“Dr. Judah Denburg is an amazing colleague, clinician, researcher and, to a large degree, visionary, and it is extremely fitting that he is being honoured with the Jerry Dolovich Award,” observed Dr. Allan Becker, as he announced the honour at the awards dinner of the 2018 Canadian Society of Allergy and Clinical Immunology (CSACI) Annual Scientific Meeting.
“They were colleagues at McMaster University, where Jerry was an allergist and Judah a hematologist. It is fortunate for us, however, that Judah was interested in the eosinophil, which took him into the area of allergy—especially allergy as a systemic disease process.”
“Judah’s vision and drive to understand the underpinnings of allergic disease, through his own research and by establishing the nation-wide network, AllerGen, has greatly benefited the state of allergy and allergy research in this country,” summarized Dr. Becker.
Dr. Denburg, AllerGen’s Scientific Director, was presented the Jerry Dolovich Award for his contributions to the field of allergy and clinical immunology in Canada. He conveyed his acceptance and gratitude by pre-recorded video and the award was received on his behalf by AllerGen’s Managing Director, Dr. Diana Royce.
Dr. Judah Denburg's acceptance speech (video).
The award is named after the late Dr. Jerry Dolovich, a highly respected allergy researcher, clinician, and educator who was based at McMaster University from 1968 until his passing in 1997.
AllerGen investigator Dr. Anne Ellis (Queen’s University) was also honoured by CSACI at the same event. She was presented the F. Estelle R. Simons Award for Research in recognition of her exemplary research in the field of allergy, asthma, and immunology.
The CSACI Annual Scientific Meeting was held September 12-16, 2018, in Halifax, NS.