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Most recent release: 30/06/2020

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30/06/2020: AllerGen’s Final Network Report, and some thank yous…

25/06/2020: CHILD Cohort Study awarded $1.7M to study impacts of COVID-19 on Canadian families

24/06/2020: NEW VIDEO: CHILD Cohort Study – New scientific insights into breastfeeding

23/06/2020: CHILD trainee receives Vanier Scholarship

22/06/2020: Trainees awarded CIHR Fellowship, Sears Studentship

17/06/2020: Falling childhood asthma rates linked to more selective use of antibiotics

12/06/2020: Dr. Param Nair named Fellow of the European Respiratory Society

10/06/2020: AllerGen investigator receives MSFHR grant for COVID-19 research

01/06/2020: Winners of CHILD Poster Contest announced

26/05/2020: CAAIF-CSACI Research Fellowship in Allergy & Clinical Immunology

25/05/2020: Food allergy prevalence summary tables

14/05/2020: CHILD webinar: The participants, the team & the data collection process

04/05/2020: Consumption of artificial sweeteners during pregnancy increases offspring’s obesity risk

22/04/2020: Peanut anaphylaxis declining in children, overall food-related anaphylaxis still a concern: C-CARE

14/04/2020: CSACI publishes OIT Guidelines and Call for Abstracts

07/04/2020: Food allergy prevalence stable in Canada

31/03/2020: Congratulations to the AllerGen network on completing its term as a national Networks of Centres of Excellence (NCE)

17/03/2020: EXCITING OPPORTUNITY: AstraZeneca Chair in Asthma & Chronic Obstructive Lung Disease at the University of Alberta

16/03/2020: CAAIF Partnered Research Grants

03/03/2020: Mom’s depression in late pregnancy may impact baby’s immune system

26/02/2020: REGISTER: 6th Annual RENASCENT Training Workshop

21/02/2020: AllerGen researcher Susan Elliott launches new journal

20/02/2020: Opportunities: Graduate Student Research Awards | Undergraduate Summer Studentships

19/02/2020: CHILD Cohort Study research featured on CBC’s The National

18/02/2020: Professor position in microbiology & the microbiota at UQAC

18/02/2020: Baby’s exposure to cleaning products can increase asthma risk

05/02/2020: AllerGen researchers awarded CIHR Early Career Investigator grants

05/02/2020: CHILD Cohort Study investigator receives $6.5M Gates Foundation grant for breastmilk research

31/01/2020: CHILD Cohort Study researchers awarded $2M to study microbial causes of asthma

28/01/2020: Breast Milk Scientific: free online learning events (Feb 3-7, 2020)

21/01/2020: CHILD microbiome video wins award in CIHR KMb competition

20/01/2020: Travel Grants available from Food Allergy Canada

17/01/2020: Dr. Jennifer Protudjer appointed Chair in Allergy, Asthma & the Environment

16/01/2020: Postdoctoral Fellow opportunity in microbiome research

15/01/2020: CHILD’s Co-Director, AllerGen’s President & CEO both honoured by partner organizations

14/01/2020: REMINDER: Sears Undergraduate Summer Studentship Deadline

14/01/2020: 2020 Michelle Harkness Mentorship Award winners

13/01/2020: Abstract submission now open: 2020 Collegium Internationale Allergologicum Symposium

10/01/2020: Remembering two friends of AllerGen

20/12/2019: Air pollution exposure in early pregnancy linked to infants’ risk of developing allergies

18/12/2019: Former AllerGen HQP: Join us!

18/12/2019: Type of feeding affects C. difficile presence in babies

17/12/2019: Call for Applications: Sears Undergraduate Summer Studentship

12/12/2019: Two funding opportunities in allergic disease research from CAAIF

12/12/2019: Fellowship award advances Canadian food allergy research

12/12/2019: Fellowship award advances Canadian food allergy research

10/12/2019: CIHR-ICRH Opportunities: Pre-Announcements

10/12/2019: Seasons Greetings from AllerGen

29/11/2019: AllerGen HQP: Mitacs Canadian Science Policy Fellowship

28/11/2019: New access policies for CHILD Cohort Study data and samples

28/11/2019: Even infants at low risk of peanut allergy should eat peanut early

04/11/2019: AllerGen HQP: Employment opportunity at University of Manitoba

01/11/2019: Support the CHILD Cohort Study in the 2019 CIHR “IHDCYH Talks” video competition!

