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Funding Research to Save Lives

Nadim Hallab, PhD, studies how the body reacts to metal particles from joint implants.Every day, Rush conducts medical research to solve ongoing health problems, ease pain and save lives. Breakthrough ideas often grow during the earliest stage of research — which is also the most difficult stage to fund.

Philanthropic contributions could give an innovative idea enough resources to prove its worth and then successfully compete for funding from the National Institutes of Health. Ultimately, the research you support could lead to a longer-lasting joint implant, personalized approaches to cancer treatment or even a cure for Parkinson’s disease.

Read: Our 2018 annual report.

A few examples of how your research support could make a difference at Rush

Watch: Researchers at Rush describe their efforts.

For more information about supporting research at Rush, contact a member of the Annual Giving team at (312) 942-6112 or at

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