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$8 million in grants brings precision medicine to children suffering from arthritis

May 25, 2017 International team including researchers at Alberta Children’s Hospital Research Institute takes key role in project more →

Cumming School of Medicine Symposium celebrates silver anniversary

May 11, 2017 Speakers highlight their innovative approach to medical research for grad students more →

Teams visit city high schools to give lessons on immunology

May 2, 2017 Snyder Institute engages students with science through hands-on activities and lectures more →

50th Anniversary wraps up; university kick-starts next half-century

May 1, 2017 Energized Eyes High strategy sets the stage for 2017-22 more →

Battling Infectious Diseases with 3-D Structures

April 26, 2017 Team of scientists created 1,000 3-D protein structures to be used for drug and vaccine research more →

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 →


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.