18/10/2019: Two postdoctoral opportunities through Mitacs

15/10/2019: Call for Abstracts: 2020 CIA Symposium

11/10/2019: SMRTS WEBINAR: The Role of Evaluation in Research Translation

08/10/2019: Call for Poster Abstracts: 2020 Canadian Respiratory Conference

07/10/2019: Fats in breastmilk are unique to each mother

01/10/2019: Asthma Canada releases A Snapshot of Asthma in Canada

27/09/2019: AllerGen researchers inducted into CAHS

24/09/2019: 2018-19 Annual Report

15/08/2019: Opportunities with Novartis in Respiratory

01/08/2019: “Gold standard” food allergy test faces implementation barriers

31/07/2019: Reminder: Emerging Researcher Awards in Allergic Asthma

23/07/2019: New trainee opportunity with Novartis in Respiratory

22/07/2019: MHMA fundraising

16/07/2019: CIHR call for input

10/07/2019: CIHR opportunity: Data Analysis of Existing Databases & Cohorts Grants

08/07/2019: reAction July 2019

05/07/2019: MHMA Call for Applications: 2019-2020

04/07/2019: NEW CAAIF Funding Opportunities

02/07/2019: CHILD Cohort Study Co-Director appointed Tier 1 Canada Research Chair

24/06/2019: REMINDER: CSACI Call for Abstracts

18/06/2019: Ask CIHR to prioritize Maternal & Child Health

07/06/2019: Trainee opportunities with Novartis in Respiratory


03/06/2019: CRC 2020: Call for Topics & Speakers

30/05/2019: Guidelines for managing anaphylaxis in children need an update

29/05/2019: VOTE NOW to fund this proposed documentary

28/05/2019: SMRTS Webinar: Hands on with Intellectual Property

24/05/2019: Trainee funds available: Human lactation research

17/05/2019: Call: Emerging Researcher Awards in Allergic Asthma

16/05/2019: NEW VIDEO: The CHILD Cohort Study and a baby’s microbiome

14/05/2019: CSACI Call for Abstracts

02/05/2019: New blood test may let food allergy suspect off the hook

29/04/2019: REMINDER: Graduate Student Research Awards; Mobile app helps those with hayfever and asthma

26/04/2019: Allergic to peanuts? Avoidance is safest: new study

25/04/2019: CHILD Cohort Study profiled in Wave magazine

17/04/2019: Screen time associated with behavioural problems in preschoolers

12/04/2019: Filtered diesel exhaust worse for allergy-affected lungs than unfiltered

10/04/2019: CHILD Manitoba co-leaders recognized

09/04/2019: WEBINAR: Early introduction of allergenic foods to high-risk infants

08/04/2019: Asthma Canada hiring a Master’s-level Research Assistant

05/04/2019: Forms available: CSACI Summer Studentships

03/04/2019: New CSACI Summer Studentships

02/04/2019: New trainee opportunities: funded awards, research jobs

01/04/2019: AllerGen’s post-NCE transition

19/03/2019: Webinars: LinkedIn for Scientists & Talk like TED

12/03/2019: AllerGen’s reAction newsletter: March 2019

07/03/2019: CHILD Cohort Study: new headquarters, new logo, personnel changes

25/02/2019: SMRTS WEBINAR: Infographic Toolkit for Researchers

25/02/2019: Infant sleep duration associated with mother’s level of education, prenatal depression and method of delivery

18/02/2019: Allergic reactions frequent in children undergoing milk oral immunotherapy

04/02/2019: Breastmilk microbiome linked to method of feeding

04/02/2019: Inside the New Issue – AllerGen Success Stories (Winter 2019)

18/01/2019: NOW AVAILABLE: AllerGen’s 2019 Research Conference Program

10/01/2019: AllerGen’s 2019 Research Conference – opens in only 17 days!

