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.
Dr. Martin Stampfli, a researcher at the Firestone Institute for Respiratory Health (FIRH) at St. Joe’s and Professor of Medicine at McMaster University, has recently begun a year-long research leave in Guangzhou, China.
Congratulations to Sarah Svenningsen who received a two year CIHR Banting Postdoctoral Fellowship Award. Only 70 fellowships are awarded nationally and internationally each year. Sarah is a Postdoctoral Fellow who has been working under the supervision of Dr. Param Nair since 2016. Sarah received this fellowship award for her work in using pulmonary MRI to improve asthma patient outcomes, work that also won her a Polanyi Prize in 2017. Sarah’s approach – which uses an inhaled gas, tracked by an MRI machine as it moves throughout the lungs – would allow doctors to target treatment to only those airways that are diseased, greatly reducing the number of treatments needed, costs and patient burden.
St. Joe's congratulates our Firestone Institute for Respiratory Health on a remarkable achievement: 4
#asthma research papers just published in the @NEJM. This research will transform how we treat mild and severe asthma. Learn more: http://stjoes.ca/firestone | #onHWS #HamOnt