Author: Marshall Beck

On January 1, 2020, AllerGen investigator Dr. Jennifer Protudjer became the inaugural holder of the Endowed Research Chair in Allergy, Asthma and the Environment at the University of Manitoba. This full-time, five-year position is aimed at driving continuing excellence in …

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Dr. Stuart Turvey, Co-Director of the CHILD Cohort Study, and Dr. Diana Royce, President & CEO of AllerGen, both received honours from AllerGen partner organizations in late 2019. Dr. Stuart Turvey recognized by CSACI L to R: Dr. Stuart Turvey; …

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L to R top: David Proud, Del Dorscheid, Andrew Halayko, Susan Elliott. L to R bottom: Kyle Dine, Kozeta Miliku, Jennifer Protudjer, Michelle Harkness. AllerGen is proud to announce the 2020 winners of the Michelle Harkness Mentorship Award (MHMA). The …

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AllerGen NCE extends its deepest condolences to the families, friends and colleagues of the victims of the Ukraine International Airlines Flight PS752 crash, which occurred on January 8, 2020, in Tehran, Iran. Two valued contributors to the AllerGen network were …

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A mother’s exposure to traffic-related air pollution during the first three months of pregnancy is associated with an increase in her child’s risk of having allergic sensitization by age one, according to CHILD Cohort Study research published in the Journal …

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New research from the CHILD Cohort Study involving more than 1,500 infants has shed light on the gut bacterium Clostridioides difficile and its association with the type of feeding in early life. The study, published in the journal Frontiers in …

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AllerGen and the CHILD Cohort Study are proud to announce the Sears Undergraduate Summer Studentship. The Sears Studentship provides financial support of up to $6,000 to an undergraduate student working full time for at least 12 weeks on a research project involving data generated by the …

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Dr. Derek Chu has been awarded the prestigious CAAIF-CSACI-AllerGen Emerging Clinician-Scientist Research Fellowship. This $250,000 award enables a newly trained Canadian allergist and immunologist to pursue advanced research and establish a combined career as a clinician and an academic researcher. …

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Children who do not consume peanut during their first year of life are more likely to be allergic to peanut at age three, according to new findings from the CHILD Cohort Study. The study, published in The Journal of Allergy …

Even infants at low risk of peanut allergy should eat peanut early Read More »

On November 8, 2019, Dr. Malcolm Sears, Founding Director of the CHILD Cohort Study, was formally inducted into McMaster University’s prestigious Community of Distinction. He was one of three inductees for 2019. In a ceremony attended by dozens of friends, …

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The CHILD Cohort Study and a Baby’s Microbiome video is in a national competition – and you can help us win! Each year, the CIHR holds a competition to select Canada’s top videos that share evidence-based messages relevant to the …

Support CHILD in the “IHDCYH Talks” video competition! Read More »

New findings from the CHILD Cohort Study shed light on the diverse factors that influence human milk fatty acid composition. The study, published in the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition, found that the amount and mixture of breast milk fats …

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