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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.

2016 Taylor Prize Recipients

The Robarts Research Institute is pleased to announce that Drs. Malcolm Sears and Stephen Holgate are co-recipients of this year’s prize. Robarts has been awarding the Taylor Prize to leading scientists since 1985 and recognizes the contributions of outstanding internationally recognized researchers. Congratulations!

2016 Taylor Prize Recipients

Dr. Parameswaran Nair - New Endowed Chair Honours the Late Professor Frederick Hargreave

Dr. Parameswaran Nair is the inaugural holder of an endowed research chair named for the mentor who brought him to Canada and McMaster.

Nair, a professor of medicine in respirology, has been appointed the first Frederick Hargreave Teva Innovation Chair in Airway Diseases, named for the late Professor Frederick (Freddy) Hargreave, who was a pioneer in asthma research and patient care.

The chair has been established through a $1 million gift by Teva, the largest manufacturer of generic drugs in the world, with additional funding from the Department of Medicine of McMaster’s Michael G. DeGroote School of Medicine.

[Read more about the new endowed chair]

Meet our Firestone Miracle Worker - Dr. Gerard Cox

The St. Joe's Grateful Patient Program is a way our donors can say thanks for the excellent care they receive. Dr. Cox has been recognized 20 times and is deserving of the title "Mega Miracle Worker", a special honour reserved for those with 10 nominations or more. Congratulations!

Firestone Miracle Worker - Dr. Gerard Cox


Hargreave Research Fellowship: 2017 Application

A position is available for a one-year Fellowship named for Dr. Frederick (Freddy) Hargreave. The position will be based at the Firestone Institute for Respiratory Health, St. Joseph’s Healthcare and affiliated with McMaster University and there is potential for renewal for a second year.

For complete details, please see the attached ad.  Letters of interest, accompanied by curriculum vitae, should be sent to Dr. Martin Kolb, Director, Division of Respirology Research Director, Firestone Institute for Respiratory Health.  Application deadline is April 30, 2017.

2017 Hargreave Research Fellowship

4th Frederick E Hargreave Lectureship - November 28, 2016

The 4th Hargreave Lectureship will be held on Monday, November 28th in the Miller Auditorium, 2nd Level of the Juravinski Innovation Tower at at St. Joseph's Healthcare Hamilton, Ontario. The lecture will be delivered by Dr. Benjamin Raby who is a Pulmonary Geneticist and Physician at Brigham and Women’s Hospital and Associate Professor at Harvard Medical School.

4th Frederick E Hargreave Lectureship Announcement

Aerosol School - October 5-7, 2016

2016 OINDP News features Aerosol School

2016 Aerosol School Brochure

To register, please click here: 2016 Aerosol School Registration Form