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.
Congratulations to Dr. Paul O’Byrne who was awarded the 2016 Anne and Neil McArthur Award at “Celebrate Research Day” which was held at St. Joseph’s Hospital on October 13, 2016.At this event, Dr. O’Byrne talked about the influence of the mentors that helped inspire his extraordinary research career and the advances made in the treatment of allergic asthma which have been driven by his research over the past 30 years.
Dr. Parameswaran Nair is a respirologist and respirology researcher at the Firestone Clinic at St. Joseph's Healthcare Hamilton. His research focuses on developing and applying non-invasive measurements of airway inflammation in the treatment of severe asthma and COPD.
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.
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.