Category: Investigator news

Being inducted into the Canadian Academy of Health Sciences (CAHS) is one of the highest honours for Canadians in the health sciences community. CAHS Fellows are recognized for their innovative leadership, research excellence and commitment to advancing academic health science. …

Three AllerGen researchers inducted into Canadian Academy of Health Sciences in 2019 Read More »

AllerGen investigator and pediatric allergist Dr. Edmond S. Chan (The University of British Columbia & BC Children’s Hospital) is the winner of the 2019 Robyn Allen Leadership Award. The award is presented by AllerGen Legacy Partner Food Allergy Canada (FAC) …

Dr. Edmond S. Chan receives Robyn Allen Leadership Award Read More »

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 …

AllerGen’s CEO & CHILD’s Founding Director honoured by CTS Read More »

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 …

CHILD Manitoba co-leaders recognized Read More »

AllerGen investigators Drs Scott Tebbutt and Tobias Kollman, and AllerGen trainees Casey Shannon, Daniel He and Dr. Amrit Singh, are among the co-authors of a breakthrough study, published in Nature Communications in March 2019, that provides new insight into the …

New insights into babies’ first week of development Read More »

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 investigators lead two platforms of new pan-Canadian microbiome research core Read More »

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. Moshe Ben-Shoshan funded to study children’s allergies to antibiotics Read More »

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 …

Dr. Jean Marshall recognized for “distinguished scientific leadership” Read More »

Dr. Frances Silverman, Associate Professor Emeritus, University of Toronto, and world-renowned expert on the health effects of air pollutants and the role they play in the development of inflammation, passed away peacefully on Tuesday, December 11, 2018, at her home …

AllerGen colleagues bid a fond farewell to Dr. Frances Silverman Read More »

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 …

CHILD Co-Director honoured for “outstanding career in child health” Read More »

AllerGen investigator Dr. Meghan Azad (University of Manitoba) met AllerGen Highly Qualified Personnel Alessandro Marcon (University of Alberta) at AllerGen’s 2016 Research Conference in Vancouver, BC. Their encounter catalyzed a unique research project that explored the question of whether or …

Breastfeeding and social media: catalyzed by AllerGen Read More »

Dr. Paul O’Byrne is a co-author on two New England Journal of Medicine (NEJM) papers that outline a new approach for asthma treatment. “Poor adherence to asthma medications, particularly inhaled steroids as maintenance therapy, is a major problem across all …

Study led by CIC Director identifies alternative treatment for mild asthma Read More »