Awards & Centers of Excellence

Immunodeficiency Canada Awards and Centers of Excellence recognizes individuals, programs and centers for outstanding expertise, experience and efforts in the field of research, diagnosis and treatment of Primary Immunodeficiency.

2014

Dr. Amit Nahum

Amit Nahum, MD

Chaim Roifman Scholar Award

Presented to Dr. Amit Nahum, of Clalit Health Services, for his research proposal entitled “Toll Like Receptor Variants and susceptibility to infection and autoimmunity”

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2013

Chaim Roifman Scholar Award for Young Investigators

Jason Lee

Jason Lee, MD

Presented to Dr. Jason Lee, of St. Michael’s Hospital, for his research proposal entitled “Development of an iOS and Android disease-monitoring application for patients with Primary Immuodeficiency

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Nicola Wright, MD

Nicola Wright, MD

Presented to Dr. Nicola Wright, of Alberta Children’s Hospital, for her research proposal entitled “Survey of Infection Control Precautions for Patients with Severe Combined Immune Deficiency”
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Presented to Dr. Vy Kim, of the Toronto Hospital for Sick Children, for her research proposal entitled “Immune reconstitution after hematopoietic stem cell transplantation for Primary Immunodeficiency”.

2012

Bruce Mazer, MD

Bruce Mazer, MD

Chaim Roifman Scholar Award

Presented to Dr. Bruce Mazer, of the McGill University Health Centre Research Institute, for his research proposal entitled “Is the defect in B-cell memory in CVID associated with impaired expression of Sema 4c?”

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2011

Eyal Grunebaum, MD

Eyal Grunebaum, MD

Chaim Roifman Scholar Award

Presented to Dr. Eyal Grunebaum, of the Toronto Hospital for Sick Children, for his research proposal entitled “Improving the management of patients with severe inherited immune deficiencies”.

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Elie Haddad, MD, PhD

Elie Haddad, MD, PhD

Chaim Roifman Scholar Award

Presented to Dr. Elie Haddad of Sainte Justine Hospital, Montreal, for his research proposal entitled “Development of a new humanized mouse model of  WAS”.

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2010

Toronto Hospital for Sick Children & E. Wolfson Medical Centre, Israel

Toronto Hospital for Sick Children & E. Wolfson Medical Centre, Israel

Canada Israel Immunodeficiency Research Alliance

Presented to Toronto Hospital for Sick Children & E. Wolfson Medical Centre, Israel

Dr. Chaim Roifman, Chair, CI Society joined Dr. Ilan Dalal, Head of Pediatric Emergecy Unit and Dr. Yitzhak Berlovitz, Director Edith Wolfson Medical Center for the unveilingof the Canada Israel Immunodeficiency Research Alliance plaque at the entrance to the pediatric ward. The CI Society is honoured to have the support of Talecris Biotherapeutic in building international collaborations for research in Primary Immunodeficiency. Dr. Dalal’s research is focused in the area of Pediatric Immunodeficiency.

Stuart Turvey, MB BS, DPhil, FRCPC

Stuart Turvey, MB BS, DPhil, FRCPC

Chaim Roifman Scholar Award for Young Investigators

Presented to Dr. Stuart Turvey of the University of British Columbia, for his research proposal entitled “From rare severe primary immunodeficiencies to common subtle immune defects”.

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2008

Françoise Le Deist, MD, PhD

Françoise Le Deist, MD, PhD

Chaim Roifman Scholar Award

Presented to Dr. Françoise Le Deist of Sainte Justine Hospital, Montreal for her research proposal entitled “Are defect in innate immunity associated with invasive group A streptococcal infections in children?”

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2007

Presented to E. Richard Stiehm MD

Presented to E. Richard Stiehm MD

The Canadian Immunodeficiency Society Award for outstanding achievement

For his life-long work and dedication in the field of Primary Immunodeficiency this award was presented to Dr. E. Richard Stiehm, professor of Pediatrics in the Divison of Allergy, Immunology and Rheumatology at Matell Children’s Hospital at UCLA at the second conference on Host Defense in Edmonton, September 2007.

2006

Fred and Vicki Modell, The Jeffrey Modell Foundation

Fred and Vicki Modell, The Jeffrey Modell Foundation

The Canadian Immunodeficiency Society Award for outstanding achievementFred  and Vicki Modell are founders of the Jeffrey Modell Foundation who tragically lost their son to a Primary Immunodeficiency (PI). The award is to honour their incredible commitment to finding a cure and their contributions towards PI research and education globally.