Category: Awards, Honours and Grants

AllerGen trainee Ryan Huff named Vanier Scholar

AllerGen trainee Ryan Huff has been awarded a 2018-2019 Vanier Canada Graduate Scholarship, in support of his proposed research project Air Pollution Induces Glucocorticoid Resistance in Humans. “As a previous varsity track & field athlete with mild asthma and severe

AllerGen’s CEO & CHILD’s Founding Director honoured by CTS

On April 11, 2019, at the annual Canadian Respiratory Conference held in Ottawa, ON, both Dr. Diana Royce, AllerGen’s President and CEO, and AllerGen investigator Dr. Malcolm Sears, the Founding Director of the CHILD Cohort Study, were recognized by the

CHILD Manitoba co-leaders recognized

Co-leaders of the Manitoba site of the CHILD Cohort Study, AllerGen investigators Drs Allan Becker and Meghan Azad, will be recognized by the University of Manitoba later this month for outstanding accomplishments at their respective career stages. Dr. Becker has

Michelle Harkness Mentorship Awards celebrate & promote mentoring excellence

On the evening of January 29, 2019, at the Gala event of AllerGen’s final Research Conference, eight exceptional members of the AllerGen network were recognized for their excellence as mentors, and four others were awarded grants to support the development

Dr. Moshe Ben-Shoshan funded to study children’s allergies to antibiotics

AllerGen investigator Dr. Moshe Ben-Shoshan (Montreal Children’s Hospital) has been awarded a four-year, $336,000 CIHR Project Grant to explore adverse reactions to antibiotics among children. His project aims to determine how often these adverse reactions—typically seen in the form of

Dr. Jean Marshall recognized for “distinguished scientific leadership”

The Canadian Society for Immunology (CSI) has chosen AllerGen Research Leader Dr. Jean Marshall to receive its top honour—the Bernhard Cinader Award for “distinguished scientific leadership and accomplishments in immunology.” The CSI bestows the award annually upon a Canadian immunologist

Trainee awarded two fellowships for CHILD research

AllerGen trainee Dr. Kozeta Miliku, MD, PhD, has been offered two postdoctoral fellowships to support her CHILD-based research into the relationship between breastfeeding and lung health. Dr. Miliku has accepted a one-year Breathing as One Research Fellowship from the Canadian

Graduate Student Research Awards continue to support exceptional students

Asthma Canada and AllerGen are pleased to announce the 2018-2019 Asthma Canada / AllerGen Graduate Student Research Award recipients within Asthma Canada’s National Research Program. L to R: Xiaoshu Cao (University of Toronto), Ryan Huff (The University of British Columbia),

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

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

AllerGen HQP receive Banting Postdoctoral Fellowships

AllerGen HQP Drs Christopher Pascoe and Sarah Svenningsen are among a select group of researchers to be named 2018 Banting Postdoctoral Fellows. Dr. Pascoe (Children’s Hospital Research Institute of Manitoba) researches the role of early life environmental exposures, including gestational

Dr. Meghan Azad awarded Canada Research Chair

AllerGen investigator Dr. Meghan Azad (University of Manitoba) is one of 185 individuals across Canada to have received a Canada Research Chair (CRC) in the spring of 2018. Dr. Azad’s Tier 2 Chair in Developmental Origins of Chronic Disease-constitutes a

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