Fellowship award advances Canadian food allergy research

Fellowship award advances Canadian food allergy research

Dr. Derek Chu has been awarded the prestigious CAAIF-CSACI-AllerGen Emerging Clinician-Scientist Research Fellowship.

This $250,000 award enables a newly trained Canadian allergist and immunologist to pursue advanced research and establish a combined career as a clinician and an academic researcher.

Dr. Chu will begin his two-year Fellowship in December 2019 at McMaster University, where he will train under the supervision and mentorship of food allergy investigators Drs Manel Jordana and Susan Waserman.

“Dr. Chu’s research into the mechanisms of peanut allergy has tremendous potential to benefit the millions of Canadians affected by food allergies,” comments Dr. Waserman.

The Fellowship, founded by AllerGen in 2011, is co-sponsored by the Canadian Allergy, Asthma and Immunology Foundation (CAAIF), the Canadian Society of Allergy and Clinical Immunology (CSACI), and AllerGen.

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