HQP Accomplishments

HQP Awards, Honours and Recognitions

HQP Publications

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HQP Awards, Honours and Recognitions

Awards and Grants


Dr. Catherine Biggs awarded the prestigious AllerGen Emerging Clinician-Scientist Research Fellowship

Video created by Evelyn Gunawan, Min Hyung Ryu and Agnes Yuen, wins 2016 AllerGen HQP Video Competition

Matthew Gold named a 2016 Banting Postdoctoral Fellow

John-Paul Oliveria wins McMaster, EAACI awards

Vivek Gandhi receives a 2016-17 Studentship Award from The Lung Association, Alberta and NWT

Mark Tenn receives Food Allergy Canada’s Pryde Family Travel Grant

Liane Kang, Lisa McEwan, Mark Tenn and Rozlyn Boutin receive CIHR Frederick Banting and Charles Best Canada Graduate Scholarship Awards

Lisa Reynolds receives CIHR Fellowship

Anne-Marie Boucher and Julyanne Brassard receive FRQS Master’s Training Awards

Arthur Owora, Thomas Mahood and Lorena Vehling receive Research Manitoba awards

Dr. Christopher Rider and Dr. Aida Eslami receive 2016 MSFHR Trainee Awards

Dr. Philippe Bégin receives an FRQS/AllerGen Clinical Research Scholars – Junior 1 Career Award

AllerGen trainees Maxwell Tran and Dr. Leila Mostaço-Guidolin awarded 2016 ATS Abstract Scholarships

John Paul Oliveria receives Eva Eugenia Lillian Cope Research Scholarship for 2015-2016

Julyanne Brassard receives CIHR Master’s Award

Stephanie Nairn awarded FQRSC doctoral fellowship

Jeremy Hirota granted CIHR New Investigator Salary Award

Rishma Chooniedass, Saiful Huq and David Ngan take top prizes in AllerGen’s 2015 HQP Video Competition

Jeremy Hirota wins 2015 Ann Woolcock Award

AllerGen awards $250,000 for advanced allergy research to Dr. Marylin Desjardins

AllerGen trainees receive prestigious Banting Postdoctoral Fellowships (Meghan Azad, Jeremy Hirota)

AllerGen Awards $250,000 Fellowship to Trainee (Philippe Bégin)

AllerGen trainees receive ATS Abstract Scholarships (Francesco Sava, Masatsugu Yamamoto)

AllerGen trainee receives competitive leadership award (Natalia Mykhaylova)

AllerGen Trainee Wins Two Prestigious Fellowships (Pawan Sharma)

AllerGen Trainee Receives Frederick Banting and Charles Best Canada Graduate Scholarship Doctoral Award (Elaine Fuertes)

Moshe Ben-Shoshan receives 2013-2014 FRQS/AllerGen Clinical Research Scholar – Junior 1 Career Award

Lianne Soller receives Fonds de recherche du Québec – Santé (FRQS) Doctoral Training Award

Daniel Harrington receives 2012 Risk Perception/Communication Paper of the Year award from Journal of Human and Ecological Risk Assessment (HERA)

Inaugural Emerging Clinician-Scientist Research Fellowship Award Winner (Moshe Ben-Shoshan)

Tillie-Louise Hackett benefits from CLA/CIHR/GSK Fellowship

AllerGen Trainee Anne Ellis receives World Allergy Organization – Nycomed Fellowship


Honours and Recognitions


2016 CSACI/AllerGen Poster Competition Award Winners (Michelle North, Keely Loewen, Rishma Chooniedass, Elizabeth Simms, Bassel Dawod, John Paul Oliveria)

Jyoti Balhara received a 2016 Emerging Leader Award from the University of Manitoba

Min Hyung Ryu receives a Rising Star Award from the Vancouver Coastal Health Research Institute (VCHRI)

Dominik Nowak receives the Medical Student Award from the Hamilton Academy of Medicine

Dong Yan wins a Gold Award in CIHR Poster Competition

Laura Feldman receives the Donald Fraser Memorial Award and the W.H. LeRiche Award from the University of Toronto