20/12/2018: Suboptimal, inconsistent treatment for anaphylaxis when the cause is unknown

17/12/2018: Dr. Jean Marshall recognized for “distinguished scientific leadership”

12/12/2018: AllerGen colleagues bid a fond farewell to Dr. Frances Silverman

07/12/2018: Holiday greetings

19/11/2018: Welcome to AllerGen’s digital 2017-2018 Annual Report

31/10/2018: Graduate Student Research Awards continue to support exceptional students

29/10/2018: Is food allergy a legal disability and how does this affect Canadian schools?

12/10/2018: 2019 Conference: Early Bird reminder

09/10/2018: MHMA deadline extension

28/09/2018: CHILD Data Access Workshop

26/09/2018: AllerGen’s Scientific Director receives CSACI’s Jerry Dolovich Award

24/09/2018: Breastfeeding may protect against obesity in early life

20/09/2018: Study sheds light on how the immune system “remembers” food allergens

18/09/2018: AllerGen researchers launch food allergy app for youth | Stuart Turvey honoured

17/09/2018: Household cleaners may cause obesity in young children

14/09/2018: 2019 Research Conference: Register soon

11/09/2018: Reminder: MHMA deadline

07/09/2018: Epinephrine underused during anaphylaxis outside of hospital

28/08/2018: Instagram promotes positive attitudes towards breastfeeding

22/08/2018: UPDATE: Michelle Harkness Mentorship Award

22/08/2018: Remembering Michelle Harkness, one year later

07/08/2018: CHILD Study: Maternal depression higher among certain ethnic minorities

02/08/2018: CHILD research finds Lung Clearance Index effective at detecting infant lung problems

31/07/2018: Remembering Michelle Harkness, one year later

09/07/2018: CHILD Study finds infants who sleep less may have lower cognitive and language skills by age two

03/07/2018: Breastmilk sugars known as HMOs may help prevent food allergies

12/06/2018: ReAction June 2018

04/06/2018: Infant feeding method influences baby’s gut bacteria, risk of overweight

16/05/2018: Call for Applications: Graduate Student Research Awards

14/05/2018: Call for Abstracts: CSACI-AllerGen Abstract Competition

01/05/2018: Deep, Single-Cell Profiling by Mass Cytometry (CyTOF) Webinar

25/04/2018: Chatelaine shares CHILD food allergy research results

25/04/2018: Call for Applications: Michelle Harkness Mentorship Award (MHMA)

22/03/2018: Call for Applications: AllerGen – CAAIF Emerging Clinician-Scientist Research Fellowship

22/03/2018: Pushing Data Uphill: Overcoming Barriers to Large-scale Biomedical Data Use Webinar

20/03/2018: Blood test to predict asthmatic response; mother’s distress & her baby’s allergy risk

07/03/2018: Exclusive breastfeeding in hospital associated with longer breastfeeding duration

27/02/2018: Graduate Student Research Awards fund innovative asthma research

26/02/2018: NCE funding outcome

22/02/2018: C-sections and gut bacteria increase risk of childhood obesity

12/02/2018:Undergraduate Summer Studentships Application

07/02/2018: Bioinformatics for Discovery & Global Collaborations Webinar

31/01/2018: AllerGen’s 12th Trainee Symposium

26/01/2018: AllerGen’s 2019 Research Conference

23/01/2018: CHILD Study awarded over $9M

22/01/2018: inFLAME 7th Annual Workshop

02/01/2018: Drug allergies mistreated and undiagnosed: new study

22/12/2017: AllerGen investigators contribute to asthma genetics discovery

19/12/2017: Microbial “signatures” in first 100 days of life may protect against asthma

13/12/2017: AllerGen’s first digital annual report

11/12/2017: C-CARE: Anaphylactic kids exposed to food allergens despite adult supervision

05/12/2017: New fellowship & grant opportunities from CAAIF

27/11/2017: Asthma in infant boys may eventually be preventable

15/11/2017: Asthma predictable at age one and stress in pregnancy may affect a baby’s immune system

30/10/2017: Asthma risk lower with direct breastfeeding

11/10/2017: New genetic clue to peanut allergy

2/10/2017: CIC-tested a “game-changing, blockbuster” asthma drug

21/09/2017: Breastmilk hormones may help prevent obesity in infants

12/09/2017: Protecting against peanut allergy in children

07/09/2017: The Asthma Canada/AllerGen Graduate Student Research Award deadline

05/09/2017: A short introduction to CANUE (Webinar)

