New Director and Co-Director appointed to CHILD Study

On July 1, 2017, Dr. Padmaja Subbarao became the Director of the CHILD Study and Dr. Stuart Turvey the Study’s Co-Director. Dr. Subbarao takes over the position from the Study’s Founding Director, Dr. Malcolm Sears. “Without Malcolm, there would be

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The CHILD Study announces its new “baby”

On July 31, 2017, the CHILD Study launched its new website at . The new website provides easy access to a wealth of information about CHILD’s community of researchers, administrative team, research foci, current projects, and its progress and

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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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AllerGen researchers find potential biomarker for occupational asthma

AllerGen investigators Drs Chris Carlsten and Scott Tebbutt may have found a blood biomarker that can be used to diagnose an occupational asthma associated with the BC forestry industry. For a decade, Dr. Carlsten and his team have been diagnosing

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AllerGen investigators contribute to breakthrough Treg discovery

A recent discovery from the Research Institute of the McGill University Health Centre (RI-MUHC) suggests autoimmune and chronic inflammatory diseases may be linked to mutations in a critical gene. The discovery also sheds new light on the function of Regulatory

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Quality of mothers’ care in early life linked to atopic dermatitis in infants

Until recently, little was known about the association between the mother-child relationship early in life and the development of atopic dermatitis (AD), a childhood skin disease that is often the first step in the “atopic march” toward allergic rhinitis and

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Asthma Canada and AllerGen partner for new graduate student research award

Asthma Canada and AllerGen have established a new National Research Program to help young scientists pursue research into early-onset and late-onset asthma. The program will grant two awards to Masters-level (MSc/MScN) student researchers, and two awards to PhD-level student researchers.

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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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