Category: Announcements

NEW VIDEO: The CHILD Cohort Study and a baby’s microbiome

Join us on a journey into the world of a baby’s gut microbiome. Meet some microbial superheroes and learn about how discoveries from the CHILD Cohort Study are helping us to understand allergies, asthma, obesity, and everyday health and wellbeing,

Mobile app helps those with hayfever & asthma

AllerGen investigators contributed to a new interactive app that is helping people with allergic rhinitis (hayfever) and asthma to monitor, understand and better manage their conditions. MASK-air is a free app, available on Android and iOS, that assists patients to

AllerGen begins NCE wind-down

After receiving the full 14 years of national Networks of Centres of Excellence (NCE) funding, today—April 1, 2019—AllerGen begins a two-year wind-down of its NCE mandate. Dr. Judah Denburg, who has led the Network since its planning stages in 2002,

AllerGen investigators lead two platforms of new pan-Canadian microbiome research core

The CIHR is funding a new, national microbiome research core, and two of its five platforms are headed by AllerGen investigators. The University of Calgary-based initiative, The Integrated Microbiome Platforms for Advancing Causation Testing and Translation, or IMPACTT, brings together

AllerGen’s final research conference… and beyond

Marking the culmination of 14 years of research, AllerGen held its ninth and final Research Conference from January 27-30, 2019, in Toronto, ON. Over 220 delegates participated. Nearly half were AllerGen trainees, some of whom have been involved in the

Government phasing out NCE program

On December 6, 2018, the federal government of Canada announced that the Networks of Centres of Excellence (NCE) program—the program that has supported AllerGen since 2005—will be phased-out over the next several years. “The NCE has been a ground-breaking program

AllerGen’s Scientific Director receives CSACI’s Jerry Dolovich Award

“Dr. Judah Denburg is an amazing colleague, clinician, researcher and, to a large degree, visionary, and it is extremely fitting that he is being honoured with the Jerry Dolovich Award,” observed Dr. Allan Becker, as he announced the honour at

AllerGen researchers launch food allergy app for youth

Kung Food, a food allergy app for youth and teens that was developed with AllerGen support, is now available in the Mac App Store and on Google Play. The mobile application aims to improve the knowledge and skills of youth

World Allergy Week 2018

From 22 to 28 April, 2018, the World Allergy Organization (WAO) is using World Allergy Week (WAW) to focus attention on atopic dermatitis (AD), including the role of food allergy in the condition, quality of life concerns, new treatment options,

New faces on CHILD administrative team

Autumn has brought change to the administrative ranks of the CHILD Study. As of September 1, 2017, the Manitoba site has a new Research Coordinator, and as of September 8, 2017, CHILD Toronto has a new Site Leader. Dr. Theo

Remembering Michelle Harkness

With profound sadness, we confirm that Michelle Harkness, AllerGen’s Manager, Highly Qualified Personnel (HQP) Training and Events, and a longtime colleague and friend, passed away on August 22, 2017, following a brief illness. Michelle managed AllerGen’s HQP program with passion

Allergy Pals going strong

On August 11, 2017, student Benjamin Cruickshank and his mom, Allison, met with AllerGen staff to share how the Allergy Pals program for kids with food allergies has had an impact on their lives. “I love Allergy Pals,” says 11-year-old

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