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Snyder Institute members hold 14 Canada Research Chairs and seven Endowed Chairs. The Institute’s annual research grants total approximately $30M.

The Snyder Institute for Chronic Diseases (Snyder Institute) is one of the largest in the Cumming School of Medicine. Within the Snyder Institute, four inter-related themes (Emerging Infectious Diseases, Immunity and Diabetes, Pain and Intestinal Diseases and Inflammatory Lung Diseases) continue to lead the way in not only combating the infectious diseases like SARS, HIV and West Nile but also chronic diseases like asthma, diabetes and bronchitis to name a few.

Sybil Choles
Director of Development

Cumming School of Medicine, University of Calgary 

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  • You, as a donor, are able to direct your donation to a specific project or area that has meaning to you or your family
  • Your donation will help the Snyder Institute expand its research and education efforts
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  • Your financial contributions may be directed to address the greatest needs of the Institute or they can be applied to a program or project that you wish to specifically support

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.