Dr. Anne K. Ellis has been appointed the James H. Day Chair in Allergic Diseases and Allergy Research by Queen’s University, Faculty of Health Sciences. This appointment is for a five-year period from May 1, 2015 to April 30, 2020. In this role, Dr. Ellis will enhance the research excellence of the Clinical Immunology and Allergy Unit at Queen’s University by advancing knowledge and preparing students for a global career in allergy and immunology.
Dr. Ellis has served as Queen’s University’s Chair of the Division of Allergy & Immunology since May 2010, and is the Director of the Allergy Research Unit of Kingston General Hospital. She leads the research program conducted at the hospital’s Environmental Exposure Unit (EEU), an internationally recognized facility specializing in validated methods to conduct allergy research trials.
Dr. Ellis is also the Co-Director of AllerGen’s Allergic Rhinitis Clinical Investigator Collaborative (AR-CIC), a national multi-centre network of researchers studying the pathophysiology of allergic rhinitis (commonly known as “hay fever”).