The WAO Henning Løwenstein Research Award
To a scientist who has shown excellence within the field of allergy
During later decades allergy has increased significantly and has become one of the most frequent diseases in modern society. General consensus indicates that this is due to “modern lifestyle” although the reason is not yet well understood.
Simultaneously, more and more symptom reducing allergy treatments are developed without reducing the escalation of allergies.
Research has shown that allergy vaccination appears to be the only treatment persistently changing the allergic patient’s immunological response to control aggravation and dissemination of the disease.
In ALK we believe that further research on the nature and treatment of allergies will lead the way for future achievements to the benefit of people with allergies all over the world.
The WAO Henning Løwenstein Research Award is a biennial award given to a young scientist who has shown excellence within the field of allergy. The 2013 Award included €10.000 (or, if local regulation prevents monetary awards to HCPs, an educational grant of corresponding value) and a travel grant to attend EAACI-WAO 2013.