News Archive


November, 2016

Major funding award for heart research from NIH

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November 2016

Drs. R. John Solaro, Brenda Russell, and Pieter de Tombe (pictured above) were funded for a collaborative Program Project grant (HL 62426) entitled Integrated Mechanisms of Cardiac Maladaptation.  This award is for five years with approximately two million dollars per year (more information).

October 21, 2014

Scientist’s startup wins business competition

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October 2014

Dr. Russell’s biotech company Cell Habitats was the winner of the Business Plan Competition at the AdvaMed conference, the leading Med Tech conference in North America. The win was featured in UIC News.

November 2, 2010

UIC Department of Physiology Awarded $12 Million Grant

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(left to right): Dr. Brenda Russell, Dr. Douglas Lewandowski,  Dr. Pieter de Tombe, and Dr. John Solaro

Dr. Brenda Russell and her lab are part of a team of collaborating researchers recently awarded a $12 million program project grant from the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute. Click the link above the read about the grant, the researchers involved, and details about the funded projects.

May 4, 2010

iBIO Institute iCON Award: Dr. Brenda Russell

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Dr. Brenda Russell and Governor Pat Quinn discuss the  benefits of collaborative research in Chicago at the iBIO  conference on May 4, 2010

Dr. Brenda Russell is recognized by the Illinois Biotechnology Industry Organization (iBIO Institute) as a recipient of the 2010 iCON Award. Click the link above to read about the award celebrating life science educators and researchers.

March, 2010

Focus on a Fellow: Dr. Brenda Russell 

Dr. Brenda Russell is profiled in the March 2010 issue of The Ampersand. Click on the link above to read about Dr. Russell’s background and perspectives in an article by Kasia Plachta.

March 13, 2008

Medill Reports’ Thomas L. Day & Russell Lab 

Thomas Day discusses the weakening state of federal funding for biomedical research, Mar 13, 2008. Click on the link for the article and accompanying video.