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Justin Deniset identifies the innate immune mechanisms to clear pneumococci

April 21, 2017 Research published in the Journal of Experimental Medicine more →

UCalgary researchers step up exploration of deadly 'Trojan horse' pathogens

April 11, 2017 Microbes that live inside immune cells kill more than a million people a year in developing world more →

Flu season is almost over and more Albertans got the vaccine

April 7, 2017 Only 27% of Alberta's population got the flu shot, says Calgary medical officer of health 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.