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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

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

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

Freddy Hargreave Symposium - August 6, 2016

Attached is an invitation to the Freddy Hargreave Symposium on Airway Reactivity scheduled to take place on Saturday, August 6, 2016. If you plan on attending, please R.S.V.P. by June 30th.

Freddy Hargreave Symposium on Airway Reactivity

2016 Paris to Ancaster: A Ride for Research

2016 Ride for ResearchOn April 24, 2016, St. Joe's researcher Drs. Kjetil Ask, Mark Inman and Michelle Kho participated in the Paris to Ancaster: A Ride for Research. Great Job!






2016 American Thoracic Society International Conference, May 13-18, 2016 - San Francisco

Drs.Drs. Kolb, O’Byrne, Jones and Cox. Past and present Directors, Division of Respirology.






PosterZrinka DiVincenzo and Phil Kolb infront of his poster at the ATS Conference. The title of his poster was "How Basic Science Methodology Has Changed in the Context of the Bleomycin Model of Pulmonary Fibrosis. Am J Resp Crit Care Med 192; 2016. A4175".