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Discovery of rapid accumulation of macrophages following sterile injury in liver published in Cell

May 21, 2016 | 10:00 am A Reservoir of mature macrophage that can rapidly invade visceral organs to affect repair more →

Patients get to ask the questions in innovative research project

March 31, 2016 | 11:15 am University of Calgary part of national initiative to fund patient-oriented research 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.