Category: Awards, Honours and Grants

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

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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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Teresa To recieves Research Excellence Award

AllerGen investigator Dr. Teresa To, a professor at the University of Toronto and senior scientist at the Hospital for Sick Children, is the recipient of the 2017 Anthony Miller Research Excellence Award. This faculty award, granted by the University of

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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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