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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.


Firestone Institute Receives OLA Funding to Study the Effects of Cannabis Smoke on the Immune System - Dr. Jay Hirota

The Ontario (OLA) has announced a funding commitment of $50,000 to study the effects of combusted (smoked) cannabis on the immune system. The study is being led by Dr. Jay Hirota at the Firestone Institute for Respiratory Health at St. Joseph's Heathcare Hamilton. Dr. Hirota is the Canada Research Chair in Respiratory Mucosal Immunology and Assistant Professor in the Department of Medicine at McMaster University.

Article - Firestone Institute Receives OLA Funding to Study the Effects of Cannabis Smoke on the Immune System


Team FIRH 2019 Events

The Paris to Ancaster Bike Race (April 28th, 2019)

Shoppers Run for Women (June 1st, 2019)

Please contact Victoria Reynolds at reynolds@mcmaster.ca for more information on how you can participate!