Durbin, Duckworth Announce $1.5 Million For Health Care Research In Illinois

WASHINGTON – U.S. Senate Majority Whip Dick Durbin (D-IL) and U.S. Senator Tammy Duckworth (D-IL) today announced $1,509,844 in U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) medical research grant funding for Illinois institutions. The funding will be put toward research programs across the state to support advancements in sectors ranging from cancer to immunology.

“By funding the pursuit of knowledge, we empower our scientists and researchers to unlock the cures and innovations that will improve the lives of millions,” said Durbin. “This federal support is an investment in the future of health care and the health and well-being of all Americans.”

“With world-class research institutions, Illinois is the ideal place to work toward medical advancements,” said Duckworth. “In the years to come, I look forward to seeing these scientific breakthroughs help improve health outcomes for families across the nation.”

Recipients of HHS grants include: 

  • Northwestern University at Chicago (Outcomes and Affordability of Observation Status for Children): $399,999
  • Loyola University (Allergy, Immunology, and Transplantation Research): $57,049
  • University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (Allergy, Immunology, and Transplantation Research): $6,000
  • Northwestern University at Chicago (Drug Abuse and Addiction Research Programs): $200,000
  • Southern Illinois University Carbondale (Cancer Biology Research): $445,500
  • University of Chicago (Allergy, Immunology, and Transplantation Research): $401,296