2016 AllerGen Poster Competition Award Winners (Melanie Emmerson, Sofianne Gabrielli, Mark Tenn, Bahar Torabi, Min Hyung Ryu, Amrit Singh, Andréanne Morin, John Paul Oliveria, Jasemine Yang, Sarah Svenningsen, Tetyana Kendzerska. Marie-Claire Arrieta, Olivia Cheng, Lisa Steacy, Theodore Konya, Leila Mostaço-Guildolin, Laura Feldman)

2015 AllerGen & CSACI Poster Competition Award Winners (Stephanie Legere, Anne-Marie Boucher-Lafleur, Mena Soliman, Laura Feldman,Young Woong Kim, Amrit Singh, Elinor Simons, Meghan Azad, Saiful Huq, Linda Warner, Lisa Steacy, John Paul Oliveria, Dominik Nowak)

Erika Ladouceur designated a 2015 Executive Committee member of the National Asthma Patient Alliance

Meghan Azad invited to Prime Ministerial conversation with Bill Gates on maternal & child health; her work recognized by Parliamentarian

2014 AllerGen & CSACI Poster Competition Award Winners (Laura Feldman, Ali Hosseini, Amrit Singh, Philippe Bégin, Pia-Lauren Reece, Gurpreet Singhera, Sarah De Schryver, Vivek Gandhi, Claire Unruh)

Microbiome poster, KT videos garner multiple recognitions (Meghan Azad)

Talented AllerGen trainee to meet Nobel Laureates (Meghan Azad)

Young Canadians Roundtable on Health includes AllerGen trainees (Timothy Chung, Ryan Persaud)

Abstract receives highest score at European conference (Elaine Fuertes)

Health Canada cites AllerGen HQP’s research (Lianne Soller)

Trainee excels in first poster competition (Hessam Kashani)

AllerGen Student Poster Award Winners 2012 (Megan Alton, Kaitlyn Carson, Meghan Azad, Huan Shu, Jasemine Yang, Bernard Lo, Lianne Soller, Bonnie Chow)

AllerGen trainees take top honours in CSACI Poster Competition (Meghan Azad, Elinor Simons, Doug Houlbrook, Joanne P. Yeung, Sophia Xu)

AllerGen Trainees Take Top Honours at the 2011 CSACI Annual Scientific Meeting Poster Competition (Meghan Azad, Claudia Hui, Philippe Bégin)

AllerGen Trainees Take Top Honours at the 2010 CSACI Annual Scientific Meeting (Salma Bahreinian, Doug Houlbrook)

Publications and Media Coverage


Bernard Lo’s paper on “The orphan nuclear receptor RORα and group 3 innate lymphoid cells drive fibrosis in a mouse model of Crohn’s disease” published in the September 2016 issue of Science Immunology

Dr. Marie-Clair Arrieta co-authors book: “Let Them Eat Dirt”

Nami Shrestha Palikhe’s paper published in the June 2016 Clinical and Experimental Allergy and highlighted in the Editor-In-Chief Editorial

Maxwell Tran‘s ATS abstract generates international media interest, with coverage in The Globe & Mail, The National Post, CTV News, The Toronto Star and Newsweek, among other outlets

Success Stories Profile—Matthew Gold: Paragon of Productivity

AllerGen trainee Dr. Hind Sbihi interviewed on Global TV (and in many other media outlets) regarding important air pollution study

AllerGen trainee Dr. Petya Koleva first author on major microbiome paper

Matt Gold achieves “almost unprecedented” publication productivity

Leah Stiemsma speaks of asthma-microbiome link found using CHILD Study samples

Success Stories Profile—David Préfontaine: From Research Lab to Industry Liaison

Andrew O’Keefe interviewed in Pediatric News regarding C-CARE findings reported in his poster at AAAAI

Trainee Michelle North publishes on helping asthma patients reduce their exposure to air pollution

AllerGen trainee interviews Nobel Laureate Barry Marshall in Nature (Meghan Azad)

Success Stories Profile—Meghan Azad: Minding the Microbiome

Success Stories Profile—Jennifer Protudjer: AllerGen-An Incubator for Young Researchers

