Dr. Jennifer Protudjer appointed Chair in Allergy, Asthma & the Environment
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 discoveries and treatments for children’s allergy and asthma. The Chair holder is selected based on having a strong record of leadership, of excellence in research, of mentoring junior colleagues and investigators, and of effective and productive collaboration.
Dr. Protudjer honed her leadership skills as President of AllerGen’s student network from 2009 to 2012, recieved numerous AllerGen trainee awards including research fellowships in 2005 and 2007, and was profiled in AllerGen’s Success Stories magazine. More recently, she was honoured with a nomination for an AllerGen Michelle Harkness Mentorship Award for Mentoring Excellence and awarded a 2020 Michelle Harkness Mentorship Development Grant.
Dr. Protudjer is an assistant professor in the Department of Pediatrics and Child Health at the University of Manitoba, an epidemiologist with the Clinical Trials Platform at the George and Fay Yee Center for Healthcare Innovation, and a research scientist at the Children’s Hospital Research Institute of Manitoba. Prior to joining the University of Manitoba, she completed two post-doctoral fellowships and held a teaching position with AllerGen’s partner organization the Karolinska Institutet in Stockholm, Sweden—having originally developed her relationships there during a six-week trainee exchange funded through the prestigious AllerGen–Karolinska HQP Research Exchange Award.