Category: Awards, Honours and Grants

CHILD data supports new research into child lung health

A research team at the Hospital for Sick Children in Toronto will use CHILD Study data to help develop tools to predict and monitor lung diseases in young children. CIHR announced today (28 June 2017) its support for the project,

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New CHILD research: impact of prenatal artificial sweetener consumption on infant weight

A CIHR award announced today (28 June 2017) will allow a CHILD Study team, led by Drs Meghan Azad and Marie-Claire Arrieta, to investigate how a mother’s consumption of artificial sweeteners during pregnancy affects her infant’s microbiome and metabolism. The

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CAAIF-AllerGen Research Fellowship supports immune research in asthmatic women

The Canadian Allergy, Asthma and Immunology Foundation (CAAIF) and AllerGen are pleased to announce that Dr. Lauren Solomon has been awarded the 2017 CAAIF-AllerGen Research Fellowship, an award that supports the research of exceptional young scientists in the field of

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AllerGen authors on 2016 Science Book Awards shortlist

Let Them Eat Dirt, a book based on research into how the microbes in our body contribute to our lifelong health, is on the shortlist for the 2016 Science in Society General Book Award. AllerGen investigator Dr. B. Brett Finlay

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Malcolm Sears: CHR Researcher of the Month

“An innate curiosity, rugged determination, keen power to intuit observations, and capacity to think and act outside the box”–these are a few qualities of AllerGen Research Leader Dr. Malcolm Sears highlighted by Canadians for Health Research (CHR) as they honour

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Dr. Michael Kobor appointed to BC Leadership Chair

AllerGen Research Leader Dr. Michael Kobor, a Professor of Medical Genetics and Canada Research Chair in Social Epigenetics at The University of British Columbia, has been appointed to the Sunny Hill BC Leadership Chair in Child Development. The Chair provides

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AllerGen awards fourth Emerging Clinician-Scientist Research Fellowship

AllerGen is pleased to announce that Dr. Catherine Biggs has been awarded the prestigious AllerGen Emerging Clinician-Scientist Research Fellowship. During the two-year Fellowship, Dr. Biggs will train under the supervision of AllerGen investigator Dr. Stuart Turvey, pediatric immunologist and director

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Randy Yatscoff wins lifetime achievement award for Canadian entrepreneurship

Dr. Randy Yatscoff, a key member of the AllerGen network since 2010, has been awarded the Startup Canada Adam Chowaniec Lifetime Achievement Award. The award is presented to an individual who has demonstrated an “outstanding impact and enduring legacy” in

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AllerGen trainee receives prestigious Banting Postdoctoral Fellowship

An early career researcher and former AllerGen Network trainee has been named a 2016 Banting Postdoctoral Fellow. The fellowship, valued at $70,000 per year for two years, is Canada’s most prestigious award for postdoctoral research. Dr. Matthew Gold, a Postdoctoral

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AllerGen investigators honoured by CSACI

Two AllerGen investigators were honoured at the Awards Dinner of the 2016 Canadian Society of Allergy and Clinical Immunology (CSACI) Annual Scientific Meeting held September 29 – October 2, 2016, in Montreal, QC. Dr. Bruce Mazer (McGill University) received the

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Winning HQP videos “clever” and “relatable,” say judges

An animated musical about the harmful chemicals contained in plastic consumer products took first place in AllerGen’s 2016 HQP Video Competition. “The Phthalates Song,” created by Evelyn Gunawan, Min Hyung Ryu and Agnes Yuen, received top ranking from an expert

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AllerGen Research Leader heads major urban health project

AllerGen Research Leader Dr. Jeffrey Brook is Scientific Director and Nominated-Principal Investigator on a new five-year, $4.16 million Operating Grant from the CIHR’s Environments and Health Signature Initiative. The project, CANadian Urban Environmental (CANUE) Health Research Consortium, aims to advance

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