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Researcher studies ways to improve end-of-life care for people with chronic diseases

March 24, 2017 Health-care system needs to sharpen focus on those living and dying in long-term care, says Lorraine Venturato, chair in gerontology more →

Nervous system reaction may worsen asthma attacks

March 14, 2017  Alberta Innovates postdoctoral scholar Nicholas Jendzjowsky looks beyond inflammation to explain constricted airways more →

Community gets an eye-opening lesson in human microbiome and our western lifestyle

March 10, 2017 Snyder Institute's Mini-Medical School offers a practical glimpse into world-leading research 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.