CHILD Co-Director honoured for “outstanding career in child health”

Dr. Stuart Turvey has distinguished himself not only as an international research leader, but also as a dedicated and compassionate clinician and as a highly valued colleague and mentor.

So begins an inspiring tribute to AllerGen investigator Dr. Turvey by the BC Children’s Hospital, identifying him as the 2018 recipient of its Geoffrey L. Hammond Lectureship.

The tribute highlights Dr. Turvey’s personal and professional attributes, and enumerates his many career accomplishments and contributions as a clinician-scientist—including his leadership role in the CHILD Study, and his part in the breakthrough 2015 study, powered by CHILD data, which found that the presence of four gut bacteria in the first few months of life can protect against asthma.

Four gut bacteria decrease asthma risk in first 100 days of life

Dr. Turvey will receive the recognition and deliver a talk on his career trajectory on September 26, 2018, at the Chan Centre for Family Health Education at BC Children’s Hospital in Vancouver, BC.

The Geoffrey L. Hammond Lectureship recognizes investigators at the BC Children’s Hospital who have made a significant contribution to improving the health and well-being of children and families, and who have served as role models, mentors and leaders.

Dr. Turvey is Co-Director the CHILD Study and the leader of its Vancouver site.

Read the BC Children’s Hospital announcement