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Firestone Institute for Respiratory Health

Welcome to the FIRH!

The Firestone Institute for Respiratory Health (FIRH) is based out of St. Joseph's Healthcare in Hamilton, Ontario, Canada and is affiliated with McMaster University. Clinical, research and educational activities are integrated and largely collaborative within the FIRH. The intent of this institute is to provide optimal patient care through clinical practice, translational research and the training of health care professionals.

Canada Foundation for Innovation Funding - Dr. Jay Hirota

One of three McMaster researchers that have been awarded infrastructure funding from the Canada Foundation for Innovation (CFI) to advance their work in materials processing, respiratory medicine, and mental health is one of our very own! Dr. Jeremy Hirota, Canada Research Chair in Respiratory Mucosal Immunology and assistant professor of medicine, was awarded $180,000 for his project: The Tissue Engineering for Advanced Medicine (TEAM) Lab: A Platform for Precision Prevention, Diagnosis, and Medicine. Congratulations!!!

Dr. Jay Hirota

FIRH-GIRH Student Research Exchange 2018

Four of FIRH’s very own graduate students have arrived in Guangzhou, China to begin their 4 week long student research exchange in association with the Guangzhou Institute of Respiratory Health.

FIRH-GIRH Student Research Exchange 1 FIRH-GIRH Student Research Exchange 2 FIRH-GIRH Student Research Exchange 3







Using Lung MRI to see source of Asthma - Dr. Param Nair

Researchers at McMaster and Western universities are developing an innovative lung imaging method that provides a unique window on asthma. The method is aimed at guiding and personalizing treatment for Canadians with severe, poorly controlled asthma.

Article - Using Lung MRI to see source of Asthma

Gulf Thoracic Congress 2018 - Dr. Param Nair

Dr. Param Nair giving a keynote lecture at the annual conference of the Gulf Thoracic Congress 2018 in Dubai about the use of MRI for the management of asthma. MRI imaging is one of the Research focuses of the asthma group at FIRH.

The Gulf Thoracic Congress 2018 - Dr. Param Nair