The Canadian Allergy, Asthma, and Immunology Foundation (CAAIF) has invested over one million dollars to date in outstanding research of relevance to Canadians living with allergies, asthma and related immune diseases.

2017

8th Annual Allergy/Asthma Information Association and CAAIF Award for Ontario Research in Food Allergy 

FaCES filaggrin and the cutaneous environment study

Anne Ellis, MD, Professor, Division Chair, Allergy & Immunology, Queens University

 

CAAIF/AllerGen NCE Inc. Research Fellowship Award in Clinical Immunology and Allergy
Study of molecular pathways regulating severe asthma in women

Lauren Solomon, PhD, Research Fellow, Western University 

CAAIF Research Grant
Estimating health state utility values for food allergy in Canada

Philippe Bégin, MD, PhD, Assistant Professor, Department of Medicine, Université de Montréal, and Thomas Poder, PhD, Associate Professor, Department of Economics and Department of Family Medicine and Emergency Medicine, Université de Sherbrooke

 

CAAIF Research Grant

Genetic variation in CRTh2 influences Th2 cell function and response to medication

Lisa Cameron, PhD, Associate professor, Western University

 

Allied Health Grant

Food allergy and anaphylaxis: a knowledge mobilization event

Rishma Chooniedass, RN, MN, CAE, Assistant Professor, Department of Pediatrics and Child Health, University of Manitoba

 

Allied Health Grant

Needs assessment for food allergy education of school-age students, families, teachers and school staff

Nancy Ross, RN, BN, CAE, Certified Asthma Education Nurse, Children’s Allergy and Asthma Centre, Winnipeg, Manitoba

 
 

2016

7th Allergy/Asthma Information Association and CAAIF Award for Ontario Research in Food Allergy

Deconstructing the atopic march: The role of filaggrin in peanut allergy and allergic rhinitis

Anne Ellis, MD, Professor, Division Chair, Allergy & Immunology, Queens University

 

CAAIF Research Award

Effect of chronic exposure to air pollution on the airway and immune responses in a chronic model of asthma

Chung-Wai Chow, MD, PhD, Associate Professor, Occupational and Environmental Health Division, Office of Global Public Health Education and Training, University of Toronto

 

CAAIF/AllerGen NCE Inc. Research Fellowship in Clinical Immunology and Allergy Research

Catherine Biggs, MD, Research Fellow, Allergy/Immunology Division at BC Children’s Hospital, University of British Columbia

 

Nicholas Jendzjowsky, PhD, Research Fellow, Hotchkiss Brian Institute, University of Calgary

 

CAAIF Marc Lucas Memorial Fund Grant 

Cross-Canada Anaphylaxis Registry

Moshe Ben-Shoshan, MD, M.SC., Assistant Professor, Division of Allergy and Clinical Immunology, McGill University

2014

CAAIF Research Award

Characterization of eosinophilia caused by a gain-of-function mutation in JAK 1

Dr. Stuart Turvey, University of British Columbia

 

2013

 

5th Allergy/Asthma Information Association and CAAIF Award for Ontario Research in Food Allergy

Mechanisms underlying peanut allergy and anaphylaxis

Drs. Manel Jordana and Susan Waserman, McMaster University

 

CAAIF Research Grant

Development of an education program for teens at risk for food-induced anaphylaxis

Dr. Allan Becker and Ms. Cathy Gillespie, University of Manitoba

 

2012

4th Allergy/Asthma Information Association and CAAIF Award for Ontario Research in Food Allergy

Mechanisms underlying peanut allergy and anaphylaxis

Drs. Manel Jordana and Susan WasermanMcMaster University

 

“Walk to Axe Anaphylaxis” Research Award for Anaphylaxis Research in Canada

Risk of anaphylaxis at time of allergenic food introduction in siblings of children with food allergy

Dre Anne Des Roches, Université de Montréal

 

2011

​3rd Allergy/Asthma Information Association and CAAIF Award for Ontario Research in Food Allergy

Developmental Origins of Food Allergy: Role of Epigenetics and Regulatory T Cells

Dr. Anne Ellis, Queens University

“Walk to Axe Anaphylaxis” Research Award for Anaphylaxis Research in Canada

Modulation of food-induced anaphylaxis by STAT6 inhibition beyond IgE

​Dr. Christine McCusker, McGill University 

CAAIF Research Grant

Association study of mitophagy in refractory asthma

Dr. Qutayba Hamid, McGill University

 

2010

CAAIF Research Grant

Dual function of stem cells used in the treatment of coronary heart disease

Dr. Phillippe Begin, Université de Montréal

CAAIF Research Grant

The effect of epinephrine on PAF signaling in human vascular smooth muscle cells

Dr. Peter Vadas, Division Head, St. Michael's Hospital

 

2009

CAAIF Research Grant

Immunological pathways leading to peanut-induced anaphylaxis

Drs. Manel Jordana, and Susan Waserman, McMaster University

CAAIF Research Grant

Filaggrin and Epidermal Differentiation Complex Gene Mutations in Peanut Allergy

Dr. Ann Clarke and Dr. Yuka Asai, McGill University

 
 

2008

CAAIF Research Grant

T-regularoty function in children with food allergies

Dr. Bruce Mazer, McGill University

Allergy/Asthma Information Association-CAAIF Grant 

Nod-like receptors in the development of asthma using a murine model

Dr. Dana Philpott, University of Toronto

 

Anaphylaxis Canada/CAAIF Grant

Impact of PAF receptor blockade in murine peanut-induced anaphylaxis

Dr. Manel Jordana, McMaster University

 

