Category: Investigator news

Study finds GO train riders exposed to high level of diesel exhaust

A study co-authored by AllerGen investigator Dr. Greg Evans, a University of Toronto professor of chemical engineering and director of the Southern Ontario Centre for Atmospheric Aerosol Research (SOCAAR), has found that passengers travelling in diesel-powered commuter GO trains risk

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Dr. Malcolm Sears, Dunedin Study featured in documentary series

AllerGen Research Leader Dr. Malcolm Sears is featured in a 2016 documentary series chronicling the lives of 1,037 people born in Dunedin, New Zealand during 1972-73. The series, Predict My Future: The Science of Us, reveals the fascinating findings from

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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 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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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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Dr. Bruce Mazer named interim head of RI-MUHC

AllerGen investigator Dr. Bruce Mazer has been designated Interim Executive Director and Chief Scientific Officer (CSO) of the Research Institute of the McGill University Health Centre (RI-MUHC). His appointment will be effective from October 1, 2016, until a new Executive

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AllerGen’s Scientific Director appointed as Canadian Academy of Health Sciences Fellow

Dr. Judah Denburg, Scientific Director and CEO of AllerGen, was inducted as a Fellow of the Canadian Academy of Health Sciences (CAHS) at the CAHS Annual General Meeting in Montreal on September 15, 2016. Election to fellowship in the CAHS

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AllerGen researchers find possible key to fibrosis in mouse model of Crohn’s disease

New research by AllerGen investigators at The University of British Columbia (UBC) has found that a group of immune cells known as Group 3 innate lymphoid cells (ILC3) could be the key to the development of fibrosis in a mouse

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Mohsen Sadatsafavi receives CIHR New Investigator award

Health outcomes researcher and AllerGen research collaborator Dr. Mohsen Sadatsafavi has been awarded a New Investigator Salary Award, valued at $300,000 over five years (2016-2021), by the Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR). The award will support Dr. Sadatsafavi’s work

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CHILD Study director awarded J. Allyn Taylor International Prize in Medicine

Dr. Malcolm Sears, an internationally renowned respirologist and epidemiologist, has been named joint winner of the prestigious 2016 J. Allyn Taylor International Prize in Medicine. The Robarts Research Institute of Western University in London, ON, awards the prize annually to

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Does thumb sucking ward off allergies?

Children who suck their thumbs or bite their nails may have a lower risk of developing allergies, according to new findings published in the journal Pediatrics. “While we don’t recommend that these habits be encouraged, there does appear to be

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Bullying of children with food allergy: its influence on wearing medical identification

Does bullying play a role in a child’s decision whether or not to wear medical identification jewelry for a food allergy? New Canadian research suggests that it does. A study of 110 children and teens with food allergy found that

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