Senator Durbin promotes biomedical research

Sen. Dick Durbin visiting UIUC to discuss biomedical research

Senator Dick Durbin recently spent an entire afternoon on the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign campus. He started by holding a press conference to discuss the significant funding increases that were included in the fiscal year 2016 omnibus appropriations package for medical research, specifically at the National Institutes of Health and U.S. Dept. of Defense. Following the press conference, the senator went on a tour of the Autonomic Materials Laboratory, led by UI professors Scott White and Nancy Sottos.

The senator also toured the new Chez Family Foundation Center for Wounded Veterans in Higher Education with Interim Director Nick Osborne, College of Applied Health Sciences Dean Tanya Gallagher and graduate assistant Garrett Anderson. He finished the day at the Prairie Research Institute, where he toured UI Abbot Power Plant.

Watch the press conference.