25/08/2017: Remembering Michelle Harkness

24/08/2017: Canadian allergists/immunologists comment on recent Australian oral immunotherapy study

21/08/2017: ReAction August 2017

02/08/2017: Asthma Canada and AllerGen partnered to co-fund graduate student research awards

31/07/2017: The CHILD Study website

11/07/2017: CHILD Study uncover immune shift during pregnancy and AllerGen Success Stories

28/06/2017: IHDCYH grants fund child study teams

26/06/2017: What saliva says about stress

09/06/2017: CAAIF-AllerGen Research Fellowship supports immune research in asthmatic women

08/06/2017: Timing of food introduction and development of food sensitization

30/05/2017: New drug can help patients with severe asthma reduce oral steroids

09/05/2017: ReAction May 2017

02/05/2017: Effects of breastfeeding and exposure on lung health

01/05/2017: Knowledge Transfer to Support Evidence-informed Health Policy (Webinar)

07/04/2017: Pet exposure during early life affects infant gut microbiota

05/04/2017: Allergy & Asthma Misinformation in Popular Culture (Webinar)

31/03/2017: AllerGen’s Research Strategy implementation achieves milestone

23/03/2017: Sensor proteins in asthmatics, lifelong food allergies, microbiome book featuring AllerGen research, and Science Prize of Malcolm Sears

14/03/2017: How to Effect Societal Change, Working with the Media & Public (Webinar)

01/03/2017: Malcolm Sears honoured as CHR’s Researcher of the Month

24/02/2017: Integrating the Patient Voice in Health Research (Webinar)

22/02/2017: ReAction February 2017

02/02/2017: Dr. Malcolm Sears, Dunedin Study featured in documentary series

02/01/2017: Getting to Impact, Why Knowledge Translation Matters for Researchers (Webinar)

20/01/2017: NIAID issues new peanut introduction guidelines

19/01/2017AllerGen is offering a new ResearchSKETCHES program

18/01/2017: New CHILD video: Link between traffic pollution and allergy risk

20/12/2016: Canadian alternative medicine clinics: over half make unproven allergy/asthma claims

16/12/2016: Airways December 2016

12/12/2016: Best Wishes for the 2016 Holiday Season

05/12/2016: AllerGen awards fourth Emerging Clinician-Scientist Research Fellowship

02/12/2016: New Food Allergy Report from the US National Academies

30/11/2016: Randy Yatscoff wins lifetime achievement award for Canadian entrepreneurship

25/11/2016: Vote Now – Support video by AllerGen HQP

11/11/2016: Communicating in Plain Language (Webinar)

01/11/2016: November 2016

26/10/2016: AllerGen researcher reverses food allergy in mice

16/09/2016: Dr. Judah Denburg appointed as Canadian Academy of Health Sciences Fellow

13/09/2016: Online voting for the 2016 AllerGen HQP Video Competition opens

02/09/2016: Researchers find possible key to fibrosis in mouse model of Crohn’s disease

25/08/2016: Reminder for the CSACI Annual Scientific Meeting in Montréal

09/08/2016: AllerGen experts cited in Globe story, “Let them eat dirt” book, and new federal report on food allergy

04/08/2016: Airways August 2016

14/07/2016: Director of AllerGen’s CHILD Study awarded J. Allyn Taylor International Prize in Medicine

30/06/2016: ReAction June 2016

08/06/2016: Success Stories Spring 2016

25/05/2016: Prenatal fruit consumption boosts babies’ cognitive development: CHILD Study data

09/05/2016: Diet soft drinks during pregnancy affect infant BMI, Dr. Param Nair awarded 2016 Bastable-Potts Research Prize

02/05/2016: Three CHILD-related projects awarded CIHR grants

22/04/2016: Tim Caulfield wins 2015 Science in Society Book Award

21/04/2016: Anaphylaxis cases increasing among children: C-CARE

20/04/2016: CIHR highlights gut bacteria research in new online feature

11/04/2016: Planning for Policy Impact (Webinar Reminder)

