crawford. “We’re able to provide a forum where leaders from industry, regulatory agencies and consumer groups can effectively communicate.”

    Sara Lee Co. gave Ceres $1 million to provide answers to controlling listeria in meat plants. (Detroit Free Press, 4/30/99)

    1999-2000: Analyses of sugar intake and dietary quality were sponsored by the Sugar Association. (Abstract, annual meeting of the North American Association for the Study of Obesity, November 1999)

    Advisory Board

    • Jacqueline Balk-Tusa, Ph.D., Andrews Associates
    • Dennis Bier, MD, Children’s Nutrition Research Center, Baylor College of Medicine
    • Steven Daugherty, DuPont, Inc.
    • Caroline Jackson, Chair, Environment and Public Health, EU Parliament
    • Roy Fuchs, Monsanto Company
    • Janet Kelly, Esq., Kellogg Company
    • David Lineback, Ph.D., Joint Institute for Food Safety and Applied Nutrition
    • John Lupien, University of Massachusetts
    • Franklin Loew, Becker College
    • David Macnair, Ph.D., Campbell Soup Company
    • Manly Molpus, Grocery Manufacturers of America
    • Rainer Roepke, Ph.D., Akzo Nobel Co.
    • Arpad Somogyi, DVM, Ph.D., European Union (Consumer Affairs Directorate)
    • Jean Spence, Kraft General Foods

    Science Council

    • Sanford Miller, Ph.D., Center for Food and Nutrition Policy
    • Maureen Storey, Ph.D., Center for Food and Nutrition Policy
    • David Lineback, Ph.D., University of Maryland
    • Lovell Jones, Ph.D., M.D. Anderson Cancer Center
    • Penny Kris-Etherton, Ph.D., RD, Pennsylvania State University
    • Xavier Pi-Sunyer, MD, MPH, Columbia University
    • Barbara Schneeman, Ph.D., University of California-Davis
    • Ian Munro, Ph.D., CANTOX, Mississauga, Canada
    • John Suttie, Ph.D., University of Wisconsin
    • Connie Weaver, Ph.D., Purdue University

    LOBLOLLY PINE GROWTH AND YIELD RESEARCH COOPERATIVE
    The Cooperative was founded in 1979 at Virginia Tech in Blacksburg to research pine cultivation.

    In 1999, the Cooperative received $9,800 from each of the following companies: Boise Cascade, Bowater Inc., Champion International, International Paper, Mead, The Timber Company, Temple-Inland, James M. Vardaman & Company, Westvaco, Weyerhaeuser, and Willamette Industries. (Southern Industrial Forestry Research Council Report No. 7: A Review of Cooperative Forestry Research in the South; http://www.afandpa.org/forestry/Science/SIFRC_rep7v2.pdf; accessed 6/12/01)

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