Category: Investigator news

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

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

AllerGen colleagues bid a fond farewell to Dr. Frances Silverman

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

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

Breastfeeding and social media: catalyzed by AllerGen

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

Study led by CIC Director identifies alternative treatment for mild asthma

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

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

Chatelaine shares AllerGen, CHILD food allergy research results

A new article in Chatelaine magazine highlights the latest developments in the fight against food allergies, providing national exposure for AllerGen investigators, trainees, partner organizations and AllerGen-supported food allergy research. “How Close Are We to a Cure for Food Allergies?”

Interview videos highlight CHILD research

A January 2018 video interview with AllerGen investigator Dr. Meghan Azad, entitled “Meghan Azad on Studying Chronic Diseases in Children” and produced by the Human Capital and Economic Opportunity (HCEO) Global Working Group, explores Dr. Azad’s work on the developmental

AllerGen researchers recognized for excellence by CSACI

Four AllerGen investigators were recently recognized with awards by the Canadian Society of Allergy and Clinical Immunology (CSACI) at that organization’s 2017 Annual Scientific Meeting. Dr. Susan Waserman was named the inaugural recipient of the Milton Gold Memorial Lectureship, “presented

Dr. Brett Finlay inducted into Canadian Medical Hall of Fame

AllerGen investigator Dr. Brett Finlay (The University of British Columbia) is one of six 2018 inductees to the Canadian Medical Hall of Fame. Laureates of this honour are individuals whose contributions to medicine and the health sciences have led to

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