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AIFA announces grant recipients for 2022

7 September 2022

The Chair of the Allergy and Immunology Foundation of Australasia, Dr Melanie Wong, proudly announced the AIFA grants for 2022 at the AIFA Research Symposium of the ASCIA Conference in Melbourne on Thursday 1st September.

AProf Rachel Peters Dr Melanie Neeland The AIFA Ann Kupa Food Allergy Research Grant of $40,000 was awarded to the project “Immune mechanisms governing the natural resolution of peanut allergy”. Co-Chief Investigators A/Prof Rachel Peters and Dr Melanie Neeland are based at the Murdoch Children's Research Institute (MCRI) in Melbourne. Read more… 
Dr Brynn Wainstein The AIFA Food Allergy Research Grant of $15,000 (supported by DBV Technologies) was awarded to Dr Brynn Wainstein for the project “A novel approach to diagnose cashew and pistachio allergy using peptide microarray technology”. Dr Wainstein will lead a team from the Sydney Children’s Hospital and the University of New South Wales. Read more... 
Dr Emily Edwards The AIFA Primary Immunodeficiencies Clinical Research Grant of $30,000 (supported by CSL Behring) was awarded to Dr Emily Edwards for the project “Antibodies to SARS-CoV-2 in immunoglobulin products and their capacity to augment immunity in immunodeficient patients.” Dr Edwards works at Monash University and the team includes researchers from Alfred Health, Monash University and the Burnet Institute, with collaboration from the patient organisation AusPIPs and the Australian Red Cross LIfeblood. Read more…
Dr Alisa Kane AIFA awarded an Early Career Researcher grant of $30,000 to Dr Alisa Kane for the project “ImPaCT-PID study (Improving Patient Centred Transitional Care in Primary Immunodeficiency)”. Dr Kane works at St Vincent’s Hospital and will collaborate with the patient organisation Immune Deficiencies Foundation of Australia (IDFA) and colleagues in hospitals nationwide. Read more... 

Congratulations to all the successful Chief Investigators and their teams. We look forward to reporting the results of this important research at future ASCIA conferences.

Thank you to our donors and sponsors for making it possible for AIFA to fund a total of $115,000 in research grants for 2022. Thank you also to our expert grant selection panel of clinical immunology/allergy specialists who volunteered their time to review the applications.

The next AIFA research grant round will open in early 2023 and we are working toward our target of donating $1 million dollars in research grants by 2025

We need your support of future AIFA grants for allergy and immunology research.

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