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CANADIAN ALLERGY, ASTHMA AND IMMUNOLOGY FOUNDATION
 

CAAIF 2016 Research Award Recipients:

7th Allergy/Asthma Information Association and Canadian Allergy, Asthma and Immunology Foundation Award for Ontario Research in Food Allergyproject entitled: “Deconstructing the atopic march: The role of filaggrin in peanut allergy and allergic rhinitis”: $45,000

Award Recipient: Dr. Anne Ellis, Queen’s University

CAAIF Research Awardproject entitled: “Effect of chronic exposure to air pollution on the airway and immune responses in a chronic model of asthma”: $25,000

Award Recipient: Dr. Chung-Wai Chow, University of Toronto

CAAIF/AllerGen NCE Inc. Research Fellowships in the area of Clinical Immunology and Allergy

Research Fellowship Award:$65,000

Award Recipient: Dr. Catherine Biggs, the University of British Columbia

Research Fellowship Award:$45,000

Award Recipient: Dr. Nicholas Jendzjowsky, University of Calgary

CAAIF Marc Lucas Memorial Fund Grant project entitled: “Cross-Canada Anaphylaxis Registry”:$25,000

Award Recipient: Dr. Moshe Ben-Shoshan, McGill University

 

 

2015 CAAIF Research Grant Competition 

Dr. Stuart Turvey (UBC) for his project entitled “Characterization of eosinophilia caused by a gain-of-function mutation in JAK 1” ($25,000)

 

2013 Grant Winners

 
  • Dr. Manel Jordana and Dr. Susan Waserman (McMaster) were awarded the AAIA/CAAIF Fifth Award for Ontario Research in Food Allergy for their project entitled “Mechanisms Underlying Peanut Allergy and Anaphylaxis”.
  • Dr. Allan Becker and Ms. Cathy Gillespie have been awarded $10,000 for the 2013 CAAIF Research Grant Competition for their project entitled “Development of an education program for teens at risk for food-induced anaphylaxis”.

2012 Grant Winners
  • Dre Anne Des Roches, CHU Sainte-Justine, awarded $50,000 for the 2012 Canadian Allergy, Asthma and Immunology Foundation (CAAIF) “Walk to Axe Anaphylaxis” Research Award for Anaphylaxis Research in Canada for your project entitled “Risk of anaphylaxis at time of allergenic food introduction in siblings of children with food allergy”
  • Drs. Susan Waserman and Manel Jordana, McMaster University, were awared $50,000 for the Allergy/Asthma Information Association (AAIA) and Canadian Allergy, Asthma and Immunology Foundation (CAAIF) Fourth Award for Ontario Research in Food Allergy for their your project entitled “Mechanisms underlying peanut allergy and anaphylaxis”
 

2011 Grant Winners

  • Dr. Anne Ellis, Queen’s University, was awarded $60,000 for the Allergy/Asthma Information Association (AAIA) and Canadian Allergy, Asthma and Immunology Foundation (CAAIF) Fourth Award for Ontario Research in Food Allergy for her project entitled “Developmental Origins of Food Allergy: Role of Epigenetics and Regulatory T Cells”.
  • Dr. Christine McCusker, from Meakins-Christie Laboratories, McGill University, was awarded $63,000 for the 2011 “Walk to Axe Anaphylaxis” and Canadian Allergy, Asthma and Immunology Foundation research award for anaphylaxis research in Canada for her project entitled “Modulation of food-induced anaphylaxis by STAT6 inhibition Beyond IgE”.  
  • Dr. Qutayba Hamid, from Meakins-Christie Laboratories, McGill University, was awarded $10,000 for the 2011 CAAIF Research Grant Competition for his project entitled “Association Study of Mitophagy in Refractory Asthma”.  

2010

  • Dr. Phillippe Begin - Dual Function of Stem Cells used in the Treatment of Coronary Heart Disease”
  • Dr. Peter Vadas - The Effect of Epinephrine on PAF Signaling in Human Vascular Smooth Muscle Cells 
2009
  • Drs. Susan Waserman and Manel Jordana - Immunological Pathways Leading to Peanut-Induced Anaphylasis
  • Drs. Ann Clarke and Uka Asai - Filaggrin and Epidermal Differentiation Complex Gene Mutations in Peanut Allergy
2007-2008
  • Dr. Bruce Mazer - T-regularoty function in children with food allergies
 