CAAIF-Allergy/Asthma Information Association-Atlantic Canadian Allergy Grant

Filaggrin and epidermal differentiation complex gene mutations in peanut allergy

Dr. Ann Clarke and Dr. Yuka Asai, McGill University

2007

​CAAIF Research Grant

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

Dr. Marie-Noël Primeau, McGill University

 

Anaphylaxis Canada/CAAIF Grant

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

Dr. Ann Clark, McGill University

 

Allergen/Bayer/CAAIF Clinical-Scientist Research Fellowship

Immunodeficiency and immunomodulation of allergic inflammation

Dr. Anne Ellis, Queens University

 

Bayer/Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR)/CAAIF Research Grant

Caractérisation physiopathologique du déficit en récepteur de l’interféron gamma par l’étude nouveaux modèles murins

Dre Hélène Decaluwe, Université de Montréal

 

2006

​CAAIF Research Grant

Reproducibility of cell counts in nasal lavage: a comparison of pooled versus non-pooled naval lavage samples

Dr. Paul Keith,  McMaster University

 

CAAIF Research Grant

Methacholine challenges in 7-9 year old children

Dr. Joel Liem, Windsor Allergy Asthma Education Centre

 

Bayer/CIHR/CAAIF Research Grant

Caractérisation physiopathologique du déficit en récepteur de l’interféron gamma par l’étude nouveaux modèles murins

Dre Hélène Decaluwe, Université de Montréal

 

2005

​CAAIF Research Grant

Is large birth weight predictive of asthma risk

Dr. Teresa To, University of Toronto

 

Anaphylaxis Canada/CAAIF Research Grant

Peanut allergy vs clinical tolerance in young adults

Dr. Kent HayGlass, University of Manitoba

 

CSACI/Merck Frosst Research Fellowship in the Immunology of Respiratory Diseases

Can the level of expression of immune-inflammatory genes and gene products in vitro help predict clinical responses to peanut?

Dr. Andrea Marrin, McMaster University

 

CAAIF/GlaxoSmithKline/ CIHR-Rx&D Fellowship in Allergy and Clinical Immunology 

Is there an association between prematurity/birthweight and asthma?

Dr. Joel Liem, Windsor Allergy Asthma Education Centre

 

2004

CSACI/Merck Frosst Research Fellowship in the Immunology of Respiratory Diseases

Role of T cells in airway remodelling

Dr. Celine Bergeron, University of British Columbia

 

CAAIF/GlaxoSmithKline/ CIHR-Rx&D Fellowship in Allergy and Clinical Immunology 

Characterization of the immunolomodulatory effects of intravenous immunoglobulin on the upper and lower airways in murine models of a pneumococcal pneumonia and sinusitis

Dr. Stephen Betschel, University of Toronto

 

2003

​CAAIF Research Grant

The role of extra-cellular matrix proteins in leukotriene-primed airway smooth muscle migration

Dr. Parameswaran Nair, McMaster University

 

CSACI/Merck Frosst Research Fellowship in the Immunology of Respiratory Diseases

Hemopoietic progenitors as predictors of atopy

Dr. Michael Cyr, McMaster University

 

CSACI/Merck Frosst Research Fellowship in the Immunology of Respiratory Diseases

Differential expression and secretion of matrix metalloproteinases and their tissue inhibitors in Th-1 and Th-2 cell subsets

Dr. Severine Letuve,

 

CAAIF/GlaxoSmithKline/ CIHR-Rx&D Fellowship in Allergy and Clinical Immunology 

“Can differences in the expression of immune-inflammatory genes and gene products in vitro help predict clinical responses to peanut?”

Dr. Ben Wong,

 

2002

​CAAIF Research Grant

Genetics of allergic rhinitis in a murine model: analysis of recombinant congenic strains and induction of the allergic phenotype

Dr. Christine McCusker, McGill University

 

CAAIF Research Grant

Differential expression of MMPs (metalloproteinases) by Th1 and Th2 cells role in preferential extravasation

Drs. Bouchaib Lamkhioued and Qutayba Hamid

 

CSACI/Merck Frosst Research Fellowship in the Immunology of Respiratory Diseases

Gene therapy in allergic lung inflammation based on antisense to Syk kinase: mechanisms of action

Dr. Marina Ulanova, Lakehead University

 

CAAIF/GlaxoSmithKline/ CIHR-Rx&D Fellowship in Allergy and Clinical Immunology 

The role of chemokines in maintenance of established type 1 and type 2 cytokine responses to environmental antigens (allergens)

Dr. J. Darren Campbell

 

2001

 

CSACI/Merck Frosst Research Fellowship in the Immunology of Respiratory Diseases

Clinical trial of immunotherapy with a candidate extract of non-ammoniated latex

Dre Marie-Nöel Primeau, McGill University

 

CAAIF/GlaxoSmithKline/ CIHR-Rx&D Fellowship in Allergy and Clinical Immunology 

IL-9 effects in eosinophils associated cytokine receptors (IL:-5, GM-CSF and IL_4)

Dr. Abdelilah Soussi Gounni, University of Manitoba

 

2000

CSACI/Merck Frosst Research Fellowship in the Immunology of Respiratory Diseases

Local Isotype switching to IgE within nasal mucosa

Dr. Lisa Cameron, McGill University

 

CSACI/Merck Frosst Research Fellowship in the Immunology of Respiratory Diseases

Modulation of apoptosis in human basophils vs eosinophils

Dr. Xueyan Zheng

 

1999

CSACI/Merck Frosst Research Fellowship in the Immunology of Respiratory Diseases

The role of site specific antigen sensitization on the development of allergic rhinitis: a murine model

Dr. Christine McCusker, McGill University

 

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