In a 16 March 2020 letter to the Canadian Medical Association Journal (CMAJ), two CHILD Cohort Study researchers offer advice to parents on household cleaning habits in the fight to halt the spread of COVID-19. “When the risk of community …

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New research from the CHILD Cohort Study sheds light on the link between a woman’s psychological wellbeing during pregnancy and the immune health of her newborn. Published in Clinical Experimental Allergy and featured on the journal’s cover, the research found …

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New research from the CHILD Cohort Study shows that frequent exposure to common household cleaning products can increase a child’s risk of developing asthma. The study was published today in the Canadian Medical Association Journal. It found that young infants …

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Dr. Meghan Azad, an AllerGen investigator and Manitoba co-lead for the CHILD Cohort Study (CHILD), has been awarded a $6.5 million grant by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation to lead an international consortium that will study global differences in …

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  Two AllerGen researchers are among 16 outstanding early career investigators funded by CIHR to conduct research that aims to have a significant impact on maternal, reproductive, child and youth health. Dr. Meaghan Jones and Dr. Jennifer Protudjer, both at …

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A $2 million award from the Canadian Microbiome Initiative 2 (CMI2) program will allow CHILD Cohort Study researchers to examine the trillions of microorganisms living inside the human body and uncover the role they play in causing asthma. This five-year …

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A high-profile online course features CHILD Cohort Study research and CHILD researcher Dr. Meghan Azad. The certified professional development course, entitled “Breast Milk Scientific,” focuses on current scientific insights into breastmilk, its relationship with the microbiome, and its contributions to …

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The CHILD Cohort Study is thrilled to announce that its video The CHILD Cohort Study and a Baby’s Microbiome received the Runner-Up Prize and a $1,000 award in the 2019 CIHR “IHDCYH Talks” knowledge mobilization (KMb) video competition. Based on …

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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 …

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Dr. Stuart Turvey, Co-Director of the CHILD Cohort Study, and Dr. Diana Royce, President & CEO of AllerGen, both received honours from AllerGen partner organizations in late 2019. Dr. Stuart Turvey recognized by CSACI L to R: Dr. Stuart Turvey; …

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L to R top: David Proud, Del Dorscheid, Andrew Halayko, Susan Elliott. L to R bottom: Kyle Dine, Kozeta Miliku, Jennifer Protudjer, Michelle Harkness. AllerGen is proud to announce the 2020 winners of the Michelle Harkness Mentorship Award (MHMA). The …

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AllerGen NCE extends its deepest condolences to the families, friends and colleagues of the victims of the Ukraine International Airlines Flight PS752 crash, which occurred on January 8, 2020, in Tehran, Iran. Two valued contributors to the AllerGen network were …

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