Author: Marshall Beck

Breastmilk hormones may help prevent obesity in infants

For years, scientists have attempted to understand the complexities of human milk—what it’s made of, how it’s produced, and how its unique composition affects an infant’s growth and development. In a new study published in the International Journal of Obesity,

Posted in CHILD Study, Publications/Research updates

Protecting against peanut allergy in children: new findings

Eating peanut while breastfeeding and early peanut introduction may help protect against peanut allergy in children, according to a new study led by researchers at the Children’s Hospital Research Institute of Manitoba and the University of Manitoba and published in

Posted in Food allergy, Publications/Research updates

Remembering Michelle Harkness

With profound sadness, we confirm that Michelle Harkness, AllerGen’s Manager, Highly Qualified Personnel (HQP) Training and Events, and a longtime colleague and friend, passed away on August 22, 2017, following a brief illness. Michelle managed AllerGen’s HQP program with passion

Posted in Announcements, In Memoriam

Canadian allergists/immunologists comment on recent Australian oral immunotherapy study

AllerGen investigators Drs Manel Jordana and Susan Waserman and AllerGen HQP Dr. Derek Chu have prepared a statement in response to a recent Australian study being heralded as a “breakthrough” and a “cure” for peanut allergy. The paper, published in

Posted in Food allergy, Investigator news

Natalia Mykhaylova a Visionaries Prize finalist

AllerGen trainee Dr. Natalia Mykhaylova has been selected as one of six finalists in the Scientific and Technology Innovation category for the Lieutenant Governor’s Visionaries Prize. The prize was created to give Ontario’s most creative thinkers a platform for tackling

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Omni Awards for AllergyAware.ca

AllergyAware.ca has won two Gold Omni Awards for website excellence in the categories of Education and Health & Fitness. AllergyAware.ca provides free access to online courses regarding anaphylaxis and allergy within the school environment, community and child care. The medically

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Allergy Pals going strong

On August 11, 2017, student Benjamin Cruickshank and his mom, Allison, met with AllerGen staff to share how the Allergy Pals program for kids with food allergies has had an impact on their lives. “I love Allergy Pals,” says 11-year-old

Posted in Announcements, Food allergy, Partner news

New Director and Co-Director appointed to CHILD Study

On July 1, 2017, Dr. Padmaja Subbarao became the Director of the CHILD Study and Dr. Stuart Turvey the Study’s Co-Director. Dr. Subbarao takes over the position from the Study’s Founding Director, Dr. Malcolm Sears. “Without Malcolm, there would be

Posted in Announcements, CHILD Study

The CHILD Study announces its new “baby”

On July 31, 2017, the CHILD Study launched its new website at childstudy.ca . The new website provides easy access to a wealth of information about CHILD’s community of researchers, administrative team, research foci, current projects, and its progress and

Posted in Announcements, CHILD Study

Dr. Anne Ellis recognized for research excellence

AllerGen investigator Dr. Anne Ellis and her team in the Environmental Exposure Unit (EEU) at Kingston General Hospital have received the 2016-17 Mihran and Mary Basmajian Award for Excellence in Biomedical/ Health Research. The award is granted by the Faculty

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Timothy Caulfield wins Gold for Best Column

Professor Timothy Caulfield, an AllerGen investigator, was named the 2017 Digital Publishing Awards Gold Winner for Best Blog/Column for his column “The Cure,” published in Policy Options magazine. In his column, Prof. Caulfield regularly debunks and clarifies questionable “scientific” claims

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Peter Paré honoured by ATS

In recognition of his significant lifetime contribution to pulmonary research, AllerGen investigator Dr. Peter Paré was named the 2017 Amberson Lecturer by the American Thoracic Society (ATS). Dr. Paré delivered the Amberson Lecture, entitled “The Smoking Gun: Genetics and Genomics

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