Walter and Maria Schroeder The CHILD Cohort Study and McMaster-based AllerGen investigators studying food allergy will be beneficiaries of a generous donation made to McMaster University in support of allergy research. Part of the donation of $10M made by Walter …

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A new study led by CHILD Cohort Study (CHILD) researchers has found that eating peanuts while breastfeeding, combined with introducing peanuts to babies in their first year, may reduce a child’s risk of peanut allergy by age five. The study, …

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The CHILD Cohort Study (CHILD) is delighted to announce that Dr. Meghan Azad has been named one of “Canada’s Most Powerful Women: Top 100” by the Women’s Executive Network (WXN) for 2020. The awards recognize Canada’s highest achieving women—from all ages, …

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The CHILD Cohort Study’s Director, Dr. Padmaja Subbarao, and Co-Director, Dr. Stuart Turvey, have each been appointed leadership roles in major precision health initiatives at their respective institutions. Dr. Subbarao has been named a co-lead, together with Dr. David Malkin, of the …

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New CHILD research published in the journal Gastroenterology explores how cesarean delivery and other birth events infuence a baby’s gut microbiome at three and 12 months of age, and how this can increase the risk of allergies and obesity later in childhood. The research …

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AllerGen is pleased to share the news that four Network-affiliated researchers have received awards from Research Manitoba and partners. Drs Meaghan Jones & Jennifer Protudjer receive New Investigator Operating Grants Dr. Meaghan Jones (left), Department of Biochemistry and Medical Genetics (Medicine), Rady …

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Canada’s COVID-19 Immunity Task Force (CITF) has awarded the CHILD Cohort Study (CHILD) more than $400,000 to study how COVID-19 is impacting individuals and families across Canada. The funding is in addition to a $1.7 million award (Canadian Institutes of Health Research-CIHR & …

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COVID-19 illustrations by CHILD participants  A two-year project measuring COVID-19 antibody prevalence among Albertan children is underway at the University of Alberta thanks to funding from the Government of Alberta.  The project, part of the CHILD Cohort Study (CHILD), received …

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CHILD Cohort Study (CHILD) investigator Dr. Meghan Azad has been named winner of the 2020 Joe Doupe Young Investigator Award by the Canadian Society for Clinical Investigation (CSCI). The award recognizes outstanding and innovative research by a young researcher in the first eight years …

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New CHILD research, published in the journal Gut Microbes, has found an association between vitamin D supplementation and specific characteristics of a baby’s microbiome at three months of age. The researchers examined fecal samples taken from 1,157 infants in the CHILD …

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