Looking for Research Volunteers
WOULD YOU LIKE TO BE PART OF A RESEARCH STUDY?
We are looking for people who wish to volunteer for our studies. It starts with getting your permission to talk to you about our research. Because we value your privacy, our ethics board requires us to get your permission to talk to you about specific research opportunities.
We have created a "research registry" to obtain and document your permission. It is called "PURR@FIRH". It is short for Pulmonary Research Registry at Firestone.
The Firestone Institute for Respiratory Health built its reputation on translating research into clinical use. During the past 10 to 15 years, the FIRH group has standardized techniques related to symptom assessment, physiological impairment, allergen challenge, methacholine responsiveness, and the cellular and mediator changes in induced sputum. These techniques have proved to be powerful tools in the investigation of biological mechanisms contributing to disease, and in developing effective treatment strategies.
HOW DO I PARTICIPATE?
It could be as simple as filling out a questionnaire or agreeing to be part of an observational study. For some people, we can offer an opportunity to participate in a clinical trial using an investigational therapy. Before we can contact you, however, we need your permission.
We are looking for people who have breathing difficulties, allergies and, for people who don't.
Send us an e-mail or give us a call to find out more!
Pulmonary Research Registry
Firestone Institute for Respiratory Health
50 Charlton Avenue East Room,
Hamilton, Ontario Canada L8N 4A6