Inaugural recipient of the Sears Undergraduate Summer Studentship

Inaugural recipient of the <em>Sears Undergraduate Summer Studentship</em>

The CHILD Cohort Study (CHILD) has launched the Sears Undergraduate Summer Studentship – a special training award for an undergraduate university student to work with a CHILD research team for 12 weeks.

Faith Kirabo, a student at the University of Manitoba, is the inaugural recipient of the award.

Faith is working with Dr. Meghan Azad (co-lead, CHILD Manitoba site) and the CHILD team in Winnipeg to study whether living in the city (urban environment) or country (rural environment) makes a difference in whether a child develops allergies.

This Studentship was established in honour of Dr. Malcolm Sears, Director of CHILD until 2017, and illustrates the Study’s commitment to developing an interest in the fields of Developmental Origins of Health and Disease (DOHaD) and in allergic and related immune diseases research among undergraduate students.