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.

Upcoming Events

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FIRH Respirology Clinical Rounds

Tuesdays 9:00 AM (EDT)


FIRH Respirology Research Rounds

Tuesdays 10:00 AM (EDT)


MIRC Immunology Research Seminar

Wednesdays 9:00 AM (EDT)


Team Fibrosis Seminar

Last Thursday of the Month 3:00 PM (EDT)


Recent News

Dr Anurag Bhalla (BHSc-McMaster U, MD and Internal Medicine-Western U, Respirology-McMaster U) has been awarded the 2020 Freddy Hargreave Fellowship in Airway Diseases. 

He is currently pursuing his Masters in Medical Sciences at McMaster University in Dr Nair’s (shown above) laboratory, funded by a CIHR Canada Graduate Scholarship, and is enrolled in the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada Clinical Investigator Program.

This award is in recognition to the late Professor Frederick (Freddy) Hargreave, who was a pioneer in asthma research and patient care, and mentor to Dr. Nair who brought him to Canada and McMaster. See > here < for more details.

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