Dr. Waleed Alqurashi wins national food allergy award


Food Allergy Canada announces today that Dr. Waleed Alqurashi, a pediatric emergency physician at CHEO and investigator at the CHEO Research Institute, in Ottawa, has been named the recipient of the Robyn Allen Leadership Award for 2021 for his important work in advancing knowledge and care of pediatric anaphylaxis.

“We are very proud that Dr. Alqurashi is the recipient of this year’s award in my daughter’s honour because of his outstanding commitment to anaphylaxis education and research,” said Marilyn Allen.

The Robyn Allen Leadership Award recognizes an individual who has made a unique contribution to the lives of Canadians with food allergy. The award is in memory of Robyn Allen, who passed away from an anaphylactic reaction in 1990, just months before her 16th birthday. A lack of awareness of anaphylaxis contributed to her death and her parents, Marilyn and Bob, have made it their mission to ensure that Robyn’s story encourages others to bettering the lives of those with food allergy…

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