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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 →

Celiac disease takes centre stage in new exercise study

December 7, 2016 Research focuses on a holistic approach to managing the chronic disease more →

UCalgary researchers assess link between antimicrobial use and antibiotic resistance

November 15, 2016 Report presented to World Health Organization more →

Doctors devise ways to aid people with chronic diseases who get caught in disaster zones

October 13, 2016 UCalgary prof Marcello Tonelli works with international partners to develop new noncommunicable disease kits 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.