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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 →

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 →

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 →

Scientists work to halt spread of Chronic Wasting Disease in Alberta wildlife

January 23, 2017 Veterinary Medicine researchers part of $11.6-million grant 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 →


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.