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Endowed Chairs Seminar Series

February 3, 2017 |

3:00 pm to 4:00 pm

"Immune Pore-forming Proteins: The New Bug Exterminators" more →

Mini Medical School "Concussions"

February 6, 2017 |

6:30 pm to 8:45 pm

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Welcome to the Snyder Institute for Chronic Diseases

Six researchers have been named to the 2016 highly cited researchers list

January 17, 2017 Each year, Thomson Reuters compiles a list of highly cited researchers which captures the top one per cent of researchers with global influence and impact. Six researchers from the Cumming School of Medicine have been named to the 2016 list. more →

Gut science is radically changing what we know of the human body

January 9, 2017 Researchers are discovering that the microbes in the human gut don’t just aid digestion, but likely play important roles in the development and regulation of many diseases more →

Celiac disease takes centre stage in new exercise study

December 7, 2016 Research focuses on a holistic approach to managing the chronic disease more →

The Calvin, Phoebe and Joan Snyder Institute for Chronic Diseases was named in 2008 in honour of Joan Snyder and her parents, who she credits for teaching her the value of philanthropy. It is a group of more than 104 clinicians, clinician-scientists and basic scientists who are impacting and changing the lives of people suffering from chronic diseases, including sepsis, MRSA, cystic fibrosis, type-1 diabetes, inflammatory bowel disease, and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease. For more information on the Snyder Institute for Chronic Diseases, please visit us at or follow us on Twitter @SnyderInstitute.