2006-2007
  • Dr. Marie-Noël Primeau - “Establishing a registry of persons with sesame allergy to further understand the diagnosis, impact and management of sesame allergy and estimate the rate of accidental exposure to sesame containing food”
2005-2006
  • Dr. Paul Keith - “Reproducibility of cell counts in nasal lavage: a comparison of pooled versus non-pooled naval lavage samples”
  •  Dr. Joel Liem - “Methacholine Challenges in 7-9 year old children”
2004-2005
  • Dr. Teresa To - Is Large Birth Weight Predictive of Asthma Risk 
2002-2003
  • Dr. Parameswaran Nair - The role of extra-cellular matrix proteins in leukotriene-primed airway smooth muscle migration
2001-2002
  • Dr. Christine McCusker - Genetics of allergic rhinitis in a murine model: Analysis of recombinant congenic strains and induction of the allergic phenotype.
  • Drs. Bouchaib Lamkhioued and Qutayba Hamid - Differential expression of MMPs (metalloproteinases) by Th1 and Th2 cells. Role in preferential extravasation
 
ALLERGEN / BAYER / CAAIF
 
2006-2007
  • Dr. Anne Ellis - Immunodeficiency and Immunomodulation of Allergic Inflammation Clinician-Scientist Research Fellowship for the winning submission
 
 
ALLERGY/ASTHMA INFORMATION ASSOCIATION / CAAIF GRANT 
 
2007-2008
  • Dr. Dana Philpott - “Nod-like receptors in the development of asthma using a murine model”
 
CANADIAN ALLERGY, ASTHMA AND IMMUNOLOGY FOUNDATION (CAAIF) AND THE ALLERGY/ASTHMA INFORMATION ASSOCIATION - ATLANTIC CANADIAN ALLERGY 
 
2008
  • Drs. Ann Clarke and Uka Asai - “Filaggrin and Epidermal Differentiation Complex Gene Mutations in Peanut Allergy”
 
ANAPHYLAXIS CANADA / CAAIF Grant

2007-2008
  • Dr. Manel Jordana - “Impact of PAF receptor blockade in murine peanut-induced anaphylaxis”
 
2006-2007
  • Dr. Ann Clark - “Is the prevalence of peanut allergy increasing?  A five year follow-up on the prevalence of peanut in Montreal school children aged 5 to 9 years”
 
2004-2005
  • Dr. Kent HayGlass - Peanut allergy vs clinical tolerance in young adults
 
 
BAYER / CIHR / CAAIF FELLOWSHIP 
 
2006 and 2007
  • Dre Hélène Decaluwe - « Caractérisation physiopathologique du déficit en récepteur de l’interféron gamma par l’étude nouveaux modèles murins » 
 
 
CSACI / MERCK FROSST RESEARCH
FELLOWSHIP IN THE IMMUNOLOGY OF RESPIRATORY DISEASES


2004-2005
  • Dr. Andrea Marrin - Can the Level of Expression of Immune-Inflammatory Genes and Gene Products in Vitro Help Predict Clinical Responses to Peanut
 
2003-2004
  • Dre Celine Bergeron - Role of T cells in airway remodeling
 
2002-2003
  • Dr. Michael Cyr - Hemopoietic progenitors as predictors of atopy
 
2002-2003
  • Dr. Severine Letuve - Differential Expression and Secretion of Matrix Metalloproteinases and their Tissue Inhibitors in Th-1 and Th-2 Cell Subsets
 
2001-2002
  • Dr. Marina Ulanova - Gene therapy in allergic lung inflammation based on antisense to Syk kinase: mechanisms of action
 
2000-2001
  • Dre Marie-Nöel Primeau - Clinical Trial of immunotherapy with a candidate extract of non-ammoniated latex
 
1999-2000
  • Dr. Xueyan Zheng - Modulation of apoptosis in human basophils vs eosinophils
 
  • Dr. Lisa Cameron - Local Isotype switching to IgE within nasal mucosa
 
1998-1999
  • Dr. Christine McCusker - The role of site specific antigen sensitization on the development of allergic rhinitis: a murine model
 
CAAIF/GlaxoSmithKline / CIHR-Rx&D
Fellowship in Allergy and Clinical Immunology
 
 
2004-2005
  • Dr. Joel Liem - Is there an association between prematurity/birthweight and asthma?
 
2003-2004
  • Dr. Stephen Betschel - Characterization of the immunolomodulatory effects of intravenous immunoglobulin on the upper and lower airways in murine models of a pneumococcal pneumonia and sinusitis
 
2002-2003
  • Dr. Ben Wong - Can differences in the Expression of Immune-Inflammatory Genes and Gene Products in Vitro Help Predict Clinical Responses to Peanut?
 
2001-2002
  • Dr. J. Darren Campbell - The role of chemokines in maintenance of established type 1 and type 2 cytokine responses to environmental antigens (allergens)
 
2000-2001
  • Dr. Abdelilah Soussi Gounni - IL-9 effects in eosinophils associated cytokine receptors (IL:-5, GM-CSF and IL_4)
 

 

 
 
 


 

 


 

 

 
     
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