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Funding boosts new research, from inflammation to immigration

October 7, 2016 University of Calgary deepens commitment to strategic research themes with funds announced to promote several major multidisciplinary initiatives more →

Snyder postdoc awarded Banting Fellowship

October 4, 2016 Two-year fellowship program among the most prestigious in Canada more →

Study finds benefits of eating more whey and casein protein

September 23, 2016 Veterinary Medicine researchers show that a diet high in milk protein increases energy expenditure more →

Decoding the brain-body communication system

September 15, 2016 How the liver communicates with the brain in chronic disease more →

Medical researchers discover mechanism for regulating inflammation

September 8, 2016 Finding by Kris Chadee and Leanne Mortimer provides insight for treating people with inflammatory diseases more →

UCalgary health researchers awarded $34.3 million in new federal funding

August 17, 2016 CIHR supports studies to better understand physical and psychiatric illnesses and for informing health policy more →

Enzymes from carnivorous plant could help people digest gluten

August 3, 2016 Cumming School researcher David Schriemer looks to pitcher plant for clues to treating celiac disease 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.