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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.

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

Drs. Kolb, O’Byrne, Jones and Cox. I believe they are all 4 current or ex-Directors of the Division of Respirology. Drs. Kolb, O’Byrne, Jones and CoxZrinka DiVincenzo and Phil KolbZrinka 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".

President's Award — Diane Lawson

President's Award - Diane Lawson - 1LawsonDiane Lawson has received the prestigious President’s Award for her outstanding service. She has made an outstanding contribution to the mission of the University by providing exceptional service to our staff, faculty and students.

More details of the award can be found at

2015-President's Award - Biography - Diane Lawson

Congratulations Diane on this very deserving award!

We are honored to have you as part of our team!