May 15, 2023

Duckworth, Durbin Announce $4.9 Million For Healthcare Research in Illinois


[WASHINGTON, D.C.] – U.S. Senator Tammy Duckworth (D-IL) and U.S. Senate Majority Whip Dick Durbin (D-IL) today announced $4,993,713 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 maternal health care to neurological disorders.

“Across the state, universities are constantly conducting the cutting-edge research necessary for incredible medical advances,” said Duckworth. “This federal support will help Illinois’s research institutions thrive while they work to find cures and treatments for illnesses of all kinds.”

“Illinois institutions are at the forefront of discovering innovative treatments and cures for some of the most challenging medical conditions of our time,” said Durbin. “By supporting their work, we are investing in the future of health care and the health and wellbeing of all Americans.”

Recipients of HHS grants include:

  1. Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science (Mental Health Research): $390,000
  2. University of Illinois at Chicago (Cancer Treatment Research): $186,883
  3. Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science (Mental Health Research): $800,360
  4. Northwestern University (Heart and Vascular Diseases Research): $769,745
  5. Northwestern University at Chicago (Biomedical Research): $295,565
  6. Augustana College (Biological Research Related to Deafness and Communicative Disorders): $416,363
  7. Northwestern University at Chicago (Clinical Research Related to Neurological Disorders): $705,085
  8. Northwestern University at Chicago (Mental Health Research Grants): $413,336
  9. University of Illinois at Chicago (Allergy, Immunology, and Transplantation Research): $399,750
  10. University of Illinois at Chicago (Diabetes, Endocrinology, and Metabolic Research): $616,626