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.