Durbin, Duckworth Announce More Than $31 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 $31,055,926 in U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) and National Institutes of Health (NIH) medical research grants for Illinois institutions. The funding will be put toward research programs across the state to support medical advancement in various fields, ranging from cancer prevention to vision research.

“Federal investments in medical research equip Illinois’ institutions with the resources they need to deliver real public health results for patients in need,” said Durbin. “I’ve fought for significant increases in funding for the National Institutes of Health over the past decade, and I’ll keep making sure these organizations have the support they need to help save lives.”

“Illinois has an outstanding slate of state and local programs to keep residents healthy, safe and protected,” said Duckworth. “I'm proud of the continued federal support that helps keep these programs properly equipped to serve Illinoisans and provide care during public health crises.” 

Recipients of the HHS grants include:

1.       University of Chicago (Human Genome Research): $218,559

2.       Aplexis, Inc. (Blood Diseases and Resources Research): $397,198

3.       University of Chicago (Pharmacology, Physiology, and Biological Chemistry Research): $744,119

4.       Northwestern University at Chicago (Arthritis, Musculoskeletal and Skin Diseases Research): $494,888

5.       Northwestern University at Chicago (Aging Research): $2,184,811

6.       Northwestern University (Child Care Research Partnerships): $100,000

7.       Chapin Hall Center for Children (Child Care Research Partnerships): $99,925

8.       University of Chicago (Modernization and Programmatic Expansion of the

9.       University of Chicago Gnotobiotic Research Animal Facility): $7,941,899

10.   Lurie Children’s Hospital of Chicago (Newborn Circumcision Care Redesign): $400,000

11.   University of Illinois at Chicago (Cancer Biology Research): $362,132

12.   Northwestern University at Chicago (Cancer Cause and Prevention Research): $945,019

13.   Loyola University (Research for Mothers and Children): $226,950

14.   Northwestern University at Chicago (Research for Mothers and Children): $463,032

15.   Northwestern University at Chicago (Cancer Treatment Research): $743,534

16.   University of Chicago (Effects of Preconception Care on Maternal Outcomes in Medicaid): $399,999

17.   Northwestern University at Chicago (Preventing Postpartum Depression Among Immigrant Latinas Through A Virtual Group Intervention): $710,934

18.   Northwestern University (Vision Research): $551,038

19.   National Opinion Research Center (Child Care Research Partnerships): $99,398

20.   The Hektoen Institute For Medical Research (Advancing System Improvements for Key Issues): $675,000

21.   Chapin Hall Center for Children (Child Care Research Partnerships): $99,932

22.   University of Illinois at Chicago (National Center for Sleep Disorders Research): $676,935

23.   Northwestern University at Chicago (Arthritis, Musculoskeletal and Skin Diseases Research): $796,750

24.   University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (A Novel Transducer Clip-On Device To Enable Accessible and Functional 3D Ultrasound Imaging): $547,851

25.   Loyola University Chicago (Alcohol Research Programs): $375,489

26.   University of Chicago (Human Genome Research): $773,773

27.   University of Chicago (Cancer Treatment Research): $531,117

28.   University of Illinois at Chicago (Lung Disease Research): $2,422,486

29.   University of Chicago (Drug Abuse and Addiction Research Programs): $2,405,743

30.   University of Illinois at Chicago (Clinical Research Related to Neurological Disorders): $673,844

31.   University of Illinois at Chicago (Pharmacology, Physiology, and Biological Chemistry Research): $242,238

32.   Denovx, LLC (Drug Abuse and Addiction Research Programs): $1,775,613

33.   University of Illinois at Chicago (Vision Research): $491,224

34.   University of Chicago (Cancer Treatment Research) $534,674

35.   University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (Mental Health Research Grants): $75,424

36.   University of Illinois at Chicago (Oral Diseases and Disorders Research): $331,894

37.   University of Chicago (Vision Research): $410,000

38.   Northwestern University at Chicago (Vision Research): $434,355