(McGill Med-E News) — Dr. Moshe Ben-Shoshan, Assistant Professor (Clinical) of Pediatrics and associate member, Department of Epidemiology, Biostatics and Occupational Health at McGill University’s Faculty of Medicine was recently awarded the 2017 F. Estelle R. Simons Award for Research by the Canadian Society of Allergy and Clinical Immunology (CSACI). The award is presented to a CSACI member in recognition of his or her exemplary research in the field of Allergy, Asthma, and Immunology. To be considered for this award, the candidate’s research should be viewed as significant and of benefit to the Allergy, Asthma, and Immunology community.
“I am honoured that the Canadian Society of Allergy and Clinical Immunology have decided to grant me the F. Estelle R. Simons Award for Research,” says Dr. Ben-Shoshan. “Receiving this award acknowledges not only the important findings of my research on food and drug allergy but also the impact that this research has had on the management of severe allergies in Canadians.”
Dr. Ben-Shoshan graduated from The Sackler School of Medicine, Tel-Aviv, Israel and completed his fellowship in Pediatric Allergy/Clinical Immunology at Montreal Children’s Hospital in 2009. In 2011 he received his Msc degree in Epidemiology from McGill. That same year he was granted the Emerging Clinician Scientist Fellowship Award by AllerGen NCE and in 2013 the FRSQ junior 1 salary award. Dr. Ben-Shoshan established the first world-wide cohort to assess children with suspected antibiotic allergy through graded challenges and, together with Dr. Bruce Mazer, established the first rigorously designed and evaluated program in Canada for milk desensitization. More recently they have established protocols for peanut , tree nut and egg desensitization. Dr. Ben-Shoshan has established the largest cross-Canada registries that collect data on the diagnosis and management of food allergy, anaphylaxis, drug allergy , anaphylaxis and primary immunodeficiencies. His research has resulted in 85 published manuscripts. His work on the diagnostic approach of antibiotic allergy in children has led to a fundamental shift in clinical practice for the diagnosis and management of amoxicillin allergies in children. This study was named among the top 10 publications worldwide for Pediatrics in 2016 by the New England Journal of Medicine Journal Watch.
Dr. Ben-Shoshan is currently a physician in the division of Allergy/ Immunology at the Montreal Children’s Hospital and is involved in research initiatives on anaphylaxis, chronic urticaria and immunodeficiency.
Congratulations Dr. Ben-Shoshan!