Meghan Azad publishes on probiotics and childhood asthma

Ryan Persaud publishes on newborn exposure to antibiotics

Elaine Fuertes’ research featured in The Journal of Allergy and Clinical Immunology

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HQP Publications

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Author(s)YearTitleJournal
Wakahara K, Van VQ, Baba N, Begin P, Rubio M, Delespesse G, Sarfati M. 2012

Basophils are recruited to inflamed lungs and exacerbate memory Th2 responses in mice and humans

Allergy

Wang R, Henderson SB, Sbihi H, Allen RW, Brauer M. 2012

Temporal Stability of Land Use Regression Models for Traffic-Related Air Pollution

Atmospheric Environment

Watson R, Castelden H, Tui'kn Partnership, Masuda J, King M, Stewart M. 2012

Identifying Gaps in Asthma Education, Health Promotion, and Social Support for Mi’kmaq Families in Unama’ki (Cape Breton), Nova Scotia, Canada

Preventing Chronic Disease: Public Health Research, Practice, and Policy

Weichenthal S, Dufresne A, Infante-Rivard C, Joseph L. 2008

Determinants of ultrafine particle exposures in transportation environments: Findings of an 8-month survey conducted in Montréal, Canada

Journal of Exposure Science and Environmental Epidemiology

Weichenthal S, Dufresne A, Infante-Rivard C, Joseph L. 2006

Indoor ultrafine particles and home heating systems: a cross-sectional survey of Canadian homes during the winter months 

Journal of Exposure Science and Environmental Epidemiology

Weichenthal S, Dufresne A, Infante-Rivard C, Joseph L. 2008

Characterizing and predicting ultrafine particle counts in Canadian classrooms during the winter months: model development and evaluation

Environmental Health

Weichenthal S, Dufresne A, Infante-Rivard C. 2007

Indoor nitrogen dioxide and VOC exposures: Summary of evidence for an association with childhood asthma and a case for the inclusion of indoor ultrafine particle measures in future studies

Indoor and Built Environment

Xu J, Singhera GK, Dorscheid DR. 2015

Expression of surfactant protein D in airways of asthmatics and interleukin-13 modulation of surfactant protein D in human models of airway epithelium

Respiratory Research

Xu Y, Waserman S, Connors L, Stawiarski K, Kastner M. 2010

Food allergy management from the perspective of patients or caregivers and allergists: a qualitative study

Allergy, Asthma & Clinical Immunology

Xu YS, Kastner M, Harada L, Xu A, Salter J, Waserman S. 2014

Anaphylaxis-related deaths in Ontario: a retrospective review of cases from 1986 to 2011

Allergy, Asthma & Clinical Immunology

Yamamoto M, Singh A, Ruan J, Gauvreau GM, O'Byrne PM, Carlsten C, FitzGerald JM, Boulet L-P, Tebbutt SJ. 2012

Decreased miR-192 expression in peripheral blood of asthmatic individuals undergoing an allergen inhalation challenge

BMC Genomics

Zamar D, Tripp B, Ellis G, Daley D. 2009

Path: a tool to facilitate pathway-based genetic association analysis

Bioinformatics

Zavitz C, Gordon J, Gaschler C, Bauer MT, Fraser KM, Hogaboam CM, Stampfli MR. 2010

Dysregulated MIP-2 expression drives illness in bacterial superinfection of influenza

The Journal of Immunology

Zhang J, Daley D, Akhabir L, Stefanowicz D, Chan-Yeung M, Becker AB, Laprise C, Paré PD, Sandford AJ. 2009

Lack of association of TIM3 polymorphisms and allergic phenotypes

BMC Medical Genetics

Zhang X, Hirota JA, Yang C, Carlsten C 2016

Effect of GST variants on lung function following diesel exhaust and allergen co-exposure in a controlled human crossover study

Free Radical Biology and Medicine

Zuccaro L, Cox A, Pray C, Radford K, Novakowski K, Dorrington M, Surette M, Bowdish D, Nair P 2016

Histone deacetylase activity and recurrent neutrophilic bronchitis in severe eosinophilic asthma

Allergy


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