29/03/2016: Planning for Policy Impact (Webinar Reminder)

22/03/2016ReAction March 2016

16/03/2016: Preliminary Program for AllerGen’s 2016 Research Conference

09/03/2016: Experiences of a Scientific Entrepreneur (Webinar Reminder)

09/03/2016: New Chair appointed to AllerGen’s AETOAC Committee

22/02/2016: Experiences of a Scientific Entrepreneur (Webinar)

11/02/2016: AllerGen 2016 Research Conference deadlines

08/02/2016: Early childhood wheezing increases teen asthma risk

27/01/2016: How to Attract Research Investment Partners (Webinar)

15/01/2016: CHILD video wins first place in CIHR contest

07/01/2016: Microbiome seeding begins in the womb

16/12/2015: Airways December 2015

11/12/2015: Head of AllerGen’s CIC named new Dean of McMaster’s Faculty of Health Sciences

09/12/2015: Best wishes for the 2015 Holiday Season

02/12/2015: 2014-2015 Annual Report now available

19/11/2015: ReAction November 2015

17/11/2015: NCE confirms AllerGen funding to 2019

03/11/2015: CIHR announces launch of two key annual funding opportunities

29/10/2015: New estimates of food allergy prevalence in Canada, Allerject® epinephrine autoinjector recall

15/10/2015: Enhance the Sustainability and Impact of your Research (Webinar)

13/10/2015: Use of antibiotics during childbirth affects infant gut microbiota

30/09/2015: Link discovered between infant gut bacteria and asthma

21/09/2015: Dr. Paul O’Byrne inducted as Fellow of CAHS

11/08/2015: ReAction August 2015

10/07/2015: AllerGen team launches air quality website for PanAm Games

09/07/2015: Introducing the CHILD Study whiteboard video

28/05/2015: ReAction May 2015

27/05/2015: Airways May 2015

22/05/2015: AllerGen HQP Video Competition Results

07/05/2015: CHILD Study shows infant exposure to air pollution increases risk for allergies

01/05/2015: AllerGen HQP research video voting

23/04/2015: Scientific Director speaks at UBC Biomedical Research Centre

14/04/2015: AllerGen Investigators Awarded Canada Research Chairs

06/04/2015: AllerGen’s 2016 Research Conference

01/04/2015: Assessing environmental exposures: a new CHILD Study publication

24/03/2015: Genetic and epigenetic epidemiology findings (Seminar/Webinar)

04/03/2015: Infant gut bacteria and food sensitization: associations in the first year of life

24/02/2015: When is the best time to introduce peanuts?

20/02/2015: CIHR highlights Traffic pollution, Asthma and Genetics (TAG) study

22/12/2014: HQP Video Competition

19/12/2014: SyMBIOTA team wins publication award for paper’s relevance to clinical practice

05/12/2014: $25,000 CAAIF grant supports allergy and immunology research

27/11/2014: NCE Newsletter highlights CHILD Study

05/11/2014: 2013–2014 Annual Report

24/10/2014: AllerGen’s Tim Caulfield on CBC’s Marketplace tonight

03/10/2014: AllerGen awards $250,000 for advanced allergy research

09/09/2014: Fewer food allergies among new immigrants and Canadians with low education

03/09/2014: 2014-2015 ASNPN Leadership Committee

18/08/2014: AllerGen researchers publish papers on early-life antibiotic exposure, gut microbe changes and health outcomes

23/07/2014: CHILD research team awarded five-year CIHR grant

24/06/2014: Press teleconference with Meghan Azad and Anita Kozyrskyj on upcoming Nobel Laureate Meeting

13/06/2014: CHILD Study news to reach 700,000 through Toronto Star

20/05/2014: CIC investigators publish new findings for allergic asthma

08/05/2014: Announcements about Network researchers and partners

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November 2013

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December 2012

October 2012

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December 2011

Summer 2011

December 2010

June 2010

Winter 2009

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Agenda provides AllerGen Network members news about their fellow researchers; trainees; partner activities and accomplishments; recent and up-coming events of relevance to the Network; and AllerGen program developments. Discontinued

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