AllerGen trainees seated at Young Canadians Roundtable on Health

YCRHlogoAllerGen trainees, Timothy Chung from the University of Toronto and Ryan Persaud from the University of Manitoba, are among a select group of 17- to 26-year-olds from across Canada chosen for The Sandbox Project’s inauguralYoung Canadians Roundtable on Health (YCRH).

The YCRH brings together motivated young Canadians from coast-to-coast to coast in order to make real change to the health prospects of children and youth. This group will provide leadership in research, public debate and education on issues impacting the present and future health of Canadian youth, including injury prevention; mental health; growing, healthy bodies; and the environment.

Chung and Persaud both held AllerGen Summer Studentships in 2013. Timothy Chung worked with Dr. Brian Rowe at the University of Alberta on the management of acute asthma in an urban Emergency Medical Service. Under the supervision of Dr. Anita Kozyrskyj at the University of Alberta, Ryan Persaud’s research focused on the impact of perinatal infant antibiotic exposures on allergic outcomes in the Winnipeg cohort of AllerGen’s Canadian Healthy Infant Longitudinal Development (CHILD) Study.

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