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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.


Innovator 2017 - Summer Edition: Exploring How Antibiotics and Probiotics Affect Behaviour - Dr. Paul Forsythe

Drs. John Bienenstock and Paul Forsythe investigate the effects that gut bacteria have on the brain.

Exploring How Antibiotics and Probiotics Affect Behaviour


European Academy of Allergy and Clinical Immunology Congress 2017 - Dr. Manali Mukherjee

Dr. Manali Mukherjee, one of our post-doctoral fellows, won the best poster and abstract award in the session on Autoimmune Mechanisms at the European Academy of Allergy and Clinical Immunology Congress which took place in Helsinki, Finland from June 17-21, 2017. Congratulations Dr. Mukherjee!


2017 Phyllis Gretzky Memorial Golf Classic in Support of Critical Lung Health Research

Dr.'s Nathan Hambly, Martin Kolb, Mark Inman, and Ciaran Scallan participated in the 2017 Phyllis Gretzky Memorial Golf Classic in support of critical lung health research, sponsored by The Lung Association.

2017 Phyllis Gretzky Memorial Golf Classic