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.
Team FIRH participated in the 2018 OLA event Step Up and Breathe Stair Climb on Saturday, November 10th, 2018. FIRH faculty, students, and staff raised a total of $2,331 to go towards vital lung health research.
On November 7, 2018, The McMaster Industry Liaison Office hosted the university's ninth Innovation Showcase at McMaster Innovation Park.
The McMaster Innovation Showcase has raised awareness of McMaster’s role in helping local businesses and economies grow. The event included keynote speakers, panel discussions, open houses at entrepreneurship hubs and more. Dr. Jeremy Hirota was one of the researchers who was able to showcase his work at this year's event.
Dr. Martin Kolb’s latest publication is Firestone’s fifth paper to be published in the New England Journal of Medicine in recent months, a remarkable achievement.
New research from the Firestone Institute for Respiratory Health at St. Joseph’s Healthcare Hamiltonhas reported the results of a combined regimen of nintedanib plus sildenafil. While this combination was not more effective than nintedanib alone in improving symptoms, when used in the treatment of idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis (IPF), it showed remarkable effects on lung function.
Dr. Paul O'Byrne of the Firestone Institute for Respiratory Health at St. Joe's explains the significance of a new method for treating mild asthma, using a single inhaler approach. The research was published in the New England Journal of Medicine in May 2018.
Dr. Jeremy (Jay) Hirota, Canada Research Chair in Respiratory Mucosal Immunology at the Firestone Institute for Respiratory Health at St. Joe’s, is one of three researchers to receive an infrastructure grant from the Canadian Foundation for Innovation (CFI).
Researchers from the Firestone Institute for Respiratory Health at St. Joseph’s Healthcare Hamilton, together with colleagues at other partnering institutions, have developed a new method to treat severe asthma.
Dr. Kolb reflects on 40 years of healthcare innovation from the Firestone Institute for Respiratory Health at St. Joe's.